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NAT098 - (Canada-150-Eh) VICTORIA, B.C. x-19s. Canadians may be known for saying "eh" -- but it turns out we don't say it as often as we think. P-H-D candidate Derek Denis at the University of Victoria has studied the use of "eh" and says phrases such as "right?" and "you know?" are far more common in our lexicon. But he says Canadians began appropriating the term about 20 years ago when American media started poking fun at us for using it. ("..as non-American.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Denis says while "eh" may be an iconic Canadian word, what actually unites us is our accent that is largely consistent from Ottawa all the way to B-C.

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NAT099 - (Canada-150-Eh) TORONTO. x-19s. People from Vancouver may think they can spot a visiting Torontonian based on their accent, but linguists say the variations in Canadian English are actually close to nil. …

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