Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck – Part 4
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.
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.
3. Knapsack – A backpack
I’ll leave you with one most Canadians wouldn’t get, unless you are from or lived in Saskatchewan. Bunny hug. Hope you enjoyed.