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What kind of English do the Canadians speak?

I have talked to a Canadian friend via MSN messenger, and I absolutely had no idea what he is talking about and he called that "teenage slang", what is that eh? Canadians, come and tell me EH!

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"teenage slang" - is used to term the conversations between teenagers in a particular community and does not reflect proper grammar.

As for what do Canadian speak? Canadian
No, it's english, but a better english, one people should be able to understand.
I can't understand British people that well because of their hight pitching accents
But I understand Americans, except their non usage of 'eh' buffles me.
Australians are another kind Their language is intriguing bcause it gets mized up with their ease of life, and everything is fine. You could break one of their hands and they would say 'no worries, mate'.
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I think Canadian English is between English and American English....

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No, it's english, but a better english, one people should be able to understand.
I can't understand British people that well because of their hight pitching accents
I think yu will find English English is the" better" English , yours is just English gone wrong . And dont talk about high pitching accents, yu canadians have that aswel, not that yu can tell much of a canadian accent, since yu all sound like Americans anyway (except for the frenchy ones of course )

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i love canadian accents, especially those western canadians. it's hilarious. everytime i see barry melrose on ESPN, i laugh when he says, "a-GAIN-st," "organ-EYE-zation," and the famous aforementioned, "eh."
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speak to us long enough and you'll begin to say "eh" as well
i get made fun of that all the time from my American cousins... besides "eh" the way we say anything with "ag" in it is "wrong" like Bag, Sag, Flag....

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I honestly don't even realize when I say 'eh', and I don't notice what other word would be used to replace it?

What do Americans say instead? EH???

I also don't see how anyone thinks any Canadian says 'aboot' because I swear I've never heard anyone say that in my life.

Canadians I find speak between a mix of British language and American language. In terms of spelling for example, we tend to follow British English (ie, proper English ). When it comes to slang terms, we are definitely more influenced by American English.

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question for Brits... which one is closer to you and more easily understandable: American English or Aussie English?
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question for Brits... which one is closer to you and more easily understandable: American English or Aussie English?
I find it easier to understand american accents but i think thats cos we have more american TV in the UK than Aussie TV, so we get used to it .

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question for Brits... which one is closer to you and more easily understandable: American English or Aussie English?
I find both easily understandable, although I think Aussie English is closer due to cultural/historical reasons (i.e. Empire, ex-pats, language/expressions).

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I find both easily understandable. Although I think Aussie English is more understandable. I like Canadians though and their accent. I have a few mates from Canada.

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I understand the Canadian English better. This "Eh" is ok, bc we have in German a word called "Ehm" so it doesn´t bother me at all.

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Ya i say eh all the time, i don't even realise i do it. Why do all canadians do that for
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it's contagious eh?

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Hey viggen, how are u?? Busy guy I guess... Do u have to study a lot?

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