Canadian food DYK: Poutine was not an officially recognized word until 2014

"Poutine" wasn't considered a real word until recently

photo of Vancouver restaurant Wildebeest's poutine by Jonathan Norton.

No matter how you pronounce it (pou-teen or pou-tin), everyone knows what you're talking about. Poutine, Canadian's iconic dish, has been in our vocabulary since the 1950s, but the Merriam-Webster dictionary only recognized it as a word in 2014, stating that it comes from the Quebecois word, "mess." 

The official definition, according to Merriam-Webster, is: "a dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds."

They could have just called it heaven in a bowl, but this works too.