Toque or Tuque, Its All Canadian

Totally random, nonsensical post. I laughed my ass off at the Facecrack “Today’s Gift” which was a “winter hat”. Essentially a picture of a toque.

So I looked up both spellings and laughed my ass off at the definition of Tuque:

tuque [took, tyook] Pronunciation Key
–noun


a heavy stocking cap worn in Canada.
Also, toque.


A tuque is a knited hat, originally usually wool, that is designed to provide warmth in winter. Sometimes considered Canada’s national hat, all tuques are tapered and brimless, and they are often topped with pom-poms.

The tuque is decended from the toque, a fashionable sixteenth century women’s hat worn in France and generally made of velvet. The French-Canadian Voyageurs borrowed the term and applied it to the somewhat similar knit hats that were a necessity for warmth. During the 1837 Patriotes Rebellion a red tuque became a symbol of French-Canadian nationalism. Today some consider tuques to be somewhat lacking in sophistication, and they are most often seen on children.

Ok I know I am tired, its late, but are we REALLY the only people who wear tuques? < --hate that spelling. And I don't know any of us who, um, don't own a toque and wear it, is there something we don't know?

We are all obviously lacking in sophistication.

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2 comments
Anastasia E White
Anastasia E White

I think tuques (sorry, that's the spelling I know) are wide spread, it's just that outside of Canada people don't realize what they are wearing. They can call them slouchy hats, hippster hats, and beanies but they are tuques and we can wear them with pride. There is nothing sophisticated about being cold, as Canadians we know this better than most.

miss b
miss b

toques are pretty much the definition of sexiness!hey i can't comment over on the side about what you are reading. the beach is fab, i lent it to m, it's on my favourites list. the movie was awful though!