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Friday, November 10, 2006

Nobody here knows what a tuque is.

They've never heard of it. A Canadian from Ontario says they all called it a "sock hat".


  • I think it's spelled, "toque", but I could be wrong. I'll ask the Frenchies at work today.

    By Anonymous chris, at November 10, 2006  

  • ...and why would they know what a "toque" is? No need to own one in California unles you want to straighten your hair. I will admit to doing that in my youth. You know, before the straighening iron was invented.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 10, 2006  

  • Yep, "Toque".

    By Anonymous chris, at November 10, 2006  

  • They wouldn't know in California, unless they go skiing.

    In New Jersey, where I grew up, we called them "ski hats." And of course, if you had one that folded down over your face, with holes for your eyes and mouth, that was a "ski mask."

    No, around here, the only person that wears a "toque" is a chef. A "chef's toque."

    By Blogger Scott, at November 12, 2006  

  • I never realized it was such a regional term. Even seems that even people Canada have never heard of a toque. I guess I'd never heard anyone call a hoody a "bunny hug" until someone from Saskatchewan told me.

    By Blogger Gareth, at November 12, 2006  

  • I've heard "skull cap" from a guy from Jersey.

    Toque = french = Not american

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 13, 2006  

  • I'd even go so far as to say "UN-American"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 13, 2006  

  • Have they heard of a balaclava?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 14, 2006  

  • *sigh* It was the same in Washington. Oi! Even my inlaws couldn't get it right. It's just "a hat."

    By Blogger bren j., at November 15, 2006  

  • So americans don't know the difference between being toqued and non-toqued. i believe i was recently non-toqued. that was bit awkward. Gareth do you know the difference?

    By Anonymous clitke, at November 16, 2006  

  • yes chris!! i was waiting for that to be dropped. you know in saskatchewan they call hoodies bunny hugs. so if you have a hood on, it can also be referred to as a bunny hug

    By Anonymous ryan, at November 16, 2006  

  • i guess I'm still a bunny hug...or a touquer...should we be talking about this?

    By Anonymous Jeremy, at November 27, 2006  

  • I mean toquer. (sp). English is my minor. Terrible.

    By Anonymous Jeremy, at November 27, 2006  

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    By Blogger Andrew, at July 21, 2009  

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