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Is Canadian English like British English or American English? The truth is, it’s a little bit of both. Let’s navigate the 4 most common questions together...

Apr 29, 2014 12:00 AM
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The founders of Canada couldn't agree what to name their country.  So the decided to write each of the letters of the English alphabet on a separate piece of paper, and put them all in a hat.  Then, without looking, someone started to pull the pieces of paper out of the hat, and as he did so, he read them aloud, one by one: 


"C, eh?  N, eh?  D, eh?"

And that's how Canada got its name.

April 30, 2014

I'm going to agree with Ben on this one. I've lived in Canada my whole 41 years and have yet to hear ANYONE say "aboot" unless it's on an American program.  It's definitely more like "aboat" and that's more on the east coast than the west.  :) 

May 9, 2014

Very clarifying for me. Here, in Brazil, we have a expression exactly like the canadian "eh", it's our "né". Exemple, Brazil: Você é canadense, né?     Canada: Are you canadian, eh? 

October 2, 2015

I agree with the Wikipedia article, "about" sounds more like "a boat."

May 8, 2014

Jonathan - "eh" rhymes with "bay", or "say" :) 

May 1, 2014
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