Misconceptions about Canada

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

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  1. JEDIPAULAW Jedi Grand Master

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    Oha nd I have a lizard who lives in my house, plus a kanagaroo in thre back yard, snakes and Koalas, and a crocadile too :D

  2. _5_1_5_0_ Jedi Knight

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    I dont know if this has been posted... but that we live in Igloos and everything north of the US border is covered in snow!!! :)
    Thats what I get from people in the states when Ive gone south!!! :) Pretty funny!!!
  3. Sara_Kenobi Force Ghost

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    "I'm from Canada!" an Canadian

    "Oh really? How are things at the North Pole?" an American


    The worst thing that bothers me is that we're all supposed to say "eh" with every sentances.
  4. Entil`Zha Jedi Master

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    Well, if you watch This hour as 22 minutes, they have one heck of a retard doing chronicles from a dunkin donut's and she always says "eh" at the end of her sentences... So perhaps they get that impression from this show, who knows!

    Oh and they also have the Red Green show to better understand our canadian culture... eh?

    It's all aboot that
  5. Saber_lite Jedi Knight

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    I think some of the Molson Canadian commercials sum it up. For example
    here . I also liked the one that had the American woman asking " Do you know Bob? (giggle) He lives in Canada. (giggle) He works in a office. " to which the Canadian man says " Oh yeah, office Bob................he's dead"
    Well it's funny when you actually see it...... Trust me.... (you might need to be Canadian to really appreciate it)
  6. Woofer Jedi Master

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    Most Americans don't realize that Canada is actually a Constitutional Monarchy, with the Queen as our Head of State.
  7. Marianne_Solav Jedi Master

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    And some don't realize that Canada is not part of the US, that it's another country!
    Seriously.
    BTW, I like that beaver commercial! [face_laugh]

    'Attack!'
  8. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    King Horton abolished democracy last month and now he directly rules all aspects of Canadian government.
  9. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    We're Canadian? I thought we were called America Junior.
  10. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    I thought we were called America Junior.

    Actually, according to my map... :p

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  11. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    We really should get those dirt roads paved...
  12. Verlaine Jedi Padawan

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    Why paved? They're frozen mud all year long.

    Reminds me of all those "Talking To American" segments on This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Changing from a 23-hour clock to a 24-hour one? GOOD GOD.
  13. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Don't forget we preserved our national igloo!
  14. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Canada's National Igloo (the parliament buildings in Ottawa) is a hockey rink inside an igloo, and Chretien and Harper fight it out on the ice while the MPs watch from the stands.

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  15. Verlaine Jedi Padawan

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    That good ol' Parliamentary game! My money's on Jean Poutine.
  16. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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  17. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    My money is also on Poutine, but I think he should get a 2 minute minor for slashing (Martin). Harper should be thrown out of the game for misconduct. :p

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  18. AOTC_Lover Jedi Knight

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    We all have pet beavers.

    (Refering to an I AM CANADIAN commercial I saw)
  19. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    Lol...what a hilarious thread. As an American, I can honestly say I knew nothing about Canada when I first started goin to college in New Brunswick. Boy, did I learn fast!!

    However, I have noticed, goin to a school where we have many people from Ontario on east, and all over the states, that people from Ontario use "eh" more frequently than anyone else I've seen!!

    If you look on the second page, where IZird posted something about a friend who thought Grand Manan was its own province, and not part of New Brunswick, I am ashamed to say that was me!! I got corrected on that last year, and now, come August, I will be spending three months on Grand Manan!!

    Y'alls beer commericals are awesome...especially the attack beaver and the office Bob one...those were great!!!

    And I LOVE CANADA!!! I would never give up my American citizenship for it (at the most, I would go dual) but it's great!!!
  20. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Cold enough for you? :p

    Where's Grand Manan? Westerner here.
  21. Sar-Tamber-lac Force Ghost

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    Oh, my land...I don't want to even get started on the cold!! I'm from south Florida, where it's normally in the teens (celcius) in winter, and snow would cause every major highway and interstate and store and city to close down tighter than fort knox (if it ever evened snowed there!)...

    Grand Manan is a little island about an hour and a half ferry ride from Black's Harbor, NB...it's actually closer to Maine, and was once owned (well, disputedly owned) by the States, who then gave ownership to Canada in exchange for three other islands. It's got a population of less than 3,000...and I thought Sussex ( ca 4500) was small....
  22. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Which islands did we give them, and what is the value and population of these islands?
  23. yodaboy Force Ghost

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    ummm you guys are crazy

    ;)
    *wanders back to missouri, asking himself why he ever came here in the first place*
  24. Admiral_Thrawn60 Jedi Youngling

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    Crazy? We're actually making fun of the things crazy Americans think. :p
  25. yodaboy Force Ghost

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    well then, you can add crazy.....


    but you are crazy!

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