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michael22
08-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Recently there have been alot of froum topics dealing with stereo typed countries and cultures, so I bring you Canada. Canada is one of the most popular countries in the world, and certainly the most stereotyped. So the question is what do you know about Canada?

Mandy
08-04-2006, 03:12 PM
I dont care.

deviljet88
08-04-2006, 03:20 PM
Maple leaf, ice hockey, Avril Lavinge, Sum 41, Our Lady Peace, Celine Dion, speak English and French, have some animosity with Americans, that's about it.

Jacoby
08-04-2006, 03:24 PM
they don't lock their doors or something :)

Did you get that from watching Bowling For Columbine? Cus that was actually a pretty awesome movie, even though Moore can be an annoying character.

Foeni
08-04-2006, 04:22 PM
Times have changed,
Our kids are getting worse
They won't obey their parents,
They just want to fart and curse. Should we blame the government, or blame society, or should we blame the images on tv No!
Blame Canada! Blame Canada

With all their beady little eyes,
their flapping heads so full of lies
Blame Canada!
Blame Canada!
We need to form a full assault, it's Canada's fault! Don't blame me, for my son Stan, He saw the darn cartoon, and now he's off to
join the klan!> And my boy eric once, had my picture on his shelf, but now when I see him, he tells me to fuck myself>

Well, Blame Canada!

It seems that everything's gone wrong since
Canada came along
Blame Canada!
Blame Canada! They're not even a real country anyway. My son could of been a doctor or a lawyer, it's a true, Instead he burned up like a piggie on a barbecue> Should we blame the matches? Should we blame the fire, or the doctor who allowed him to expire. Heck no!
Blame Canada!
Blame Canada!
With all their hockey hubaloo and that bitch Anne Murray too. Blame Canada!
Shame on Canada!

The smut we must stop
The trash we must smash
Laughter and fun
must all be undone
We must blame them and cause a fuss
Before somebody thinks of blaming us!

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Ranman
08-04-2006, 04:26 PM
Good skiing
Good place for Americans wanted by the law to hide
Where Stargate SG1 is filmed

duckula
08-04-2006, 05:17 PM
I want to be a Mountie.

barrington
08-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Canada is one of the most popular countries in the world
Did you actually mean Populous or Popular? Because neither are true.

BrunoJA
08-04-2006, 05:51 PM
Did you actually mean "neither is"? Becuase that's correct. :D

Mandy
08-04-2006, 08:24 PM
Did you actually mean "neither is"? Becuase that's correct. :D

Actually no, but thanks for playing.

DefyingGravity
08-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Lots of moose.
It's right above Vermont.
Lots of French-speaking people, especially in Quebec.
They call the bathroom "the washroom."
Maple leaf pride.

Jacoby
08-04-2006, 08:29 PM
Actually no, but thanks for playing.

Actually, he's right.

The subject verb agreement for neither is... "is".

But no one follows the rules anymore, cus we're all rebels.

But yeah, Canada! It's north of me. I'll be there for concerts in the summer.

BrunoJA
08-04-2006, 09:18 PM
I'm a rebel, too. I swear.

Rob The BLack Douglas
08-04-2006, 10:18 PM
Canada is full of Scots while the Irish were shipped to the states.

once_dreaded
10-04-2006, 12:39 AM
They pronounce "about" as "aboot"...I hated having a history professor that was originally Canadian...drove me NUTS.

People from Quebec hate Americans just as much as the French.

Canadians enjoy talking to strangers, they will tell you anything and everything about themselves.

And Kyle's mom wanted to blame Canada for the South Park children's violent behavior.

Scaramouche
10-04-2006, 01:19 AM
they say eh?
;D

EmotionSickness
10-04-2006, 01:34 AM
It's cold. Ryan Gosling is from there. People from Quebec are snobby separatists. It's fun to make fun of... just like everyone up there (and everywhere else) enjoys taking a pot-shot at the States.

