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(Atlas Obscura)   Fark needs an invariant tag, eh?   ( atlasobscura.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, eh, Politeness, word, listener, Sentence, linguistic stereotypes, Canada, Canadians  
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2017-01-11 12:45:29 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2017-01-11 01:40:03 PM  
1 vote:
How does a Canadian spell "Canada"?

"C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?"
2017-01-11 01:27:30 PM  
1 vote:
In Canada it's "eh?".
In Japan it's "ne?".
2017-01-11 01:01:01 PM  
1 vote:

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.
2017-01-11 12:59:51 PM  
1 vote:

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
2017-01-11 12:47:36 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2017-01-11 12:44:19 PM  
1 vote:

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
2017-01-11 12:30:08 PM  
1 vote:

andthatsok: What does invariant mean


It's the new release in the Divergent series.
2017-01-11 12:16:05 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2017-01-11 10:56:20 AM  
1 vote:
Like, thats so awesome.

Like, this, literally.
 
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