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Re: R1100S questions

Steve,  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.  Your comment below has 
answered a long standing question for me.  All my life, people have 
asked me if I'm from Canada.  Never understood why.  But I do say 
'aboot'.  Or, at least a close approximation.  This comes from my 
mothers side, where her parents came over from Scotland.  They had the 
full accent, and my Mom picked up a bunch of odd pronunciations, 
'aboot' among them.  So perhaps I picked up a bit of that, and there is 
why people ask me that question all the time.

Funny how these things just come out of the wood work when your not 
looking for them.  Thanks again.

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27, 50% pure blood Scot.

On Sep 26, 2005, at 12:22 PM, Steve Makohin wrote:

> Hello Dave,
> <snip>
> Yeah. If you get into a discussion about how Canadians say "aboot" 
> instead
> of "about", or that they all say "eh?", you're likely to get an earful 
> ;-)
> Otherwise, the weather is pretty good on The Oilheads List. Heck, even
> Airhead riders and Oilhead riders get along without animosity, and 
> without
> arguments about what constitutes a "real" BMW motorcycle.
> -Steve Makohin
> '01 R1100S/ABS
> Oakville, Ontario, Canada