Re: old english accent was closer to American southern accent
The only part of the Canadian accent that I always recognize is when they say the word "sorry" and it comes out "sore-ey." Apart from that, I usually can't tell the difference. I have never heard a Canadian actually talk like the old cliché about "I'm going oot of the hoose, eh?"
In labor news: Longshoremen walked off the piers today. Rescue operations are continuing.