I am doing a research closely related to dialectical terms. I am aware of DARE which is the dictionary of American regional English. It shows the dialectical terms by region.

Is there any Canadian version of the same thing?

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a language reference question, not a language usage question. And please, please, please use capital letters to languages and nationalities in English.
    – Lambie
    Mar 12, 2019 at 2:17
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    @Lambie If you are closing this as a resource request, remember that such questions are very much on topic on meta ELU (that is, it is only a very minor issue of migrating). If you voted to close, please consider changing your reason for closing to 'belongs on another site, specifically meta.ELU'
    – Mitch
    Mar 12, 2019 at 2:26
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    @Mitch I dunno, I think ya basic google stuff is a bit much: thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/canadian-english
    – Lambie
    Mar 12, 2019 at 2:43
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    @Lambie I don't think it is even close to what I am looking for.
    – asdasdads
    Mar 12, 2019 at 3:06
  • Perhaps not but any such book or text would be available via simple searches, wouldn't it?
    – Lambie
    Mar 12, 2019 at 15:00

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The Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles, 2nd Ed., DCHP-2 approximates DARE for Canada. It is not paywalled.

Regional Canadian dictionaries, such as the Dictionary of Newfoundland English online, and the Dictionary of Prince Edward Island English in print and electronic formats, might also prove useful.

For an term illustrating the scope of DCHP-2, see 'parkade'. Note especially the associated Internet domain and provincial frequency breakdowns, at bottom.

  • +1. What's a "six bol' wager", BTW?
    – TimR
    Mar 12, 2019 at 23:56
  • A folk tune: youtu.be/Lqriw9F6pzw
    – TimR
    Mar 13, 2019 at 13:45
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    @TRomano, probably originally a mistransmission (if you can call any variation of a folksong that) of a religious reference. Variously read, even in the later 19th (see no. 6, p. 159 in English Country Songs). Another (perhaps more recent) interpretation is that the reference is to Ezekiel 9:2.
    – JEL
    Mar 13, 2019 at 19:39

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