I'm an electrical contractor from Toronto, Ontario. I've been following this forum for a while now, then decided to register and finally got to the point of introducing myself. So here I am, any questions?
The question itself is worded improperly. It should be:ok, I'll bite,,,,why do Canadians pronounce ABOUT,,,,like it sounds like ABOOT?
The question itself is worded improperly. It should be:
Why is when we say AboUt Americans hear AboOt?
Is there a difference in air thickness on that side of the border so the sound waves transmit differently?
Hey at least we try.So your implying that when you say,,,,"tie a boot",,,,,and then say "fly about",,,,that you actually make a different sound? I can't hear it (from most canadians)
Seriously, it depends on which part of Canada a person is from and what is his/her background. I heard both aboot and about. In Toronto I hear mostly aboUt, whereas in rural areas I hear aboot more often. As for the origin of "aboot" - I don't know, but it is most likely due to the heavy Scottish influence as randomkiller mentioned.