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Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by stopnswop2 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:17 pm

Idk why people keep saying it's Canadians. Im from Novi and I say it, but I've never met a Canadian that does


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Turkeytop » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:21 pm

Bryce wrote:
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Us old timers also remember a Chesterfield as a cigarette.


Which means a Chesterfield was also called a fag on the other side of the big pond.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by MotorCityRadioFreak » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:13 am

Turkeytop wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:21 pm
Bryce wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Us old timers also remember a Chesterfield as a cigarette.


Which means a Chesterfield was also called a fag on the other side of the big pond.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:35 am

OK. That was bad. I've done what I can to fix it.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Calvert DeForest » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:30 am

I always thought it had to do with the name of the country:

C, eh?...N, eh?...D, eh? :razz

As for why southerners say y'all:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im5ddGwHWuI


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by audiophile » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am

What about:

aboot = about

oot = out

ya-aaah (while inhaling) = yes

loonie = dollar

hydro = electricity


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:31 am

audiophile wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am
What about:

aboot = about

oot = out

ya-aaah (while inhaling) = yes

loonie = dollar

hydro = electricity
I've never heard anyone say oot or aboot.. Hydro is a holdover from the last century, when most electricity in Ontario was hydroelectric.

Loonie is just a nickname, just as your dollar is sometimes referred to as a greenback.

Looking at a property in Florida once, the seller was puzzled when I mentioned something about eave troughs. The term they use there is gutters.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by audiophile » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:25 pm

Ever been to NB, NS, or NF?


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:20 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:25 pm
Ever been to NB, NS, or NF?

Been to NS and NF.

The Newfies have a unique accent. Sounds a little like Irish.

In Florida once I met a woman who was some kind of professor of linguistics. She said the Canadian accent was very similar to the Wisconsin accent. I've never been to Wisconsin.

I've noticed one thing we say differently. We say roof. Americans pronounce it ruff.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by audiophile » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:25 pm

I think it's closer to Minnesota accent, eh!

I have spent weeks in NF, NS and NB with the locals. Oot and aboot, are common.

Must be a Florida thing, it's roof around here.


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Turkeytop » Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:33 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:25 pm
I think it's closer to Minnesota accent, eh!

I have spent weeks in NF, NS and NB with the locals. Oot and aboot, are common.

Must be a Florida thing, it's roof around here.
The people from NF have some odd colloquialisms I had to meet with a guy at his home but I couldn't find my way. I called him for directions. He asked me where I was and I told him. He said "Stay where you're to, and I'll come and get you..

There'a mild oath that they utter "Lard tunderin Jaysus" (Lord thundering Jesus.)


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by audiophile » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:37 pm

Q: How do you take the deal with the smell of fish over the whole town?

A: We open the windows and it smells like money, eh...

LOL


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Re: Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Post by Matt » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:56 pm

audiophile wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:40 am
What about:

aboot = about

oot = out

ya-aaah (while inhaling) = yes

loonie = dollar

hydro = electricity
Petro = gas



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