Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Okay, its not Canada Day yet, but the other day I unwittingly did something so stereotypical I had to laugh at myself afterwards. I was in a parking lot and the closest empty space was being blocked by a fellow in a big pick-up happily chatting away to a friend through his window. Since I knew him, I called out my window, jokingly of course, "Get out of the way, eh!" He smiled & waved & drove off. Then I realized what I had said...the stereotypical canadian "eh". I laughingly mentioned it to my son, who was with me, (hoping I knew the guy and was not just being rude cause he has reason to be wary of big guys in big trucks, but that's a story for another day), and he gave me this question..or statement, "I'm sure americans say "eh" too."
So this is my question to you....do any other english speaking countries say 'eh"?