Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Canada Day EH!


Here is a some stuff I found from a web site that I thought you might enjoy (cause I know I did :)...
The Meaning of Eh!
It is quite obvious that some people are having a tough time understanding Canadians, so the following will run through a very brief translation of the Canadian 'dialect' and hopefully ease some minds out there.
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!!!??
EH!! = Hello..(you off in the distance!!!)
Eh? want a doughnut or some Tim Bits?
Eh! = sure!!
Eh!Eh! = coffee double-cream too please!
Eh? = what you say when you realize you have no money to pay for it.
Eh..cmon, eh? = asking them to let you pay for it next time.
 Eh...uhuh = yes sure!
Eh..y'know = I'll pick you up at 8:00 (8:30 in Newfoundland).
Eh..cmon!! = well that's early..but ok.
EHHHHHHH = sounds coming from the car. eh... = I'm pregnant!
EH????????? = how did that happen?
EHHehhEHHehhEHHH = sounds from the delivery room.
EHHH-ehh, EHHH-ehh = baby's first cry.
Ehh..whadya think eh? = marry me.

You know you're Canadian if :
You understand the sentence, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my
You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars
You drink pop, not soda.
You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway.
You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, color. etc.
You know what a Robertson screwdriver is.
You know Toronto is NOT a province.
You know what a touque is and you own one and often wear it.
You never miss "Coach's Corner" during Hockey Night in Canada
If you live in some of the colder Canadian provinces, your car has a cord and plug sticking out of the grill ... it's a block heater for those sub-zero (in Celsius) days.
You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
The mosquitoes have landing lights.
You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
You have more kilometres on your snow blower than your car.
The trunk of your car doubles as a portable deep freeze.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with frozen snow and slush.
The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
Your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.
You head South to go to your cottage.
You find -40C a little chilly.
You can play road hockey on skates
You know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, almost Winter and Spring is ALMOST here :)
You pronounce the last letter of the alphabet "zed" instead of "zee."
and ... You end some sentences with "eh," ... eh?


Sorry there quality is poor but this is the best version of O Canada we could find on YouTube


Anonymous said...


I really liked it,love the Anthem it was beautiful!
And I really liked the "You know you're Canadian if"
it was great!





Rebecca Pauls said...

Great job on the post Meggie!! Hope you had a great day, thanks for joining me in the water fight. :)

Green Gardening Girl said...

I love the first one!! May I ask what that DOES mean? LOL!