Canadian vowel shift -- strictly Canadian?

Kirk   Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:35 am GMT
Well isn't that fun? The trolls (who never really left antimoon) have returned en masse to ruin things again. Should things get bad again (if it already may not be considered bad), everyone's always welcome to check out our forum here, where many antimooners and others post in a better environment:
Guest   Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:50 am GMT
Avril Lavigne has [A] and not [Q] as her merged [cot/caught] merger:

I think [Q] is Manitoba/Ottawa thing, and old-women-want-to-sound-British
Josh Lalonde   Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:36 pm GMT
<<Avril Lavigne has [A] and not [Q] as her merged [cot/caught] merger: >>

She's from Napanee, which is only about an hour and half drive from Ottawa, so I don't expect the accent is that different. I've never noticed it when I've passed through there.