Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Signs you might be a Canadian

Signs You Might Be Canadian

1. You stand in "line-ups" at the movie, not lines.
2. You know Toronto is not a province.
3. You understand the phrase, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine"
4. You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.
5. You drink pop, not soda.
6. You know what it means to be on pogey.
7. You know that a mickey and 2-4's mean "Party at the camp, eh!!"
8. You never miss "Coaches Corner".
9. You talk about the weather with strangers and friends alike.
10. You don't know or care about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap place to travel with good cigars and no Americans.
11. When there is a social problem, you turn to your government to fix it instead of telling them to stay out of it.
12. You know what a tuque is.
13. You get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.
14. Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway.
15. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
16. You sit on a chesterfield not a couch - that's some small town in Quebec!
17. You know what a Robertson screwdriver is.
18. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
19. You know that Thrills are something to chew and "taste like soap".
20. You know that Mounties "don't always look like that"
21. Back Bacon and Kraft Dinner are two of your favorite food groups.
22. You admit Rich Little is Canadian and you're glad Jerry Lewis is not.
23. You know that Casey and Finnegan are not a Celtic musical group.
24. You participated in "Participaction".
25. You have an Inuit carving by your bedside with the rationale: "What's good enough protection for the Prime Minister is good enough for me".
26. You wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin yet.
27. Unlike any international assassin/terrorist/spy in the world, you don't possess a Canadian passport.
28. You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, and color.
29. You know the French equivalents of "free", "prize" and "no sugar added", thanks to your extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging.
30. You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
31. You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.
32. You can do all the hand actions to Sharon, Lois and Bram's "Skin-a-ma-rinky-dinky-doo" opus.
33. You can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous.
34. You were mad when "The Beachcombers" were taken off the air.
35. You have some momento of Doug and Bob.

Post in the comments your favourite Canadian thing or person (yes it can be me ;) )
The winner will be chosen at random and mailed (you have to be ok with giving me your mailing address) a package of random Canadian goodness! If you are Canadian living in Canada or anyone else living in Canada you will get an American assortment instead! So all you lurkers post and maybe you will win!


Kimmy said...

My favorite Canadian things:
{& all the other Cdns I know!}
Bare Naked Ladies!
Michael Buble & David Foster
Dill Pickle Chips & Crunchie Bars...

I love Canada. :D I love YOU!

Nicole and Gene Cope said...

Where in the world do I begin???
Of course my family(sometimes)
Swiss Chalet, Harveys, wunderbars, billot logs...oh I am so hungry.
Happy Canada Day to one of my best Canadian friends!!!

Laura K said...

My favorite Canadian things are:
Tim Hortons hot chocolate
crunchie bars
ketchup rice cakes
and not in that order Ü

Happy Canada Day Amy!

Anonymous said...

My favourite things about Canada is my wife...she loves hockey and fights...not always in that same order. Milk in bags, Swiss Chalet and East Side Marios..even though that is kind of American but it is probably better in Canada just like all of the other drinks, junk food and burgers....no the Mexican food is not better in Canada, sorry, or the pizza, but most everything else pretty much is. Friendly people, not as much violence and the funny people that come from Canada to be on our American television shows. I love Canada, almost...and it is close almost as much as the USA, despite all of our issues..and we have a lot. Happy Canada day.....oh yeah, I love May 2..4 and the beer store..no I don't drink beer but it is just cool that they have one.

Anonymous said...

I love the people from Canada too, yes Amy, you are one of them too..I know..I know..this doesn't count as an extra entry into the contest..no I'm not trying to cheat...would it work? I mean have a nice day.

Sincerly Gene "man I sure wish football was back on" Cope

sorry that last blog was from me, in case you didn't know.

seriaunmilagro said...

hi! I'm Kimmy's friend Jena from Canada (peterborough to be specific)...that list is fawesome...but either it's kinda old or I'm just not into cdn culture, cause I dunno what a pogey is LOL...

And i think 23 should be changed to BNL...cause I have no idea who casey and finnegan are, LOL!

my fave CDN thing is...(this is a big "DUH") TIMMIE HOES! :)

Anonymous said...

Sory about the spellng, i wll work on it but mi favourite (of course, I got that right I am half Canadian), things are wbkinz and clowns and backyardigans...I think that is Canadian..we can probably claim it when the Americans aren't looking. Basketball is Canadian..and mommy

from C cccaleb..this tping stuff is hurd

Anonymous said...

I had to come and check out your contest when I heard you were giving away Canadian goodies. ;)
Favourite Canadian things.....
White Spot milkshakes; Smarties; Great Big Sea; nanaimo bars (and yours are SO yummy!); mountains and the colour green in the scenery; Stanley Park; fish and chips at White Rock....and of course family and friends (cheers to new Canadian friends living outside the borders!) ;)
Oh, and hey, I don't have a 'blog' identity, so in case you didn't figure it out by the "Anne on a moose" signature, it's Linda eh?

Anonymous said...

Im English and I can relate to alot of the stuff on there. I liked :

28. You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, and color.

Cannot understand why the americans would cut the letters out! Labour, Honour and Colour ^_^

Laineys_Garden (LJ)

Sara said...

Favorite Canadian things: Barenaked Ladies, Smarties (the chocolate kind), a Canadian boy I loved once, and PEI!

Anonymous said...

I don't miss anything about Canada because I'm still here but I can tell you what I love about it.
I love:
The sound of Canadian Geese flying over my head and then looking up and seeing the 'V'

Going to the Sugar Bush and seeing maple sugar made and then getting to taste it.

Picking wild blueberry's and knowing that your eating more then your putting in you're basket

That we're a bilingual country which means I know the bare minimum French

Angela said...

I might be a little late for the contest but... What I love about Canada is.

- Poutine, Bear claws, Timmy's hot chocolate, that we have more flavors of Doritos and some different flavours of chips... MMMmmm

and that we don't have microchips inside our hockey pucks. LOL

But I don't like that part of my family is far away when I am in Canada.