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“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

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#102 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
<quoted text>Once you encounter that, there's no going back. You'll see it, you'll see it all the time, and then,, you'll try it, and then you're hooked. THEN you can't stop seeing it, you can't stop eating it, and ....((sigh)) welcome to the Canadian way of living. Once you do Canada, nothing compares! I'm sorry
I can't do Canada. I don't have a passport.

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#103 Nov 15, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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I can't do Canada. I don't have a passport.
You don't need to be in Canada, to act like one!

Snobbery, start with that. Stick your nose up at any fast food chain that's not Wendy's, and start calling your doughnut holes Tim Bits. Ask for coffee by asking for a 'double, double'. Like Hockey, but know our national sport is lacrosse, and make sure you shout that at any opportunity you get. Implement 'eh' after every question, and every statement, BUT know in what tone to use it in. I'll supply a link for you in a second.

Let's Canadian you up!

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#104 Nov 15, 2013
Type of eh Sample sentence

1. Statements of opinion - Nice day, eh?
2. Statements of fact - It goes over here, eh?
3. Commands -Open the window, eh? Think about it, eh?
4. Exclamations -What a game, eh?
5. Questions-What are they trying to do, eh?
6. To mean 'pardon' Eh? What did you say?
7. In fixed expressions Thanks, eh? I know, eh?
8. Insults - You're a real snob, eh?
9. Accusations -You took the last piece, eh?
10. Telling a story -This guy is up on the 27th floor, eh? and then he gets out on the ledge, eh?

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#105 Nov 15, 2013
A lot of reading I know eh?
but well worth it, if you're serious!

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#106 Nov 15, 2013
Become familiar with following general terms:

Loonie - A common word for the Canadian one-dollar coin.

Toonie - A common word for the Canadian two-dollar coin, pronounced "too-nee."

Kerfuffle - Similar to brouhaha; a chaotic situation which is usually negative in nature; a loud or heated dispute.

Homo Milk - A commoner's slang for homogenized whole milk; 3% milk.
Beauty - An expression used to refer to something done well or someone who is exceptional.

Double-Double - Said when ordering a coffee; indicating two creams and two sugars.
Timmy's or Tim's or Timmy Ho's or Up the Horton's - Slang for Tim Horton's, a chain of doughnut and coffee shops named after a famous hockey player.

Brutal- Something excessively harsh or unfair. ex. "Oh man, that fall was brutal."

Serviette - A paper napkin. Not slang, simply 'napkin' in French.
Gorp - Trail mix, taken on hiking/camping trips. May include assorted nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit,

Smarties or other candies.(used at least in BC)
Eh -(pronounced "ey", as in "hey" or "hay") A suffix some Canadians add to the ends of sentences, to ask for a response of agreement or disagreement, similar in meaning to "don't you think" or "right?"(Similar to the word "Huh?" Used in the states.)(eg. "Looks like a storm comin' in, eh?"). It is a way of being polite - to ensure that the other people in the conversation are feeling included. It is also sometimes used with "I know," as in, "Wow, the Calgary Flames really kicked butt tonight!" -"I know, eh?"
Two-Four - A blue-collar term for a case of twenty-four beers.
Fifty and Cinquante - Labatt 50, a Canadian brand of beer. Cinquante is fifty in French. This term is limited to frequent beer drinkers. Canadians who don't drink beer frequently would not know this "term" at all.
Mickey - A flask-sized bottle of hard liquor.
Toque -(pronounced "tuke," like Luke) A knit cap usually worn in winter. Known as a Ski Cap in the USA.
Toboggan - A long, typically wooden, sled, used in winter recreation, to carry one or more people down a snow-covered hill.
Klick- A slang term for "kilometer".
Hydro- A reference to electricity, not water.

Peameal or Back bacon - Bacon obtained from the flesh of the back of a pig, rather than the more common side bacon. Referred to by Americans as 'Canadian Bacon'.
The States - The United States of America is often referred to as "the States," except in writing, when it becomes "the US."
Washroom - Refers to a place where one would find the toilet, sink, and bath tub.

