Sometimes people around the world don't realize Canada has its own distinct culture and our own way of doing things.
Case in point: our language. So when user u/DoggyLover75wastaken recently asked: "what are some words that are only used in Canada? I just found out Americans don’t say duotang or elastic" my mind was blown. So I did a deep dive to find out which words are different south of the border!
1. "I'm pretty sure only Canadians call them 'pencil crayons'."
3. "Weedwacker. I only discovered this because I dated a girl in the states for a few years and she laughed at me for calling it that, proclaiming it’s called a 'Weed eater'. We then subsequently laughed at each other."
4. "I didn't crash my car in the ditch, I PUT 'ER IN THE RHUBARB."
5. "Unless they are hockey fans, if you say you made a 'deke' or deked someone out, the average non-Canadian will have no idea what you are on about."
"I threatened to Jersey an American friend once (all in good fun) and he thought I meant kill him (like the mobsters from New Jersey) lol"
7. "Dont ask for Homo milk in the states, they call it whole milk."
9. "I'm pissed, meaning I'm drunk not angry."
10. "Smarties are candy coated chocolate and Rockets are cylindrical shaped compressed sugar candy stacks. Americans got these all messed up."
14. "Parkade. Surprisingly that one is almost never used outside Canada. (I've only seen it once outside of Canada and it was in Bellingham, a border town that Vancouver folks invade every weekend.)"
16. "Americans: freshman, sophomore, senior prom. Canadians: grade 10, 11, 12 grad."
18. "Serviette for napkin."
20. "Washroom, got some funny looks when I asked for the washroom and lots of 'dOnT yOu MeAn tHe BatHRoOm.'"
23. And finally: "I’ve recently learned “shit disturber” is mostly a Canadian thing."
Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.