"I come from Canada and they think I'm slow, eh?"

Ashley
10-04-2006, 03:44 AM
Ryan Gosling is from there.

So is Rachel McAdams, Mike Myers, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Cavanaugh (Ed from NBC's Ed), Norm MacDonald, Mark McKinney. It seems like a whole slew of actors are fom Canada. Heck, even Alex Trebek is from Canada.
Anyone remember the show You Can't Do That On Television? Yeah... Canadians. I'll give them a thumbs up on that one I guess. Which brings me to Alanis Morrisette and her hot boyfriend Ryan Reynolds.

Alright, I'm done naming famous Canadians.

BrunoJA
10-04-2006, 03:45 AM
Jim Carrey...

sallyride
10-04-2006, 04:40 AM
maple syrup and brokeback mountain

Leonie
10-04-2006, 08:25 AM
Two of my friends from uni are from there, one of which has shamefully played drunken pool with me.

They say "Oddawaaaah" instead of "Ottawa."

They have bears. That sometimes rock up near people's homes. With cubs. Oops.

They're professionals. When I was in Amsterdam with Liam, they had some fake snow near the Beurs van Berlage. I decided to demonstrate a snowball fight, after which I proceeded to illustrate my aiming powers by throwing one at a distant tree. Only the snowball fell apart mid-air and showered a random bloke walking past. This is where I thought "Oh fuck, I'm in trouble." I go and apologise a thousand times and tell him he can throw one back at me and I won't try to dodge it. The random bloke goes "Nah, I won't. And you're lucky, because I'm from Canada, so I'm a professional."
Hence, they're quite forgiving.

That's about all I know about Canada.

Bait
12-04-2006, 03:30 AM
1)legal weed
2)mounties are cool. If i didnt get into college i was going to move to canada and become one
3)whistler mountain (ski)
4)over the summer a bunch of friends and i are going on a roadtrip up to canada
5)whiskey

hasselbrad
12-04-2006, 12:45 PM
They like beer. A lot. They call cases 'two-fours'.

Said to me by a Canadian once:

"I gotta two-four a' Molson inna trunk. Iss hot buh-we could trink it."

once_dreaded
12-04-2006, 11:31 PM
*note to self, must hop over to Vancouver for legal greenery*

Ummm "Strange Brew" is a funny movie that I think is more Wisconsin than Canadian.

Oooo ooo a ton of movies/tv shows are filmed in Toronto because it's cheaper than Philly.

hasselbrad
13-04-2006, 12:08 AM
Oooo ooo a ton of movies/tv shows are filmed in Toronto because it's cheaper than Philly.

...and New York. Years ago, I visited Toronto and one of the people there told me about a recent production. To make the city look more like New York, they had to haul in truckloads of garbage. Well, they broke for lunch, and when they returned, the City of Toronto had tidied up...so they had to truck in more garbage.

Swordsman
13-04-2006, 01:34 AM
i heard there are rivers made of beer in Canada, i must visit.

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 03:02 AM
Okay, although this is all very humerous and all, I figured I'd pipe up. And yes, i know I suck at spelling. Anyways, I'm from Canada and I figured I'd clear up a few misconceptions.

1. We don't ALL say "aboot". Basically, just the Newfies say "aboot" instead of about. But seeing as they are about the friendliest people on the planet, we can forgive them for that.

2. We are the second biggest country in the world with a very small population. If you were to put the world down to a ratio of only one hundred people we wouldn't even be represented in it.

3. We like hockey. A lot. Even the girls.

4. When the guy said popular and someone else disagreed with him, I hate to say it but that's an American view. When we go to other countries and say we're Canadian, they don't leave us alone. So at least, THEY like us.

5. If someone steps on someone else's toe they BOTH apologize.

6. Mounties do not patrol in cities.

7. For the most part, yeah, we do leave our doors unlocked. Although not necessarily in all parts of the bigger cities.

8. Keifer Sutherland's grandfather was voted the #1 Canadian. He gave us medicare. And he was also the first socialist leader in North America.

