Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Canadian Phrases


Generally, this means a twenty-four case of beer. To use the term in a sentence:
"Hey there, can you head down to the LC and get me a two-four?"


This word is used almost exclusively in the maritime provinces of Canada. It is used to describe a person in the third-perspective. example:

"Buddy down at the store gave me twenty bucks extra change!"


A dollar or dollars of Canadian money. Replaced later by the phrase "Loonie" when the one dollar "Loonie" coins came out (which had a loonie image on them). Then the two dollar coin came out. On that coin is a polar bear. But what did Canadians call them? "Twoonies". Of course.


Used when ordering coffee from Tim Horton's. It's two parts cream mixed with two teaspoons of sugar. You can also use Double-Single, Triple-Triple, Triple-Double, and even Four-Four. 
 example: "Can I get a double-double decaf with twenty timbits?"


Tiny donut rounds (the centers of the donuts) that are cooked and seasoned like big donuts...only smaller and just as shitty for you.


A big Canadian phrase that's not used as much anymore. Back in the 70's and 80's, this catch phrase was used by everyone. The word is like using "Hmmmmm" near the end of a sentence. example: "That's pretty good of Dave to let you use his truck, eh?"


12 ounce bottle of booze, usually hard liquor.


Jamaican rum that's sold in Newfoundland. Highly concentrated in alcohol and very tasty.


Liquor Commission. Where Canadians get their booze from. Unlike the US, where you can buy booze from corner stores, booze has to be purchased through authorized resellers.

Show me where you're too and I'll come where you're at

Another Maritime phrase that makes no sense to me. (I'm from the Prairies).


Someone from Winnipeg or living in Winnipeg. Those who used to live in Winnipeg are still pegger's too.

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