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Talk like a Canadian 1: how to use ‘eh’

Canadians are famous for using the tag eh. But why? Other dialects—for example New Zealand English—also use forms of eh. And all dialects (including Canadian) use similar tags, like huh, right, or innit. So what makes Canadian eh so distinctive? Partly, it is because Canadians—or at least ‘hard-core’ Canadians—use eh in a particularly complex way: […]

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