For years and years, thousands and thousands of people have been interested in making it to Canada as immigrants. They would do the best that they could do to be able to make it to the country and prepare all of the requirements that the government of the country asks them to have. However, what many people really do not know is that if they were to become immigrants in Canada, they also have to prepare for being able to communicate with the locals.
Yes, that is true. See, despite Canadians speaking English in most parts of the country, the English language is a very dynamic one and there are variations or lingo or slang that are developed in one area or by one group. These lingo or slang can sound like it is from the English language but it can mean a totally different thing from what people may actually think they are. That is why learning about a few slang or lingo can be very helpful especially when immigrants are talking to the locals as the locals may use slang without really thinking too much about it.
Without further ado, here are some of the slang or lingo that immigrants in Canada may want to learn before they actually move to the country. After all, communicating with the locals may be something that they cannot really do away with once they step on the plane to get to the country.
Pencil crayons are simply colored pencils. Canadians simply call them that.
My younger sibling was so happy when she was gifted some coloring books and a box of pencil crayons. It was what she had wanted for a long time.
Not a lot of people really love the cold weather that is why some of them escape the winters by going to a new place that is not as cold. Those who do are called ‘snowbirds’ by the locals of Canada. These snowbirds usually head for places or countries where the weather is tropical and they get access to beautiful beaches.
Amber’s parents are snowbirds and she never really had totally experienced winter since the whole family always went to a tropical destination when the temperature starts to drop.
What you sayin’?
This phrase may seem like there is nothing really special with it but in Canada, this slang actually is used when a person is asking another person what they are doing. In fact, it is safe to say that ‘What you sayin’?’ actually means ‘What are you doing?’ or ‘What’s up with you today?’
I’m bored tonight, Camille. What you sayin’?
This is used to describe something that is funny or totally hilarious.
Ozzy saw a dog wearing a pair of pyjamas and he thought, ‘That’s jokes!’
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