9. We don't all like beer. But...99% of us do.

10. We don't put our hand over our heart when we sing our National Anthem. Although in American movies and tv shows Canadians always do that.

Cheers! :D

mehrdad368
13-04-2006, 03:06 AM
it's in north of us.capital city is toronto.very beautiful fountain named niagara.it's a beautiful country with friendly people.

Swordsman
13-04-2006, 04:55 AM
but...but you still have rivers of beer right?

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 05:05 AM
LOL - Of course we do. Why do you think everyone's so friendly?

once_dreaded
13-04-2006, 05:58 AM
Thank you Dublin for clearing the "aboot" thing up...I just thought because South Park used it and my History Professor used it that all Canadians used it...but what do I know...I'm a damn Yankee.

Jacoby
13-04-2006, 02:37 PM
4. When the guy said popular and someone else disagreed with him, I hate to say it but that's an American view. When we go to other countries and say we're Canadian, they don't leave us alone. So at least, THEY like us.


Wasn't Barrington the one who said that?

He's not American.

hasselbrad
13-04-2006, 03:09 PM
1. We don't ALL say "aboot". Basically, just the Newfies say "aboot" instead of about. But seeing as they are about the friendliest people on the planet, we can forgive them for that.

People from Fargo, ND tell me they don't talk anything like they do in the movie Fargo too...

...you betcha!

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 05:43 PM
No seriously, the aboot thing is the biggest puzzle to everyone here. I mean, we know we say "eh", we know that we're stereotypical with the whole beer and hockey thing, but the only ones I have ever heard say aboot are the Newfies. Maybe your prof was from Newfoundland. And I don't know about the guy who said we weren't popular. I was just saying what I knew.


And South Park isn't exactly the best source for all things factual. :D

Anyways, I didn't mean anything as an insult. I love visiting the States. I was just stating misconceptions. But what do I know, I only live here.

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 05:53 PM
Oh, I forgot to put this in the last one, but basically you have to watch this commercial. People still quote it and if it doesn't convince you of the aboot thing, then I'll just let it go. Haha, and note that it is a beer commercial which is basically the main time when we get at all patriotic. Joe Canadian is a national hero. :D

Oh and Canadians also invented Superman, basketball and insulin.

http://www.coolcanuckaward.ca/joe_canadian.htm

Leonie
13-04-2006, 06:42 PM
And are you all pros too?

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 07:04 PM
And are you all pros too?

Haha, I have no idea what you mean by that. Pros at throwing snowballs? Lol, well I'm a teacher so I spend all winter telling kids NOT to throw snowballs--but yeah, I can chuck a good one.

And I love your quote by the way.

Leonie
13-04-2006, 07:51 PM
Heh, I did mean that. And thanks about the quote :) It's a great book, and very quote-worthy. I'm currently trying really hard not to finish the last twenty or so pages.

It's actually strange how little I know of Canada. You don't offend the public much, do you?

Ah, wait. You club baby seals to death. Which is a very nasty thing to do.

On topic, telling kids not to throw snowballs should be forbidden. What's more fun that this: (Picture is me in the top right corner, fighting Neo and some other dude. Pretty much all the students who're living in that street were involved in one big snow war. The girls won, naturally. We're so mature.)

Kelsey
13-04-2006, 08:27 PM
I think we can all agree Canada will make a nice little state someday.

No no no, just kidding. Evangeline Lilly is from Canada, Matt Perry, a lot of people already mentioned...
It's cheaper to film movies there.
I don't need a passport to go.
The Canadian Warmblood.
"Eh?", which I say too much.

once_dreaded
13-04-2006, 09:24 PM
Hey, over half the US was seriously thinking of moving to Canada after the last election. I admit it, I thought about leaving my country for our friendly neighbor to the North...or was hoping that Oregon would cede to become a Canadian terrirtory. *big grin*

Kelsey
13-04-2006, 09:36 PM
Over half, eh?

