Proud Canadian, eh

Learning a new language in Canada



Proud Canadian eh

ABC’s of Canadian grammar (Canadianese)

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Canada was built on dead beavers. - Margaret Atwood

Monogamy: A synonym for monotony. - Gregory Nunn

Is there another word for synonym? - George Carlin

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

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

Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

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

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. - Will Rogers

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

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

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. - Edith Sitwell

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

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

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

For our immediate family and relatives, Canada was a land of opportunity. - Sidney Altman

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language. - Gail Godwin

I don't care what you say about me. Just be sure to spell my name wrong. - Barbra Streisand

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. - Sam Rayburn

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

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

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

I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life, and as soon as I done it. I seen it. - Carl Sandburg

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

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

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

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. - Irving Layton

Canada has given us John Candy and Martin Short and Bill Shatner and Lord knows how many other wonderful performers. - Jamie Farr

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

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

In any world menu, Canada must be considered the vichyssoise of nations - it's cold, half-French, and difficult to stir. - Stuart Keate

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

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

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

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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17-May-2022