A recent trip to Las Vegas revealed that there are lots of Canadian Slang Words that Americans don’t know the meaning of. I was also surprised playing some online games with people from other countries that Canadians have a ton of local slang words that aren’t well known. Here is a quick list of Canadian Slang Words and their meaning that should get you through any conversation with a Canadian.
Eh? – An add on to the end of sentences meaning do you agree or understand?
The Loonie or Toonie – the one dollar and two dollar coin that replaces their paper counterpart. Responsible for ruining pants pockets for decades but always nice to find in the couch when looking for a remote.
The Toque – why call it a beanie or knitted cap when you can call it a “took”.
Poutine – French fries, cheese and gravy. An important part of any low fat Canadian diet. Don’t knock it until you try it.
Serviette – Looks the same as a napkin doesn’t it?
Pogey – Unemployment check (really cheque) from the government. You work you get laid off you get paid. Let the good times roll.
Two – Four – A case of beer usually overpriced and in the Province of Ontario sold by a government sanctioned illegal foreign owned monopoly known as the beer store.
Double-double – Two sugars and two creams in a coffee. A normal order at Tim Hortons.