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12 Words That Have A Different Meaning In Montreal Than Anywhere Else

We're just that unique.
12 Words That Have A Different Meaning In Montreal Than Anywhere Else

It's no secret that Montreal is one seriously special city. Not only is the city itself seriously awesome, but the people who live here are, too.

READ ALSO: 14 Places In Montreal With Nicknames That Only True Montrealers Would Know About

Naturally, with people this unique, we're bound to have some pretty unique words for things. And we do, actually; if you've been here, you've probably noticed things referred to a little differently here than any other place. 

In Montreal, we call it a steamie

Everywhere else: an all-dressed hot dog

via @decariehotdog

In Montreal, we call it tire sur la neige

Everywhere else: maple taffy

via @jesshuet

In Montreal, we call it a dep

Everywhere else: Corner store

via @anacruz

In Montreal, we call it La Ronde

Everywhere else: Six Flags

via @natalia_giraldo

In Montreal, we call it construction season

Everywhere else: a calendar year

via @lindambsirius

In Montreal, we call it a casse-croute

Everywhere else: a diner

via @lamainrebelle

In Montreal, we call it a marché

Everywhere else: a farmer's market

via @sandralonglegs

In Montreal, we call it the "Met" or the autoroute 

Everywhere else: the highway

via @isatousignant

In Montreal, we call it the pharmacy

Everywhere else: the drugstore

via @mrcabais

In Montreal, we call them roads

Everywhere else: potholes

via @shpopulus

In Montreal, we call it a terrasse

Everywhere else: patio

via @fifi_trish

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