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10 Things Only People From Canada Say

10 Things Only People From Canada Say


Grab some pop from the dep or a double-double at Tim Hortons

Make that a double-double, please.

Canadians have given us some, um, interesting things to eat (including that heavenly dish poutine) and Bloody Caesars, and they have kindly helped Americans smuggle the popular ‘90s snack Dunkaroos across the border. Although we appreciate our northern neighbors’ contributions to the culinary world, we can’t help but tease them in conversation by throwing in an “eh?” at the end of a sentence or pronouncing “about” as “aboot” (something most Canadians will insist they don’t actually do)

There are words and phrases that you’ll most likely hear only in Canada. Pronunciations may vary depending on region, but these words and phrases are unique to the country. Since French is one of the two official languages of Canada (you’re reading in the other one), some words have a notable French influence. For instance, the word tuque comes from the French toque, meaning “cap” or “bonnet,” but is now often used in Canada to mean a knit beanie.

Here are 10 things only people from Canada say:


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


Only in Canada – The 9 Most Canadian Things, eh?

Canada is Canada. And oh so Canada, eh? My favourite TV show &ldquoHow I Met Your Mother&rdquo is often making fun of Canadian. And to be honest I didn&rsquot believe that Canada would be like this. But it is. It is very Canadian. And here are the 9 most Canadian things I&rsquove seen on my trip to Canada&hellip

1. Hockey/Lacrosse

I haven&rsquot seen one Hockey or Lacrosse player, but this hotel policy says it all. And yes, it&rsquos there to make sure the hotel room doesn&rsquot get destroyed.

2. Politeness

How do you know someone is Canadian? He will apologize if YOU barge into him. Yes, Canadians are incredibly polite and nice. And that&rsquos why they ask you in a very friendly way not to pollute their shop window with graffiti. Please.

3. Poutine

Yes, it looks as if it was already eaten once and it is Canada&rsquos national dish: Poutine. Fries with gravy and cheese curds. Tastes best at 3 am.

4. Tim Hortons

Every single Canadian told me that there are better places than Tim Hortons, and then again, every single Canadian told me I haven&rsquot been to Canada if I haven&rsquot been to Tim Hortons.

5. The weather

You can&rsquot prepare for the Canadian weather. But hey, they sell everything you&rsquoll need over there. Even fancy rubber boots like these.

6. The fog

Although the Canadian weather isn&rsquot for everyone, one thing is sure: Canada looks unbelievable beautiful in the fog. And if something looks good in the fog this does mean something.

7. Cities underneath cities

In Canada it can be super extreme cold, no wonder you&rsquoll find whole cities underneath the &ldquoreal&rdquo cities. When it&rsquos cold and windy upstairs you can go downstairs. Easy as this.

8. Via Rail&rsquos music concept

When travelling Canada with VIA Rail you probably will enjoy one or another concert on board. VIA Rail gives away free tickets for musicians who then have to play on board. Clever, eh?

9. The flag

Well, this is pretty self-explaining. Maple leaf = Canada = Maple = Canada = Maple leaf = Canada&hellip And you&rsquoll see this everywhere!

More funny Canadian things you&rsquoll find here.

What&rsquos the most Canadian thing you&rsquove ever experienced? Any other funny Canadian things you want to add?

Disclaimer: I was invited on my trip to Canada by the Canadian Tourism Comission


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