26 Everyday Things That Are Called Something Else In Canada

Take off your runners, slip on your housecoat, and read this list. H/T: What’s Different In Canada.

1. Non-Dairy Creamer = Coffee Whitener

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2. A Suck-Up, a Brown-Noser, or a Teacher’s Pet = a Keener, an Eager Beaver, or a Keen Bean

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3. Powdered Sugar = Icing Sugar

4. Sneakers or Running Shoes = Runners

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5. Toy Cars (or Hot Wheels) = Dinky Cars

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6. TV Remote = Converter

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Although, only a handful of Canadians still call it that today.

7. Kraft Macaroni and Cheese = Kraft Dinner or K.D.

8. Silverware = Cutlery (in Canada, silverware literally signifies utensils made of silver)

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9. Kickball = Soccer Baseball

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10. Parking Garage = Parkade

11. Bathrobe = Housecoat

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12. 375ml of Liquor = a Mickey

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13. Take a Test = Write a Test

14. Beanie or a Knit Hat = Toque (rhymes with fluke)

15. Colored Pencils = Pencil Crayons

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16. “Pajamas” = “Pyjamas”

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17. American Cheese = Processed Cheese

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18. Bathroom = Washroom

 

19. In Saskatchewan, a Hooded Sweatshirt = a Bunnyhug

20. Electric Bill = Hydro Bill

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21. Whole Wheat Toast = Brown Toast

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22. Garbage Disposal = Garburator

23. 24-pack = Two-Four

24. Poster Board = Bristol Board

25. Grades = Marks

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26. Rubber Bands = Elastics

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“[elastics] man
Like a one-man band”

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