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Old 04-17-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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Anyone who was the victim of a hoser was described as having been "hosed" by the hoser. The term "s/he got hosed" is still commonly used here by older people who know that it means somebody was victimized by a dishonest person.

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Popping in to say Boomers in Southern California use that term. Same connotation.

(Fascinating thread, BTW.)
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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if they're what i think they are, they're called rocky mountain oysters in the states.

I still won't be eating them!
lololol!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:41 AM
 
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That's it. Where have you heard it used?
I was reading Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, and I came upon the section "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd". That encouraged me to look up the word.

It's a very sad and mournful passage, but worth reading if you like Whitman.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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I don't know about the rest of Canada, but in Ontario if you call someone a "goof" it means you better be ready to put your fists up (moreso among lower social classes). My parents also used "chesterfield" to describe a couch and "ottoman" or "hassack" to describe a foot rest.

As for Newfie slang, they practically have their own language. I have been to the Rock several times with Newfie friends and some of the slang they use:

painter - the rope tied to the bow of a boat
flanker - a spark from a campfire
miller - a moth
nish (as in "I'm nish") - soft, not used to cold. "You're nish since moving to Ontario!"
*****'s egg - a sea urchin
"pour'n'sure" (as in "it's pour'n'sure") - it's raining really hard
where's it to? - where is it?
deep fridge - chest freezer

My newfie friend also says "it's a storm of wind" to mean it is really windy out.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:17 AM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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I don't know about the rest of Canada, but in Ontario if you call someone a "goof" it means you better be ready to put your fists up (moreso among lower social classes).
Here too, and here it makes no difference who you are or what your social class is. Call someone a goof and then prepare to defend yourself against getting beaten to a pulp.

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Old 05-04-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Montreal QC
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yep, I have enountered this one in rural northern BC.
How about 'ass over teakettle' (tumble forward and fall) 'sleep in' (instead of sleep late or oversleep) 'hockey hair' (mullet) and 'chocolate bar' (as opposed to the US 'candy bar')

Also, as an aside, the little round candies we call Rockets are called Smarties in the States.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Out West
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A couple of others.

sh!ts and giggles
give you a shout (phone call)
Nippigon Nylons (work socks)
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