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American pop culture loves portraying us Canadians as the simple little brother who just says "eh" a lot but, in reality, our slang is as complex as they come. So if there's a word you don't understand or if you just want to have some fun with an American friend that's visiting, here's how you can do it.

The travel website is to thank for this wonderful little nugget and I think it's safe to say that we've all used one or many of these words in a sentence without even realizing that it's slang.

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Photo cred - Fabian Encarnacion

Champagne is the Rolls-Royce of the drinking world. You don't drive it around anywhere you go, but you'd be willing to rent one out and ride in style for a special occasion like a wedding, graduation, or anniversary. Basically the "special occasion" beverage of choice, champagne doesn't get a bad rep, though it does get a very limiting one.

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We all tend to use words we hear from word of mouth, and pick up terms that our friend/peer groups use constantly, without thinking about it at all. Except, when that happens, all these phrases creep into our daily vocabulary and we have no idea where it came from. Here's some lesser known ones that are actually pretty racist:

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