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6 days ago  
Because surfers already had dibs on dude?
 
6 days ago  
Like, thats so awesome.

Like, this, literally.
 
6 days ago  
Hoser.
 
6 days ago  
We could copy the Hawaiians and their "ya" at the end of every declarative sentence.
 
6 days ago  
Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.
 
6 days ago  
meh
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  
I'm sorry.
 
6 days ago  
Who knew Fonzi was Canadian?
 
6 days ago  
Canadians are not particularly amused when you eagerly point out their "eh" habit,

Take it easy, buddy.  It's just a joke, guy.
 
6 days ago  
Innit.

/UK up in this place!
 
6 days ago  

andthatsok: What does invariant mean


It's the new release in the Divergent series.
 
6 days ago  
Like the article points out Eh is mostly used for politeness, but it does have a darker power.

/Ehhhh.
 
6 days ago  
We don't actually say it all that often in the Atlantic provinces.  We have a lot of other idioms that are commonly used though.
 
6 days ago  
Shootsright means I shoot with a right handed stick eh!
 
6 days ago  
Wot?
 
6 days ago  
Ya 'avin' a larf there m9
 
6 days ago  
img.fark.net
 
6 days ago  

Ass_Master_Flash: Because surfers already had dibs on dude?


Órale
 
6 days ago  

andthatsok: What does invariant mean


...means "unchanged by symmetry operations". Not to be confused with covariant which refers to equations whose form is preserved by a change in coordinate systems.

/life of the party here
 
6 days ago  
Every single example there validates what I already thought.

"Nice day, eh?"
"You messed that up, eh?"
etc...

The word is always thrown at the end of the sentence as a short way of saying "do you agree?".

So that was a very long article to explain the difference between a variant and non-variant tag while showing that "eh" is in fact a non-variant tag.
 
6 days ago  
Unless I missed it, the one thing left out of that article was The Mckenzie Brothers.
I think they pretty well single handedly showed all Americans that all Canadians talk like that.  And drink a lot of beer.
 
6 days ago  

andthatsok: What does invariant mean


The speed of light within a Lorentz transformation,
 
6 days ago  
So when did the Canadian use of  "eh"  as an invariant come aboot, eh?
 
6 days ago  

Pointy Tail of Satan: andthatsok: What does invariant mean

The speed of light within a Lorentz transformation,


the speed of light equals c for ALL transformations to any frame, in a boat and/or with a goat.
 
6 days ago  
Well eh isn't the only invariant tag, yo.
 
6 days ago  

wjllope: andthatsok: What does invariant mean

...means "unchanged by symmetry operations". Not to be confused with covariant which refers to equations whose form is preserved by a change in coordinate systems.

/life of the party here


Stop, stop, you're making me wet.
 
6 days ago  

Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.


i.imgur.com

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe
 
6 days ago  

durbnpoisn: Unless I missed it, the one thing left out of that article was The Mckenzie Brothers.
I think they pretty well single handedly showed all Americans that all Canadians talk like that.  And drink a lot of beer.


They were mentioned, there was even a photo of them in TFA.
 
6 days ago  

Egoy3k: We don't actually say it all that often in the Atlantic provinces.  We have a lot of other idioms that are commonly used though.


I never heard it once in Vancouver (only worked there for a month, tho).

/all I heard at Whistler was "G'day"
 
6 days ago  

wjllope: Pointy Tail of Satan: andthatsok: What does invariant mean

The speed of light within a Lorentz transformation,

the speed of light equals c for ALL transformations to any frame, in a boat and/or with a goat.


Has anyone tried this in a moat?  Or possibly with the stoat?

Potentially groundbreaking stuff here.
 
6 days ago  

Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.


True, but she would have apologized afterward.
 
6 days ago  
It's time for a frosty cold Molson, eh?
 
6 days ago  
In Canada it's "eh?".
In Japan it's "ne?".
 
6 days ago  
 
6 days ago  

blodyholy: Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.

[i.imgur.com image 480x640]

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe


Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US

We would be 1) the largest nation on earth, 2) the most resource abundant nation on earth, and 3) the richest nation on earth.

Our Empire is dying. We need new blood. And when the UK finally collapses because of Scotland declaring independence due to Brexit, you wont have the bloody Queen to come rescue you.

/Because y'all are a bunch of farking morans, yes, I know Canada is not part of the UK
 
6 days ago  
How does a Canadian spell "Canada"?

"C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?"
 
6 days ago  

cman: blodyholy: Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.

[i.imgur.com image 480x640]

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe

Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US

We would be 1) the largest nation on earth, 2) the most resource abundant nation on earth, and 3) the richest nation on earth.

Our Empire is dying. We need new blood. And when the UK finally collapses because of Scotland declaring independence due to Brexit, you wont have the bloody Queen to come rescue you.

/Because y'all are a bunch of farking morans, yes, I know Canada is not part of the UK


I'm pretty sure the majority of Canadians do not want to join the US.  Eh?
 
6 days ago  

riot_kid: cman: blodyholy: Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.

