Perfect your "eh" before traveling to Canada

Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 09, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment
Canada's "eh" is like France's "zut, alors," except that in Canada people actually say "eh," and say it all the time. Master this verbal tic and you'll fit in, even in French-speaking Québec. See our Canada coverage.
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  • laverendrye on Jun 12, 11 at 01:20 PM

    Visitors to Canada should forget about trying to use "eh" to fit in. Only those born here or who have lived here a long time can do it properly. If you don't get it right, you'll come off as either a phoney or a mocker. Best not to try!

    There have been many linguistic studies on the use of this expression. For those who really want to know more, here's one:

    http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~cla-acl/actes2004/Gold-CLA-2004.pdf

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