Canadian culture is more unique than you might think. In fact, drop any of these terms while visiting our neighbours to the south and expect to be greeted with a blank stare or two.
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A coffee with two milk and two sugar. Often ordered at Tim Hortons.
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When water penetrates your poor unsuspecting shoes.
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The perfectly reasonable-sounding names of our one and two-dollar coins.
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To really, truly go for it.
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No, we're not talking g-strings. Thongs are the casual style of footwear depicted here.
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An after-hours bar. They're typically illegal, so shhhhh!
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Terms of 'endearment' for McDonald's.
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A Canadian who travels south for the winter. Usually to tacky parts of Florida.
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To leave. "The meatloaf was superb, mom, but we've gotta head'r."
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A beer belly.
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Being on some form of social assistance, especially EI.
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To physically outmaneuver an opponent. Typically in hockey.
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A scuffle or commotion, typically resulting from conflicting views.
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A couch or sofa.
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Slang term for kilometer.
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A case of 24 beers. Cans or bottles: your choice!
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Measurement used to gauge the combined effect of heat and humidity.
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American Cheese. Make your own joke here.
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Americans call it a candy bar, which seems weird. To us, gummy worms are candy, ya know?
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A very classy term for men's underwear.
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A 13-ounce (give or take) bottle of hard alcohol.
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Any kind of athletic footwear like sneakers or trainers.
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A garbage disposal unit found beneath a kitchen sink.
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Rain gutters. Our term sounds way cooler, no?
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Americans call it the 'men's room' or 'ladies' room.'
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A backpack or a bookbag.
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The letter Z
Americans pronounce it 'zee.' Canadians pronounce it 'zed,' much to the detriment of the 'Alphabet Song.'
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A bachelor party. The female equivalent: stagette.
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A knit hat. Worn by everyone in winter and by hipsters over the summer.