A colloquialism common to Canadian
dialects, usually being added to the end of a sentence. The spoken tone of the word implies something
to the effect
of "do you agree?" Yet, the social connotation of the conversation's context usually implies that the speaker assumes that the listener
already does agree. Therefore when
is presented with the post-sentence interrogative
responding in affirmation, and not responding at all, is appropriate.
In short, it's a term used to assert one's own opinion while cautiously acknowledging that the listener
is of the same
Guy 1: I was on my ski-doo the other
day and I saw a moose
eating a bucket of poutine.
Guy 2: Fuck off, eh?
Guy 1: That girl has a big set of hooters, eh?
*Guy 2 is silent*
*Guy hands waitress a tip*
Waitress: Thanks alot, eh?
*Guy walks away*
Guy 1: There's some shit on your face, eh?
*Guy 2 beats the shit out of Guy 1*