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Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

Where does Canada’s accent come from?


Why Do Canadians Say ‘Eh’?

Even in the use of “eh” as a criticism or a command, the word seeks to find common ground. If I say “you’re an idiot, eh?”, what I’m saying is, you’re an idiot, but you should also think you’re an idiot, and our understanding of you as an idiot finds us on common ground.