Well, Americans and Canadians speak the same language, right? Not quite; although it’s not easy to locate a Canadian in the US. For most part, they both sound alike and both share a whole lot of values. They also identify with the same references in the aspects of culture. The truth is Canadians actually cherish and pride in their linguistic diversity and cultural heritage, and there are a lot of Canadian slang words that show these heritage. Most of the time, these slang throw Americans into confusion when used by them. That’s why we have compiled a list of some of these slang here in this article. They are common Canadian slang words Americans should know.
For many international students, moving to the United States can be daunting. Not only are they exposed to a myriad of unfamiliar customs, they are also bombarded with a myriad of unfamiliar American slang words.
Because these words are often not included in a formal English education, it can be grueling for international students to grow accustomed to their widespread, and arguably excessive, use.
Here’s a run down on some of the most common slang. It will help you understand your friends better, it will help you fit in and of course it will help you avoid any more embarrassing situations.