The way we say it!

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Taffy
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Post by Taffy »

We have so much in common with our neighbours in the states, but we also have many differences. For one, that I have noticed, is our sense of humour differs from the south. Thought it would be fun if we could come up with "How Canadians Stand out from the rest" :thinking:
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Clipper wrote: Canadians are easy to spot....they are nearly always up to their armpits in snow......:D :D


oh hush up man!!!
�You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�

― Mae West
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minks
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tmbsgrl wrote: Minks'll get ya for that one!!!


yeah I will open the door and send down a pile of snow just on his house alone.
�You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.�

― Mae West
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Post by gmc »

You can always tell a Canadian from an American because if you ask a Canadian what part of the states they come from they get rather irate. It's safer to ask what part of Canada they come from at least that way if you ask that of an American they don't take offence. Same with those from the antipodes-ask if they are New Zealanders to avoid giving offence.
jana fraser
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Do we REALLY pronounce 'about' as 'aboot'? Hmmm
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LOL) I have some American friends that I used to play an online game with and they kidded we canadians ruthlessly (all in fun though!) re: the 'aboot' and the 'eh' etc. They had more fun kidding us about all of the snow though, the polar bears and igloos and mucklucks)
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Adam Zapple
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Post by Adam Zapple »

20 Signs You Are Canadian

1. You're not offended by the term "HOMO MILK"

2. You understand the phrase "Could you pass me a serviette." I just spilled my poutine.

3. You eat chocolate bars not candy bars.

4. You drink POP not SODA

5. You know that a mickey and 2-4's mean "party at the camp. eh!!!"

6. You dont care about the fuss with Cuba, its a cheap place to travel with good cigars.

7. Pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway

8. You drive on a highway, not a freeway

9. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers

10. You know that Casey and Finnigan are not part of a Celtic Musical Group.

11. You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

12. You know what a touque is.

13. You design your halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

14. You live in a house with no front step but yet the door is one meter from the ground.

15. Your local paper covers the national news on 2 pages but requires 6 pages for hockey.

16. You know four seasons: winter, still winter, almost winter and construction.

17. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

18. You perk up when you hear the theme from Hockey Night in Canada.

19.You are in grade 12 not the 12th grade.

20. "EH" is a very important part of your

vocabulary.
jana fraser
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Post by jana fraser »

Adam, hey! I remsemble those remarks, in fact ALL of them.!
white_rose
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Post by white_rose »

You also know you're Canadian

...when you get excited to see the RedGreen Show on american TV

...when you use Zed instead of zzzzz and have to explain what you mean

...when you're from the east coast and some one knows a person on the west coast, they ask ya "Do you happen to know so and so who lives there abouts" you camly answer "May have ran in to him/her, but am not sure anymore"
jana fraser
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Post by jana fraser »

I laughed my butt off when an American friend emailed me this joke few years back. (rang so true!!)



Canada has finally committed to the war in the Middle East. The Canadian Government has decided to assist the USA in the war against terrorism.

They have agreed to send:

2 of their largest battleships

6,000 ground troops

6 fighter jets

AT THE CURRENT EXCHANGE RATE, the USA will receive:

1 canoe,

2 mounties and

12 flying squirrels
Bikiniguy23
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Post by Bikiniguy23 »

I think that everything that happens in USA comes to Canada second, hehe

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