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Dictionary of Canadianisms: How to Speak Canadian, Eh!

Dictionary of Canadianisms: How to Speak Canadian, Eh!    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-894864-85-5
Pages 352
Language English only
Price $18.95
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Written by Geordie Telfer.
Published by Folk Lore Publishing, 2009.


More than one long joke about "Oot and aboot," this book details how those in Canada speak more than just English or French. We have a vocabulary—and a number of dialects—all our own. So, sit on the chesterfield with a box of timbits and read this tongue-in-cheek take on Canada's unofficial language.
  • airsome: Cold, fresh or bracing weather, especially in Newfoundland. "Tis an airsome day this mornin'."
  • calibogus: A Newfie concoction intending for drinking, made from spruce beer, rum and molasses.
  • double double: When ordering coffee, to ask for two creams and two sugars. "One small black coffee, two medium regular and one large double double." In recent years this has become a famous Canadianism and has even been added to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
  • porch climber: In BC, cheap red wine available during the fledgling days of the province's wine industry.
  • two-four: A case of beer containing 24 bottles or cans.
  • up at crow piss: On PEI, a euphemism for getting up early.
  • And so much more!
Geordie Telfer is a writer, actor, radio performer and artist in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, he practiced flying by leaping onto a beanbag chair, and his dream job was to become Batman. Unfortunately, neither ambition turned out, but his passion for adventure remains. Geordie has been the assistant director for the Toronto Studio Players Theatre School, a freelance set carpenter, and a web and television writer. He worked extensively on deafplanet.com, the first TV show and website in American Sign Language, and has written several nature documentaries.

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