I have a thing for words and phrases. I love to learn a word's history and discover the story behind its origin. Words fascinate me. Yes...I'm really that nerdy. I even keep a growing list of favorite words like shenanigans and nincompoop. But come on! Who doesn't love shenanigans? My real fondness though, is for Canadian words. Okay, I'll admit it's a very short list, but I love 'em just the same - words like tuque, toboggan, portaging and 2-4.
(I've just about re-enforced every Canadian stereotype, haven't I?)
Well, I might as well go all the way then. The word 2-4 means a case of 24 beers, which is significant because each year's first long weekend of camping weather celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday on May 24th, or as it's more commonly called: May 2-4. And yes, it often involves a case of beer, a canoe, and sometimes even a tuque. Now you know.