The Truthiness About Canada

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For as long as I can remember,  I’ve had a love and fascination with Canada.  Canadians are some of the most gracious and friendly people I’ve ever met.  In celebration of Canada Day, I present to you the truthiness about Canada.  A number of these were provided by the kind folks on Twitter.  Yes, we’re all aware that Canadians love their hockey, beer, Mounties, Zambonis, igloos, donuts, poutine, Tim Horton’s, beavers and bears.  But there’s so much more to these wonderful people.  So here’s a crash course on Canada and Canadians.

  • Canadians apologize too much.  Did you bump into the Canadian in front of you?  Don’t worry, he’ll say he’s “sow-ry.” – @stephenlynch + @scottvandam
  • Not only do Canadians uses the metric system, they also use metric time.
  • Apparently, whether you’re a doctor, accountant or lawyer, you’re also still a lumberjack. – @hlindskold
  • It’s rumored that Canadians are excellent lovers.  In fact, they have their own Canadian Kama Sutra, published by the Ministry of Community Wellness and Public Service. – @turquoisefish + @phishgirl3
  • Canadians don’t count time in “Mississippi’s” instead they opted for “Mississauga’s.”
  • Canadians are afraid of the dark.
  • No one understands what Canadian holidays are all “aboot.”
  • All French Canadians have a 5 o’clock shadow.  Even the children.
  • Canadians call all snow mobiles “ski doos” regardless of the brand. – @pkcable
  • Canadians are a well dressed bunch, especially in Canadian Tuxedos. – @T2150
  • The 80’s didn’t come to Canada until the 90’s
  • Canadians use extra and unnecessary vowels, that’s why they can’t compete on the US’s Wheel of Fortune, instead they have their own version “Wheel of Fourtune”
  • The Canadian Internet-speak includes OuMG, LOuLCats and they read HuffingtounPoust.com
  • Every Canadian was born on July 1st (weird, no?), but only @Bettiol’s face graces their flag, Ol’ Syrup (thank you @hamrick)

There you have it.  Everything you ever wanted to know about our friendly neighbors to the North.  I hope you’ve learned something new about our friends and that you’ll add your Canadian insights to the comments, eh.  Happy Canada Day!  Now take off, hoser.

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21 Responses to The Truthiness About Canada

  1. Bla1ze July 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm #

    Ha! Hilarious Nan, this was an awesome read thank you so much.

  2. martin_j001 July 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    Very funny stuff, eh!

  3. Nan Palmero July 1, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Here’s a Canada joke from @phikai – 3 Guys sitting around trying to name this country so they decide to draw letters…first guy draws and says, “I got a C, eh” second guy draws and says, “I got a N, eh”. Third guy draws, “I got a D, eh”. So they got, C-eh-N-eh-D-eh

  4. Rafael Solis July 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm #

    That was funny bro lol but the truth it took me a few seconds to get it…..

  5. LouTreize July 1, 2009 at 11:04 pm #

    “All French Canadians have a 5 o’clock shadow. Even the children.” — *died of laughter*
    This was great, thanks for the laughs Nan!

  6. Scott Dam July 2, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    We like to brag about having a better view of Niagara Falls

  7. Kyle McInnes July 6, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    Hahaha – Nice. How is the ski-dooing in San Antonio? 🙂

  8. Nan Palmero July 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm #

    The only ski-dooing we do is on lakes. 🙂

  9. Bambi Blue July 1, 2010 at 10:12 am #

    “It’s a little known fact that every Canadian citizen is born with a sharp, serrated edge somewhere on their body as protection from polar bears and enraged Quebecois.”

    http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=643

  10. Kenji Onozawa July 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm #

    hahahahaha, this post is full of awesome. Well done, sir.

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