Happy Canada Day!

In celebration of Canada’s 142nd Birthday, I thought I would give you an insight into my heritage (as dubious as it may be)...



Signs You May Be Canadian...

  • You stand in "line-ups" at the movie, not lines.
  • You're not offended by the term "Homo Milk"
  • You understand the phrase, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine on the couch".
  • You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.
  • You drink pop, not soda.
  • You take out the garbage, not the trash.
  • You know that a mickey and a 2-4 means "Party!"
  • You can drink legally while still a teen.
  • You know that francophones, anglophones and allophones are not electronic devices.
  • You talk about the weather with strangers and friends alike.
  • You don't know or care about the fuss with Cuba, it's just a cheap place to travel to and has good cigars.
  • You're not sure if the leader of our nation has EVER had sex and don't want to know if he has!
  • You get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.
  • Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway.
  • You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
  • You know what a Robertson screwdriver is.
  • You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
  • You know that Thrills are something to chew and "taste like soap".
  • You know that Mounties "don't always look like that".
  • You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still Winter, and road work.
  • You know that when it's 25 degrees outside, it's a warm day.
  • You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan".
  • You know what a toque is.
  • You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • You know that loonies and toonies are not birds, but have monetary value.
  • You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed".
  • You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
  • You brag to Americans that; Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians. ... also Alex Trebec, David Foley, Matthew Perry, Pamela Anderson, etc., etc.
  • You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.
  • "Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than, "Huh?"


Happy Canada Day!

Comments

Rain said…
Beauty! I won't be lonesome (lonely?) with all of my Canadian buddies around! :-) Man, I haven't heard "serviette" in a while, lol! Great entry.

Happy Canada Day!
What are loonies and toonies then? And why would you chew something that tastes like soap? That was funny and informative! I learned something new today except the loonie and toonie stuff! Oh and what's a Robertson screwdriver?
SA - LOL! We have one and two dollar coins - the one dollar coins are called loonies because they have a picture of a loon on one side and toonies are the two dollar coins. I guess they are called toonies because they are two dollars. Original Eh?

Thrills are some cheap ass gum that are like purple Chicklets - as kids, we didn't care that they tasted like soap because they were cheap to buy. Needless to say, I've moved on...

A Robertson screwdriver is the screwdriver that has a little "star" on the end. I guess it was invented by a Canadian and we probably invented the screw that goes along with it. Not sure why we needed to be different, but what can I say?
- Renée - said…
Aww I love that! heheh!! Gotta be proud to be Canadian! :D Happy Canada Day!
f8hasit said…
Thanks for all the concise information! Now I'll be able to fool all my friends...
:-)

Happy (dubious origins) Canada Day!
Brian Miller said…
happy canada day, eh!
CrazyCris said…
lol! very funny!

I knew about the loonies but not the toonies!

and this one:
"You drink pop, not soda."
Reminded me of my trip to Niagara Falls over 10 yrs ago. We stayed in a hotel on the Canadia side (by the way, you forgot to mention the people are usually much friendlier than on the US side!) and my sisters and I got a kick out of everyone saying "pop" instead of "soda"! :p

Happy Canada Day!

ps: what do you usually do to celebrate it? and what is the occasion? anniversary of the Constitution? or something else?
Cris - LOL about the soda vs. pop!

Canada Day is the anniversary that Canada became a separate federation/country. There are a lot of celebrations - parties, parades and fireworks. It's typically a national holiday, but my company is working today, but we get to have Friday off instead.
Everyone, please forgive me for being a poor Canadian. I have wrongly informed SA as to what a Robertson screwdriver is. I have since been advised by my husband, a Robertson screwdriver actually has a square end - not the star shape. My apologies for the misinformation. I suspect my citizenship to be revoked.

f8hasit - Hope the bit of odd Canadiana info gives you the upper hand over your friends - especially in a game of trivial pursuit.

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