Ashley
13-04-2006, 10:07 PM
If that was true I don't think we would have had to think about moving to Canada

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 10:51 PM
Well, I think that we sometimes offend the public. And I personally would never club a baby seal to death as they are my favourite animals. And how there is no ocean near me without a minimum one week drive.
I don't know much about the Netherlands either, though, so don't feel bad. I take it that you don't club baby seals as a pastime either, then?

Oh and the whole snowball thing. Ice usually mingles with the snow and then kids lose eyes. So we say "Don't throw snowballs!" Not that the kids ever listen. And I've thrown many a snowball so no worries that the snowball fight is going extinct.

Nice pic, by the way. :D

dublinflower
13-04-2006, 10:54 PM
Oh, sorry, that last post was for Leoni.

And I adore Evangeline Lilly, so I'm glad someone mentioned her.

once_dreaded
14-04-2006, 06:25 AM
If that was true I don't think we would have had to think about moving to Canada

Over half, eh?

^Under half voted, the over part happened after the vote was finalized...mostly too-young to vote peeps...then there were the idiots who didn't vote at all...then the hippies who are still voting for Nader. Anymore questions?

hasselbrad
14-04-2006, 12:51 PM
^Under half voted, the over part happened after the vote was finalized...mostly too-young to vote peeps...then there were the idiots who didn't vote at all...then the hippies who are still voting for Nader. Anymore questions?

So you're saying roughly 150,000,000 people seriously thought about moving to Canada after the last election?

Jacoby
14-04-2006, 04:37 PM
So you're saying roughly 150,000,000 people seriously thought about moving to Canada after the last election?

Yeah, I don't get it, America? What's so bad about fascism?

Ranman
14-04-2006, 07:45 PM
So you're saying roughly 150,000,000 people seriously thought about moving to Canada after the last election?

150,000,001, include me in that

Kelsey
14-04-2006, 07:52 PM
I wouldn't move to Canada, no matter how bad I thought the government was. I would quite literally lose all respect for any American who tells me that they seriously considered moving to Canada under those circumstances. I don't really care who I am speaking to when I say that.

So you argue that you came to your conclusion that over half of the country seriously considered moving to another country after the last election because most of those people were too young to vote? I doubt 150'000'000 seventeen year olds were checking out real estate in Vancouver.

Ranman
14-04-2006, 08:03 PM
Ok maybe I wouldn't move to canada

But if the south wants to rise again

I say let them go

hasselbrad
14-04-2006, 08:11 PM
Ok maybe I wouldn't move to canada

But if the south wants to rise again

I say let them go

***Opens safe...removes Confederate money and pistol***

Let's ride!

dublinflower
14-04-2006, 08:28 PM
Okay, now I'm officially glad I'm Canadian.

And why would a person who disagrees with the government of their country be subject to loss of respect for not staying put and simply abiding by it. Isn't the US supposed to be a land of freedom? Therefore if someone was adamently opposed to the Bush government, I don't really see the evils of moving. If you were to place this in the context of some of the countries overseas than I think an altogether different conclusion would come out of it.

Swordsman
14-04-2006, 09:44 PM
it's a land of retards, douche bags, and FREEDOM!

now you in Canada, you have rivers of amazing beer! when shall we go swimmin'?

hasselbrad
14-04-2006, 11:06 PM
Okay, now I'm officially glad I'm Canadian.

And why would a person who disagrees with the government of their country be subject to loss of respect for not staying put and simply abiding by it. Isn't the US supposed to be a land of freedom? Therefore if someone was adamently opposed to the Bush government, I don't really see the evils of moving. If you were to place this in the context of some of the countries overseas than I think an altogether different conclusion would come out of it.

