Do French-Canadians even do the “eh?” thing? I have no idea.

§ March 7th, 2011 § Filed under advertising § 13 Comments

Some other goodies from 1980s Comic Images retailer ads…bumper stickers!

I like the simplicity of this one…they should bring it back to tie into the Thor movie. Except they’d probably screw it up by, I don’t know, putting Chris Hemsworth’s face in place of the heart, or something.

I only got through year 2 of my X-Men language classes in high school, so I might be a little rusty. All I remember is “I…hurt” and “tovarisch.”

“Bonjour! Je m’appelle Puck, et je t’aime, eh?”

That’s going to make it hard to practice my X-Men-speaking skills.

I understand he also “bites,” and that he “never drinks…wine.” You could’ve had a whole line of Dracula bumper stickers there, Comic Images.

Sorry, Iceman!

I know Puck isn’t French-Canadian. But, c’mon, “Je m’appelle Northstar, et je t’aime” isn’t nearly as funny.

13 Responses to “Do French-Canadians even do the “eh?” thing? I have no idea.”

  • Canadians all *claim* not to say “eh” all the time, and some of us don’t, but whenever you start paying attention you can hear it, creeping in around the edges.

    It’s insidious.

  • Thwacko says:

    How about “Je m’appelle Northstar, et j’aime les hommes!”.

  • Kevin Church says:

    Really, Marvel owns the rights to a NORSE GOD?

  • A.L. Baroza says:

    Actually, Marvel should put out an “I heart Heimdall” bumper sticker as a movie tie-in, just to piss off all the racists.

  • Andres says:

    That ‘Keep 200 Feet Away’ one should be plastered on every 3rd car.

  • Dorian says:

    Why is this anti-Canadian hate talk allowed?

  • Mikester says:

    Seriously. Imagine this talk against anyone else.

  • Robert Skill says:

    I think the trademark notice on that Thor bumper sticker is for the particular logo used here (plain as it is), rather than the name. Marvel certainly does not own the rights to the mythological figure Thor, as demonstrated by the fact that the Asylum (the studio that brought us SNAKES ON A TRAIN, TRANSMORPHERS, THE DAY THE EARTH STOPPED, and DEATH RACERS) has a new movie called THE ALMIGHTY THOR. Starring Richard Grieco as Loki. And professional wrestler Kevin Nash as Odin (which must have Kenneth Branagh smacking his forehead and saying “Why did I ever settle for Sir Anthony Hopkins?”). Also Barrett Perlman as “Produce Vendor,” which I am taking to mean that there will be a scene in which Thor falls through the sky and smashes into a fruit cart.

  • Siskoid says:

    “Do French-Canadians even do the “eh?” thing? I have no idea.”

    We really don’t. Not us Frogs. Replace “eh” by a Catholicism-related curse word instead, that should do the trick.

  • Corey says:

    In third year X-Men language studies you learn “Your choice… your funeral!” and “Gosh golly gumbucks oh wow!”

  • Nat Gertler says:

    It’s good to know that, 200 feet back, we passed a mutant-keep. It’s nice that there is a local place to store mutants if need be.

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  • Bryan says:

    I’ve worked among French-Canadians every day for the last five years, and I’m honestly flummoxed by the question as to whether or not they use “eh”. I know what I’m listening for tomorrow.