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Vincent
Apr 28th, 2004, 06:01 PM
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!

V.:cool:

CanadianBoy21
Apr 28th, 2004, 06:44 PM
"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 :lol:
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'. :lol:

crazillo
Apr 28th, 2004, 06:53 PM
I think Canadian English is between English and American English....

Bezz
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:04 PM
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 :p , 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 :lol: :p :cool: (except for the frenchy ones of course ;) )

GBFH
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:13 PM
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."

beauty_is_pink
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:20 PM
speak to us long enough and you'll begin to say "eh" as well :p
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" :rolleyes: like Bag, Sag, Flag.... :scratch:

Randy H
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:30 PM
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??? :p

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.

wayitis
Apr 28th, 2004, 07:41 PM
question for Brits... which one is closer to you and more easily understandable: American English or Aussie English?

Bezz
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:08 PM
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 :D .

OUT!
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:11 PM
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).

strike86
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:24 PM
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.

crazillo
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:38 PM
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.

~CANUCK~
Apr 28th, 2004, 08:51 PM
Ya i say eh all the time, i don't even realise i do it. Why do all canadians do that for :lol:

alexusjonesfan
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:05 PM
it's contagious eh?

crazillo
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:06 PM
Hey viggen, how are u?? Busy guy I guess... Do u have to study a lot?

beauty_is_pink
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:14 PM
it's contagious eh?see! the "eh" word jus flows with the whole sentence.. and yeh, sometimes u dont even realize that u said it. anyways i think the Americans say "huh" instead of "eh"... "it's contagious huh" :lol:

lee station
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:20 PM
we say "eh" in Spain too

Vincent
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:24 PM
We say "eh" in Chinese too.:eek::haha:

Joana
Apr 28th, 2004, 09:29 PM
And in Serbian too! :eek:

*JR*
Apr 28th, 2004, 10:56 PM
question for Brits... which one is closer to you and more easily understandable: American English or Aussie English?
Since WE don't have accents, ppl should ask us that! :p Ackshully, Canucks sound pretty much like us. En-Zeds are easy to understand, too. And I'm totally used to Brits. But the Ozzies sound like Crocodile Dundee, and the Afrikaaners speak English like they're in some warped variation of down unda.
:devil:

upperkut
Apr 28th, 2004, 11:51 PM
some Scottish and Irish movies are pretty hard to understand... :eek:

smarties
Apr 29th, 2004, 12:05 AM
eh! like Sweet Sixteen or My name is Joe

tia clara
Apr 29th, 2004, 12:20 AM
French-Canadian is a whole different thing than Canadian Canadian, is it not? I lived in Maine for quite a while and there are a lot of French-Canadians there and also a lot of visitors from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and they are sometimes hard to understand because their accent is so strong.
Mainiacs also tell a lot of "Pierre" jokes, very racist.
I always thought it so funny that Mainiacs pronounce the name of the town as Callus, rather than Callay.

azza
Apr 29th, 2004, 02:10 AM
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'. :lol:
Mate if you break my hand i would kick ur ass from here to Pluto :p :lol:

azza
Apr 29th, 2004, 02:12 AM
But the Ozzies sound like Crocodile Dundee, and the Afrikaaners speak English like they're in some warped variation of down unda.
:devil:
Roger :haha: :p

GoGoMaggie
Apr 29th, 2004, 02:29 AM
Has anone ever heard of Singlish?

polishprodigy
Apr 29th, 2004, 03:05 AM
Canadian English has proper grammer, with the "eh" being a noticeable difference from American English. I have to agree with Randy H, I have never heard any Canadian say "aboot" in my whole life either. And as for Western Canadians, well they are our version of America's Texas (Country, Bible Belt), so that is why they have an accent that is different from Torontonians or urbanites. We follow British English, which is proper :)

SpikeyAidanm
Apr 29th, 2004, 03:33 AM
Ozzie slang :worship:

Hawk
Apr 29th, 2004, 04:46 AM
We pretty much sound just like Americans :p Except we say eh ;) but by no means do we end every sentence with it..as the jokes about it go.

If you head towards the maritimes though..some of them have pretty strong accents..they don't sound at all like Ontario/Quebec residents. Newfoundland mainly..anyone on the board hail from The Rock? :p

azza
Apr 29th, 2004, 09:15 AM
and u say about weird lol :scratch:

u say it like

a-boot :scratch:

strike86
Apr 29th, 2004, 10:54 AM
We follow British English, which is proper :)

Thanks for comment. Thats how us English see it, we invented English.

Colin B
Apr 29th, 2004, 11:14 AM
I like the way Canadians speak. It's less 'whiney' than some North American accents.

They also have an ironic 'turn of phrase', sometimes without even realizing it themselves. I like that too.

:)