After reading through Miss Canada's blog post it all seems much clearer now.
So here's how you can determine if you're with a Canadian:
- Mumble something unintelligible and ask, "So what do you think?"... if they respond with "Eh?" - then you've got a Canadian
- Get them to apologise for something, like "Will you stop grabbing my ass!"... if they respond with "I'm sorry" instead of "I'm sah-rry" then you've got a Canadian
- Ask them where they came from, and if they respond with "My Mum" instead of "My Mom" then you've got a Canadian
- Ask them to recite the alphabet, then listen carefully for the last letter... do they say ZED or ZEE? If ZED you've got a Canadian.
I must admit out of all of the answers provided by the nameless Miss Canada the most prominent one that I can recall was the "Eh?" phrase.
Even when I didn't say anything you'd often hear one of them say "Eh?".
It reminded me of walking through a farm and hearing the odd lamb bleat.
Now I know.