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Old 04-13-2012, 05:42 AM
 
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Anybody know of any weird sayings or words that are used where you live? I don't mean like "eh?" or "aboot" either.

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dog wettin' - idling or wasting time in futile pursuits; "f*ckin' the dog" is also used. Figuratively speaking, of course.
dooryard - The exterior area of a home surrounding the most commonly used entryway, typically the driveway area;
downriver - Cardinal point: south.
flat - The term flat is occasionally used to refer to a packaged case of twenty-four canned beer.
two-four - A commercially packaged box of 24 beer bottles.
flog - to pawn or sell.
flush - Toilet;
f*ck-all - Absence, nothingness, devoid of substance; d*ck-all is also used
giv'er - To put extra emphasis into an activity, esp. a physical activity; giv'in'er
jigging - To commit the act of truancy, i.e., to play hookey or skip school;
outback - Cardinal point: east; sometimes referring to the backyard
overcross - Cardinal point: west. Also used to describe any location within the State of Maine;
p*ss-cut - Most often used in the gerundive form "p*ss-cuttin'". The term denotes excessive speed, associated with recklessness or an out-of-control situation;
potlicker - a dog.
upriver - Cardinal point: north.
right- Exceedingly; to a high degree; essentially, "very" or "really"; a common modifier used to emphasize practically anything; "Some" is also used.
rubbers - Wellingtons/rubber boots, short for "gum-rubbers";
unthaw - Constant inverse of "thaw,"
I'm from Carleton County, New Brunswick.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Are you saying that the words you've copied are Canadianisms? Because aside from the two-four, the rest aren't exclusive to Canada.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:29 PM
 
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Are you saying that the words you've copied are Canadianisms? Because aside from the two-four, the rest aren't exclusive to Canada.
No. lol

I was curious about local slang, was all. Those are said in NB. I was wondering about the rest of the country.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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"tickety-boo" meaning "fine and dandy"

Common in the Ottawa Valley - not sure about the rest of Canada or other countries.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:27 PM
 
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"tickety-boo" meaning "fine and dandy"

Common in the Ottawa Valley - not sure about the rest of Canada or other countries.
Does it really? haha

See, that's what I mean. Random odd words that few people would understand. I didn't mean for the thread to start out so harshly.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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I first heard the word 'chesterfield' used for couch or sofa when I lived in Canada. Might not be as popular now but it completely confused me when I first heard it.

Others which I consider mostly unique to Canada: deke, tuque, loonie, toonie, Molson Muscle, Timbits, garburator, pop (for soft drinks/soda), homo milk, mickey (small bottle of booze), pogie, francophone, allophone, anglophone, hydro (for electricity), bunnyhug (hoodie sweater), skidoo, crazy carpet, BC Bud, housecoat, Jesus Murphy.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I would say the province with the most slang is probably Newfoundland. They say "bye" a lot lol.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Canada
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"Skookum" in an adjective for something good or solid in BC. Usually used to describe a nice object, like a boat. It's from old chinook jargon trading language, and other local words from that language that entered local English (I looked this up after I learned about a few of these words from a friend) are "Masi" for thank you which was a loan word from French "Merci" before being adopted to English through Chinook. There's "Iktus" for junk, "Chuck" for water, "Cheechako" for newcomer, and "Muckamuck" for big boss which is the only word I'd heard of before coming to BC. Seems to me the only people who use these Chinook words are from rural BC, Lower Mainlanders don't seem to use them. I also never heard of parking garages being referred to as "Parkades" until I moved out West. I'd actually never encountered the word Parkade before at all.

In Quebec we mostly had loanwords from French we used when speaking English, which were commonly used in place of the normal English words. So Depanneur always replaces corner store, Guichet usually replaces ATM, and people "close" or "open" the light instead of turning it on or off.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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Bunnyhug, in reference to a hooded sweathsirt springs to mind as the eternal Saskatchewanism. That, or s**t disturber - in reference to someone who stirs up, well...
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:21 AM
 
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Has anyone heard the term 'dooryard' before?
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