You know you're canadian when... - page 9

by I_Love_Donuts 11,775 Views | 88 Comments

let's have fun.... ...The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.... :D :roll :D :roll :D... Read More


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    I don't have any 'you knows' to add but just wanted to say ... I have lived in Michigan for 10 years now and though I have been on a number of airline flights around the U.S. and have always noticed that the emergency exits are ID'd in 2 languages, the first of course being english. It was just last week that I noticed that the 2nd language was not french but spanish. Took me 10 years to see that it was not 'sortie' (is that right?) I don't speak french or spanish. Can't remember how it's said in spansish.



    Quote from I_Love_Donuts
    let's have fun....

    ...The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey....

    :roll :roll
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    ...you live in France and miss sooooo bad the HABS!!!!!
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    Quote from I_Love_Donuts
    ...you live in France and miss sooooo bad the HABS!!!!!
    Well, this year, you don't have to live in France to miss les Habs. You could live anywhere on the planet. The NHL is on the verge of total collapse over the inability of the players (NHLPA) and the league to come to terms over a salary cap. The teams need a cap in order to keep the teams alive in their localities, but the NHLPA has been refusing to even consider a cap until just recently. Then they sort of agreed in principle but not to the degree the teams say they need to remain viable. There has been no NHL hockey at all since the Stanley Cup last spring, and it doesn't look good for next season either. The amount of money paid to players is, in the main, obscene. The average family can't afford to go to the games, the majority of bums in the seats belong to people corporations want to impress, and the game itself has been watered down so much that it's boring to watch anyway. On the other hand, the league went way overboard with expansion in the 90's on the premise that putting teams in places like Phoenix would create a huge televison market south of the border and thus a bonanza of cash. Didn't happen. The interest just isn't there. Now the league is saddled with all these failing teams and the players are off in Europe playing for a fraction of what the league was paying them. Dumb.
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    You know you are Canadian when Bud the Spud, Margo's Cargo, and the Hockey Song are all classics you grew up listening to.


    When you can sing along to every Stompin Tom song ever written, and dancing on a piece of plywood is a great time
    Last edit by PamelaJean on Apr 18, '05
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    Quote from fergus51
    When you know what Kraft dinner, zeds, and chesterfields are....

    Or when you go shopping and see 10 varieties of wine, but 200 varieties of maple syrup

    I have very fond memories of a chesterfield. I lost my virginity on one in Toronto in the 70's. Mmmm, yummy Canadian men.
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    Quote from Jrnalist2RNinOR
    Reminds me of Idaho...(I still say pop - that was such a changeover when I moved from Cali. everyone called pop "soda") people there would think I am so weird now...
    In Louisiana all soft drinks are called coke. As in " what kind of coke do you want hon' Coke, Dr.Pepper or Barq's?"
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    Wow, I love Canada, but not too many nursing students want to stay here...I think Canada is a great place to grow up and live, but I know for me personally what makes Canada so great is the fact that we have such personal drive to be involved in the rest of the world. I love the canadian uniqueness.......Best things in Canada are the chesterfield, zed (z) and the beavertail....oh my gosh I love those things but they dont have them all year round....they are way too hard to find! I definitely love hearing the stories of Canadians overseas and talking to people from other countries....great to hear the stories of how much people love Canadians!!
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    I dunno. I'd rather deal with 2 shootings a year rather than 7 a night. And I'm I'm in the BIG city in Canada. :chuckle

    Now I'm not saying everywhere in the States is like that..but there is a difference if you want to live in a bigger city there in comparison to here.

    anyways..that's what I love about Canada. :hatparty:
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    Montreal (Muntreal) is a bilingual city. I've had no problem being addressed primarily in English in Centre Ville and Outremont. Otherwise in Montreal all you need to know is "parle vous anglais?". I love this canadian humour. I can't wait to visit anglophone Canada!


    Quote from LisaRN2B
    sentences. Americans just say "uh" a lot in the middle of theirs! Oh, and if you get lost in Quebec (yes, everyone here pronounces it Kwa-beck, not Kuh-beck) no one will acknowledge you if you speak English, so don't go unprepared...try your best to remember the French you took in High School and College and you may find your way back to the highway alright! (Yep, happened to me!)

    Cool thread!


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