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Finale Friday 7E/4P
July 1st, 2010
Americans may think they dominate popular culture, but us Canadian are still going strong – we’ve got our own crop of hit shows, hit stars, hit singers….and our own whack lingo just for us peeps north of the 49!
Skip VS. Cut: whatever you want to call missing class, Canadians skip, Americans cut.
Homo VS. Whole: Apparently, we’re one of the only places that calls homogenized milk “homo” milk, making a lot of people raise an eyebrow when looking for “whole” milk, as it’s known most everywhere else
**plus, no one else seems to think getting milk from bag is normal! Whatever – drink milk, love life!
Washroom VS. Restroom: hey, you don’t bathe, and you don’t rest, so all you do is your business, wash up and go!
Chocolate bar VS. Candy Bar: These snacks are a bar, and they are made out of chocolate. Makes sense, right?
Backpack VS. Knapsack: If you want to carry your books, this is how we do it (the States say knapsack – doesn’t exactly roll off your tongue, eh?)
Pop VS. Soda: Ask for Soda in Canada, you might get soda water. Ask for Pop, and you’re in business
Grade 9-12 VS. Freshman, Sophmores, Junior, Senior: To us, its just another grade, for Americans, its all about the labels
College and University VS. College/University: We’ve got diplomas, degrees, and different teaching styles. In America, the terms are pretty much interchangeable.
Plus, who can forget Loonie, Twoonie, two-four (as in, the May 2-4 weekend) and “Eh”.
Stand on guard guys! Happy July 1st!Tweet