[i.imgur.com image 480x640]

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe

Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US

We would be 1) the largest nation on earth, 2) the most resource abundant nation on earth, and 3) the richest nation on earth.

Our Empire is dying. We need new blood. And when the UK finally collapses because of Scotland declaring independence due to Brexit, you wont have the bloody Queen to come rescue you.

/Because y'all are a bunch of farking morans, yes, I know Canada is not part of the UK

I'm pretty sure the majority of Canadians do not want to join the US.  Eh?


That does not matter. Canada will be ours.
 
6 days ago  
blodyholy:
[i.imgur.com image 480x640]
/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe


Cool, didn't know the backstory.  This would have been just a few months after that ad came out.
 
6 days ago  

cman: riot_kid: cman: blodyholy: Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.

[i.imgur.com image 480x640]

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe

Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US

We would be 1) the largest nation on earth, 2) the most resource abundant nation on earth, and 3) the richest nation on earth.

Our Empire is dying. We need new blood. And when the UK finally collapses because of Scotland declaring independence due to Brexit, you wont have the bloody Queen to come rescue you.

/Because y'all are a bunch of farking morans, yes, I know Canada is not part of the UK

I'm pretty sure the majority of Canadians do not want to join the US.  Eh?

That does not matter. Canada will be ours.


Are you drunk?
 
6 days ago  

riot_kid: cman: riot_kid: cman: blodyholy: Ambitwistor: Traveling overseas I bumped into a Canadian woman.  I could tell, because she had a backpack with a long rant about Canadian stereotypes (like "We are not all lumberjacks", "We don't say 'eh'", etc.), with a large maple leaf tag plastered on top.  I thought about saying "So I guess you're Canadian, eh?" but I figured that would get me punched in the throat.

[i.imgur.com image 480x640]

/On my desk at work
//Proud Canadian
///Not named Joe

Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US

We would be 1) the largest nation on earth, 2) the most resource abundant nation on earth, and 3) the richest nation on earth.

Our Empire is dying. We need new blood. And when the UK finally collapses because of Scotland declaring independence due to Brexit, you wont have the bloody Queen to come rescue you.

/Because y'all are a bunch of farking morans, yes, I know Canada is not part of the UK

I'm pretty sure the majority of Canadians do not want to join the US.  Eh?

That does not matter. Canada will be ours.

Are you drunk?


Just imperialistic
 
6 days ago  

lostcat: In Canada it's "eh?".
In Japan it's "ne?".


i340.photobucket.com
 
6 days ago  

andthatsok: What does invariant mean


That a given value won't change during the execution of a program.

You can eliminate a whole class of state-dependent runtime bugs by using immutable objects instead of variables.
 
6 days ago  
They know the alphabet from eh? to zed.
 
6 days ago  

Egoy3k: durbnpoisn: Unless I missed it, the one thing left out of that article was The Mckenzie Brothers.
I think they pretty well single handedly showed all Americans that all Canadians talk like that.  And drink a lot of beer.

They were mentioned, there was even a photo of them in TFA.


In that case, I missed it.

TL,DR...  I only made it so far.
 
6 days ago  
Little known fact: the country's name was originally spelled Cnd. An early traveler from the USA asked a local how to spell it, and he replied, "C, eh, N, eh, D, eh."
 
6 days ago  

cman: Its only a matter of time before Canada becomes part of the US


Is a New Northern Alliance between Canada and a few NE and NW US states not more likely? Would be even more prosperous and resource rich without all those lovely warm states that couldn't survive without federal aid.
 
6 days ago  

MrKevvy: How does a Canadian spell "Canada"?

"C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?"


And I see that my horrible speedreading totally missed this earlier. Sorrrrry aboat that.
 
6 days ago  
Never heard of the Canadian "eh" until the year before I went to college. I attended a French immersion programme of six weeks and SCTV was on one of the cable TV networks. The original SCTV from Edmonton, and possibly some of the US version a year or two later.

The Canadian version of SCTV was much better than the American version if you were Canadian enough to get all the references instead of regarding them as simple clowning or satire on Americanism. It was just a short sitcom (half hour show), while the US version lost a lot of the Canadian colour and flavour along with some of its sharpness and saltiness. Like American cheese product versus a good local cheese factory cheddar from a rural community.

I wish I could get the original series on DVD, but the American series is still pretty damn good as it largely consists of the original shows with a frame tale wrapped around them, only Americans probably don't recognize the specific Canadian content unless they live within about 100 miles of the border. They may not recognize our cheap-ass pompous game shows, our Canadian Not for Export celebrities, and so forth.

Still, enjoy. It is a fine product all the same, even if it is only for export, eh?

If you got that joke, you may be Canadian. Or somewhat unusually cosmopolitan for a guy from Iowa.

I have heard Canadians use the Canadian "eh?" but this is because I now live in Eastern Ontario, and its full of Ottawa Valley guys and gals, eh? What a bunch of hosers. When your only point of Big City reference is Fredericton or Moncton, New Brunswick, and the locals are hosers, eh, you know you are in the United States of Hoserland, eh?

Ottawa is where fads and fashions go to die. But they play Fredericton the month before.
 
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