More Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Slang
Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Here are some more slang words and expressions to add to your vocabulary. If you are a first time reader, check out the first post on 5 slang words to know when visiting Nova Scotia. These words get used frequently here at Keltic Lodge so make sure you practice!
- Come - from- away- someone from anywhere outside of Nova Scotia, especially outside the Maritimes.
- Farewell to Nova Scotia- a Nova Scotia folk song and our unofficial anthem.
- Double double- well most of you know this is not unique to us, it’s Canadian for a coffee with two cream, two sugar! Originates from Tim Hortons. Don’t use it at fancy coffee shops Try it on some foreign friends. The concept is so bizarre to most people, even Americans.
- Giv’er- go for it.
- Sociable- this is extremely important to learn before you visit Nova Scotia. It’s a tradition in our bars. It’s a toast of sorts. Someone shouts out, “Sociable!” in a bar and everyone else has to raise their glasses and have a drink. You will notice in many bars that this happens early in the night and it happens a lot. It really gets a crowd going and I bet it’s great for drink sales
- Tarbish- a card game played mainly by us Capers. Next time you stay here, get out a deck of cards and ask one of us to show you how to play. It’s fun! Our lounge in the main lodge has a great sitting room for card playing.
There are 6 more for you to study. Be prepared-there may be a quiz on here sometime soon. Do you have any to share? Let us know.