Published Mar 31, 2004
Now that Vancouver has won the chance to host the
> > >> 2010 Winter Olympics
> > >> - these are some questions people the world over
> > >> are asking!!!!!
> > >> These questions about Canada were posted on an
> > >> international Tourism
> > >> Website.
> > >>
> > >> Q: I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how
> > >> do the plants
> > >> grow?(UK)
> > >> A: We import all plants fully grown and then just
> > >> sit around and watch
> > >> them die.
> > >> Q: Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street?
> > >> (USA)
> > >> A: Depends how much you've been drinking.
> > >> Q: I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto - can I
> > >> follow the railroad
> > >> tracks? (Sweden)
> > >> A: Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of
> > >> water. . .
> > >> Q: Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada?
> > >> (Sweden)
> > >> A: So its true what they say about Swedes........
> > >> Q: It is imperative that I find the names and
> > >> addresses of places to
> > >> contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy)
> > >> A: Let's not touch this one.
> > >> Q: Are there any ATMs (cash machines) in Canada? Can
> > >> you send me a list
> > >> of them in Toronto, Vancouver,
> > >> Edmonton and Halifax? (UK)
> > >> A: What did your last slave die of?
> > >> Q: Can you give me some information about hippo
> > >> racing in Canada? (USA)
> > >> A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent
> > >> south of Europe.
> > >> Ca-na-da is that big country to your North . . . oh
> > >> forget it. Sure, the
> > >> hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come
> > >> naked.
> > >> Q: Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)
> > >> A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us
> > >> when you get here
> > >> and we'll send the rest of the directions.
> > >> Q: Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (UK)
> > >> A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
> > >> Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule?
> > >> A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering
> > >> Ger-man-y, which is
> > >> ...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir
> > >> plays every Tuesday night in Vancouver and in
> > >> Calgary, straight after
> > >> the hippo races. Come naked.
> > >> Q: Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)
> > >> A: No, WE don't stink.
> > >> Q: I have developed a new product that is the
> > >> fountain of youth. Can you
> > >> tell me where I can sell it in Canada? (USA)
> > >> A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
> > >> Q: Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia
> > >> where the female
> > >> population is smaller than the male population?
> > >> (Italy)
> > >> A: Yes, gay nightclubs.
> > >> Q: Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA)
> > >> A: Only at Thanksgiving.
> > >> Q: Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk
> > >> available all year
> > >> round? (Germany)
> > >> A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan
> > >> hunter/gatherers. Milk is
> > >> illegal.
Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget it's name. It's a kind of big horse with horns.(USA)
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
Q: I was in Canada in 1969 on R+R, and I want to contact the girl I dated while I was staying in Surrey, BC. Can you help? (USA)
A: Yes, and you will still have to pay her by the hour.
Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.
Funny. Sadly, I believe MANY of those questions were TRUE. Can people really be that dumb?
You'd be surprised. I had one American who found out I was Canadian and said "Oh, you speak English up there?".... It was a little odd. Fortunately, I think those people are in the minority.:)
gwenith, BSN, RN
I thought they looked familiar - copying off the Aussies Eh????
Soemthing tells me it's the other way around;)
I was chatting online a few years ago. I told a woman from Florida that I lived in Ontario, Canada. She said 'Where's that?". I spent about 15 minutes trying to describe to her where Ontario was.. first having to explain where Canada was! She thought the only thing north of the US was Alaska and was pretty sketchy on just *where* it was too! I had to send her a map of North America, with Ontario circled in red marker before she grasped it.
At least your on the same continent; we need to constantly inform them that AUSTRALIA is not in Europe next to Germany.
I was chatting online a few years ago. I told a woman from Florida that I lived in Ontario, Canada. She said 'Where's that?". I spent about 15 minutes trying to describe to her where Ontario was.. first having to explain where Canada was! She thought the only thing north of the US was Alaska and was pretty sketchy on just *where* it was too! I had to send her a map of North America, with Ontario circled in red marker before she grasped it. Yeesh.
I know some people like that! :rotfl:
I just did some travel jabs for a girl who wanted to know why we hadnt recommended she have typhoid and Hep A. I told her that they werent needed for Canada........... she looked at me and asked if I had an atlas!! so I handed her my atlas.. she looked at it and said.........I'm going to Cuba!!! ok so both begin with a C!! but thats about where the similiarity ends!!! once I'd stopped laughing.. I gave her the right vacc!
dont they teach geography at school anymore???
Damm I thought it was......... :rotfl:
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