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Why do canadians say "Aye" after every sentence?

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I think it's "eh"..."The Fonz" says "aaaaayyyyyeeeee"...Pirates say "Arrrr"... The cow says "Mooooo"...

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eliciamarie
How did you know I 'moo'ed?
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Wait! You're a talking cow?!
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eliciamarie
My mum calls me a cow so I very well could be!! :)
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You're Mum calls you a cow?! That's utter-ly horrible!
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eliciamarie
hahaha. We don't have the best relationship but she USUALLY means it in a joking manner...
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Still not cool! You look nothing like a cow...
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Ducks go "quack" 8)
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Mikale goes, "Mornin Naf"...
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eliciamarie
haha thanks Mikale, I don't think I look like a cow and I certainly don't have six teats!!
Nate goes 'hoonkk' because he is a goose :)
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He just goosed me...
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I'll bet he did!! I'll also put ten bucks on that you enjoyed it. :)
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They don't, it's just a stereotype. I know several Canadians, and they've never said that.

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Ever?! Lol
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Well... one of them did... on purpose though, just because everyone seems to think they are supposed to say it, so she did it as a joke.
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I don't think they do, but pirates do, right?

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They say "ARRR"
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and ARRRGH : )
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And "greeeen"...
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eliciamarie
Pirates yell 'greeeen' now? Must have been some time since my last pirate encounter then.... :)
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Yep, the pirates went green...
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Arrrgh, greeeeen Matey! P) <---- fail eye patch
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But cute...
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It's not "aye" .. it's "eh" .. And it is a common word used for Canadians .. much the same as the word "huh" that is more commonly used in the USA.

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Their both homonyms, same thing.
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They're*
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Means the same, used the same ... just spelled differently.
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Have a green, "they're" freeeee!
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" Aye, " is just another word for, " eh."

I am from the USA and in Ohio, and I say, " eh " sometimes.

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Wait a minute! Ohio is nowhere near Canada! 8)
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I fly to Canada. I have special powers :P

Canada is near Ohio though. Not that long of a ride(:
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A flying wolf? That's scary, eh?
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Wolf? I just picked my username, because I love wolves and Ultimate sounds totally awesome! haha

Not that scary though
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The stereotype is that they say "eh" not "aye" and they only say eh after certain questions.

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Like, "What comes before B?"...
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Hahahahaha
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Thats kinda stereotypical....Aye Aye Captain, it is.

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The term is "eh" as A as a long vowel and it's used as a slang word as to "what do you mean eh"Or it's like asking am I right. Example: The grass is greener over there, eh? The term "aye" ( I ) is what pirates would say, or Scotty to Capt. Kirk,aye,aye captian.

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Some Canadians tend to say "eh" the same way some Americans tend to say "ya know".

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i think it comes from a mainly French Canadian influence on our culture. a lot of French words end in the syllable sounding similar to "eh", so i think it's a direct crossover culture influence. being at the border area between the U.S.A. and Canada....i've noticed that a few Americans also sport that language term of "eh" as well as some Canadians saying "huh" at the end of their sentences. what do you think of my theory ? huh/ eh ?

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Is this the same way people from the movie Fargo talked like?

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My guess is that it originated from the French verb "voulez" (pronounced vous les; translation-want to?) and then shortened to the last syllable "ez" prounced "eh." The expression "eh" IS a useful part of linguistics because it induces a response from the listener (verbally, or using body cues). "Eh" is also very catchy; one syllable long and easy for your mouth to enunciate. This could also explain why the use of “eh” is directly proportional to the amount of French influence in the area (Montreal and Quebec where early French colonies).

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