How to write in Canadian English…

If you want to annoy a Canadian, try telling them that you picked up on their American accent. That always does the trick to me even though my accent is tempered with a good few decades of British influence.

Writing in Canadian English

Writing Canadian English is not as simple as chopping it between US and UK English half-and-half…

But it’s not just the accent that’s different. (Tip: listen for the “ou” diphthong in a word like “house” … if it sounds like ha-owse  it’s American, but if it sounds like hoose  it’s Canadian. Plus, Canadians don’t whine/drone anything like as much as some Yanks do.)

Believe it or not, written Canadian English has a personality of its own

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Why you shouldn’t beabore anymore…

A humorous look (in verse) at the habit of combining words, to make new longer words … enjoy.

Humorous poem about words

Some say it’s all ’cause of those naughty Yankees, who tend to make English all screwed up and w*nkee


Don’t you just love today’s fashion for
Car-crashing words up like “anymore” [Continue reading]

GEEE-whizz … English business jargon terms starting with G

Business jargon starting with G explained on HTWB

Would you "go ballistic" if your local election was affected by "gerrymandering?" Some interesting business and general jargon terms beginning with G ... enjoy! English business jargon beginning with G Game changer: an expression that is … [Continue reading]

Why GOOD content curation is a three-way win for you on social media

Why GOOD content creation is a great way to promote your business

Some people might think that content curation may be a bit of an old granny in contemporary content marketing, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Since we last spoke about content curation here on HWTB - in a brilliant article by the … [Continue reading]

A trip down Darwin Awards Memory Lane…

Funny Darwin Award jokes on HTWB

We don't often hear about the Darwin Awards any more but here are some stark reminders of how tragically, and hilariously, they remind us of human idiocy...enjoy. According to police in Windsor, Ontario, Daniel Kolta, 27, and Randy Taylor, 33, … [Continue reading]

EEEzy-FEEEzy does it for business jargon starting with E and F

business jargon and its origins explained

Does your company's canteen serve food that's "finger lickin' good," or does it taste "fishy" and so doesn't "fit the bill?" Enjoy these English business and general jargon terms - and their often surprising origins... English Business Jargon … [Continue reading]