Talk:aboot

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aboot

--Connel MacKenzie 10:58, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Delete . This is only a joke on the Canadian pronunciation of about. I'm sure it's never spelt that way.--Dmol 11:02, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Keep as rewritten --Dmol 12:12, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Big Delete. This should have been a speedy deletion. This is not a word (not in the OED, not in the Random House Dictionary, and zero hits at onelook.com) nor is it even an accurate phonetic representation of the Canadian pronunciation (see paragraph 2 at w:Canadian raising). Just a feeble joke by an anon. -- WikiPedant 13:34, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Keep as rewritten. I find Ruakh's rewrite entirely satisfactory. Nice job. -- WikiPedant 16:43, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! :-) —RuakhTALK 18:00, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Keep as modified by yours truly. Very well attested, though not Canada-specific. —RuakhTALK 13:59, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
I changed the speedy delete to rfd for discussion. The original entry was very poorly (possibly offensively) written, but did cover a particular sense that you've now removed. The pronunciation certainly is associated humorously with Canada. It is easy for someone to be offended by any joke, is it not? That said, it seems clear that this joke is not (ever?) intended maliciously. And it does represent a particular regional pronunciation clearly. Restore and rewrite sense. --Connel MacKenzie 18:11, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
The original entry claimed that "aboot" is used in Canada as an alternative form of "about"; and you amended it to claim that it's used jocularly in Canada as an alternative form of "about". So far as I'm aware, neither claim is particularly true; as in, while it's quite likely that Canadians without Canadian raising will sometimes say "aboot" in a jocular attempt to mimic the pronunciation of Canadians with Canadian raising, in my experience it's nearly always Americans who do it. —RuakhTALK 17:59, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
Perhaps, but in my experience, Americans don't make that joke, only Canadians. --Connel MacKenzie 02:25, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
By the way, needs a section for Scots. —RuakhTALK 14:19, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Added. Widsith 15:55, 15 January 2008 (UTC)