Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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In Canada, things are very honest. - Jim Pattison

I look at Canada like a second home. - Prince Andrew

A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

Canada is a great country, one of the hopes of the world. - Jack Layton

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

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

You're not a star until they can spell your name in Karachi. - Humphrey Bogart

Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television. - William Gibson

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. - Edith Sitwell

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

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. - Joan Didion

I used to go missing a lot... Miss Canada, Miss United Kingdom, Miss World. - George Best

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

When you think of hockey, when you think of Canada, you think of Wayne Gretzky. - Joe Sakic

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

I saw a notice which said "Drink Canada Dry" and I've just started. - Brendan Behan

The most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". - Dorothy Parker

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. - St. Paul

I'm kinda disapointed that Canada isn't like the South Park movie said it was. - Joel Madden

Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. - Stockwell Day

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

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. - Irving Layton

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

The names of colors are at the edge, between where language fails and where it's at its most powerful. - A.S. Byatt

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

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

The wise man is but a clever infant, spelling letters from a hieroglyphical prophetic book, the lexicon of which lies in eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas

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

Advice from a tree:
- Stand tall and proud
- Go out on a limb
- Remember your roots
- Drink plenty of water
- Enjoy the view - Unknown

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. - C S Lewis


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24-Mar-2019