Hey, since a lot of us Uh-mericans will be flocking up to Dwight in September for the 30th anniversary bash, I thought it would be cool to prepare us for the unique Canadian terms we will be hearing as we fly/drive/canoe in.
This thread is inspired by fredk's shout box idea: " 'What's a double double?' should be a Canadian citizenship question..."
I poked around the internet to find the answer:
Double-double: a cup of coffee with two creams and two sugars, most commonly associated with the Tim Hortons chain of coffee shops. By the same token, triple-triple.
Here's a couple of others:
Mickey: a 375 mL (12.7 US fl oz; 13.2 imp fl oz) bottle of hard liquor (informally called a pint in the Maritimes and the US).
Texas mickey (esp. in Saskatchewan; more often a "Saskatchewan mickey", esp. in western Canada): a 3 L (101 US fl oz; 106 imp fl oz) bottle of hard liquor. (Despite the name, Texas mickeys are generally unavailable outside of Canada.)
I, for one, am looking forward to my first Timmie. Mark, I hear you snickering. Cut it out.
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