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As far as I can tell, Kentucky is pretty and people are very friendly. They keep talking to us even though we understand maybe 10% of what they say. We mostly nod and look benevolently confused and vague in return.

Waiter: where are you from?
Me: Canada.
Waiter: but where exactly?
Me: Toronto.
Waiter: oh, well, you’re not too bad. Them Quebec people, I can’t understand a word they say.

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Date: 2017-08-20 01:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tealin
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... They do know that's another language, right?

Date: 2017-08-21 06:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
Eeeeh.....some Quebecian (apologies if that's not the right name) English is *very* difficult to understand. I run into it in New Orleans sometimes. I can get Cajun French and the creole Franglish, but Quebec? Um. No.

Date: 2017-08-22 10:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tealin

Fair enough ... my step-grandma from Quebec City was unintelligible even by my francophone family's standards, and I suppose it would be a difficult accent to wrap your ear around if you weren't exposed to it from early childhood.

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