There are two main languages used in Canada and these are French and English. English is the language that is used more as compared to French, as there are only certain areas where French is mainly spoken. That is why immigrants who have chosen to move to Canada are fine with just being able to use English. But what these individuals do not really realize is that just like with any other language used anywhere, people develop slang. In the case of Canada, these sound English, but they can mean a totally different thing.
Being familiar with the slang can help immigrants a lot. These slang are usually used in daily conversations so one can easily be confused about what the locals are saying if they are not familiar with the terms.
Here are some of the usual slang used in Canada. Read on and learn about them.
One may think that it could be about that huge piece of stone or maybe the wrestler who is also an actor. However, in Canada, The Rock actually is slang for Newfoundland, an island province in the country.
I’m disappointed Jackson couldn’t join us today. But he had to go to The Rock with his parents. Something about taking care of some of their properties there.
This slang actually is used to refer to Toronto. However, one must not be too confused because there are other slang that is used to refer to this city in Canada. Toronto is also called The 6, Hogtown, T.O., The Big Smoke, and The 6ix.
Many immigrants are only familiar with T Dot. They’re not familiar with other cities in our country. I’m not surprised though because that’s mostly where they jump right off the airplane.
Although it may seem like this refers to the noun that is used for setting up tents or such, it is not. The Peg actually is slang for Winnipeg. Yep, the shortened form of Winnipeg.
I am excited for our family trip to The Peg. I haven’t been there and I was told there are plenty of things to do there.
People may think that this refers to a farm or maybe a place where there are a lot of cows, but it is actually not. Cowtown is actually how the locals of Canada refer to Calgary.
How long does it take to go to Cowtown? I haven’t been and my cousins and I are going there this weekend.
This simply means ‘yes’. It is a popular slang used in Newfoundland.
Dan was okay with having the party at his house and he already said, “Yes b’y.” I’m bringing the chips! I hope he has a good sound system there.
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