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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 05:16 pm
Hello. What are the best dictionaries to buy on:

Canadian English
Canadian French
Canadian Slang (both English and French)?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 05:25 pm
The Canadian Oxford Dictionary
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 05:34 pm
It lists both French and English Canadian slang terms? DOes it list terms that are uniquely French Candian, or only the words that are used in English?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 05:38 pm
This is a standard English dictionary. Not sure about the slang. I do know that there are plenty of Canadian slang online dictionaries to be had. Try googling Canadian slang
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 05:43 pm
Is this a good book on Canadian Frnech?
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Mon 10 Oct, 2005 06:24 pm
JGoldman! Comment ca flippe?



Can't vouch for any of his books, but a quick search turned up

Bill Casselman's Canadian Words

and

Canadian Sayings.

He appears to have several others as well.

Good luck.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 11 Oct, 2005 02:28 pm
Are the Casselman books a good source of Canadian slang?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 03:27 pm
What Canadian French Dictionaries do you suggest?
what about the one NTC publishes?
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 04:30 pm
Sorry, J, I don't know.

Casselman may be a bit of a long shot - perhaps a starting place.

Just a suggestion.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 17 Oct, 2005 03:44 pm
Should I bother buying the little pocket dictionaries I've seen advertised on the web?
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Tue 18 Oct, 2005 06:40 pm
I just don't know. Why do you need this information? How serious an inquiry is it? I was at the book store today so took a look at the dictionaries etc. Casselman's The meaning of Canadian Names (I think that's what it was called) was in stock. I had a very quick look...it didn't astound me, that's for certain.

It might be a crap shoot.

The section was scant on anything to do with slang. I was surprised to see so many dictionaries, but none of them wowed me.

You'll have to decide.

Personally, I might risk one of them for ten bucks ($8.00, $9.00 or whatever it is), if I was interested enough. Beth kindly posted a Casselman link for you on your other, similar thread. Did you see it?

Have you tried some of the major bookstores on line?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 12:26 pm
I'm a bit startled.

Bill Casselman came to A2k - posted 2x - hello/goodbye.

I emailed him, asking him to give us another chance.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 03:41 pm
Logged on to write "ack, yer kiddin'," but then found the other posts.

Perhaps's he'll reconsider.

I hope so.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 28 Oct, 2005 04:50 pm
Hello there, Miss Thing.
I'm guessing he mighta googled himself - and found your references to him.
I sure hope he comes back <trying to decide if I'd rather listen to him or Stanley Coren>
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Sat 29 Oct, 2005 10:25 am
Hey sweetpea.

He won't be back.

He presents as rather spicy, but quick to take offence...more's the pity.

Thanks for trying.

Love,

Miss Thing. Laughing
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2005 02:22 pm
NTC's dictionary of Candian French was a good source.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 01:58 pm
There's a Dictionary of Newfoundland ENglsih, and A dictionary OF PEI English. IS there a book on French Canadian slang?
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