wrong wrong wrong
wrong wrong wrong
Ridiculous...eh? I had an American lady come up to me in the Book Store I worked at years ago and ask me if I spoke American or only Canadian. ???
With a straight face I replied that she would have to speak slower so I could understand her
As a Canadian, I have to say that most of these are wrong or simply aren't used. Oh, and very few people actually say "eh" constantly.
This is mostly all hilariously WRONG. As for the other commenter who said milk comes in bags in Ontario only-- wrong! And our "odd spelling"? We use proper English, the British kind! We add "u" to words because that is how they are supposed to be written. Ugh, the who article was so misguided.. and who the hell says "e-oot" for out??
I am Canadian, and i have never said, nor will i ever refer to processed cheese as American cheese, save for the purpose of this comment. same goes for most of those other things. For example, it is true that we refer to schools "elementary" schools, but we also use "public" schools if the school is publicly funded, and private school if it is privately funded. the site is full of other such bastardizations.
Lol. Processed cheese translates int american cheese :p
This is awkward and stale. I've never heard anyone here use the term "invigilate." And the last time I checked, Sir Alexander Fleming (the discoverer of penicillin) was Scottish.
brimming with bullshit in the pronunciation section, basically. some things in here hold true, but one of the below comments is true, 'hoser' is basically now one of those words that is a joke to say in itself, and isn't used colloquially.
yeah. this site sucks.
Pretty cool, I had no idea ketchup chips were distinctly canadian.
The layout was bad.
I'm Canadian and I only got one or two of those. Maybe I'm an american at heart?
...I don't think I've ever met someone so closely descended to a logger among anglophones that they actually speak like this (see: "expressions" and first point of "other facts"). Also, yay British English usage? 'Tain't Canadianisms.
Ketchup chips make me proud to be Canadian.
Milk comes in bags in Ontario only.
Pogey can also mean an EI(Employment Insurance)Check.
Nobody has said "hoser" since the 80's, at least nobody I know.
Molson is a brewery, not a brand
I'd sooner have a rye'n'coke than a rye'n'ginger
I wipe my mouth with a napkin, not a serviette.
If it has no tub, it's a washroom.
A Nanaimo bar is almost a brownie, with a layer of marzipan(sometimes green) with chocolate icing, can be bought in Nanaimo, B.C. and taste freakin' awesome, though you get a crappy imitation in the stores.
Anyone owning a Muskoka chair deserves to be slapped for being a cottager from Toronto.
I think 5 pin bowling is played in other parts of the world, but that doesn't matter to Yanks because they ARE the centre of the known universe.
Thanksgiving was borrowed from the Yanks as an excuse to have a long weekend.
Lastly, the accent is regional, sometimes even from town to town. Albertans know I'm from Ontario, Northern Ontarians know I'm from the South, and a Newfie sticks out like a sore thumb anywhere off the Rock.
The interweb address says Toronto, but the writer wasn't Canadian.
I apologize for Canada for being so apologetic.
Ha! Just realised the original submitter is from Maine. Now THEY talk funny. Sorry, just kidding.
Ketchup chips, only in Canada? I thought those were a standard. Also, the "Canadian accent" is a provincial thing, not a national thing.
When I travelled through the Western US and Canada some years ago, most Americans thought I was Canadian because I was " polite and well-spoken ". After I got over the initial annoyance, I was quite chuffed and since then have yearned for dual nationality (for other reasons too !).
I felt comfortable and at home in Canada. My first realisation that the US was so very different from the UK was at a supermarket in Seattle on my first day. I had flown in the night before and stayed at a motel close to the airport (having arrived at around midnight local time). The combination of jet lag and the noise from the airport when flights started again meant that I had little sleep, felt awful and was very grumpy.
When I took my goods to the supermarket checkout, the cashier asked " And how are you today, Sir ? ". I thanked her for her interest and told her. To this day I haven't forgotten the open mouth and the shocked look on her face.
" Ooops " I thought, " I'd better head for Canada" - which is what I did.