You know you're canadian when...

  1. 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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  3. by   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
  4. by   adrienurse
    you suffer from tuque hair.
  5. by   Pab_Meister
    You know you're Canadian when...'re 30th in line at Tim Horton's, it's 2:00 p.m., and it's 95 degrees farenheit outside...

    or... bring that nice hot cup of coffee to the beach with you!


    "I'm a lousy excuse for a Canadian...I don't drink beer, I hate the cold, and the last time I watched a hockey game was.....uhhh...NEVER!!!"
  6. by   I_Love_Donuts
    You Know You're Canadian If...

    You actually know what Timbits are, and believe that they are good enough to deserve their own food group.
    You stand in "line-ups" at the movie, not lines.

    You understand the phrase, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine?"

    You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.

    You drink pop, not soda.

    You can drink legally while still a teenager.

    You know that francophones & anglophones are not electronic devices.

    You get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.

    You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

    You know that Mounties "don't always look like that." The red is only for special occasions!

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

    You wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin yet.

    Your backpack has only one Canadian flag sew-on.

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

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

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

    You know what a touque is.

    You know Toronto is not a province.

    You drink Moosehead beer because of the moose.

    You use a tennis ball more for road hockey than for tennis.

    You laugh afterward at some U.S. citizen's lack of knowledge of Canadian geography, but you are too polite to correct them.

    You're not sure if the leader of our nation has EVER had sex and don't want to know if he has!

    You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.

    You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.

    You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.

    Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with snow.

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

    You find -40c a little chilly.

    The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.

    You attend a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelery and your Sorels.

    You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

    You perk up when you hear the theme from "Hockey Night in Canada".
  7. by   adrienurse
    Duh duh duh duh daaa duh daaaaaaaa..............
  8. by   adrienurse
    You know you're Canadian if.....

    You've ever had your back yard flooded beacause "Duh beaver is floodin the freaken creek again Tabernaque"
  9. by   adrienurse
    You know you're canadian if....

    you've ever heard your parents (or yourself) quote Maclean and Maclean lyrics.
    Last edit by adrienurse on Jan 7, '04
  10. by   adrienurse
  11. by   LisaRN2B
    Originally posted by adrienurse
    check it out (don't know if I agree with all)
    Interesting though! Sorry to butt in...I am not Canadian, but there are certain things on this sites list that are "Canadianisms" that are familiar to this American...

    My family has always said housecoat for robe. Washroom is not an uncommon word here for bathroom. We have ketchup chips here, too. The Caramilk bar is here, too...except it's called Caramello (sp?) bar in the U.S. Oh, and I love the Barenaked Ladies!
    OMG! Maybe I'm really Canadian! :chuckle

    Je parle francais un peu. (Where's the darn cedille?) So I already knew what a serviette was. And having been to Canada (LOVE the beer, the land and the people) I can say, yes, everybody says "eh" at the end of their 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!
  12. by   bigred
    This thread was just what I needed. Thanks!
    I will be glad if/when we do have $5.00 coins...that means I'll go on a trip sooner!
  13. by   RNBN2B
    You say "bum" instead of "butt" ... you eat fries & gravy ... or vinegar on your fries ... you know it's the CN Tower, not the CNN Tower ...
  14. by   sixes
    You don't show up in June with skis and wonder where the snow is...
    You know that people in the north don't all live in igloos and drive dog sleds...
    You don't think it is cold at -40
    When winter starts in October and continues through to June
    There is actually snow at Christmas ( thank goodness, I'd hate a green one)
    When hot means it's 80' F