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Lady Godiva
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Posted: 23 May 11 21:04

The little word "Eh" has just officialy become the most widely used word on The Spoof forums. It has just passed the words "Oh" and "Ah."


I know I used it a lot when I lived in Middlesbrough and I still do when I go back.

It is also well used in certain parts of Canada but tends to be pronounced 'ey' (difficult to type the pronunciation) but there IS a subtle difference.

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Posted: 23 May 11 21:07
Eh?

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Posted: 23 May 11 21:49
Best way to tell a C'nuck from a yank eh?

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Posted: 23 May 11 23:32
Also, best way to tell a Canuck from a Yorkshire person.

We have 2 Canucks in our family, one true Canuck, born here,
the other just has the accent and the Citizenship card.

To be honest, I can't say I have ever heard either of them use the word eh? They're both into 'like' at the end of every 3 or 4 sentences.




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Posted: 23 May 11 23:54
The only time I notice it is when an American makes an effort to try and be Canadian.

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Posted: 24 May 11 00:21
I know what you mean, nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

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Posted: 24 May 11 07:19
I doon't know what all the fuss is aboot, eh?

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Posted: 24 May 11 11:57

Quote: victor nicholas

The only time I notice it is when an American makes an effort to try and be Canadian.



I resemble that.

Though, I must say, when I visit my cousins over in St. Clair Beach,Ontario, the two letter non-word is as common in conversation as "Ya-Know" is in the States.

And still, Doc, I love you man.

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Posted: 24 May 11 23:45
I recall "Say-what?" was a popular response to whatever I said in fast food joints in Chicago.

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Posted: 24 May 11 23:53 - Edited By: Morse, 24 May 11 23:54

Quote: victor nicholas

I recall "Say-what?" was a popular response to whatever I said in fast food joints in Chicago.



...now it's "hands up!"

...or more recently "FOOD FIGHT!"

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Posted: 25 May 11 01:56
I still got my burger Morse, as far as I can recall.

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