Yesterday, July 1st, was Canada Day. Canada's 146th birthday...happy birthday....and to all my fellow Canadians out there, I hope you all enjoyed some time celebrating the fact we live in a great country.
Where no one gets offended if you say homo milk, you get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs, you know that Mounties don't always look like that , you know basketball was invented by a Canadian, you don't care about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap place to travel with very good cigars, only in Canada do we have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering and only in Canada do we say sorry for....well.......everything.
And best of all, there are actually different meanings to the word "eh"....here are a few...
Eh? = what did you say?
Eh? = what do you think?
EH? = something to say just to end a sentence.
Ehhhh!! = WOW!!
EH!? = what do you mean?
Eh?? = your joking!!!??
EH!! = Hello..(you off in the distance!!!)
Eh? want a doughnut or some Tim Bits?
Eh! = sure!!
Eh? = what you say when you realize you have no money to pay for it.
Eh..cmon, eh? = asking them to let you pay for it next time.
hey..eh! = want to go to the drive-in movie??
Eh...uhuh = yes sure!
Eh..y'know = I'll pick you up at 8:00 (8:30 in Newfoundland).
Eh..cmon!! = well that's early..but ok.
Eh..wanna? eh? = lets fool around ...
EHHH-ehh, EHHH-ehh = baby's first cry.
Ehh..whadya think eh? = marry me.
But as I walked around the Canada Day celebrations with my Canadian family, made up of English, Dutch heritage, wearing our red and white, sporting our rub on "Canadiana" tattoos, looking at the diversity among us with the thousands of others with their families, carrying their Tim Hortons coffee mugs (eventhough it was almost 30C ), eating their Timbits, and listening to some Celtic/Irish band singing about Cape Breton on the east coast, as a Crohnie all I could think about was......
........where are the porta potties!!!
Happy Canada Day everyone!! Love this country!!