Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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I'm proud to be a railway modeler. - Rod Stewart

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown

I get to go to overseas places, like Canada. - Britney Spears

Tears at times have all the weight of speech. - Ovid

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown

Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it. - Christopher Morley

I grew up working in Canada so everything was low budget. - Ellen Page

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. - Robin Williams

All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech. - Robert Frost

Canada is not the party. Its the apartment above the party. - Craig Ferguson

You don't have good grammar when you type with your fists. - C.F. Payne

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. - John Millington Synge

Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad. - Arnold Edinborough

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent. - Preston Manning

When God created the world, he didn't draw a line between Canada and America. - Marianne Williamson

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. - Ingrid Bergman

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

Why is America the last best hope of Earth? What if it's Liechtenstein? Or, worse, Canada? - Sarah Vowell

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials. - Mordecai Richler

Cajun is country food by farmers and fisherman that arrived in Louisiana from Acadiana, Canada. - Paul Prudhomme

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

Trudeau's contribution was not to build Canada but to destroy it, and I had to come in and save it. - Brian Mulroney

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. - Margaret Atwood

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days. - Jon Stewart

Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself. - Margaret Atwood

He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right. - A. A. Milne

My dream is for people around the world to look up and to see Canada like a little jewel sitting at the top of the continent. - Tommy Douglas

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?" - Steven Wright

I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies. - Jay Baruchel

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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24-May-2019