"Yeah, no" and "No, yeah" are two very different things. 🇨🇦
From coast to coast, each section of the country has its own unique sayings, but it turns out there's also tons of Canadian slang that seems to be universal across the country.
So, if you've ever "oop"-ed, told someone to "give 'er" or casually mentioned that you're headed to "Timmies," you probably recognize a few of these special Canuck phrases.
TikToker @heytherescottie outlined a classic situation and the response that everyone involved makes.
"When you come around a corner and you almost bump into somebody, almost always both people go, 'Oop!' That's it. They say 'oop.' And usually 'sorry.' 'Oop! Sorry 'bout that.' And then they go around each other."
He then asks if this is just a Canadian thing and, while we can't speak for other places, it's definitely something that happens here all the time.
Someone please help. #canadian #canadianslang #canada #canadianwords #onlyincanada #millennial #sorry #observation #fyp
TikTok user @diebard created a full-on "Canadian slang alignment chart." In the lawful good spot is "Timmies," which is, of course, code for Tim Hortons.
In the true neutral spot is "KD," which is really just a more efficient way of saying Kraft Dinner. As for chaotic neutral, that's where "no, yeah," and "yeah, no" come in.
"They both mean the opposite of what we're saying, but we all understand what we mean when we say them," he explains.
Which Canadian slang term are you? #canadian #canada #fyp #alignmentchart
In another video, TikToker @barbellboa thoughtfully explains the difference between Canadian and American slang.
"One example is when an American person would say, 'Bless your heart.' We prefer to say, 'Get f*cked, bud!'"
I also like "moose moose hockey puck eh" as our alternative to "God bless America" #canadian #American #slang
"I also like 'moose moose hockey puck eh' as our alternative to 'God bless America,'" he captioned the video.
Fair enough, bud!
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