Results for - Canadian Eh!

1,894 voters participated in this survey

Going down to Florida this Saturday, and have to remember when I order my coffee, not to ask for a double double. Last time I ordered that I got two coffees! I joke, but there are some funny little difference between the way we talk. In an effort to bring us all much closer together, I thought I'd create this survey! Have fun!!

Americans, if you were visiting Canada, and your host asked to borrow a loonie so they could grab a double double before they go buy a two-four, would you have a clue as to what they were talking about? Well, us Canadians, in addition to having a reputation for being super polite and wearing shorts in the winter when the temperature rises to above 10 degrees (that's about 50 degrees for you Americans) have our own secret language. How many of these Canadian expressions or words do you know?

1. Americans, if you were visiting Canada, and your host asked to borrow a loonie so they could grab a double double before they go buy a two-four, would you have a clue as to what they were talking about? Well, us Canadians, in addition to having a reputation for being super polite and wearing shorts in the winter when the temperature rises to above 10 degrees (that's about 50 degrees for you Americans) have our own secret language. How many of these Canadian expressions or words do you know?

Double-double -- coffee with two sugars and two creams (yes we also have triple triple)
19%
369 votes
Loonie -- that's our one dollar coin -- the two dollar coin is called a Toonie
25%
479 votes
Two-four -- case of 24 beers
15%
286 votes
Mickey -- a smaller bottle of vodka, rum, etc. (the kind you can slip in your back pocket)
16%
299 votes
Toque -- a hat for winter (no brim)
18%
335 votes
Klick -- kilometer
17%
324 votes
I'm Canadian so I know them all
24%
459 votes
Not Canadian but I know them all
3%
50 votes
None
42%
798 votes
Here's a few more you may not be familiar with--yes, more of our secret Canadian language...

2. Here's a few more you may not be familiar with--yes, more of our secret Canadian language...

All-dressed -- means the works on burgers, hot dogs, etc.
16%
304 votes
Pop -- soft drink
47%
889 votes
Beavertail --a pastry (shown above)
11%
201 votes
Serviette -- napkin
19%
366 votes
Knapsack -- backpack
38%
720 votes
Toboggan -- like a sled
43%
815 votes
Canadian, so know them all
24%
447 votes
Not Canadian, but know them all
3%
50 votes
None
23%
434 votes

3. Hopefully you do realize that this survey is all just for fun! Here in Canada, we really do speak English--or French--but we do have some strange language idiosyncrasies. How many of these do you know about?

We spell words like colour and flavour with a 'u' as the British do
28%
530 votes
Canadians use the British spellings defence and offence with a 'c'
18%
338 votes
We also spell the words centre or theatre with a 're"
25%
469 votes
Knew all of these
34%
641 votes
None
39%
745 votes

4. Do you think you would need a Canadian--American dictionary if you came to visit Canada?

That would sure help!
14%
264 votes
I think I could get by
28%
521 votes
Have been and it all made sense
8%
156 votes
Have been and could not understand what they were talking about!
2%
43 votes
N/A
33%
634 votes
Eh???
15%
276 votes
02/13/2016 Trivia 1894 45 By: Harriet56

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