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

Language is a virus from outer space. - William S Burroughs

Speech is of time; silence is of eternity. - Thomas Carlyle

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar. - Emperor Sigismund

I am very, very proud to say that I am pro-life. - Donald Trump

A Canadian is somebody who can make love in a canoe. - Margaret Lally

Ratify: To use a spell and turn a person into a rodent - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. - Lily Tomlin

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. - Warren G Bennis

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. - Thomas Edison

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

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

When people are proud of their speech, be proud of your silence. - Luqman

Retire? I can't spell the word. I'd play in a wheelchair. - Keith Richards

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. - William Butler Yeats

I love Canadians because I don't see very much racism in Canada. - Patti LaBelle

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

I've only been to these foreign countries: Canada, L.A. and Miami. - Larry the Cable Guy

Out of suffering comes creativity. You cannot spell painting without pain. - John Lithgow

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

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

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

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

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

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer. - Marshall Lumsden

We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves. - Prince Philip

I think every entrepreneur in Canada owes the next generation a road map of how to do it again. - Kevin O'Leary

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

I have a huge interest in hockey because I grew up in Canada, where it's kind of the law that you love hockey. - Matthew Perry

Language, identity, place, home: these are all of a piece - just different elements of belonging and not-belonging. - Jhumpa Lahiri

Canada's political parties spend a few years in opposition and then govern as if it's permanent payback time. - Bob Rae

The longest word in the English language is the one following the phrase, "And now a word from our sponsor." - Hal Eaton

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

Look out how you use proud words. When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back. They wear long boots, hard boots. - Carl Sandburg

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


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