Mainstreet Interview on Election Day

The audio of a radio interview with CBC Prince Edward Island Mainstreet host Matt Rainnie that aired this afternoon.

Note to Matt: “ruk” rhymes with “kook” not with “hook.”


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Nils on November 2, 2004 - 22:42 Permalink

I say if it walks like a Ruk, squawks like a Ruk, and flies like a Ruk … it’s a rook.

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Nils on November 2, 2004 - 22:43 Permalink

Oh .. by the way .. nice piece .. illuminating, yet not “educational”.

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oliver on November 3, 2004 - 00:50 Permalink

Peter, I think with the pronunciation you’re being awfully particular for a man from a province where “couch” rhymes with “pooch.”

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Cyn on November 3, 2004 - 03:26 Permalink

Nice job Peter.

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Katie on November 3, 2004 - 11:59 Permalink

Great job and fun to hear your voice. We all still wait…looks like it may be a long time until we know.

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Ritchie Simpson on November 3, 2004 - 12:03 Permalink

You guys should try to get jobs as comedians maybe, just how does “kook” sound and where in PEI does “couch” (cow-itch’) sound more like “poo-ch” than like “pouch”,
“ow” Pooch hit me with the couch!”.
I thought it was ruk as in stuck, buck, truck….it was a good interview pete, as always, unfortunatly it looks like the emperor has some new duds.

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oliver on November 3, 2004 - 22:09 Permalink

Not PEI, Ontario: It’s the latter where “couch” rhymes with “pooch.” Does Peter count as an Islander already? He’s only been there a decade or so.

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Alan on November 4, 2004 - 01:06 Permalink

Where the heck on Ontario “couch” (like “cow” in the field) rhyme with “pooch” (as in “poo” in the field behind to the cow).

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oliver on November 4, 2004 - 14:49 Permalink

O.K. O.K. For the rhyme to work you have to have the Ontarion on the Horseshoe side and a New Yorker on the other side of the falls, then the first shouts the “couch” line and the second shouts the “pooch” line, and the rhyme effect these days isn’t so convincing as before six sevenths of the river was diverted and the Scottish influence in Ontario was diluted. It’s also possible I’ve forgotten and/or never heard “couch” right, or that our ears are keying in to different components of the “couch” sound, which I think is weirdly polyphonic. Anyway, I think we can all agree that Canadians sound funny.

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Marcus on November 6, 2004 - 15:21 Permalink

Getting further off-topic from pronounciations of R&#363k — Ruk… don’t Canadians use the term “chesterfield” instead of the American-term “couch”.

O’ course if yah hae a saft accent like a Scotsman, the lilt woll maeke a couch sound like ow pouch anytime.

Over and out.