Place names sometimes leave a mark not only on the map, but on the language. A few classic examples (we welcome more):
Calgary redeyes - Drinks made from beer and tomato juice. According to Will and Ian Ferguson, authors of How to Be a Canadian, no one actually drinks them.
However, Jason, an ePodunk user writes us: "Just to clarify - A redeye is beer and Clamato Juice - and a lot of people drink them."
Digby chicken - In the town known as the scallop capital, this is a dish of salted or smoked herring. Fillets are often called Digby chips.
Klondike - A prosperous time, deriving from the gold rush in the 1890s.
Labrador - Salted cod from the Labrador fishery.
Nanaimo bar - A dessert, with many variations, but usually a chocolate, brownie-like confection.
Newfoundland screech - A drink tracing its origins to the days when local fishermen traded salt cod for Jamaican rum. The drink was said to take on a special flavor during the long sail north.
Yukon gold - Not the precious metal, but the yellow-skinned potato.
·Casselman's Canadian Words, Bill Casselman
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