Dan Nosowitz of Atlas Obscura has posted a pair of funny pieces on how to ‘speak Canadian’.
I was reminded of this clip from comedy legend John Candy.
I love swearing in Québécois.
Also – I deeply respect Boing Boing’s revered tech guru and sysadmin Ken Snider – who is Canadian.
Atlas Obscura’s short guide to cursing like a French Canadian is fantastic.
Basically you mutter a bunch of religious terms under your breath – like tabernak and callise!
Nosowitz also tackled one of the great mysteries of North American language – the Canadian “about”.
I’m still not sure I can get my head around it.