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15 Beautiful Canadian Words Americans Should Adopt Right Now

Don't forget your gitch and shit-kickers.

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Let's all be real for a second and admit that "panties" is officially the worst word to ever exist. "Gitch" is a much better option. It sounds strangely enticing without being gross.

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Yeah, yeah. We know. Only some parts of Canada have bagged milk, but what's really important here is that all of Canada has access to "Homo Milk." It's abbreviated from "homogenized," not "homosexual" so don't get your gitches in a knot.

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"Eavestroughs" sounds so much better than "gutter." It makes something that collects rotting leaves sound like something out of a fairytale. I mean, "gutter" is so harsh-sounding. Why you gotta be so abrasive, America? Try using "eavestroughs" instead. It'll take you 13 tries to spell it right but it's worth it.

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"Hoser" is essentially the word for "idiot," but if you decide to use it, you must exercise caution. Hoser is not to be mistaken with Hozier. That's a musician. And he doesn't really seem like a hoser.

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There's nothing quite like sliding a "fuckin' eh" into a conversation. It's more than its American counterparts. Sure, "right on" is an option but we're not at the beach here, dude. And "hell ya" is great but it lacks a certain something. And that something is the word "fuckin'."

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There are parties and fights and then there's "gongshows." It's a completely separate category of craziness. You'll know if an event is turning into a gongshow if you look at your bud and both of your eyes get wide with pure fear and excitement.

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"Shit disturber" is a special word (or actually, maybe it's an official title) reserved for that kid from your elementary school who threw snowballs at passing cars. You're the worst, Kevin.

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The word "bachelor" should be used to describe the only apartment you could possibly dream of affording in Vancouver. While on the other hand "stag," is used to describe a night full of regrets. See the difference?

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OK, we know. This is more of a ~phrase~, but Canadians usually say "out for a rip" all in one breath, so it still counts. And it's not just a word, it's a mantra. It's a way of living.

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"Try your best" is pathetic-sounding. Sorry, America. Give "give'r" a try! Save this beautiful word nugget for when you're encouraging a friend to do something risky and probably life-threatening.

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"Cowboy boots" is soooo limiting. We can do better than that, America. What about cowgirl boots? Shit-kickers is non-gender-specific so that's cool. Oh, and you'll also feel pretty badass saying it.

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A bud is someone who always has your back. It's someone who loves you and just wants the best for you. When you think about it, we're your bud, America. Canada is your bud so please stop ignoring our Candy Crush invites.

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