You know you're canadian when... - page 5

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  1. by   k-nursingangel
    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
    I LOVE this thread! I took all the sayings and put them on microsoft word b/c they are so good. I'm a Canadian, and I had to laugh at most of them b/c I could check most of them off! now, whether that's a good thing or a bad thing i've yet to figure out...o.o
    ta ta for now!
  2. by   pickledpepperRN
    Never lived in Canada. My Dad was born in Vacouver but was taken to Chicago at age 5. HIS father was a wonderful fun loving grandfather. An intelectual, well read janitor.

    Canadians must be accustomed to it because no one has mentioned that Canadians have better posture and grammer than many in the USA.

    More of you stand up straight.
    I never heard none of you use no double negatives.
  3. by   fergus51
    ACK! Double negatives!!! Maybe in Sudburry, but not to common elsewhere
  4. by   I_Love_Donuts
    You know you're Canadian when you stay home on Sat. night to watch game 6 of the Stanley Cup finale Tampa Bay-Calgary!
    PS: Go flames GOOOOO!!
  5. by   fergus51
    The cup needs to come home.... It NEEEEEEEEEEDS TO!
  6. by   kc ccurn
    Quote from TraumaNurse
    You might be Canadian if...
    Canadian Temperature Conversion:

    50 F (10 C)
    New Yorkers try to turn on the heat.
    Canadians plant gardens.

    40 F (4.4 C)
    Californians shiver uncontrollably.
    Canadians sunbathe.

    35 F (1.6 C)
    Italian cars won't start.
    Canadians drive with the windows down.

    32 F (0 C)
    Distilled water freezes.
    Canadian water gets thicker.

    -40 F (-40 C)
    Hollywood disintegrates.
    Canadians rent videos.

    -60 F (-51C)
    Mt. St. Helens freezes.
    Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

    -100 F (-73 C)
    Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
    Canadians pull sown their earflaps.

    -173 F (-114 C)
    Ethyl alcohol freezes.
    Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.

    -459.4 F ( -273 C)
    Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
    Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

    -500 F ( -295 C)
    Hell freezes over.
    The Leafs win the cup!

    :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle
    That is so funny. My husband and I just got back from visiting Ucluelet and Vancover- what an absolutely beautiful area ! I have to laugh though because we were so "lost" when it came to the conversions....I didn't think that it was too bad out when the weather guy said it was only going to be 17 degrees. I was a little suprised to see surfers in the water when it was only 10 `C, and you could only see about 20 yards (don't know what that is in meters :chuckle ) because of the fog. They seemed to be having fun though!
  7. by   I_Love_Donuts
    Today is THE day...GO FLAMES GO!
  8. by   shel_wny
    My husband is Canadian and I am American.
    We've lived in both places though we currently reside in the US.
    This entire thread cracked me up.
    When I get my BSN we'll probably pack up our loot and move to B.C.
    Can't wait!

  9. by   LPN_of_BC
    I could sing O Canada hehehehehehehe............ :chuckle
  10. by   Karen30
    Interesting reading, I'm not Canadian or US, but from the UK, and quite a few of these apply to me, especially the Tim Hortons, when I am visiting family over there, does this mean I should emigrate and became a Canadian resident??!!!!!!
  11. by   I_Love_Donuts
  12. by   I_Love_Donuts
    You know all the words to "If I had a million dollars" by The Barenaked Ladies, including the inter-stanza banter between Steven and Ed.

    You dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly."

    You hum David Foster's '88 Calgary Olympics theme in the shower.

    You make up patriotic lyrics to go along with David Foster's '88 Calgary Olympics theme.

    You remember when Alanis Morrissette was "Too Hot To Hold".

    You can't do that on television...)

    You think there isn't enough of Peter Gzowski to go around.

    You think Ed the Sock is funny.

    You wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin, as you can only use more change.

    You spend hours in the dark making scale models of the Avro Arrow and cursing the Diefenbaker government.

    (My brother Brad... )

    You cried when Gus "drowned" on Road To Avonlea.

    You watch MuchMusic constantly, in the hopes of occasional fleeting glimpses of The Tragically Hip.

    You have an Inuit carving by your bedside with the rationale, "what's good enough protection for the Prime Minister, is good enough for me!"

    You have memorized the Heritage Foundation's Heritage Moments, including your favourites, "Burnt Toast!", "You know I canna read a word...", and "Kanata".

    You can sing "O' Canada" in French and actually know what the words mean!

    (As mentioned elsewhere, I prefer the words to the French version...)

    You advocate the abolition of responsible government, in favour of monarchist rule.

    You think there isn't enough Queen on our currency.

    You send angry letters to the CBC demanding the return of the Hinterland Who's Who spots so you can finally find out what happens to the arctic ptarmigan in winter.

    You participate in Participaction!

    You think Peter Mansbridge is sexy.

    You think Lloyd Robertson is sexy.

    You think Peter Kent is sexy.

    You think Brad Pitt is so-so.

    You stood in line for hours for Another Roadside Attraction tickets.

    You killed your best friend for Another Roadside Attraction tickets.

    You think Great Big Sea isn't Maritime-centric enough.

    Your graduation formal dress was made of flannel.

    Your backpack has more than one Canadian flag iron-on.

    You know the names of all the guys in Sloan.

    You have been on Speaker's Corner. Bonus points if The Devil's Advocates made fun of you.

    You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, and color.

    You know the French equivalents of ``free,'' ``prize'' and ``no sugar added,'' thanks to your extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging.

    You still haven't taken down your ``NON'' posters from the 95 Referendum.

    You know more than 3 guys named Gordon.

    You think Ashley MacIssac isn't Celtic enough.

    You remember ``Jodie'' from Today's Special and wonder why you keep seeing her reading news on the CBC.

    You can do the hand actions to Sharon, Lois and Bram's ``Skin-a-marinki-dinki-do.''

    You know why ``killerwhaletank'' is funny.

    You can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous.

    You had a crush on Joey Jeremiah from Degrassi Junior High.

    You know that a ``Premier'' isn't a baby born a few months early.

    You actually watch The Gemini Awards, The Genie Awards, and The Juno Awards. You wonder why Stompin' Tom doesn't get his own category in all three. You scream passionately at the television when your favourite Canadian performers are overlooked by their respective academies.

    You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada. You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.

    You think -10 C (14F) is mild weather.

    You have twins named Donovan and Bailey.

    You have twins named Wayne and Gretzky (alternatively Gordie and Howe).

    Thinking of Johnny Wayne causes gales of laughter.

    You burst out laughing when someone says, ``Hi! I'm Ed Broadbent!''

    Elvis lives!

    You're proud that Captain Kirk came from Montreal.

    (Evidently, I'm not all that Canadian. I'm not terribly proud of his acting abilities...)

    You wished that Relic's boat would get crushed to bits by one of those logs.

    You read rather than scanned this list.
  13. by   I_Love_Donuts
    You Know You're a Canadian Redneck if...

    Most of your clothes have Canadian beer logos on them.
    Summertime is when you switch your toque for a ballcap (with a Canadian beer logo on it)
    You have a bumper sticker that says "If you're Canadian show me your Beaver"
    You tell people you're a "government artist" because you draw pogey
    Your entire French vocabulary came off cereal boxes
    You own an ice auger
    You have a "good" parka for formal occassions
    The trunk of your car has doubled as a deep freeze
    You have more than $20 in Canadian Tire money
    You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car
    You made your horn louder when your brakes wore out
    You have a bumper sticker that reads: Fight Crime! Shoot Back
    You think the Hockey Night in Canada theme song should be the National Anthem