I was looking for a picture of poutine and found these comments true and interesting:
Poutine is Acadian slang for mushy mess and is best described as a heart attack in a bowl.
By the way, there is a proper way to pronounce poutine, and it's not 'pooteen'. The phonetic pronunciation is 'poutsin', which always elicits a vacant stare when one orders it using that word.
POUTINE IS SOMETHING THAT IS TOTALLY C A N A D I A N !!