Pop - Many Canadians use the term "pop" to describe sweet, carbonated beverages.(Soda in the states.)
Rattled - When someone is embarrassed or angry. A term hardly unique to Canada.
Snake - Someone who is unkind or does something in the interest of themselves. Portraying snake like qualities.
Chinook -(Pronounced "shinook" in some areas) A warm, dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies across Alberta and the prairies. Chinooks can cause the temperature to rise by 20F to 40F within 15 minutes.

Poutine -(pronounced poo-TIN) French fries served with cheese curds, and covered in gravy.(Awesome delicious heart attack in a bowl. You aren't Canadian until you've played some hockey and stopped for some poutine and beer.)

Sook or sookie - Oftens means a weak, self-pitying person; a person who won't go along, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser. Can also be a term of endearment for pets or children who are extremely affectionate.(Newfie term not used in rest of Canada unless used by Newfies.)

Pencil Crayon - a coloured pencil

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#107 Nov 15, 2013
oops! Never mind, no one is THAT serious about us. So please ignore above statement. It's too much to handle. Carry on

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#108 Nov 15, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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I can't do Canada. I don't have a passport.
The hunting here is the best though, thought you might be interested in that!(I don't hunt, I'm too scared to, but hey..)

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

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#109 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
<quoted text>The hunting here is the best though, thought you might be interested in that!(I don't hunt, I'm too scared to, but hey..)
Firstly, thanks for all the help in the posts from #103 or so. That's quite the effort and is appreciated.

Nah, I don't hunt either. The fishing is pretty good up there too. I've had buddies and extended family go on fishing treks in Canada and come back all awash in satisfaction for the experience.

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#110 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
Type of eh Sample sentence
1. Statements of opinion - Nice day, eh?
2. Statements of fact - It goes over here, eh?
3. Commands -Open the window, eh? Think about it, eh?
4. Exclamations -What a game, eh?
5. Questions-What are they trying to do, eh?
6. To mean 'pardon' Eh? What did you say?
7. In fixed expressions Thanks, eh? I know, eh?
8. Insults - You're a real snob, eh?
9. Accusations -You took the last piece, eh?
10. Telling a story -This guy is up on the 27th floor, eh? and then he gets out on the ledge, eh?
Oh, I have the 'eh' down fairly well. Had an acquaintance from Sault Ste. Marie, MI and 2 more from Wisconsin and Minnesota background -- all using 'eh' routinely.

