English. English language. It’s so easy, and yet, when you look at it, so good—there’s such a nice feeling when you see it.
But is everything as it seems? As it turns out, not quite.
If you think you’re speaking a regular language when you’re speaking in Canada, hold onto your horse, because boy are you in for the wild ride of your lifetime.
As it turns out, the language we speak comes with a whole flood of different quirks and special features that could drive even the most knowledgeable, wisest language professional insane.
“Eh” is one of these bizarre things that only a Canadian could know how to say.
When you look at someone and you say “sorry,” what you’re actually saying is, “I am like a car, with the driver in the head, let me know how my driving is!”
“Hoser,” “boot,” “chicken”: these are words only used in Canada.
It might seem confusing at first, but if you relax for one second it can be a bounty of delights for the eyes and ears: a fool’s paradise of English language. Every single sentence I hear is music.
So next time you’re walking around Canada and you see English, remember that it’s not just a series of sticks and lines: it’s a part of something that make us, well, Canadian.