The Oxford English Dictionary in Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, June 19, 2019. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn

The Great Canadian Word Hunt

Canadian meanings of “soaker” and “bush party” don’t exist in the Oxford English Dictionary. A U of T linguistics prof is aiming to change that


Teens use a lot of instant messaging terms, but not in spoken conversation, study finds

You Say Tomato…

Retiring linguistics prof identified unique characteristics of Canadian speech

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The Gay Voice

Some men may subconsciously adopt certain female speech patterns

U.S. of Eh?

Canadian English is not being Americanized to the extent once thought, and in fact the reverse is also happening