I was born and raised in Canada but have lived in the U.S. since 2007. People don’t usually notice my accent but discover I’m Canadian through words I use.
Since I think these are great words and strongly believe they should catch on, I thought it would be a good idea to provide you with a word per month education.
I won’t try to claim these words are everywhere in Canada or nowhere in the U.S. They are simply words that I use in everyday conversation, but that most Americans around me have never heard before.
Toque or tuque: a knit cap designed to keep your head and ears warm.
Americans often call them hats, toboggans, or beanies.
Let’s be clear. A toboggan is something you sit on to slide down a snowy hill. Not something you wear on your head.