08/30/2017 02:04 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2017

Turns Out Canada Has The Cutest Word For Sweatshirts

You'll want to borrow their term.

Our friends in Canada have many regional words and phrases that may amuse Americans: For example, a knit hat is known as a toque in most areas, and flip flops often go by the name thongs.

But one province has a word for sweatshirts that could cause a kerfuffle, in the best way.

Data journalists at The 10 and 3 recently surveyed more than 9,500 people across Canada about regional words and phrases, then organized those words into maps that show how popular certain terms are in a given place. This particular map has us itching to visit Saskatchewan, if only to hear them say “bunnyhug” instead of “sweatshirt.” 

"They really do call it a bunnyhug," according to The 10 and 3. 
The 10 and 3
"They really do call it a bunnyhug," according to The 10 and 3. 

Yup, that snuggly garment is commonly called a bunnyhug in Canada’s rugged, beautiful Saskatchewan province, CBC News has also reported. Information about the term’s origin is slim, though a 2007 article from the Regina Leader-Post says it may have come from a 1950s dance called the bunny hop, in which participants wrapped their arms around the waist of the person in front of them.




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