From American cheese to Canadian bacon, things are different in Canada than they are in the United States. How many of these Canadian idioms can you identify, eh?
Canuck is more often used to refer to a French Canadian. It may sometimes be used as an insult.
A click or klick is a kilometer to the Canadians.
Hosers are typically considered unintelligent and uncouth.
Although the term can be applied to anyone who is enthusiastic, it is most often used to describe a student.
This term is also used by the British to describe a commotion.
A Molson muscle is a beer belly.
In the American south, they might say "fer sure."
A mickey is a small bottle of alcohol, about 0.375 liter capacity, that can fit into a pocket.
A case of 24 cans of beer might be called a two-four in Canada. Get it? 2-4?
Hmm, the Canadians don't call Canadian bacon Canadian? Weird.
Canadians call cream or powdered non-dairy creamer "whitener," because it lightens the color of the coffee.
Americans must call it American to avoid calling it processed.
Canadians call whole wheat bread "brown bread." It is, after all, brown.
Actually, Americans are one of the few nations that "take" a test. Most countries write or sit a test.
Canadians mark a test and receive a mark. Is that at all confusing?
Hope they have a good supply if there's a strike!
Canadians, and many other countries, say "zed" instead of "zee."
Canadians refer to couches and sofas as chesterfields.
Canadians say "bill"; Americans say "check.'
Whereas an American might use a rubber band, a Canadian would use an elastic.
Canadians call the electricity that is supplied "hydro." It's short for hydroelectric.
We don't know what cave you live in, but we would use a serviette, which we call a napkin here in the U.S.
Tap means spigot or faucet. It sounds a lot better than saying, "I'll have a glass of spigot water."
A Muskoka chair is an Adirondack chair. The company that manufactures them is located in Canada.
Beavertail is a fried pastry that is shaped like a beaver's tail.
Add cheese curds and gravy to fries, and you've got poutine.
A Nanaimo bar, named after a city on Vancouver Island, is chocolate, brownie and icing.
A Mountie is an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
A toonie, or a twoonie, is a two-dollar coin.
A toque, or tuque, is a woolen hat. The word has French origins.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is sometimes referred to as Cowtown by both citizens and non-citizens of the city.
A double-double is a cup of coffee with two sugars and two creams. They might, however, place this order at Tim Hortons.
Runners, tennis shoes, sneakers... they're all the same, right?
Skookum means "great" in Canadian-ese.
Well, they certainly don't eat grass, sand or dirt, silly!