Canada Spelling

10 Things Canadians Should Know About America

Lubna Javed | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Living
Lubna Javed

The first time I heard "Uh huh" as the reply to my gratitude-filled "Thank you," I repeated my "Thank you" again, thinking the barista did not hear me. Even a second time, the reply was "Uh-huh." So, I just assumed that the barista was rude. How wrong I was.

'Your English Is So Good!'

Lubna Javed | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Parents
Lubna Javed

I can read, write and speak in two other languages in addition to English and have a strong background in a third. My mother tongue is Urdu. However, my children grew up speaking English. After having many entertaining conversations such as the following with my children, I now realize that English is indeed a difficult language to become proficient in.

A Unique Example of When Grammar Rules Should Bend

David Martin | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Living
David Martin

Maybe it's because I'm about to turn 65 or maybe it's because I'm a contrarian by nature or maybe it's just because, for once, I'm right. Whatever the...

Can You Tell These Commonly Misused Words Apart?

Jenna Em | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

Let's face it: there are some words that have been put on earth just to trip up the masses with their spellings. Words like receive, perseverance, cemetery, occasionally, grateful, calendar, judgment, separate, and liaison -- are all booby traps of the English language.

12 Things That Make Canadian English Unique

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

Why do we add a u to certain words? Think honour or colour. Why do we use a z instead of an s in words like recognized? Why do we pronounce it zed and...

Texting Tweens Lack 'GR8' Grammar

CBC | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Living

Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills ac...

Quick Study: Does Spelling Still Matter 2 U?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada Living

"I before e, except after c." If you've ever repeated this rhyme to yourself, you know all about the mental spell-check required before sending out me...

Eight Crazy Nights, Dozens Of Different Spellings: Hanukkah's Great Mystery

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Living

Forget the "merry Christmas" vs. "happy holidays" debacle -- now that Hanukkah is officially starting, the new issue is how to transliterate the Hebre...

How to Impress Me With Your Resume

Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski

Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Well, we're with Mr. Lippman. Chill out on the exclamation points -- they are rarely necessary in a resume/cover letter. When in doubt, leave them out.