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Canada Misconceptions about Canada

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by Entil`Zha, Feb 5, 2002.

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  1. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    Let's make a list of all the funny *or stupid* things some foreigners have said about our great nation.

    Of course, the all mighty "eh" comes in mind.

    So here we go:

    1- eh? at the end of each sentence
    2- Snow in July and August



    Next!
     
  2. YoungJediNiagara

    YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We live in igloos year round.

     
  3. Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC

    Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC Jedi Youngling

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    We eat raw meat


    (eh, some of my relatives do, but thats our culture and you can just f-off *evil grin)
     
  4. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    We're all a bunch of socialist french natives.
     
  5. Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC

    Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC Jedi Youngling

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    RCMP still use horses.

    We say "aboot" instead of "about."

    We eat maple syrup with everything.

    The liberals are "cool."
     
  6. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    When I told an American friend online that I might become a police officer if I don't join the Canadian Forces, she said "Oh, cool! You mean you'll ride a horse?" [face_plain]
     
  7. Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC

    Exaotus-Kutruk_SWC Jedi Youngling

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    heh..

    We don't have toilets.

     
  8. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    We deprive our people of their God-given right to own as many assault rifles as they can fit in their car.
     
  9. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We always carry flashlights with us, because you never know when the power will fail.

    (my friend's grandmother in South Carolina)
     
  10. YoungJediNiagara

    YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    WHAT????

    LOL [face_laugh]

    Now that is the stupidest thing I've heard yet...duh!!!

    I always find it funny that when I go to Niagara Falls U.S.A. and I say I'm from "...just over the boarder" I get in response "Is it much colder there?"

    Hello!!! If you open a window you can see Canada!!!

    Plus some have no idea that Canada is "so close".
     
  11. Fanboy_Solo

    Fanboy_Solo Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I know someone who was stopped by some American tourists in July in downtown St. Catharines, and they had skiis on their car!
     
  12. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I've seen the ol' skis-in-summer thing too.
     
  13. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    You're all snobs.

    AT60 is a rare exception. ;)

    Even though my sig says God Bles Canada, I actually am an American. ;)

    Ask AT60.
     
  14. Admiral_Thrawn60

    Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Yes, that's true. I believe he got the idea from my sig, which was "God Bless America."
     
  15. Woofer

    Woofer Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Little known fact:

    The Skydome in Toronto was designed to be the World's Largest Igloo.
     
  16. YoungJediNiagara

    YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  17. Uilmuteiz

    Uilmuteiz RSA Emeritus star 4

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    From france:

    Indians still shoot arrows.

    nope but the SCA still does.. and it's fun too. (SCA = Society for creative anachronism)

    it's canadian customs who let terrorists step in the states.. strange isn't it, last time I remember going trough our customs on our way back.. on our way in, I remember having to step out of the car in the custom office of the US so my cousin could fill out a form (cause she's french)...:/
     
  18. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah geez, it's cold this morning, I'll have to go in the wood to get some logs to warm our tipee! :D
     
  19. Fanboy_Solo

    Fanboy_Solo Jedi Youngling star 4

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    You're lucky to have a teepee! There were 150 of us living in a shoebox in the middle of the road.


    Sorry. I HAD to put in a Python reference.
     
  20. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL!!! That is great! Monty Python can be pretty funny sometimes.

    That same friend's grandmother I spoke of also asked if we have phones in New Brunswick...little did she know of Vibe and our telecommunications.
     
  21. Falcon

    Falcon Chosen One star 10

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    My Englinsh teacher was in the states in a restaurant, and as a tip he gave her a looney to see how she would react, she said she could not accept a gold coin as a tip because it is worth a lot.
     
  22. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    Gold coin? Woohoo! I'm rich, rich I tells ya! :D
     
  23. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    LOL!!! As a kid I saved a bank full of loonies, and last year I cashed it in for bills. Boy was THAT a dumb idea! ;)
     
  24. Entil`Zha

    Entil`Zha Jedi Master star 4

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    So how much did you get?
     
  25. Izird

    Izird Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I got between $50 and $70. Which Americans think is worth about $5 US.
     
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