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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:18 PM   #26
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Why did this have to turn into a hockey thread?
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:18 PM   #27
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Ouch, but we are doing great in the playoffs so far against the blues... Games on now and it's 1 - 0 us :P
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:24 PM   #28
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:29 PM   #29
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Other than being completely pissed about giving the world Celine Dion, I have nothing but love for my Canadian brothers and sisters to the North.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:29 PM   #30
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Only Good thing to come outta Canada was Ice Hockey...and the only reason I say that is cause I play... JK Canada is OK in my book
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:31 PM   #31
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Canadians are hotties with cool accents.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:34 PM   #32
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Other than being completely pissed about giving the world Celine Dion, I have nothing but love for my Canadian brothers and sisters to the North.

Don't forget about Bryan Adams, but the Canadian government has apologized for him on several occasions
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:42 PM   #33
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I've only been to Nova Scotia and loved it. Most of the Canadians I've known are great (with only one exception). I like their accents too.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:43 PM   #34
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Don't forget about Bryan Adams, but the Canadian government has apologized for him on several occasions
...and Anne of Green Gables. Prince Edward Island will never be the same.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:47 PM   #35
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I've only been to Nova Scotia and loved it. Most of the Canadians I've known are great (with only one exception). I like their accents too.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 08:49 PM   #36
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Its interesting that most Americans think of Canada as being similar to the US, because from an outsiders point of view being in the UK we tend to think of Canada as being very very different from the US and the only similarity being an accent.
I have to agree with you. Where I work I meet lots of people from all over the world and they all see the Canadians and Americans as very different. Most say that the Canadians are in general politer, kinder, cleaner and much better dressed and presentable. They see us of a cross between the europeans and americans. I have never traveled the the States so I can't really comment however I do believe we are slightly different, but every country is.

I do have to say though, I have met and heard stories of some pretty stupid americans before. In Banff for example by dad guided canoes and a common question was where the animals were kept at night and when did Folding Mountain fold up. My favorite though was a comment I got when I went bicycling across canada from a lady in California asking what type of snow plow we use on our bikes. Yes she was serious.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:08 PM   #37
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I have to agree with you. Where I work I meet lots of people from all over the world and they all see the Canadians and Americans as very different. Most say that the Canadians are in general politer, kinder, cleaner and much better dressed and presentable. They see us of a cross between the europeans and americans. I have never traveled the the States so I can't really comment however I do believe we are slightly different, but every country is.

I do have to say though, I have met and heard stories of some pretty stupid americans before. In Banff for example by dad guided canoes and a common question was where the animals were kept at night and when did Folding Mountain fold up. My favorite though was a comment I got when I went bicycling across canada from a lady in California asking what type of snow plow we use on our bikes. Yes she was serious.
This is actually how most people in Europe view Americans and how they differentiate them from Canadians but i didn't want to write it in fear of being branded racist. The truth is most people in Europe actually respected the US and viewed them as a world power until G.W Bush got into power, and now we have this sad stereotype of them as the obese, unhealthy, uneducated, obnoxious laughing stock of the world, and its sad for a country that actually has a lot going for it, hopefully Obama will help to fix that, but theres already cracks appearing in his administration.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:19 PM   #38
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I don't really understand the question. I don't have any particular thoughts on 'Canadians' ... how could you? It depends who they are. My best friend is Canadian, but then one of my former bosses - a complete rear opening - is Canadian too. I also knew an absolute bombshell from Newfoundland. What are the chances, eh?

Canada: Cold, marginally better beer than the US. hockey, mounties, Quebec, Canadian football. Canada (Aus too) needs to shed the commonwealth thing though.

I wouldn't mind living there, even though I hate the cold.

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The truth is most people in Europe actually respected the US and viewed them as a world power until G.W Bush got into power, and now we have this sad stereotype of them as the obese, unhealthy, uneducated, obnoxious laughing stock of the world, and its sad for a country that actually has a lot going for it, hopefully Obama will help to fix that, but theres already cracks appearing in his administration.
I'm no Bushie (look at my avatar!), but this is nonsense. The US wasn't widely 'respected' in Europe before GWB, GWB just confirmed everyone's stereotypes.

