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posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha I love that “Give’r” is on there!  Thanks for sharing… I didn’t realize some of these were Canadian-isms.

Here in Ontario “hydro” is still used alot, and same with Manitoba I believe, where their energy is almost entirely from hydro-power.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

@Little_Nut88:  It’s interesting that Ontario calls it “hydro” when most of their power actually comes from nuclear. That’s a form of greenwashing I guess. Water sounds like a nicer way to generate electricity than radioactivity, and for good reason. So just call one the other, and problem solved I suppose.

Post # 6
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885 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@joya_aspera:  I think it’s because all the electricity used to come from Ontario Hydro which was disbanded… but yeah you are right, more than half is nuclear now.  I have a hard time seeing anything as truly “green” energy, but that’s a topic for another day!

Post # 7
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m Torontonian and we say Hydro. We don’t say runners though – Everyone I know here says running shoes. Also, I never knew of ABM until I left the province – but mostly I say bank machine. 

And OMG Donairs!!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@AB Bride:  Hydro is used all the time out here in BC, it’s one of the main bills you get:  phone bill, cable bill, hydro bill. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I had no idea some of these weren’t the commonly accepted terms… like pencil crayons!

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

I agree with most of those. I didn’t know they weren’t widely used phrases. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@SillyStacey:  I’m from Toronto and me and my friends say runners! I also call it an ATM, not an ABM.

Post # 13
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Little_Nut88:  I’m actually surprised so many Ontarians don’t use Giv’er. I guess when I think about how I came to knwo that word it was through my friends out West, but I just never thought about it. Interesting. 

Post # 14
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896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

They don’t have All Dressed chips in the US??

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@AB Bride:  I’m still reading but a “donair” is something I’m familiar with, but it’s a like a gyros but turkish.  I’ve never seen it in the US, but in Germany they’re called doener.

EDIT: Oh, I see it’s a variant of a doener.

Well, that’s not really a term then that is only Canadian… it’s a FOOD that’s only canadian. lol

Post # 16
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mkat37:  I know right? They are the best flavour!

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