Special Sub-Topic: Canadianisms
|What city is also known as "Cowtown"?|
Calgary. Calgary is home to the NHL Flames, and the world famous Calgary Stampede, a rodeo which takes place in July of each year.
|What about Hogtown?|
Toronto. Toronto is the largest city in Canada, with a population of more than 4.8 million.
|What does GST stand for?|
Goods and Services Tax & Goods Services Tax. The GST is currently as of Aug. 2002, 7%.
|In which city would you find Haligonians?|
Halifax. Halifax is the capital city of the province of Nova Scotia--Halifax has a population of 359,000 as of 2001.
|Who or what is Ogopogo?|
A legendary monster that supposedly inhabits Okanagan Lake in British Columbia. There are a number of similarities between Lake Okanagan in British Columbia and Scotland's Loch Ness. They are both long and narrow and lie at about the same latitude. Do they exist? You decide!
|What is a serviette?|
Napkin for use while dining. Serviette is a derivative of the French verb, servir, which translates as "to serve." It is used to wipe the mouth and hands while dining. A serviette may be made of paper or cloth, although in some places, "serviette" refers only to items made of paper while "napkin" is reserved for items made of cloth.
|What is a toque?|
A woolen hat worn in the winter time. Our most famous toque-wearers are Bob and Doug Mackenzie, of SCTV fame. Traditionally made out of wool, a toque makes for a great winter head cover.
|What is a two-four?|
A case of beer containing 24 bottles.. The most famous beer in Canada is aptly named, Molson Canadian!
|The letter 'z' is pronounced which way in English Canada?|
|What is poutine?|
French Fries covered in Cheese curds and gravy.. The inventor of Poutine, in 1964, was Jean-Paul Roy.
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