Last Updated on 2019-09-08 by Linda
I am Canadian and I live in Ontario and people that live in this geographic area preface everything with “EH” (pronounced “A”), I grew up all my life knowing that despite the common misconception that all Canadians said “eh” I was comfortable knowing that if I heard it I could be sure there was a Canadian close by. I also grew up knowing that if someone ended a sentence with a huh instead of a question mark they were sure to be American. Well imagine my friggn surprise when Kent brought it to my attention that I apparently have been spending way to much time south of the border…. and guess how I responded? yep I said ” Huh”
Steph @MisplacedBrit says
Haha! I'm definitely British 🙂
You look so incredibly happy in this outfit, it makes it look even better!
Erin of TexErin-in-SydneyLand says
I'll add to the language fun being an American living in Australia. These are Australia's versions of the following:
6. dressing gown
I like these clothes
Amy Fashion Blog says
I call it POP to. Due to my Michigan roots.
Lots of thinking to do here. Those pearls are the final touch on that outfit. ~ Cool ~
You seriously have one of the best styles around.
Lorna mai ltd says
This is just so funny! I often think how confusing it must be for bloggers for whom English is a second language, they must get so confused with the different names for everything. I'm British, we say napkin and serviette, plus I tend to use the word settee instead of sofa although most brits probably say sofa. Great post!
Cute post! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a wonderful weekend!
Word differences are so funny. The best one I've encountered is that in England "pants" are underwear ("trousers" are pants). So my friend would always say "it's raining so hard outside and my pants are soaking wet!!" Our British friends would DIE laughing. Every. single. time!
Lesley Extance says
Hello Linda , great outfit and I love your hat !!! , thank you for your lovely comment you left on my little blog ,and I can not really fed up with British weather , when I see how bad yours is ( Lol ). Best wishes have a good weekend .
Dawn Lucy says
Haha .. this is a fun post! I'm a native Californian so I know I have expressions and speech patterns that are … interesting to my southern and eastern relatives! 😉 Hella cute vest. (Yep we say Hella a lot)
Thanks so much for linking up with FUN FASHION FRIDAY!
Jessica Jannenga says
Love this! I had a friend in college who said A, and he was Canadian. I watch so much BBC, mystery shows and the like that I used to write down all of the British sayings that I found interesting or amuzing. Love the denim dress, looks super comfy and stylish with the fur, and hat. Stay warm!!
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Tiina L says
We could also ask: Hockey, Soccer or football? And in the States they have 'a restroom'… I once asked for a restroom in a department store Toronto and got the poor sales lady totally confused.. Oh, in the U.K it's 'cloakroom'… BTW. you Canadians (and Americans) seem to have monopolised all the winter weather this year. In Finland we're losing all our snow already (last year we were knee-deep in snow this time of the year)
The Real Arnolds says
This is so fun! It is amazing how many differences there are! I would definitely make an idiot of myself in Canada. I love your chambray shirt dress/tunic.
The Real Arnolds
Gina Daily says
Oh this is so funny! Some of these i didn't even we said so many of these words differently! I'm All-American according to this, but I do like to say "Eh?" a lot. I guess I saw Strange Brew too many times growing up.
Gina – On the Daily Express
Because of Jackie says
THIS IS FUN! I always like how all the different regions of the US are really different, too. My southern friends and I say things completely different. Also, loving the faux fur and burgundy pants;)
Vesper Meikle says
I am from Britain and have been living in Canada for the past for years now and Supper or Dinner are 2 different meals – – sweater or jumper – are have always used both and beer comes from a pub pump
Mrs C says
Our neighbor here in Dubai is a Canadian. He is my husband's colleague and she teaches at an American high school. Every afternoon if he's not flying, he'd paly hockey on the street in front of the house with his boys complete with a goal post, helmets and roller blades. For me, that's a dead-on give away that they are Canadians! 😉