July 5, 2017

Jack Chambers interviewed by CBC News on Canadian Dainty

CBC News interviewed Jack Chambers (faculty) on a quasi-British accent that was once common among the elite in Canada, called Canadian Dainty. Check it out here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/canadian-dainty-accent-canada-day-1.4167610

From the article:
"In the first decades of the 20th century, people who heard their bank manager or their minister speaking with the Canadian Dainty features thought that person is educated and intelligent," he said. "In the second half of the 20th century, when people heard their bank manager, clergymen speaking with a Canadian Dainty accent, they may have been thinking, 'Boy, that sounds pretentious to me.'"

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