Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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Canada is hockey. - Mike Weir

Canada was built on dead beavers. - Margaret Atwood

Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

The eyes have one language everywhere. - George Herbert

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. - Martha Graham

Canada's the best country in the world. - Justin Bieber

A story is told as much by silence as by speech. - Susan Griffin

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence. - Xenocrates

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

A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence. - Pythagoras

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

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

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better. - Thomas Carlyle

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

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

What really motivates people at Facebook is building stuff that they're proud of. - Mark Zuckerberg

I love Canada. I am from Canada. I will bash the Canadian government but never Canada. - Jason Priestley

I am guilty of asking the Senate for pork and proud of the Senate for giving it to me. - Ted Stevens

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

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

I am on your Walk of Fame in Toronto. My sense of humour is Canadian. But I can't vote. - Donald Sutherland

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

South Africa is the most beautiful country I have been to. Canada is also hugely underrated. - Honor Blackman

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me his watch. - Woody Allen

Give me a few lines of a man's handwriting; that will be sufficient for me to get him hanged. - Cardinal Richelieu

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. - Franklin P Jones

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran

Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been. - Stephen Harper

I love Canada. It makes a nice hat for America. When America runs out of water, it's the first place I'll go. - Ryan Reynolds

I was born in Canada for a reason. It was because my parents wanted me to have the freedoms that this country offers. - Patrick Chan

The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless. - Unknown

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. - Nelson Mandela

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell


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