8 Canadian Words You Won't Understand

Pass the mickey, please
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2015 7:11 PM CDT
Competitors ski past a Canadian flag in this file photo.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)

(Newser) Business Insider celebrates Canada Day with a list of Canadian phrases that would likely confuse Americans. A sample:

  • Keener: Someone who is "extremely eager or keen." As in, a brownnoser.
  • Mickey: A 375 ml bottle of booze.
  • Hang a Larry: Turn left.
  • Two-four: A case of beer with 24 bottles.
  • Toque: The "toohk" is a winter hat, kind of like a beanie.
  • Double-double: A Tim Hortons coffee with two creams and two sugars.
  • Parkade: A parking garage.
  • Dep: A convenience store, at least in Montreal and Quebec.
Click for the full list, including "toonie." (Read more slang stories.)

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