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Jeez, I'm Canadian and I've never heard of bagged milk...I keep thinking of breasts.
But anyway...it's cool here. Hah


Canada is a big and diverse place. but yeah all the Grocery Stores in Ontario and certainly here in Toronto sell milk in 1.3 litre bags...

not sure why it's three bags for four litres... unless we never bothered change format from the Imperial Quart. (not to be confused with the US Quart)

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I enjoy my milk in bags, :\ that way I can see what I'm drinking. I'm Canadian and have traveled through the states. I have met some Americans who for some reason or another dislike Canada, but I have not heard a concrete reason as to why.


It's more efficient packaging and probably better for the environment as well. (If you bother to recycle the bags.)

Last time I was in the States I was eleven or twelve in Florida on vacation. I met two kids around my own age while staying in a hotel and they seriously thought that it snowed 365 days a year where I live. That was the only experience that I remember only because I thought it was funny. I've never had the experience of encountering anyone who had a grudge against Canadians though.


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Jeez, I'm Canadian and I've never heard of bagged milk...I keep thinking of breasts.


You too?! *Phew*, and I thought it was just me for a while there.
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I like Canada it has everything awesome, or so it seems. Nice people, hockey, ketchup chips, and rather loose laws on marijuana. I'll let you guess the first place where I will flee too if needed.

In terms of Americans not liking Canada or the people from there it's basically out of ignorance. South Park often makes fun of Canadians and even in How I Met Your Mother they make fun of Robin who is Canadian; it basically comes down to Americans being egotistical. Although, just remember a few bad apples don't represent the country as a whole.

Also, I like Canadian movies, they're hilarious.


I think many americans flee to canada if runing from the law lol.
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spensaur wrote:

I like Canada it has everything awesome, or so it seems. Nice people, hockey, ketchup chips, and rather loose laws on marijuana. I'll let you guess the first place where I will flee too if needed.

In terms of Americans not liking Canada or the people from there it's basically out of ignorance. South Park often makes fun of Canadians and even in How I Met Your Mother they make fun of Robin who is Canadian; it basically comes down to Americans being egotistical. Although, just remember a few bad apples don't represent the country as a whole.

Also, I like Canadian movies, they're hilarious.


I think many americans flee to canada if runing from the law lol.


I'm just a big fan of hockey and ketchup chips to be quite honest. I'd move there now if my family wasn't here. But yea, getting into Canada is not too easy either, I think if you've gotten a DUI or have anything against you legally you can't cross the border so I don't know about too many criminals fleeing to Canada and I hope they don't.
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spensaur wrote:

I like Canada it has everything awesome, or so it seems. Nice people, hockey, ketchup chips, and rather loose laws on marijuana. I'll let you guess the first place where I will flee too if needed.

In terms of Americans not liking Canada or the people from there it's basically out of ignorance. South Park often makes fun of Canadians and even in How I Met Your Mother they make fun of Robin who is Canadian; it basically comes down to Americans being egotistical. Although, just remember a few bad apples don't represent the country as a whole.

Also, I like Canadian movies, they're hilarious.


I think many americans flee to canada if runing from the law lol.


Rumour has it my ancestors did.

We're recorded as "united empire loyalists" (Tories to you Yanks) but there are persistent family jokes about charges for cattle rustling so.. I don't know...

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Proud to be Canadian! I do believe a large portion of the population is as kind and polite as we're made out to be, though there's rude/selfish/twisted people anywhere you go. Maple syrup is amazing though, and I couldn't imagine eating waffles without it..

Also, a true fact.. all Canadians are sexy.
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Proud to be Canadian! I do believe a large portion of the population is as kind and polite as we're made out to be, though there's rude/selfish/twisted people anywhere you go. Maple syrup is amazing though, and I couldn't imagine eating waffles without it..

Also, a true fact.. all Canadians are sexy.


I certainly am, and I'm a Canadian. Humble too. don't forget we're all Humble. ;p


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spensaur wrote:

I like Canada it has everything awesome, or so it seems. Nice people, hockey, ketchup chips, and rather loose laws on marijuana. I'll let you guess the first place where I will flee too if needed.

In terms of Americans not liking Canada or the people from there it's basically out of ignorance. South Park often makes fun of Canadians and even in How I Met Your Mother they make fun of Robin who is Canadian; it basically comes down to Americans being egotistical. Although, just remember a few bad apples don't represent the country as a whole.

Also, I like Canadian movies, they're hilarious.


If you want to see a funny movie about how canadians view their relation with the United States and Canadian Stereotypes. you need to watch John Candy's "Canadian Bacon"

I find it ironic that most of the responses to this thread have been from Canadians. but then again. had this been a post about... say .. Lichtenstein. I'm not sure what I'd have to say either. We're not a big country on the grand scheme of things.

Switzerland now. I have Swiss relatives. (by marriage... or does that count anymore.. my sister's divorced.. ugh.. brain hurty)




I will put that on my to watch list for sure, if it's on Netflix I'll watch it tonight.
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I'm born & raised in the U.S. but I have a lot of family that live in Canada. But I don't think I can give a completely fair assessment because they are all originally from Jamaica...so I don't think they'd live entirely like full-blown Canadians.

