Message from @Freiheit - CA
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My grandfather had a sort of half way American half way Stockholm accent
By way of being second generation
I'd even be cool with bilingual street signs, provided none is in any dialect of Spanish, and English is always on top and larger.
Spanish is kind of a weird thing
My Grandma has a mix of a New Jersey and western Norwegian accent, kinda funny
Ostensibly a European language, but it just does not have that connotation here anymore
Right, the context is that Spanish is linguistic warfare
My grandma had a weird mix of an English West-Country and a Massachusetts accent, my other grandma still has an extreme Jawjuh accent
My parents have virtually no accent and I definitely don't. Kinda disappointing.
Montreal was passed by Kinshasa as the second largest francophone city recently iirc
Yeah. I mean, Spaniards are obviously European, and after the initial moratorium, if we decide to make immigration a thing again, then they could be eligible, but the situation between us and Latin America is such that there can be no compromise on linguistic intrusion.
Meh. If you call what the Congolese speak French.
That's fair. Anything that has a proper Spanish root for a name was absorbed into English by now anyway. Santa Fe, etc.
Mass media destroys accents
Everyone under 30 sounds like they're from Burbank now
If we make immigration a thing again it should be understood for the sake of cohesion and civilizational self confidence that we speak English and our core culture is English-derived
Canada almost joined the union in the 1800s
@NateDahl76 That's definitely true. We hardly even speak dialects anymore; just Broadcast English in varying accents...
WASP culture is American Culture - Queen Ann
What a superpower we would be...
The Canadian provinces still have a standing invitation to join the union, and thus do not need the approval of congress to join. Fun fact.
If the Pig War had popped off, Alaska would have perhaps be connected via Yukon and British Columbia.
Huh. Never knew that (about the standing invitation for the provinces to join).
Didn’t we try to invade them twice
@Wood-Ape - OK/MN The area my grandparents are from in Poland has street signs in the original native language
Also had a “war plan red” in the 30’s
Yeah we did
Yeah, I read about that (War Plan Red), too.
Muh plains of abraham
Quebec is kind of not really a part of our cultural continuum (as strongly obviously)
"1775 WILL COMMENCE AGAIN1"
There's no meaningful difference between someone from Saskatchewan and someone from North Dakota
There definitely is between someone from Upstate New York and Quebec
Definitely a language thing, although there's a bit of the differing "origin myth" thing too
Yeah, I honestly think that the long-term future of English-speaking (White) North Americans is probably going to be within a single polity.
yeah, I'm inclined to agree
Thanks Nemets, I'll have to check it out