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

Monogamy: A synonym for monotony. - Gregory Nunn

Fair speech may hide a foul heart. - JRR Tolkien

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

Canada first, Canada last, Canada always. - Wilfrid Laurier

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

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

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

Synonym Bun: What a thesaurus eats for breakfast - Unknown

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

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

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

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

Canada is not the party. Its the apartment above the party. - Craig Ferguson

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

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

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn. - Mordecai Richler

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

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

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

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

I saw a notice which said "Drink Canada Dry" and I've just started. - Brendan Behan

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

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

I am on your Walk of Fame in Toronto. My sense of humour is Canadian. But I can't vote. - Donald Sutherland

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

Language is our meeting place, the sea we live in... it is the common ground of our humanity. - Toby Wolfe

Grammar, which knows how to lord it over kings, and with high hands makes them obey its laws. - Moliere

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

Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. - Unknown

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

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. - Aeschylus

Violence of language leads to violence of action. Angry men seldom fight if their tongues do not lead the fray. - Charles V Roman

To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. - Frederick Douglass

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

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

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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