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Canadian terminology and slang help

 
 
Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 02:18 pm
Hello. What do they call
tough guys
tomboys
first-raters

in Canadian English, French and slang?
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Mjenks
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 10:37 pm
In Canadian English/slang:

Tough guy
Tomboy
First-rater

Sorry, but we don't call them anything else that I'm aware of!
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flushd
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 10:47 pm
well, tomboys are sometimes called dykes Exclamation
...it's a joke.. Embarrassed
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 10:25 am
what is a first-rater?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 11:30 am
A first-rater- a striking or impressive person or thing.

Two terms for tough guy: tough gut and Gino
I'm assuming that since Gina is the fem.of Gino-this is a tomboy.

There have to be others.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 12:42 pm
a Gina is a club-girl of Italian/Mediterranean descent

a Gino is her male counterpart


<at least that's the case here in Ontario>
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 01:06 pm
What do they call street people?
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 01:46 pm
depends on the type of street person - could be a panhandler, a rubbie, a street person ... lots of variants
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Mjenks
 
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Reply Fri 30 Sep, 2005 02:51 pm
All the terms you're asking for, we pretty much say the same way. I'll tell you though, everytime I'm in the States and I ask for the following, I'm looked at like a freak:

Washroom
Plum Sauce
and Do you take debit?

Also, no matter how much of a stereotype it is, (unless they're a Newfie) we don't say''a-boot!''
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 3 Oct, 2005 11:31 am
What is a rubbie?

A first-rater is a striking or impressive person/thing.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 12:52 pm
What is a rubbie?
What do you call some who's strong both physiacally and emotionally?
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 01:10 pm
Sozobe?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 01:18 pm
What do you call someone who's attractive, or impressive?
A rascal?
A rogue?
A troublemaker?
Someone large or powerful?
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 01:42 pm
JGoldman10 wrote:
What is a rubbie?
What do you call some who's strong both physiacally and emotionally?


A rubbie would be a drunk
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Lord Ellpus
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 01:47 pm
OOps....I wasn't answering that part....I meant the STRONG thing.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 02:32 pm
Thank you, Lord Ellpus.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 05:34 pm
Lord Ellpus, do you know any Canadianisms for a "tomboy" or "tough female"?
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 05:53 pm
Rubby...Rubbie

A drinker of rubbing alcohol...serious alcoholic

A troublemaker?

**** disturber.
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Joeblow
 
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Reply Thu 6 Oct, 2005 06:13 pm
Strong both physically and emotionally?

A rock.

Your tomboy/ tough female query needs context I think.

"Dyke" is frequently used to convey more masculine *seeming* lesbians. It isn't generally considered polite, though it has been reclaimed/adopted by some lesbian motorcyclists and others.

"Dykes on Bikes," is part of the Gay Pride Parade each year.

Several other less flattering terms have been used to describe tough females - "bitch" comes to mind.

If there's an implication the person is considered more masculine than feminine perhaps "butch."
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 7 Oct, 2005 12:50 pm
Joe Blow, I can't use a term like "Sh*t disturber"-do you know any synonyms that don't incorporate expletives?
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