Monday, March 9, 2009
How zit goan eh?......Take off Hoser!!
As many of you know, the G-Man is partial to the word Hoser. I loved The McKenzie Brothers from the old SCTV skits. I think in part because I love Canada. It was a Right of Spring for me and several of my buddies to drive to Northern Ontario each year to go Walleye fishing. I attended Grad School at the University of Windsor. I have probably been to Toronto more than a dozen times. And the "strip clubs" in Canada are known for complete nudity. Back in the day, we used to drive the 60 miles eagerly to attend.."The Windsor Ballet" (Titty Bars). And I love hockey!!!
One of my co-workers is from Canada, and each day we discuss 'Canadianism's'.
So, sit back and enjoy , we will start with the easy ones.
The Rosetta Stone of Canadian/American
EH?..Every sentence uttered in Canada ends with Eh? It's like Huh, or Don't Cha Know.
LOONY..A Canadian One Dollar coin has a Loon on one side.
TOONIE..A Canadian Two Dollar coin.
TWO-FER...(24)..A case of beer
SUITCASE...The same thing as a Two-Fer.
HOMO MILK...Homogonized Milk
BUNNY HUG...Hooded Sweat Shirt
POGEY..Welfare or Unemployment
BUTTER TARTS...Little bits of Heaven..Miniature Pecan Pies. Only made with raisons!!
DEKEY..Favorable or cool.
FBI...Fuckin Big Indian.
FISH POLICE/CRITTER COP...Game Warden
HAD THE BISCUIT..Dead or Broken.
DEAD BIRD IN THE BOX...KFC.
MOLSON MUSCLE...A beer belly
RINK RAT...Zamboni Drivers..(Ice Rink Mainenance)
RUNNERS...Tennis Shoes or Sneakers
POVERTY PACK...A six-pack of beer
SEEIN' THE GOVERNOR...Drinking Rum
SKULLCRAMP...A head ache
TUQUE..Knitted winter hat
ZED...The letter Z
PUCK...A hockey players Girlfriend
THE QUEENS HOTEL...Jail
...Hmmmm. I think I'll resume this lesson another time. There certainly are enough translations for many many posts. Do you know how a person from Toronto spells his country's name?
C eh? N eh? D eh?.....