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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:22 PM   #39
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Canada brought:
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A reason to say "eh" often.

I have no reason to hate Canada.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:25 PM   #40
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I don't really understand the question. I don't have any particular thoughts on 'Canadians' ... how could you? It depends who they are. My best friend is Canadian, but then one of my former bosses - a complete rear opening - is Canadian too. I also knew an absolute bombshell from Newfoundland. What are the chances, eh?

Canada: Cold, marginally better beer than the US. hockey, mounties, Quebec, Canadian football. Canada (Aus too) needs to shed the commonwealth thing though.

I wouldn't mind living there, even though I hate the cold.
In the west it's a lot milder. Warmer winters and cooler summers than the rest of the country. We don't get a lot of snow compared to Manitoba or Ontario.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:26 PM   #41
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:29 PM   #42
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In the west it's a lot milder. Warmer winters and cooler summers than the rest of the country. We don't get a lot of snow compared to Manitoba or Ontario.
That's true. Vancouver is often an afterthought for me since all my friends have moved from there. They are all on the east side... the worst place being Halifax. not that there is anything wrong with Halifax. It's just cold.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:29 PM   #43
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I recently traveled to Toronto by myself for the first time and met some great people. I have nothing against Canadians
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:52 PM   #44
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Canada: Cold, marginally better beer than the US. hockey, mounties, Quebec, Canadian football. Canada (Aus too) needs to shed the commonwealth thing though.

I wouldn't mind living there, even though I hate the cold.
Never! We love the Queen

And pfft, it's not cold here. I'm in Ottawa and we didn't see any temps much below 25-30 this winter. Further north, maybe but that area is only fit for moose and hardy souls with bushy beards.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:54 PM   #45
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No matter what you think of us, you have a lot to thank us for...

No matter what you think of us, you have a lot to thank us for...

The Blackberry is Canadian
Insulin was discovered here by a Canadian (Frederick Banting)
Basketball was invented by a Canadian (James Naismith)
Superman was created by a Canadian (Joe Shuster)
Standard Time was invented by a Canadian (Sanford Fleming)
The telephone was conceived here (Bell)
Peanut Butter was invented by a Canadian (Marcellus Edson)
The Canadarm is Canadian
The Wonderbra was invented by a Canadian (Louise Poirer)
The Pacemaker is Canadian
So is the zipper
So is the instant replay
So are instant mashed potatoes

I know instant mashed potatoes tops my list. Feel free to add.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:55 PM   #46
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Canada: Cold, marginally better beer than the US. hockey, mounties, Quebec, Canadian football. Canada (Aus too) needs to shed the commonwealth thing though.
Sacrilege! Loyal to the Queen we remain!
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 09:57 PM   #47
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Further north, maybe but that area is only fit for moose and hardy souls with bushy beards.
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No matter what you think of us, you have a lot to thank us for...

The Blackberry is Canadian
Insulin was discovered here by a Canadian (Frederick Banting)
Basketball was invented by a Canadian (James Naismith)
Superman was created by a Canadian (Joe Shuster)
Standard Time was invented by a Canadian (Sanford Fleming)
The telephone was conceived here (Bell)
Peanut Butter was invented by a Canadian (Marcellus Edson)
The Canadarm is Canadian
The Wonderbra was invented by a Canadian (Louise Poirer)
The Pacemaker is Canadian
So is the zipper
So is the instant replay
So are instant mashed potatoes

I know instant mashed potatoes tops my list. Feel free to add.
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 10:14 PM   #48
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I know Canada is the only country to burn down the white house (war of 1812, check it out).

p.s. I'm Canadian
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Never! We love the Queen

And pfft, it's not cold here. I'm in Ottawa and we didn't see any temps much below 25-30 this winter. Further north, maybe but that area is only fit for moose and hardy souls with bushy beards.
Ottawa you say? I live in Carleton Place and go to Algonquin. Small world eh?
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Old Apr 21, 2009, 10:25 PM   #50
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I LOVE Canada (esp. Victoria!). A friend once said to me "Canada does cities really well--they have so many great cities!" And he was right: Victoria, Vancouver, Montreal, etc. etc.

I also love your national anthem.
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