macrae1234 wrote:Did you know the origin of hoser is that in outdoor ice hockey before ice resurfacers, the losing team in a hockey game would have to hose down the rink after a game to make the ice smooth again. Thus the term hoser was synonymous with loser.
Some years ago, CBC's "The National" newscast ran a occasional series on Canadian English. From that I learned about toques, gas bars, and bumbleberry pie--but not hosers.
Fun fact: Most cable systems in Greater Detroit (where I live) carry the CBC station from Windsor, Ontario, because "Hockey Night in Canada" is so popular around here.