If you want to really get to the heart of it, America was founded by people who did exactly that. Of course, those who sailed to these shores from England were attempting to throw off the yoke of religious persecution and the tyranny of a monarchy. However, if an American is unhappy with the current administration, they don't really need to leave. There's another election in four years. Sadly, it's become much more fashionable to stomp one's feet and act like a petulant four year old who can't have a pack of M&M's at the checkout line in the grocery store.
You are right about putting this into the context of other countries. Cubans try to float to these shores on anything they can fashion into a raft to escape Castro's regime.

Kelsey
14-04-2006, 11:55 PM
If someone wants to get up and move to Canada, fine. What I was saying was if someone got up and moved to Canada, because they were so upset that Bush won the presidency, then yes, they would lose all of my personal respect. Just like someone who quits the soccer team because they don't make forward or get in a fight with another team member.

Swordsman
15-04-2006, 04:01 AM
well put.

SeattleGirl
15-04-2006, 09:25 AM
well, actually i only have a vague idea about what Canada is like. when i was in junior 2 , my oral teacher was from Canada,whose nickname was 'bread'.and canada is one of the countries i long to go to.but it seems that it isnt safe enough there ~

dublinflower
16-04-2006, 12:24 AM
Isn't safe enough here? As compared to what??? I mean, unless you're a baby seal... :)

SeattleGirl
16-04-2006, 03:11 AM
yup ~ i often hear that some foreigners were killed there ~
it's better to stay in your own neighborhood !

Jacoby
16-04-2006, 05:14 AM
yup ~ i often hear that some foreigners were killed there ~
it's better to stay in your own neighborhood !

Person + Travel = Death.

Trufax.

duckula
16-04-2006, 10:07 AM
Person + Travel = Death.

Trufax.

No doubt.

EmotionSickness
16-04-2006, 07:32 PM
This thread is slowly turning into exactly what I thought it would. Yawn.

duckula
16-04-2006, 07:48 PM
This thread is slowly turning into exactly what I thought it would. Yawn.

Your cynical sniping isn't helping. People like you are to blame for the decline and fall of civilizations.

EmotionSickness
16-04-2006, 07:50 PM
Haha, probably.

I was mostly referring to the words which were being exchanged on the previous page.

seventhson
21-04-2006, 12:00 AM
People from Quebec hate Americans just as much as the French.


I don't personally know anyone from Canada or France and they all hate me?

Y'all are welcome to come down for a visit anytime.

Love,

Bait
24-04-2006, 07:20 AM
new thing i found about canada

i'll be working there over summer! ($15usd/hr) at one of my friend's dad's businesses

anyone in montreal area (i'll travel some...i'd love to see canada) want to meet up sometime? kkw meet in canada maybe?

Swordsman
24-04-2006, 11:35 PM
Rivers Of Beeeeeer!

MeGan 17
29-04-2006, 04:54 PM
It's very funny to see how people don't know very well Canada. This is my view of my country:

- It's very peace and quiet. We will never want to do war.
- Hockey it's the most important sport for us (advice: keep an eye on Sidney Crosby he is a raising star!).
- It's true we hate a little bit Americans but maybe we have reasons to be (they steal our wood secretly, they force us to have a passport even if it's supposed to be free trade :mad: ).
- We have a lot of natural resources (water, mines) and we exploit them (hydro-electric).
- Here, in Quebec, we speak french and learn english, but in the rest of Canada, they only speak english. The majority don't want learn french and don't even know say goodbye in french that is « aurevoir ». This simply fact makes me angry.
- Our cinema is going pretty well. Just see the success of the movie Crazy.
- I have never heard about rivers made of beer and the thing we don't lock our doors is very ridiculous.
- We love pretty much humour. Humorists are very popular here.
- We have 6 years of primary school, after there is 5 years of high school, 2 years of cegep if you want and after it's university if you want (in Quebec).
- We have four seasons (yeah our winter is pretty cold brrr).

I think it's all. So, nice weekend everybody!

MEG :)