Originally Posted by cooper
....phew getting the "dialects" mixed up could be interesting....as in "Hey mate get over here cause I wanta have a blue with ya..."
Whilst it’s true that local dialect, idiom, & vernacular can make for confusion, and even unpleasantness, I think there are some clues, in this specific instance.
1. A Canadian would be less likely to address one as “Mate”, than would an Australian. Accordingly I’d be expecting a fight from your invitation.
2. A Canadian would more likely invite you to have a beer
thus: “Hey hoser get over here , eh
, cause I wanna have a Blue with ya, eh