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On a semi-regular foundation, I discover myself explaining Canadianisms-words or issues which can be usually utilized in Canada or particular to Canada, or utilized in locations which can be usually Not America. I don’t know why I don’t simply discover extra Canadians on the web who simply perceive what I’m saying, as a result of they need to be in there, however I do take pleasure in diversifying myself. Alas, many phrases I write I’ve to elucidate, as a result of they’re both tied to our extra British English leanings or as a result of they solely exist right here or have relevance to this frozen tundra on which I dwell.
I initially supposed to make this a full glossary, nevertheless, it turned on the market have been just a few key phrases I may consider which can be both Canadianisms or maintain root in Canada. So, whereas I needed to go all Georgia Nicholson right here (AKA, from the Louise Rennison books concerning the stated character), wherein the American/Canadian print editions comprise a glossary to elucidate Britishisms to all of us who usually are not Brits and thus not aware of the lingo, it was sadly impractical.However, there are some enjoyable classes available right here from the Canadian POV!
I additionally apologize to the aforementioned Brits as properly, as many of the explaining I’ve carried out is to People, thus, I’ll lovingly reference my associates south of the border greater than deliberate. 😉
Talking Canadian with AsthmaSalbutamol: Pricey America, identical to the remainder of the world makes use of the metric system, we additionally use the phrase salbutamol for what you, and solely you I imagine, name albuterol. That is reasonably ridiculous.Significantly, individuals: the Brits invented it, you’ll be able to’t simply rename it!1 (Properly, clearly you probably did, so that you “can”, however nonetheless. Be part of us, we now have cookies. Or biscuits as they name them throughout the pond.)
Respirologist: In America, these are often called pulmonologists, and within the UK these are often called bronchial asthma consultants. We name them respirologists. They’re the identical factor. Now, some Canadians have sturdy emotions over the time period respirologist over pulmonologist, though I’m not one among them. I suppose it’s only honest since we couldn’t resolve whether or not to make use of pulmonary or respiratory system.With that stated, if you happen to seek for Pulmonary System on Google and go to TheFreeDictionary.com, you’ll find yourself with a web page on the Respiratory System, so a minimum of The Free Dictionary thinks we’re proper.1
Montelukast: Montelukast, a leukotriene modifier/receptor antagonist for bronchial asthma, branded as Singulair, was developed in Canada, in Montreal. As a result of there was in all probability a difficulty with stamping a maple leaf on the capsule itself, they determined to call the drug after Montreal, land of Les Habitants aka the Montreal Canadiens NHL crew, poutine, and a vibrant Francophone/French Canadian tradition, and so forth. I simply made up the half concerning the maple leaf, although I presume it might be correct.So far as I do know, flavored not but made maple nor poutine flavoured Montelukast. (Maple could be okay, poutine, properly…)
Are there any phrases associated to bronchial asthma distinctive to the place you reside? Canadians, did I miss any? Let me know within the feedback!

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