What do Americans honestly think of Canadians and Canada.

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    booste

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    I'm just interested to know what Americans HONESTLY think of Canada.

    I've talked to some people who think Canadians should all be excecuted (They were completely serious too o_o) and some people who wish they could move here.

    I'm just interested what Americans actually think :) And please, be brutally honest.
     
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    r.j.s

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    There is nothing wrong with Canada or Canadians, as a matter of fact, I'm wearing a Team Canada hockey shirt right now.
     
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    Keniff

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    After watching THIS, I'd ask "What do Canadians think of Americans?"

    But I think I know the Answer*! ;)


    *NSFW
     
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    Mr. Giver '94

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    Canadians are cool! :) I think of Canadians as similar to Americans, but less obese and more tolerant of cold weather. I don't really know much about Canadian history other than the fact that it was settled by both the French and the British, hence the different languages and provinces.

    The most common stereotypes associated with Canada in the US are Maple Syrup, Maple Leaves, Hockey, "Eh", "Aboot", and Mooses.
     
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    chrmjenkins

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    I like Colin Mockery, so I think Canada is ok in my book too.

    Seriously, I think Canada is very similar to the US in a lot of ways, the biggest difference everyone points out being the healthcare system. I think they're just fine people :D
     
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    Kardashian

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    Sorry if I'm being rude chiming in on the thread (I live in the UK/Australia) but I'd just like to say one of my closest friends is Canadian, and I know an endless amount of Canadians I formed friendships with whilst travelling - and I can honestly say, every single Canadian person I've met has been lovely, well mannered, and respectful.

    Everyone I've met has done your country very proud :)

    A lovely nation, it seems.
     
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    dejo

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    I like Robin Williams' take, who said on Leno that: "Canada is like a nice family living above a biker bar."

    Yeah, it's hard to imagine but there actually are Canadians who are a**holes. I think most of them become politicians though. ;)
     
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    I think of Canada's people to be just like the people of the U.S. I think their government is probably in a little better shape though! :rolleyes:

    Now Mexico on the other hand...
     
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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.
     
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    Wow to be honest Im suprised lol... I thought most Americans thought down on Canada. Haha glad I'm wrong though.
     
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    A lot of people i've talked to make fun of and joke about Canada. I really don't understand why. My cousins are Canadian and i've visited at least 6-7 times and I thought everyone there(B.C. area) was really nice and very polite.
     
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    Yeah, I live in BC and most people are pretty laid back. But if you go to east vancouver you might not think so...
     
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    bruinsrme

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    How about watch when the American National anthem was played at the Bruins / Canadiens game last night and tell me
     
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    I've got several Canadian friends and my GF is also Canadian. I've never been up North, but the Canadians I have met are very nice people and I wouldn't mind going up for a visit someday. I'm also a huge hockey fan, so most of my favorite athletes are Canadian.
     
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    On the mark.

    We are a great country, not because of our politicians, but in spite of them. :D
     
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    Well I think about 90% of Canadians live in the lower 10% of the country (I think) So nobody really goes up north lol.
     
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    I bet if this thread was "What does the world think of the British" or on a smaller scale, "What does England think of Wales" this would be a much less nicer thread.
     
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    The Quebecers are their own nation within Canada. It's hard to explain their actions sometimes.
     
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    I haven't heard of this and can't get on youtube right now, what happened?

    And yeah Quebec is Quebec... Enough said.
     
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    Ignorant comes to mind.

    They are the wheel that will forever squeak, no matter how much "oil" ($$$$) is proffered.
     
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    depends which street you go on :cool:
    some will be extremely laid back (Commercial Drive area)
    some will be laid out on ground ( DTES )

    Actually I found east Vancouver less snobby and pretentious than west side of Van. and people more willing to help out a stranger.

    If you really want to see Canadian a**holes come up on Welfare Wednesday (3rd wed of month) and go near a liquor store.
     
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    Vancouver Canucks players and fans can go f**k themselves (sorry, lifelong Blues fan here!) but you other Canadians are cool :D
     
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    booste

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    Yeah good point... SO many druggies around there =/ My mom works on commercial drive and they are always near her work.

    I haven't actually gone into Vancouver for months now, I'd rather stay away :)
     
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    I love Canadians and hope to be one myself one day!
     
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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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