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Do you Canadians really use the stereotypical “eh?”

Yes, and no. I think the answer depends on where in Canada you find yourself. 

I never understood where the typical Canadian “accent” stereotype came from, with all of the “eh’s” and those long o’s (Seriously, what’s that all aboot?!” ) 

Then we became friends with this lovely couple from Manitoba, (Hi, Brodie and Jelisa!).

Their accent would peek our every now and then, but when they drank holy shit- Canadians, eh?

It all made sense.

I don’t say eh, but I do say “hey” as a way of punctuating questions, as in, “It’s gorgeous out today, hey?” 

Maybe that’s the same thing? 

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