Sure, sure, Americans and Canadians both speak English. But once in a while, a word sneaks into one culture but not the other. The word “eh” is one of those pesky little words so here is your ultimate guide to using eh correctly.
- First of all, the word, if I may call it that, rhymes with bay, day, hay, gay, lay, may, and say.
- It is generally set at the end of a sentence to turn it into a question that means something like
- don’t you agree
- don’t you think
- isn’t it true
- you know
Used in a sentence
- These nanaimo bars sure are good, eh? [And you reply, yeah man!]
- That movie was terrible, eh? [And you reply, yeah, it was awful]
- I ate so many naniamo bars, eh, and now I’m completely stuffed [And you reply, you’re such a pig!]
How often we use it?
- Very rarely
- More often in casual conversations as opposed to business or professional settings
- If I’m lucky, I’ll hear it once every few weeks
Now go practice!