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Updated on Sep. 3, 2020. Posted on Mar. 1, 2016

Can You Guess Which Region This Canadian Slang Is From?

Where y’ longs to? This quiz will test ya.

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    The Prairies

    "Kitty-corner," vernacular to the Canadian prairies, is used to describe the diagonal distance between one spot to another, i.e. "Ishmael's house is a kitty-corner to the park." Some people also say "catty-corner."

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    P.E.I.

    "G'wan" = "Go on," adorably abbreviated. It's commonly used in the same way as "you gotta be kidding me."

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    British Columbia

    Most commonly used to refer to someone from Vancouver or the Lower Mainland who dresses or acts like it.

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    Turronno

    "Half quarter" is mainly used in Toronto and Southern Ontario to refer to 1/8 of weed.

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    Northwest Territories

    "Ever" is usually tacked onto a compliment, like "ever nice" or "ever good" if it's particularly "nice" or "good."

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    Newfoundland

    "Pip off" means to skip school or work.

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    Saskatchewan/Alberta

    "A pull" is the process of finding someone to buy booze for you — like someone "pulling" for you. In Alberta it's also called "a boot." And no, not the way Americans think we say "about..."

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    Manitoba

    A "booter" happens when you step into a defrosting puddle of ice/water and your shoe/foot gets soaked.

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    British Columbia

    Slang for "gross" or "dirty."

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    Quebec

    "Angryphone" refers to someone who vigilantly debates the merits of the French/English languages — an "angry alglophone" if you will. LOL.

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