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I haven't hung out with a Canadian long enough to form an opinion. My friends like to hate on them but they are also big fans of How I Met Your Mother..... Unfortunately they take it too seriously >_<
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JoAnime3853 wrote:

I haven't hung out with a Canadian long enough to form an opinion. My friends like to hate on them but they are also big fans of How I Met Your Mother..... Unfortunately they take it too seriously >_<


Wow that would be like hating on Americans because of how they're protrayed in shows like 'the Border' .. .oh wait... never mind. ;]

Judging from a lot of responses on threads all over this forum people base their opinions on others WAAAY to much on TV.

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I've only been to Canada once (Toronto) and stayed within the tourist area so I really can't help you. It is a beautiful city though.

Canadians are stereotyped as being kind, soft spoken, calm and somewhat boring by those in the US.

I think Jubei said it best though.

"The sky is the sky everywhere you go, and people are people".
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JoAnime3853 wrote:

I haven't hung out with a Canadian long enough to form an opinion. My friends like to hate on them but they are also big fans of How I Met Your Mother..... Unfortunately they take it too seriously >_<


Wow that would be like hating on Americans because of how they're protrayed in shows like 'the Border' .. .oh wait... never mind. ;]

Judging from a lot of responses on threads all over this forum people base their opinions on others WAAAY to much on TV.



I agree. It's a very silly thing to do. Kind of embarrassing how many people don't make their own opinion and just let the media do it for them.
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You might not know it, but we're experimenting with attaching nuclear weapons to beavers. We're much more insidious then you think, eh!
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kinga750 wrote:

I've only been to Canada once (Toronto) and stayed within the tourist area so I really can't help you. It is a beautiful city though.

Canadians are stereotyped as being kind, soft spoken, calm and somewhat boring by those in the US.

I think Jubei said it best though.

"The sky is the sky everywhere you go, and people are people".


Toronto is possibly our most cosmopolitan city. Living there is like living in the UN. Other cities and the various rural areas of Canada will give you a different impression than that you got from Toronto and from Each other. Victoria BC had traditionally tried to be more English than Britain. Montreal is avant guard and Euro-concious, Quebec City revels in the glories of 'New France' (North America circa 1600-1700 when the 'Ancien Regime' ruled from Canadian East Coast, down the Mississippi to Louisiana - named after Louis QIV) Our rural areas have their own traditions and twists on whatever language they're speaking. Often coloured by the nationality that was funneled there back when our country was letting in everyone and encouraging them to take a plot of land.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:


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stuck ups.


yep! That's one trait that I have seen in most of the canadians I was around during my childhood. However, raised by a Quebec woman (my grandmother) she was the most generous, kind and compassionate person I ever met. I thought I was this way because of her but perhaps its the canadian in me. It does suck to be too nice though, I get walked on all the time. On another note, I view the show King of the hill and they always down the canadians stating things like whatbhas Canadadone for our planet? What have they given to history? Not much. When it comes to lending a hand to another country in need, are the Canadians there? No. Okay so they mind their own political business and America bitts in to others affairs too much bit the point is that we are here to help each other out and the canadians do not have a long list to talk. About. Now mind you, I am Canadian by nature but I am 100% American. Thank you


Our embassy sheltered 6 of your citizens during the Iran Hostage crisis and firmly cooperated with the CIA to a degree that probably would have got our diplomats executed had they been caught.

We are also there for you more than any other nation on 9/11.

Thanks for noticing.




Well, that's telling me...I don't know really anything about what Canada has or has not done. I hear a lot of negativity in the media and it upsets me cause I am canadian and my ancesters immigrated to the US in the 1800's. I used king. Of the hill as an example cause they stated a lot of info on Canada. my apologies. For insulting your country. On. Another note people whose ethhnicity is canadien and reside in the. US get the credit for their invention or historical discoveries as americans. Like you said about basketball, sure naismith was. Born and colleged in Canada but thegame was invented in US. I'd like to learn more about canadian history ..
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I think they're secretly planning a preemptive attack on the USA.


Nope we're just subversively converting you to Canadians by infiltrating your Media.



I'm good with that, I prefer Canadians anyways.
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The only thing about milk that I find strange is the fact that we humans are the only species known to continue drinking milk well past infancy and on top of that, we drink it from other species.



It's not so strange when you also consider that we are the only species to do a lot of things; we make escalators, which are obviously the pinnacle of human achievement.

Regarding Canada, I think that the best way I can describe my thoughts toward it is by saying that they have been non-existent for months. I can't remember the last time the word "Canada" arrived in my head. I should also add that I haven't had maple syrup for months either, so perhaps there's a relationship?
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I'm canadian and i wuv you all !
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It's not so strange when you also consider that we are the only species to do a lot of things; we make escalators, which are obviously the pinnacle of human achievement.


So true, if I ever win it big on Lotto 6/49 or Lotto Max I'm building my dream home with escalators instead of stairs. They wouldn't run constantly like in public places of course, only when in use, activated by motion sensors or something. It can be built, we have the technology!


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Regarding Canada, I think that the best way I can describe my thoughts toward it is by saying that they have been non-existent for months. I can't remember the last time the word "Canada" arrived in my head. I should also add that I haven't had maple syrup for months either, so perhaps there's a relationship?


I'm surprised that the northern US isn't just as well known for maple syrup production, I'm sure they also have the ideal climate for it. (An extended period of spring freeze and thaw cycles to get the sap flowing.) I guess it's just seen as more of a symbol of Canada.
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Pyralis1 wrote:

The only thing about milk that I find strange is the fact that we humans are the only species known to continue drinking milk well past infancy and on top of that, we drink it from other species.



It's not so strange when you also consider that we are the only species to do a lot of things; we make escalators, which are obviously the pinnacle of human achievement.

Regarding Canada, I think that the best way I can describe my thoughts toward it is by saying that they have been non-existent for months. I can't remember the last time the word "Canada" arrived in my head. I should also add that I haven't had maple syrup for months either, so perhaps there's a relationship?

I think you may be on to something. There seems to be a clear correlation between consumption of maple syrup and thinking of Canada.

If Canada randomly shipped small containers of maple syrup to people in other countries I'm sure people would think of Canada more often. They could even put little "fun facts about Canada" on the containers to inform people of all the great things Canada has done. If nothing else, it'd make the recipients happy - who doesn't like having maple syrup and learning new things during breakfast?

Eventually, they could poison the syrup as part of a multi-pronged attempt to take over the world, if they were so inclined (as an example of how Canada could use its "nice" reputation to aid its attempts at "evil" - nobody would ever expect Canadians to send poisoned maple syrup!).
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Pyralis1 wrote:

I'm surprised that the northern US isn't just as well known for maple syrup production, I'm sure they also have the ideal climate for it. (An extended period of spring freeze and thaw cycles to get the sap flowing.) I guess it's just seen as more of a symbol of Canada.

Where I grew up, Vermont maple syrup was not uncommon. Also, a friend of the family used to make his own.
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Where I grew up, Vermont maple syrup was not uncommon. Also, a friend of the family used to make his own.


Nice. I find that the stuff made by small companies and private producers tends to be the best.

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Do they have canards?
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