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How Well Do You Know Canadian Slang?
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Do you consider yourself a fan of slang terms? We know they're a lot of fun, but it can be difficult to identify the different slang terms that people in various countries use to refer to everyday things. Take this How Stuff Works quiz to find out how well you really know Canadian slang! Do you know these Canadian slang terms as well as you think you do?

If you know anything about Canadian slang, you already know that Canadians are sometimes called Canucks. Although we're not quite sure where the term actually originated, it seems that the earliest recorded use of the word is actually American. The term Kanuck was used by Americans in the early 1800s to refer to someone who was a Dutch Canadian or French Canadian. Since then, the "K" has been changed to a "C," and the term has been adopted by Canadians themselves to refer, collectively and affectionately, to anyone from Canada. The term is so widely used in Canada that the Vancouver, British Columbia ice hockey team of the National Hockey League is called the Canucks.

So, do you think you know enough about Canadian slang to pass this quiz? Let's get started to find out.

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