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Canada NewsWire

September 12, 2003


NEW Canadian words added to the
Collins English Dictionary (6th edition)


TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Among the 5,500 new words added to the 6th
Edition Collins English Dictionary, not all are Bushisms and Britneyfications.
In the realm of definitions, Canadians lay claim to:

- Interac
- rink rats
- the toonie
- canola oil
- dépanneurs
- ghost cars
- the duo-tang (who knew?)
- blue boxes
- the Robertson screw

There are Canadian food references aplenty:

- back bacon
- butter tarts
- beavertails

and, not surprisingly, Canada brings its fair share of boozy buzzwords:

- alcool (allegedly 80 proof)
- mickeys
- two-fours
- twenty-sixers
- icewine

Not all of which, it might be added, are served in beer parlours and beverage rooms - those ubiquitous landmark watering holes in countless small town hotels.

Fortunately, we're not all hosers, and Canada is linguistically
well-represented from "cottage country" to "Comox". "CanLit", quite deservingly, has been officially recognized in the new Collins English Dictionary, along with:

- O Canada
- the Maple Leaf
- Rideau Hall
- Canadarm
- equalization payments
- the Canadian Alliance party
- NAFTA
- External Affairs
- the Auditor General

Such is our national character.

"Keeners" (yes, we invented the word and, no, you won't find it in your
spell-check yet), can access a complete list of Canadian words added to the new dictionary by emailing [email protected]. Email us with a Canadian word NOT presently included in the dictionary (the word must in be common usage and of Canadian origin) and you could win a FREE copy of the new Collins English dictionary 6th Edition.

The Collins English Dictionary 6th Edition (ISBN 0-00-710982-2 standard
$59.95, ISBN 0-00-710983-0 $69.95 thumb-indexed) will be published in Canada on September 13th, 2003.
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I was talking to an American today...I got the whats a chesterfield???
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ghost cars... sure alot of those around here...
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__________________________________________________ _________________

Canada NewsWire

September 12, 2003


NEW Canadian words added to the
Collins English Dictionary (6th edition)


TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Among the 5,500 new words added to the 6th
Edition Collins English Dictionary, not all are Bushisms and Britneyfications.
In the realm of definitions, Canadians lay claim to:

- Interac
- rink rats
- the toonie
- canola oil
- dépanneurs
- ghost cars
- the duo-tang (who knew?)
- blue boxes
- the Robertson screw

There are Canadian food references aplenty:

- back bacon
- butter tarts
- beavertails

and, not surprisingly, Canada brings its fair share of boozy buzzwords:

- alcool (allegedly 80 proof)
- mickeys
- two-fours
- twenty-sixers
- icewine

Not all of which, it might be added, are served in beer parlours and beverage rooms - those ubiquitous landmark watering holes in countless small town hotels.

Fortunately, we're not all hosers, and Canada is linguistically
well-represented from "cottage country" to "Comox". "CanLit", quite deservingly, has been officially recognized in the new Collins English Dictionary, along with:

- O Canada
- the Maple Leaf
- Rideau Hall
- Canadarm
- equalization payments
- the Canadian Alliance party
- NAFTA
- External Affairs
- the Auditor General

Such is our national character.

"Keeners" (yes, we invented the word and, no, you won't find it in your
spell-check yet), can access a complete list of Canadian words added to the new dictionary by emailing [email protected]. Email us with a Canadian word NOT presently included in the dictionary (the word must in be common usage and of Canadian origin) and you could win a FREE copy of the new Collins English dictionary 6th Edition.

The Collins English Dictionary 6th Edition (ISBN 0-00-710982-2 standard
$59.95, ISBN 0-00-710983-0 $69.95 thumb-indexed) will be published in Canada on September 13th, 2003.
What in the heck do all those words mean?!! I need that dictionary.
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So you hang out at Accord forums too? You've got an Accord?
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I vote with Hailey. I don't know that those words mean...Give me a hand, I'm American.
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Oh kay...American girls are COOL..

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Oh kay...American girls are COOL..
and taken...

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