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Old 09-15-2003, 10:08 PM   #11
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Old 09-15-2003, 10:16 PM   #12
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Here we go

- Interac -The ability to pay with any typical bank card issued for a major charter bank
- rink rats - hockey dads...lol, I guess
- the toonie - 2 dollar coin...very cool
- canola oil - Corn based cooking oil, low in fats and better for you
- dépanneurs - Yah...ok?
- ghost cars - My car passing your *** at night
- the duo-tang (who knew?) - 3 ring folders, good for school projects
- blue boxes - recycle bins for glass, plastics and cartons
- the Robertson screw - I dont even want to take a stab at that

There are Canadian food references aplenty:

- back bacon - Thick *** slices of pigs bum...great stuff for camping
- butter tarts - mmm, just try em
- beavertails - I posted a pic of a sign from my camping trip of a trading house that sold beavertails...and I was afraid

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

- alcool (allegedly 80 proof) -our beers
- mickeys - small sized alcool containers pefect for mackinaw coats
- two-fours - beer case, now in 28'*
- twenty-sixers - see above
- icewine - oh ya, grapes collected after the first freeze, such a sensual drink, guaranteed to end in some kinda lovin

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 - Our anthem (*which some of you boo for some reason..not nice )
- the Maple Leaf - Our national flag
- Rideau Hall - Gov't buidling and the Rideau Centre is a mall in Ottawa (wheres that )
- Canadarm - that mechanical arm that makes space walks a possibility
- equalization payments - figure it out..
- the Canadian Alliance party - Used to be the Reform. popular in the West
- NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
- External Affairs - Looking out for CDN'* around the globe
- the Auditor General - Tax man

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Old 09-15-2003, 10:38 PM   #13
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Here we go

- Interac -The ability to pay with any typical bank card issued for a major charter bank
- rink rats - hockey dads...lol, I guess
- the toonie - 2 dollar coin...very cool
- canola oil - Corn based cooking oil, low in fats and better for you
- dépanneurs - Yah...ok?
- ghost cars - My car passing your *** at night
- the duo-tang (who knew?) - 3 ring folders, good for school projects
- blue boxes - recycle bins for glass, plastics and cartons
- the Robertson screw - I dont even want to take a stab at that

There are Canadian food references aplenty:

- back bacon - Thick *** slices of pigs bum...great stuff for camping
- butter tarts - mmm, just try em
- beavertails - I posted a pic of a sign from my camping trip of a trading house that sold beavertails...and I was afraid

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

- alcool (allegedly 80 proof) -our beers
- mickeys - small sized alcool containers pefect for mackinaw coats
- two-fours - beer case, now in 28'*
- twenty-sixers - see above
- icewine - oh ya, grapes collected after the first freeze, such a sensual drink, guaranteed to end in some kinda lovin

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 - Our anthem (*which some of you boo for some reason..not nice )
- the Maple Leaf - Our national flag
- Rideau Hall - Gov't buidling and the Rideau Centre is a mall in Ottawa (wheres that )
- Canadarm - that mechanical arm that makes space walks a possibility
- equalization payments - figure it out..
- the Canadian Alliance party - Used to be the Reform. popular in the West
- NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement
- External Affairs - Looking out for CDN'* around the globe
- the Auditor General - Tax man

Class dismissed

dépanneurs - Corner store/grocery store in Quebec
the Robertson screw - also know as a square head screw.
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DAMN RIGHT

Nice post Al

ohhh ya,...
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DAMN RIGHT

Nice post Al

ohhh ya,...
I second that, He!! Yeah!

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Corrections, eh.

Ghost car - Police cars disguised as regular cars to catch the unsuspecting.
Alcool - an odorless, tasteless 40% grain alcohol - great for mixing with fruit drinks at parties.
...don't forget Screech - sold in the Maritimes and it is 100 proof or 50% alcohol.
Rink Rats - are the little kids who infest the hockey rinks (as in rug rats)

Oh come on now, Back Bacon doesn't come from a pigs *** ! It is a very lean bacon, no fat, and is sold in a large chunk that you slice as thick as you wish. It is cut from near the back hind quarter before the *** next to the normal tummy bacon. mmmmm good.

Beavertails are a dessert made with sugar coated deep fried dough in the shape of a beaver tail. mmmmm good

Don't forget the Loonie - a one dollar coin.

.....and yes square holed Robertson screws are way better than star holed Philips screws......they carry a Canadian patent so you won't find them in the US. Torx beat them both though.
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See..we even band together to make sense of the madness
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Do I have to say it again? Canadidians are wierd!
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89BonnieSE89, Ever heard of "ScooterPooten?
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