HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » The DU Lounge (Forum) » A rather jarring Canadian...

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 03:31 PM

A rather jarring Canadianism

No it doesn't mean the same thing. No it doesn't make sense to be offended by use of phonemes that mean different things where they are more acceptable, but this one does indeed tend to cause a double take, and given how many Canadians live very close to the US I'm sure most of them are well aware of the US loading...


?resize=1024%2C656

Apparently this is a high fat but not whole milk option which doesn't show up as much under any name in the US that I've seen, but maybe it's something I've missed.

6 replies, 1722 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply A rather jarring Canadianism (Original post)
whatthehey Jun 2016 OP
meow2u3 Jun 2016 #1
TreasonousBastard Jun 2016 #2
hunter Jun 2016 #3
pinboy3niner Jun 2016 #4
meow2u3 Jun 2016 #6
rurallib Jun 2016 #5

Response to whatthehey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 03:43 PM

1. In this context, "homo" is short for homogenized

It just doesn't sound right to Americans.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to meow2u3 (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 04:22 PM

2. It used to-- we used it here for years until it became embarrassing.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to whatthehey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:19 PM

3. 2 litres, what the hell is that?

It's unamerican!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hunter (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 06:31 PM

4. You're loonie, eh?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hunter (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:51 PM

6. A little more than half a gallon

That would be 2 liters here in the States, as in a 2 liter bottle of soda.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to whatthehey (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:20 PM

5. My dad worked in a dairy

homo was a frequently used word in our house.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread