Canadian Terms Beginning with P
Parkade - A parking garage, especially in western Canada. Americans call it a "parking garage" or "parking structure".
Peg, The - Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Pencil Crayon - A coloured pencil often coming in packs of 8, 12 or more. Mostly used by school children.
Pepsi - A derogatory term used to refer to francophone Quebecers. Derived from the perceived popularity of Pepsi Cola in the French-speaking population of the province. Sometimes used as "Pepper".
Pickerel - A regional term for a Walleye (fish).
Pile O' Bones - A historical term for Regina, Saskatchewan.
Pissed - Drunk. Not generally used to mean "angry," as it is in the USA. Often elaborated as "pissed drunk".
Pitter Patter - Short for "pitter patter, let's get at her," which means "stop wasting time; get to the point; hurry up, etc."
Play Structure - A climbing structure commonly consisting of a slide and monkey bars for children to play on that is often found on school grounds and in parks.
Pogey - Unemployment benefits. Also spelled as "pogie"
Pogo - A brand name for a corn dog, a hot dog dipped in batter and then deep fried.
Pop - The commonly used term for any soft drink.
Porch climber - Moonshine or homemade alcohol. In Ontario it specifically refers to a beverage mixed of beer, vodka, and lemonade.
Postal Code - The Canadian equivalent of a ZIP code. Postal codes are six characters long and are a mixture of three letters and three numbers.
Poutine - A serving of french fries topped with cheese curds and covered with hot gravy. Originated in Quebec.
Poverty Pack - A mere six-pack of beer.
Pulling - A regional term (Saskatchewan) which describes the act of buying liquor or cigarettes for minors.