Do you receive your “hydroelectric” bill in a “statement”?
A new study from CanadaCasino.com found that Canadian slang is the least popular and the two words listed above in quotes are among the least popular.
As for the most popular Canadian slang, the self-explanatory “eh?” ranked #1; Darts, another word for a cigarette, was No. 2; and Jesus Murphy, instead of Jesus Christ, was No. 3.
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The Most Hated Slang Terms
Canada’s most hated slang terms, ranked by rank, word, meaning and percentage, include:
1. Hydropower; Electricity, 67.2%.
2. Lineup; a queue, 45.3%.
3. Hang a Roger; to turn right, 41.7%.
4. Mickey; a flask-sized bottle of liquor, 38.2%.
5. Rink Rat; a person who spends most of their time at the rink, 35.6%.
6. Dinged; to impose a fine, 31.9%.
7. Newfie; anyone from Newfoundland 30.7%.
8. Gong Show; a situation or event that is catastrophic or gets way too out of control. 29.4%.
9. house coat; Bathrobe, 29.2%.
10. Do whatever you want, 28.4%.
The most popular slang terms
Canada’s most popular slang terms, ranked by rank, word, meaning and percentage, include:
1. Uh?; similar to “right?” or “How about this?”, 100%.
2. Darts; a cigarette, 97.7%.
3. Jesus Murphy; used in place of Jesus Christ to escape the guilt and shame of blasphemy, 95.3%.
4. Two-four; Case of 24 beers, 93.8%.
5. Going out on a trip; 93% drive or hang out with friends.
6. The Pen; Nickname for Winnipeg, 90.9%.
7. Molson muscle; Pot belly or beer belly, 90.7%.
8. Snowbirds; 90.1% of Canadians who move south in the winter to escape the cold.
9. Nice it; a way to tell someone to be quiet or stop talking, 88.3%.
10. Sharper; a nerd or someone who has a great interest in something, 87.3%.
SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY
CanadaCasino compiled a list of the most common slang terms used by Canadians, then researched them in Urban Dictionary and recorded the number of likes and dislikes for each. Only colloquial words with more than 20 votes were included in the final rankings.
Terms were given a “thumbs up” (positive) or “thumbs down” (negative) percentage (out of 100%) and ranked in order from “most loved” to “most hated.”
https://torontosun.com/news/national/not-everythings-eh-ok-survey-ranks-most-hated-loved-canadian-slang No surprises, right? Here are the 10 most hated and popular Canadian slang terms