That thing you wear on your head during the winter months. What do you call it? How about the colouring tool you used in school? Ask a Canadian and youâll get a response our global counterparts wonât understand. Thatâs because Canadians have a special way of speaking and describing things. We say âehâ and go âoot and abootâ when we have time. The folks who manage the .CA domain name get this. In partnership with them, we list words and phrases that are uniquely Canadian.
KD, Kraft Dinner
Canadians know that if your mum said she was making KD for dinner, you were in for a tasty night. Ask an American if they like KD, however, and they wonât understand what youâre saying. Our friends to the south of us call their version of cheese and noodle bliss Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.
A âcaseâ of beer? Absolutely not, my friend. We call it a two-four because there are 24 bottles in a case. And while weâre on that subject, can you get us one?
A uniquely Canadian dessert: dough hand stretched to resemble a beaverâs tail, and then deep fried. Itâs like a doughnut, but way better.
Youâve got your jeans on, right? Slap a jean jacket on top of whatever shirt youâre wearing and ta-da, youâre rocking a Canadian tux.
Double the cream, double the sugar. Itâs the combo that made Tim Hortons famous. The only thing better than a cup of hot coffee is a free chocolate doughnut to go alongside it (thanks Roll Up The Rim To Win!)
Loonies And Toonies
Our one-dollar coin has a loon on it, hence loonie. Our two-dollar coin is worth two dollars, hence toonie. Creative, eh?
We see your Bloody Mary and raise you a celery salt rim and Clamato juice concoction. Itâs the unofficial mixed drink of Canada.
You can keep your .com, .net, and .org, because a .CA domain stands on guard for thee. We like to think of the .CA as the Canadian flag on your digital backpack. Canadians know when they see a .CA website that it is 100 per cent Canadian and can be trusted.
You need one for winter, and one for spring. Okay also another one for fall. While most Canadians know that a toque is the cap that you wear on your head, thereâs some debate surrounding the spelling of the name. The CBC Style Guide claims that âtuqueâ is the right way to spell it. Itâs a French-Canadian term thatâs probably derived from the Old Spanish word âtoca,â a type of headdress.
Itâs not a pencil, itâs not a crayon, but man, when you have a set of them, colouring gets real.
Our version is much more fun than the mouse. Itâs 375 mL of booze contained in a nice little bottle. Could anything be better?
While others âgo for it,â âdo itâ or âhave a try,â real Canadians âgiveâr.â
It sounds fancy, but really weâre just using a napkin to wipe our faces clean from the Caesar that we just sipped.
Weâre a special breed up here. We look out for one another and wear our Canadian Tuxedos and toques with pride. Show your pride by registering your .CA domain. Whether you're a small business owner, an aspiring entrepreneur, charity storyteller, or just a person with a great idea, a .CA domain name will brand your website as 100 per cent Canadian. Get started today by searching for your .CA domain.