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Canadian English in The Great Canadian Baking Show

In this new series for the blog, Strathy Unit intern Jet McCullough explores baking terminology in The Great Canadian Baking Show. This reality show baking competition, an adaptation of The Great British Bake Off, treats viewers not only to scenes of decadent dessert-making, but also an opportunity to reflect on how Canadians use language. Do the Canadian contestants use the same baking terms as the contestants in the British show? Do they instead use terms typical of North American English, terms specific to Canada, or – as we have come to expect from the hybrid quality of Canadian English – a combination of the three? 

The Great Canadian Baking Show and the 'Biscuit/Cookie' Question, December 9, 2020

The Great Canadian Baking Show and the 'Icing/Frosting' Question, December 21, 2020

'Chocolate Bars' and 'Coffee Cakes' in The Great Canadian Baking Show, January 15, 2021

Canadianisms in The Great Canadian Baking Show, February 9, 2021