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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wondrous Words

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we've encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.
The words are from Why I Hate Canadians by Will Ferguson.
Acadian
"True, they didn't mix well with the more than 150,000 French Canadians and returning Acadians" (p. 102)
A native or inhabitant of Acadia. Acadia is a former French colony in Canada, chiefly in Nova Scotia, ceded to the British in 1713.

tuque
"You can kick a Canadian when he is down, you can piss on his tuque and shoot his favorite malamute." (p. 112)

A knitten woolen cap in the form of a cylindrical bag often with tapered ends that is worn with one end tucked into the other.

Hm, this still doesn't explain to me what a tuque looks like. So I found this picture.

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Great words and I think that tuque is awfully cute!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I love those caps and now I know what they are called. Great.