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

Scotland is the Canada of England. - Rainn Wilson

Canada and space are a natural fit. - Marc Garneau

Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

Be not proud of race, face, place, or grace. - Charles H Spurgeon

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

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

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

Canada has always been there to help people who need it. - Justin Trudeau

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

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

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

I failed kindergarten because I couldn't spell my last name. - Zach Galifianakis

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

Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart. - Sivananda

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

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

Three problems we have: lack of boundaries, insufficient language, incompletions. - Thomas Leonard

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

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. - Marshall McLuhan

We really have everything in common with America nowadays except, of course, language. - Oscar Wilde

Everybody laughs the same in every language because laughter is a universal connection. - Yakov Smirnoff

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

Officialese: A government language where you can understand the words, but not the sentences - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. - George Bernard Shaw

In the places I go there are things that I see that I never could spell if I stopped with the Z. - Dr. Seuss

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

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. - Alan Kay

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

An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. - Jack Welch

If you're skinny and you can't play hockey in Canada, you aren't left with a lot of options. I was left with running. - Malcolm Gladwell

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


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06-Jul-2022