Monday, March 02, 2009

It's more than just a river in Canada, eh?



UPDATE for strictly thematic reasons (and since Mr. Wizzard mentioned the site):

Everything from "Eh?" to BC?

13 comments:

Joshua Cookingham said...

Iies! (eh) All Lies!(eh)
There's no way that that could be true (eh)!
I mean, it's what Canada's famous for (eh)?
Just where did you get this post from eh?

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Okay, I'm done, sorry. :)

Shinar Squirrel said...

Oh, take off, eh. 'Cuz I've got Bob & Doug on my iPod, eh.

When I was driving truck, I used to regularly make the run from Great Falls, MT to Calgary, AB. One time, when I arrived at the border checkpoint, the Canadian customs guy leaned out the window of his booth and said, "Good day, eh? Can I see your identification and custom's manifest, please?"

I didn't stop laughing 'til I was past Lethbridge!!

The Squirrel

Daryl said...

As a citizen of the Great White North who has lived south of the border (and has relatives among our southern neighbours), I can attest that the graph is reasonably accurate. Although I would double the height of both bars...

As far as the mind reading, if you guys would stop thinking as loud as you bluster...it would be much more difficult to read your minds.

Kim said...

I think Dan secretly wants to become Canadian.

Joshua Cookingham said...

But thinking out loud's what we Americans do! It saves us the trouble of actually thinking! lol.

BTW, Canada has a LOT of great voice actors, just thought I'd throw that one out there.

Mr Wizzard said...

in a related note, graphjam.com is right up there with icanhascheezburger.com and failblog.org for effective ways to waste time :)

DJP said...

Wizzard names two of my favorite sites, then disses them.

/c:

trogdor said...

That graph may be reasonably accurate, and it's possible mocking Americans cumulatively say "eh" about nine times more than those from America Jr. Per capita, though, you gotta remember that there are 300 million or so here, and maybe what, 20,000 Canadians? So we get them on the cumulative, but they dominate the per capita rate. Just what we would expect.

Oh, and I do think these numbers are a little off. Just a few minutes of "Coach's Corner" gives several days' worth of ehs according to this graph. Of course, I've long suspected that Don Cherry is really an American mocking Canada...

bugblaster said...

Sortez de là, hein!

Mr Wizzard said...

Is an effective waste of time a bad thing now? I made this one a while ago painting my thoughts on it.
It doesn't stop me. (I have read all the lolcats on ICHC)

Back on (off-)topic:
How do you spell Canada?
...
C, eh?, n, eh? d, eh?

Daryl said...

Mr. Wizzard...um...no points for originality. None.

Susan said...

I think two other buzzwords that give Canadians away are 1) "about" (and for that matter, "out"); and 2) "adult". Whenever I hear a person say "ADult" instead of "aDULT", I know he/she is Canadian. As for "about", the "out" has a shorter sound than the American pronunciation--perhaps it has to do with the British influence?

(And guess what my word verification is? "Minog". Don't tell me--it's the Canadian way of pronouncing Miss Kylie's last name....)

[/running away from angry Canadians]

Paul said...

Can we blame it on Bob & Doug McKenzie!