Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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Humor is a universal language. - Joel Goodman

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

Speech is silver; silence is golden. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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

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

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

Canada is like a loft apartment over a really great party. - Robin Williams

Quota: Someone who likes to report other people's speech - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

If you call ham "Canadian bacon", what do you call bacon? - Michael Kelso

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

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

Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech. - Evangel

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. - Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If we build in the desert, let the house know the desert and the desert be proud of the house. - Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. - Alison Lurie

If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia. - Margaret Atwood

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

The nice thing about being detained in Canada is it's like being in a Days Inn; it's very clean and very nice. - Bill Ayers

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

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends. - Mary Catherwood

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

Let me put it this way. Canada is not so much a country as a holding tank filled with the disgruntled progeny of defeated peoples. - Mordecai Richler

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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20-Sep-2021