Funny Things that Cdns say/do at Disney that make Americans go 'huh?'

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  1. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Magic, mayhem and shenanigans ahoy.

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    While I don't think I say aboot I am pretty big on eh and most of my friends are hosers. Bob and Doug are my heros - I am the Canadian stereotype. And proud of it!
     
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  2. Uncranky Donald

    Uncranky Donald Everything is Temporary!

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    LOL, I just noticed where this was quoted from...what else would I call the space behind my house??!!:rotfl: I too have a backyard:thumbsup2
     
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  4. iZon

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    I asked my American friends (who work at Disney) while we were eating at EPCOT if they needed any serviettes. They had no idea what that meant. Also tried explaining milk in bags to them.
     
  5. Cdn Gal

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    wow! Thank you for the explanation of American Cheese! Who knew?? :confused3
     
  6. Cdn Gal

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    lol ;)
     
  7. Cdn Gal

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    We also say 'decks' and more and more American's say 'Lanai,' which is basically the same thing except in Hawaiian.
     
  8. EastYorkDisneyFan

    EastYorkDisneyFan DIS Veteran

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    When someone says Lani I always picture a screened in patio rather then a deck.
     
  9. abeautybutafunnygirl

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    More of an accent thing, but I had a lot of trouble when I was working at WDW last summer with the word 'bag'. Was a lot of confusion when asking a guest to take off her backpack and put it on the floor of a ride. I guess we say it more as "b-eh-g"? Americans tend to have a longer a (B-aaaah-g).
    Other than that, I liked keener, runners, and give'r.
     
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  10. SaraMc

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    I usually take one trip a year with some american friends. They have got used to some of the terms and laugh at me and how I say "Out".
    Words that they have gone. wait a minute, your speaking Canadian at me have been:

    Pogo Sticks ( the food, they call them corn dogs)
    Washroom
    how many times I say sorry
     
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  11. EastYorkDisneyFan

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    I still remember the first time I was in WDW sol I had come out of DAK for the day and I was stopping at the gift shop just outside the park on my way to the bus station as I replied when I saw it that I had forgotten sun screen. It was in February the CM at the shop had on a winter jacket and I just had on a hoodie and a tshirt, I still had pants ion as I had only been there for a little bit after getting off my flight and didn't have my bags when i went out to the park. Anyway the commented about me being cold and then when i told them what temperature it was back home then they said "yeah that would be cold."
     
  12. Donald - my hero

    Donald - my hero <font color=blue>Aww yes. The dreaded "mouse hand"

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    This past trip we flew down a day early to miss a freezing rain storm ... "what kind of storm is that??"
     
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    A few years ago I crossed the border into Detroit, Mi. The customs officer on the US side asked me to tell him what my license plate was. At the time it had a Z in it, which I pronounced "Zed". The customs officer immediately said "Why is it Zed, not Zee?" and proceeded to spend the next 10 minutes grilling me about the Canadian alphabet. After a while I was just thinking "I don't know, just please let me go!". Not a good way to start a day, but makes for a good story!
     
  14. BearInWoods

    BearInWoods Earning My Ears

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    haha, it's processed cheese (aka. kraft single).
     
  15. DisneyHereWeComeAgain

    DisneyHereWeComeAgain Earning My Ears

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    We got strange looks and a few comments of you must be Canadian for wearing shorts and flip flops in January on one trip a few years ago.
     
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  16. Micharlotte

    Micharlotte Earning My Ears

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    I think we live in the same city! Only people from here know that one.
     
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  17. gryffindors

    gryffindors goof of the week

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    I've been chuckling all the way through this thread (and am very happy to see some fellow East Coasters/East Coast-isms) :upsidedow
     
  18. sk8jdgca

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    You can get unsweetened ice tea at Starbucks in Canada, you just have to ask for no sweetener. Davids tea has it also.
     
  19. Jenna5

    Jenna5 Earning My Ears

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    Z = Zed I still laugh when I think of the time when my friend (an East Coast American) asked me why we say 'Zed'...and my other friend, a Canadian, jumped in and said, "No, dear. Why do YOU say zee?"

    Or this classic:
    American friend: "We should be like Canada, and just be one state"
    Me: "There is so much wrong with that sentence that I don't know where to begin. One, we are not 'states' but provinces and territories..."
    American friend (
    interrupts): "Yeah, that confuses me!"
    Me: "That is such an American thing to say."
     
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  20. TFC_UNTIL_I_DIE

    TFC_UNTIL_I_DIE Earning My Ears

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    When I left Nova Scotia for Toronto 15 years ago I always got ribbed for calling bags 'Sobeys Bags'. Also - in Ontario they call turnips 'Rutabegas' which I had never heard of before (cause we eat a lot of turnip down east). And they never believed me that the peanut came on top of Squirrel Peanut Butter, not Skippy like in Ontario. Deep fried pepperoni is just a mystery here (in fact there is no good pepperoni culture up here) and one can't explain what a Donair is....they have these Gyro things.... And a 24 is a case, while a case is....I don't even know. They don't know what dulse is (and might swallow it if introduced). And scallops....these are a giant mystery..... Funny regional differences


    Oh one other thing - people out west call Ontario 'Eastern Canada' but Maritimers and Newfoundlanders never think of Ontario as 'east'. Ontario refers to 'Atlantic Canadians' but we never call ourselves that...just the area. We're Maritimer's with our crazy cousins the Newfoundlanders across the strait :)
     
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  21. bgula

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    I'm from Ontario and I used to eat turnips. If you asked me what a rutabega was, I'd have no clue.
    Maybe you should explain what a "dulse" and a "donair" is for those that don't know. Not sure what you mean by "gyro things" as well...
     
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