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Ano ang Iba't ibang sa Canada? Isang Gabay para sa mga Amerikanong

Isinumite ng sa Hulyo 10, 2013 – 2:28 pmWalang mga Puna

Canadian toque, from Lululemon Athletica "Nanay, mayroong isang salita na ginagamit ng mga tao dito na ang ibig sabihin 'sumbrero,’” my 10-year-old daugh­ter told me one day dur­ing our first win­ter in Vancouver.

"Mukhang 'tunika.' "

"Tunika?"Tinanong ko. "Ang anim? Are you sure?"

If you’re Canadian, you’re undoubt­ed­ly laugh­ing or at least rolling your eyes at our American igno­rance. Although we were well-acquaint­ed with ski hats when we relo­cat­ed to Canada from Boston, we had nev­er heard the Canadian term “hawakan" (pro-nounced "toook").

Remembering my ear­ly days as an American in Canada, when I was fre­quent­ly sur­prised by all the things that were new to me on the Canadian side of the bor­der, I’m get­ting lots of laughs from this tum­blr blog, Ano ang Iba't ibang sa Canada?

Isinulat ni Kevin Bracken, an American who went to school in Toronto, this self-described “Beginner’s Guide to the Differences Between the Two Most Similar Countries on Earth,"Highlight ng mga salita, phras­es, and cus­toms that baf­fle many Americans when they vis­it or first arrive in Canada.

Can’t tell a Duo-tang from a don­air? Naguguluhan sa pamamagitan ng PD araw at pou-tulis? Pagkatapos suriin ang Ano ang Iba't ibang sa Canada?

Canadian toque pho­to by Lululemon Athletica (Flickr)

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