Posted by Henry on July 22, 2004
In Reply to: Strange but true posted by Lotg (OZ) on July 22, 2004
: : : Any one who has ever spoken to an English speaking Canadian has noticed that they say "eh" a lot, usually at the end of a sentence and usually with an interrogative flip. In fact, it seems to me that this is quite similar to the way French speakers use the interjection "hein". Have the Canucks borrowed something from the quebecois?
: : : Am I way off base on this? Any Canadians or canadiens care to st me straight?
: : eh?
: The Canadians and the French aren't on their pat malone with this. In different parts of differents states of Australia, they do the same thing - and there are variations on the same theme too. ie. instead of 'eh', some end their sentences with 'but' or 'well'. I've heard Kiwis do the same. And our heritage isn't French so beats the hell outta me why people do it.
English people often end a sentence with 'you know'. Scousers often use 'like'.