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Supper or Dinner? A regional linguistic survey reveals how Canadians talk differently

With 35 million people ranging across 10 million square kilometres, it’s no surprise that Canada has a lot of variety.

Chances are that at some point you’ve done a double take when a friend or relative from another province uses a word that you’ve never heard before.

Maybe it’s your friend from Saskatchewan asking to borrow a bunnyhug or your cousin from Ontario asking for help cleaning his eavestroughs.

There is plenty of variety when you look at linguistic across different regions in Canada and now a few of them have been laid out for you.

The 10 and 3, a company that tells stories about Canada by transforming data into maps, did a nationwide linguistics survey and has finally published the results.

All of the results fall into one of three categories, which are ‘Canadianisms’, ‘strong regionalisms’ and ‘how we pronounce’.



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