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Since: Nov 09

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#111 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
Become familiar with following general terms:
Loonie - A common word for the Canadian one-dollar coin.
Toonie - A common word for the Canadian two-dollar coin, pronounced "too-nee."
Kerfuffle - Similar to brouhaha; a chaotic situation which is usually negative in nature; a loud or heated dispute.
Homo Milk - A commoner's slang for homogenized whole milk; 3% milk.
Beauty - An expression used to refer to something done well or someone who is exceptional.
Double-Double - Said when ordering a coffee; indicating two creams and two sugars.
Timmy's or Tim's or Timmy Ho's or Up the Horton's - Slang for Tim Horton's, a chain of doughnut and coffee shops named after a famous hockey player.
Brutal- Something excessively harsh or unfair. ex. "Oh man, that fall was brutal."
Serviette - A paper napkin. Not slang, simply 'napkin' in French.
Gorp - Trail mix, taken on hiking/camping trips. May include assorted nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit,
Smarties or other candies.(used at least in BC)
Eh -(pronounced "ey", as in "hey" or "hay") A suffix some Canadians add to the ends of sentences, to ask for a response of agreement or disagreement, similar in meaning to "don't you think" or "right?"(Similar to the word "Huh?" Used in the states.)(eg. "Looks like a storm comin' in, eh?"). It is a way of being polite - to ensure that the other people in the conversation are feeling included. It is also sometimes used with "I know," as in, "Wow, the Calgary Flames really kicked butt tonight!" -"I know, eh?"
Two-Four - A blue-collar term for a case of twenty-four beers.
Fifty and Cinquante - Labatt 50, a Canadian brand of beer. Cinquante is fifty in French. This term is limited to frequent beer drinkers. Canadians who don't drink beer frequently would not know this "term" at all.
Mickey - A flask-sized bottle of hard liquor.
Toque -(pronounced "tuke," like Luke) A knit cap usually worn in winter. Known as a Ski Cap in the USA.
Toboggan - A long, typically wooden, sled, used in winter recreation, to carry one or more people down a snow-covered hill.
Klick- A slang term for "kilometer".
Hydro- A reference to electricity, not water.
Peameal or Back bacon - Bacon obtained from the flesh of the back of a pig, rather than the more common side bacon. Referred to by Americans as 'Canadian Bacon'.
The States - The United States of America is often referred to as "the States," except in writing, when it becomes "the US."
Washroom - Refers to a place where one would find the toilet, sink, and bath tub.
Pop - Many Canadians use the term "pop" to describe sweet, carbonated beverages.(Soda in the states.)
Rattled - When someone is embarrassed or angry. A term hardly unique to Canada.
Snake - Someone who is unkind or does something in the interest of themselves. Portraying snake like qualities.
Chinook -(Pronounced "shinook" in some areas) A warm, dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies across Alberta and the prairies. Chinooks can cause the temperature to rise by 20F to 40F within 15 minutes.
Poutine -(pronounced poo-TIN) French fries served with cheese curds, and covered in gravy.(Awesome delicious heart attack in a bowl. You aren't Canadian until you've played some hockey and stopped for some poutine and beer.)
Sook or sookie - Oftens means a weak, self-pitying person; a person who won't go along, especially out of spite; a crybaby or sore loser. Can also be a term of endearment for pets or children who are extremely affectionate.(Newfie term not used in rest of Canada unless used by Newfies.)
Pencil Crayon - a coloured pencil
We have common understanding for context of tobaggon, pop [in some U.S. areas], rattled, and snake. Chinook is a type of salmon.

I've had Labatt, Molson, and Moosehead; listed in preference order. The latter two seemed like 'skunk beer' to me.

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#112 Nov 15, 2013
So, do you Canadians use the perjorative "hoser"?

Or was that just from the imagination of the writing staff of SCTV/Toronto [The MacKenzie Brothers of the Great White North]?

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#113 Nov 15, 2013
Deer Whisperer wrote:
So, do you Canadians use the perjorative "hoser"?
Or was that just from the imagination of the writing staff of SCTV/Toronto [The MacKenzie Brothers of the Great White North]?
Canadians went through a 'hoser' phase. Yup, we did. I loved the Great White North. The MacKenzie Brother's were awesome!

Why to this day you can and will be called a hoser. So be careful, that's some harsh stuff.

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#114 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
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Canadians went through a 'hoser' phase. Yup, we did. I loved the Great White North. The MacKenzie Brother's were awesome!
Why to this day you can and will be called a hoser. So be careful, that's some harsh stuff.
OH and hey! I like Canadian bacon. With an egg on English muffin, it can be a gourmet nosh in bistros and Starbucks.

Or we can get an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's.

Is "hoser" meaner than "Canuck"?

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#115 Nov 15, 2013
R C Honey wrote:
Become familiar with following general terms:
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Toque -(pronounced "tuke," like Luke) A knit cap usually worn in winter. Known as a Ski Cap in the USA.

</Snip snip>
I thought this was a knit cylinder that's quite versatile.

Fold in in half and pull down over your face to the neck, it's like a scarf.

Donned as a scarf, pull the front half over the face to make an quickie ski mask.

Wear over the top of the head as a hat with with a vent.

Pull down over the eyes to act as a blindfold when riding the ski lift with a polar bear.

Polar bears only attack on ski lifts if they know you can see them, right?

or is that just a Canoodlian ruse to play on naive Southern North Americans?

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