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

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

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

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

I don't even know what street Canada is on. - Al Capone

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

Canada has two emblems - the beaver and the maple. - John W. Dawson

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

Canada is the homeland of equality, justice and tolerance. - Kim Campbell

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

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

If you're a good numbers person, you're a bad language person. - Frank Luntz

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

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. - Bertrand Russell

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

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

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

Actions, looks, words and steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character. - Johann Kasper Lavater

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

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

The language of the law must not be foreign to the ears of those who are to obey it. - Learned hand

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

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

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

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

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

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

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

I'm proud to be paying taxes. The only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money. - Arthur Godfrey

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

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

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

Grammar: 1. Lives with granpar; 2. The difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You’re Nuts. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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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20-Oct-2020