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#309600 - 06/06/10 03:07 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Jc]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7382
Loc: Canada
 Originally Posted By: Jc
"Poutine" That is French-Canadian (Québécois) . . . it could complicate things ! Might be a few Americans attending with French ancestors. Often I will receive call from our US friends with a French name.

Good point JC. Perhaps you could do a short presentation on the various uses of tabarnak.
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#309609 - 06/06/10 05:06 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Ken.C]
1sweetspot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 174
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
I drink quadruple-quadruples.


A 4X4!

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#309671 - 06/07/10 11:14 AM Re: Canadian English [Re: 1sweetspot]
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2845
Loc: Rochester, NY
Hmmm, two great countries separated by a common language.

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#309678 - 06/07/10 12:26 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Ray3]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6884
Loc: PEI, Canada
Some more translations for you:

Touque or toque - A winter stocking cap.

Pogey = UI = Unemployment benefits, now = EI, Employment Benefits but we still say UI...... Confused? then stick with pogey.

Washroom = polite for bathroom

zed = pronunciation for the letter "Z"

Ceasar = A Bloody Mary but we use Clamato Juice for some God Aweful Reason. Actually, I don't like either version but why bring clams into it?

Canadian Tire = the defacto hardware, auto, and sporting goods store. A Saturday morning tradition for most men. My new tag line I am trying to sell them, "If they don't have what you need.....you are watching too much Stephen and Chris."

Of course Canada is a broad diverse nation so here are a few from it's most Distict Society, (and No, I don't mean Quebec.)
Newphanese, the language of Newfoundland.

Just a "smattering", mind you Luv. I don't gots room for an entire dictionary of dis stuff.

In fact, I'm just going to give you a link as half the time I don't understand them and I live in their closest neighboring province (To the Island part anyways.)

Sandra's NFL Sayings

Yes, a link is the lazy arse at it but I Don't Gots to Do Nutting, ya big Chucklehead!





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#309680 - 06/07/10 12:38 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Murph]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3275
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Touque or toque? It's TUQUE!! \:\)
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#309682 - 06/07/10 12:42 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Murph]
EFalardeau Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 3275
Loc: Laval, Quebec, Canada
That dictionary is precious!
And... I always thought the NFL was a sport league of some sort.
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#309690 - 06/07/10 01:36 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: EFalardeau]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8343
Loc: Tacoma
So, there's so much call for conversing about the stomachs of codfish that a new word was needed?
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#309696 - 06/07/10 01:59 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: tomtuttle]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 5988
Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
I knew there was a reason I didn't like cod, but just couldn't put my paw on it until now.

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#309731 - 06/07/10 04:35 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: Murph]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5512
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
 Originally Posted By: Murph
Canadian Tire = the defacto hardware, auto, and sporting goods store. A Saturday morning tradition for most men...


... unless they live near a Princess Auto.

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#309763 - 06/07/10 07:12 PM Re: Canadian English [Re: bridgman]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7382
Loc: Canada
Traitor!!
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