Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Eh!


Hello there! Belated Happy 4th. Sorry for the delay in posts but little people with tummy bugs and computer snags have interupted previous attempts to do so sooner.
Canada celebrates Canada Day, it's Birthday and independence from England anually on July 1st. So in honor of this more discussion on Canada.
If you've been around a local kanuck long enough you'll hear them say, "eh". What is this figure of speech?

EH = pronounced AY (similar, but not the same as huh) Eh is a useful word that is very important and is the basis of all Canadian communications. It is used in conjunction with other words, or simply by itself. The tone or the slight differences in exclamation also changes the meaning:
Eh? = what did you say?
Eh? = what do you think?
EH? = something to say just to end a sentence.
Ehhhh!! = WOW!!
EH!? = what do you mean?
!!!??EH!! = your joking!!!
Other interesting Canadian terms:-hoser = a good friend..
take off! = you are kidding, no way, fly an airplane.
Toronto = pronounced Trawna.
Lake Ontario = where all sewers drain into.

So if you hear a Canadian talking like this:-Hey..eh..cmon eh hoser! y'know take off!! EH?? umm err well, hey, ok, eh!It's very friendly! ...... and they really DON'T talk like that!

1 comment:

JB and Company said...

What on earth happened to that poor longhorn's horns? Oh, wait a minute that's a moose, eh. Oh, eh, I get it. Hee hee.