But I have heard all the same stereotypical stuff like how they are all really nice (accept for those from Quebec... ), they get their milk out of bags, it's really cold there, they love hockey, say "eh" a lot...yadda yadda yadda.
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I'm born & raised in the U.S. but I have a lot of family that live in Canada. But I don't think I can give a completely fair assessment because they are all originally from Jamaica...so I don't think they'd live entirely like full-blown Canadians.

But I have heard all the same stereotypical stuff like how they are all really nice (accept for those from Quebec... ), they get their milk out of bags, it's really cold there, they love hockey, say "eh" a lot...yadda yadda yadda.


Quebec is a special case. It's our first province and had a life as it's own nation (sorta) before all our british traditions were layered on top it. Quebec is a proud province. ...

think Texas and it's attitude of "and those lesser 48 states"

it's also got a strong french heritage. French (pre napoleon) civil code ( Think Louisiana ) and all the Vrais Quebequois (real Quebeccers) can draw their heritage back to French Settlers from the 16 and 17 hundreds. There is an element of living in the past The Quebec License plate reads "Je me souviens" ( I Remember (my past) )

Not all Quebeccers are nasty. but with Quebec the natural provincial/federal tug of war takes on an ethnic tinge. But don't forget, don't EVER forgot. Quebeccers are part of the family. Quebec has a real place in this country no matter what extremists like the separatists or the west coast bigots think.


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Again, I'm not gonna say negative thing about Canada, but I like the HOT CHICKS. Nuff said.
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jmoore1110 wrote:

I'm born & raised in the U.S. but I have a lot of family that live in Canada. But I don't think I can give a completely fair assessment because they are all originally from Jamaica...so I don't think they'd live entirely like full-blown Canadians.

But I have heard all the same stereotypical stuff like how they are all really nice (accept for those from Quebec... ), they get their milk out of bags, it's really cold there, they love hockey, say "eh" a lot...yadda yadda yadda.


Quebec is a special case. It's our first province and had a life as it's own nation (sorta) before all our british traditions were layered on top it. Quebec is a proud province. ...

think Texas and it's attitude of "and those lesser 48 states"

it's also got a strong french heritage. French (pre napoleon) civil code ( Think Louisiana ) and all the Vrais Quebequois (real Quebeccers) can draw their heritage back to French Settlers from the 16 and 17 hundreds. There is an element of living in the past The Quebec License plate reads "Je me souviens" ( I Remember (my past) )

Not all Quebeccers are nasty. but with Quebec the natural provincial/federal tug of war takes on an ethnic tinge. But don't forget, don't EVER forgot. Quebeccers are part of the family. Quebec has a real place in this country no matter what extremists like the separatists or the west coast bigots think.




No worries, these are mostly things I've heard. I'm sure not everyone one in Quebec is like that. It wouldn't be right to judge everyone in an entire country based on stuff like that. Just like I don't like when people judge all people from the United States to be the same. It simply wouldn't be fair.
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There's also Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.



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jmoore1110 wrote:


papagolfwhiskey wrote:


jmoore1110 wrote:

I'm born & raised in the U.S. but I have a lot of family that live in Canada. But I don't think I can give a completely fair assessment because they are all originally from Jamaica...so I don't think they'd live entirely like full-blown Canadians.

But I have heard all the same stereotypical stuff like how they are all really nice (accept for those from Quebec... ), they get their milk out of bags, it's really cold there, they love hockey, say "eh" a lot...yadda yadda yadda.


Quebec is a special case. It's our first province and had a life as it's own nation (sorta) before all our british traditions were layered on top it. Quebec is a proud province. ...

think Texas and it's attitude of "and those lesser 48 states"

it's also got a strong french heritage. French (pre napoleon) civil code ( Think Louisiana ) and all the Vrais Quebequois (real Quebeccers) can draw their heritage back to French Settlers from the 16 and 17 hundreds. There is an element of living in the past The Quebec License plate reads "Je me souviens" ( I Remember (my past) )

Not all Quebeccers are nasty. but with Quebec the natural provincial/federal tug of war takes on an ethnic tinge. But don't forget, don't EVER forgot. Quebeccers are part of the family. Quebec has a real place in this country no matter what extremists like the separatists or the west coast bigots think.




No worries, these are mostly things I've heard. I'm sure not everyone one in Quebec is like that. It wouldn't be right to judge everyone in an entire country based on stuff like that. Just like I don't like when people judge all people from the United States to be the same. It simply wouldn't be fair.


To be fair I've heard stories of Quebeccers ruining our 'nice Canadian' image abroad so there is ... some truth... but yeah Quebec is a part of the rich cultural diversity that makes this country great (if at times fractious) losing Quebec would make us poorer as a nation in a lot of ways.


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I have some great friends from Canada, so for me Canada sounds awesome, and the people sound awesome too. I understand how Canadians feel when people compare them to Americans, they are totally different. It's the same with New Zealanders being compared to Australians. Grr, so annoying.
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Maple syrup, bone chilling winters, and poutine.

There's also Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.



Yes, we cannot deny the amazing creation of Scott Pilgrim.
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