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Monday, April 09, 2007

turning canadian

You know you’re turning ‘Canadian’ when...

  • You understand the phrase "Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield."
  • You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
  • You drink Pop, not Soda.
  • You know that a Mickey and 2-4's mean, "party at the camp, eh!!!"
  • You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.
  • You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
  • You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
  • You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.
  • You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
  • You brag to Americans that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Michael J. Fox, John Candy, William Shatner, Tom Green, Matthew Perry, Mike Myers, Neve Campbell, Pamela Anderson Lee & many more are Canadians.
  • You know that the CEO of American Airlines is a Canadian.
  • You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed".
  • Your local newspaper covers national news on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
  • You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.
  • You know that when it's 25 °F (-4°C) outside, it's a warm day.
  • You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
  • You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan".
  • You perk up when you hear the theme song from 'Hockey Night in Canada'.
  • You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.
  • "Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than, "Huh?"
  • You say "aboot" instead of "about"
  • Your Beer Case handles Are Big Enough To Fit Your Mitts
  • You froze your tongue to something metal and survived to tell about it.
  • You know that we don't all live in igloos and ride polar bears to work
via the SWAP E-Bulletin 2 April 2007


  1. Anonymous15/4/07 19:49

    So do you actually do all these things..?? Greetings from London btw! Chilling in James' flat now before heading out to my flashy hotel in central London. :) Enjoy the snow some for me too!! :o* // Lena

  2. Not all of them, but I can understand a lot more of them!!

    Especially the one about "Eh?" being a very important part of your vocabulary!

    Hope your having fun :-)