Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck – Part 4


Coat of Arms of Canada

Coat of Arms of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All fun has to end and this is the last post on Are You Part Canuck.  An interesting experiment, and an interesting diversion.  English (and most languages) tends to evolve with geography.  Even in England, the language has turned into regional dialects and accents.  Think of putting a French-Canadian, and English-Canadian, a Bostonian, someone from Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland in a room.  It would be very, very confusing.  At any rate, here are the answers.

1. Chinook – Indian for snow eater, it is a wind that comes out of the mountains, originating in the Pacific Ocean, that can warm up wherever it touches by as much as 40 degrees F in a matter of minutes.  This is a common occurrence here in Calgary.

Chinook arch over the city of Calgary, Alberta...

Chinook arch over the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Mickey – A mickey is a small bottle of hard liquor, ideal for holding in a belt on your waist. Couldn’t find a picture, but it is in the shape of a flask and hold about 13 oz. of booze.

hip flask Polski: piersiówka

Like a Mickey, except not glass: piersiówka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Knapsack – A backpack

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform o...

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform of the 11th Virginia regiment with knapsack and bedroll] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

4. Kerfuffle – A small-scale disturbance, or argument

I’ll leave you with one most Canadians wouldn’t get, unless you are from or lived in Saskatchewan.  Bunny hug.  Hope you enjoyed.

About John

I enjoy travel, sports, music and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of music and travel posts and a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Canuck.

Posted on August 1, 2013, in Canada, General, Trivia and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Looked it up & now I know!

  2. I did well … correct on 1 & 3 and had the correct sense of #4 …. but nada to bunny hug.

  3. Hahaha a bunny hug,,,sooo flippen cute. Thanks for following me on twitter! I look forward to following you on your adventures my fellow Canuck!

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