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Old 04-09-2009, 09:31 PM
 
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Canada - US translation (including "about")
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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"It's been said that Canadians are simply disarmed Americans with health care. "
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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hmm a lot of those things I never heard of!
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:40 PM
 
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I would say maybe three-four things I haven't heard of, but the rest is pretty accurate.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Nova Scotia
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really? where in Canada are you from?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Nova Scotia. Did you scroll al the way down?
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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I see you are from Nova Scotia, too. Hi! I lived on the West Coast for a while so maybe all these Canadianisms seem familiar to me but I don't know where I picked them.
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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hmm a lot of those things I never heard of!
May be a generational thing and/or a regional thing?

I only heard chesterfield when I lived in Ontario, so maybe it's an Ontario or Eastern Canada expression.

Pogey's perhaps an old-fashioned term but I still heard that term here and there. Welfare was more common.

Molson Muscle - yup. Very common. Great term!

Hoser - yes, Bob & Doug anyone? Coo roo coo coo coo coo coo coo! (Or are they not PC anymore? )

Mickey - haven't heard that in Australia at all. Being a teenager in Canada, we were all familiar with mickeys

The only one I didn't hear of was two-four. It was always a case of beer when I lived there. Here it's a slab.

Hydro - which was our electricity or electricity bills. Given that it likely all came from hydro-electric power. You say that anywhere else, people wouldn't know what you were talking about.

Anglophone, Francophone is unique to Canada too.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Iowa, Heartland of Murica
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I heard "brown bread" when I ordered a sandwich at Tim Hortons. It sounded strange but it took me a few seconds to understand what she meant
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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Okay does anyone else do this?
I'm young (16) and think of air temperature in celsius, but water temperature in fahrenheit. It's weird....maybe because both my grandparents have pools and that's how they refer to it?
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