Did you know All-Dressed chips are uniquely Canadian? The name comes from the French “tout-garnie.”
It’s one of the almost 5000 entries in the Dictionary of Canadianisms from a professor of linguistics at UBC.
“Loonie” is obvious and if you say “toque” in other countries they won’t know what you’re talking about, but apparently “Bed & Breakfast” is Canadian (although Airbnb is doing a good job of spreading it around.)
I remember my mom calling our couch a “chesterfield.” It was mustard yellow/floral print.
A “Garburator” is only in Canada? They have other names for the garbage disposal in your sink in other countries, like “Insinkerator”
Hockey lingo makes sense – “stickhandle” or “deke” are Canadian, but a “tote” or “Tote bag?” Only in Canada.
What else should be in the Dictionary of Canadianisms?