21. Loonies and toonies
True, both countries call their currency “dollar,” but they’re not the same dollars. For one, Canada issues $1 coins — the loonies (or loonie), and $2 coins — the toonies (or toonie).
Because much of Canadian electricity comes from hydropower (water power), they simply refer to electricity as hydro. As in, “What a huge hydro bill I got this month!”
When a Canadian orders her burger or hot dog all dressed, she wants all the fixins. All-dressed is also a type of potato chips that combines the barbecue, salt and vinegar, and ketchup flavors. All-dressed pizza comes with pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers.
Fun activities are a must in the long, cold winter, and Canadians use a toboggan to go tobogganing when the snow is piling. That is, they use a narrow sled to slide downhill. The origin of the word is probably from an Algonquian language.
The world might think of KD as Kevin Durant, but in Canada, long before the multiple All-Star player joined the NBA, KD stood for Kraft Dinner, known in the U.S. as Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner or Kraft Mac & Cheese.
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