Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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I am very proud to be Irish. - Philip Treacy

Scotland is the Canada of England. - Rainn Wilson

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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

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

Free speech is a great idea, but we're in a war. - Lindsey Graham

If a man be great, even his dog will ear a proud look. - Japanese Proverb

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

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

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

We need a president who's fluent in at least one language. - Buck Henry

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

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

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

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

A bore is one who has the power of speech but not the capacity for conversation. - Benjamin Desraeli

When God created the world, he didn't draw a line between Canada and America. - Marianne Williamson

I am going to give a long speech today. I haven't had time to prepare a short one. - Winston Churchill

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

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.

I'm not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place. - Ryan Reynolds

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

Canadian hockey fans... They boo me every time I go anywhere. Because I play for Team USA. - Brett Hull

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

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

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

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

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

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

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

If the English language made any sense, 'lackadaisical' would have something to do with a shortage of flowers. - Doug Larson

Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there. - AJ Gossip

Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself. - Margaret Atwood

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness - these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity. - Burmese Proverb

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

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


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