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June 6th, 2013
06:19 PM ET

What's a double double? Quizzing Canadian CNN host George Stroumboulopoulos

CNN's newest host George Stroumboulopoulos hails from the great white north, that's Canada, where the men are men, and the beer is strong.

What's not to love?

He is busting through to host a new show on CNN called "Stroumboulopoulos."

"It's a talk show, interview show. We're going to do throughout the summer, Friday nights, with the exception of the first one," said Stroumboulopoulos. "It's a sit-down interview show in a red chair, and [we] just kind of explore why people do what they do."

CNN's Jake Tapper, who is half-Canadian on his mother's side, quizzed Stroumboulopoulos, to get a few Canadian translations out of the way for American viewers.

Jake Tapper: If I ordered a double double in Canada, what do I get?
George Stroumboulopoulos: You're going to get a coffee with either two milk or cream, and two sugars.

JT: Complete this searies Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y and ... ?
GS: Zed. This zee business does not fly, it's zed.

JT: What's a hoser?
GS: A hoser is like the Canadian way of saying, 'Oh, you dude.' 'Hey dude, hey bro.' You call him a hoser. It's a derogatory term if you don't like the guy, but very endearing if you do.

JT: What's a toque?
GS: A toque is a hat. It's a winter hat. It's like, you have a beanie, or a winter hat, we call it a tocque.

JT: And the last one, you're a former VJ what's the greatest rock band to come out of Canada?
GS: Really tough question, like east coast, west coast battles in hip hop, I worry about my safety in this one. The correct answer is "Rush." Though I do believe it might be "The Tragically Hip" or Neil Young.

"Stroumboulopoulos" premiers Sunday, June 9, at 10 p.m. ET. On June 14 the show will begin airing Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.

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