Originally Posted by Peter Graham
Thanks for that.
In turn, I'm not sure what a hoser is. But I'm guessing that hosers and numpties would find that they had a fair amount in common!
slang. 1. noun: (deragatory) an oaf, or simpleton. 2. noun: (friendly) a friend, brother or faithful companion. 3. verb: hose-off; a put-off; go away, leave me; I doubt what you are saying. History: The term originates from a syndicated television comedy about a fictional television station: 'Second City Television Station' or 'SCTV.' Comedy skits on the show were presented as actual programs. One such skit was a program entitled "the Great White North" - the hosts, comedians Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas (portraying Bob and Doug MacKenzie), embellished and exaggerated the stereotypical American image of how Canadians talk and act. The characters (Bob and Doug) drank beer, while bantering back and forth, inflecting their speech heavily with 'eh?' and the occasional 'hoser.'
In other words a hoser is a beer drinking moron who fries back bacon in his living room while dressed in winter garments (including a toque) and watching TV at the same time making inane comments regarding any thought that enters his head. The Great White North skit was originally created by Thomas and Moranis when the show was criticized for not having enough "Canadian Content." It was entirely add-lib and caught the imagination of the Canadian public.
This Youtube clip is typical of their humour. YouTube - The Great White North : How to Get a Mouse in a Beer Bottle