No problem Chuck. Your lingo is great.
I'll just make a few minor changes so that you can converse perfectly with any Canadian that happen to cross your way.
Your words were:
Sofa, Couch = Chesterfield We call them all three. I use Chesterfield more than most folks but my parents are European and they learned British English.
French fries = Chips? We call them Fries too. I call them delicious. The BEST however is poutine - a French Canadian combination of fries, cheese curds and gravy. Heart attack city but worth dying that way.
Tennis Shoes = Runners? Perfect!
24C is like 105F I think this is more like 75 in your temperature but it honestly feels like 105.
When I was in Chicago last summer, my American friends found it funny that I constantly asked to use the washroom instead of the bathroom, that I apologized when folks bumped into me
and that I ended most sentences with a question, eh? We also call a woolen cap, a toque. To call it anything else is just wrong.
Okay, by now I am sure that any other Canadians reading this forum are mortified that I am doing any public/cultural relations work on behalf of the government of Canada. But I did find this handy American to Canadian translator that may be of help....check it out.....http://www.adrianspeyer.com/american_english_to_canadian_english_translator.html