Canada facts I just learned...

I just returned from a vacation in Canada- here are some things I learned:

They play lots of Barenaked Ladies on the radio (I love that)

There is actually a product called “Macaroni and Cheese Loaf” lunchmeat (Yikes!)

Some people do SO say “aboot” for about. I hear it myself.

The dealers at Casino Niagra need help learning how to play/bet craps.

They don’t make 1 or 2 dollar bills anymore (just coins)

I remembered a lot more French then I thought! (all the packaging was bi-lingual)

Run for the hills, folks! Or you’ll be up to your armpits in martians!

How about naming all the territories and provinces which make up Canada? (This should be interesting!)

The strict Canadian government actually allowed the anti-Canadian “South Park: The Movie” to show in the theatres.

They LOVE french fries. They sell them by the buckets, even in Taco Bell.

Everyone in Canada is a pothead. <font color=“green”>Everyone</font>

They pronounce process “pro cess”.

They have bags of milk. You put the bag in an empty jar and cut one of the corners of the bag to get the milk out. Weird, yet, ingenius.

Everyone’s a hockey expert.


Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick (sp?), Quebec, Ottowa, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, Saskechtuwan (sp?)

Lets see…
Niagra Falls,
Casino Niagra,
Planet Hollywood,
Hard Rock Cafe,
That’s all I remember :slight_smile:

Oh, how’s this for starters?

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Run for the hills, folks! Or you’ll be up to your armpits in martians!

Oops, Quebec is the national capital, not a province.

Or is it Ottowa? :stuck_out_tongue:

You call that a Canada fact? Heck, they have those in Wisconsin, for Godd’s sake.

Oh, Louie. :frowning: :frowning: :frowning:

It’s a good thing you’re in California.

Saying “Quebec is the national capital” is more than a little hazardous up here. And the right answer is spelled “Ottawa”. Unless you’re in a separatist part of Quebec, in which case it may be spelled ‘merde’.

Such innocence is the only reason I don’t flame you for the way you spelled Saskatchewan. :wink:

(Actually you did very well, for a Californian! :wink: )

Bob the Prairie Boy
“If the Bible were written in Saskatchewan, the Flood story would be a little different. Here it doesn’t rain for forty days and forty nights.”

And Zette, glad you enjoyed your trip. Try B.C. next time (or maybe Saskatchewan!).

Bob the Random Expert
“If we don’t have the answer, we’ll make one up.”

I’m so sorry, I always get those 2 (Ottawa and Quebec) mixed up. :frowning:

Dumb person from “the states”,

How about this: you can’t buy yellow margarine in Quebec; only white.

I thought South Park was pretty *pro-*Canadian. The Canadians invaded to blow up some moralistic blowhards. The whole “Blame Canada” movement seems like a satire of all the other blame movements, “Blame the Immigrants”, “Blame the Gays”, “Blame the Feminists”. Canada is the most ridiculous target of all, since it is so harmless and pretty much like the U.S.

But I’m weird that way.

That was invented in Québec. They wanted to do it differently from the anglos, but it’s become so popular outside of the province that they’ll have to think of something else now.:slight_smile:

But I’m betting it won’t be taking home the coveted Dictator’s Cup at the Baghdad Film Festival.

Looks like Turtle Wax, Rice-a-roni, and a copy of our home game for Louie.

Give louie a break, that pretty good for a guy with all the vowels but ‘a’ in his name…:stuck_out_tongue:

In canada, we have these canadian content laws…a % of what is played on radio has to be of canadian origin.It is great if you like the 'naked Ladies, but sucks HARD if you HATE celine dion!

Mac & cheese lunch meat is gross.

My parents arent potheads…well, my Mom isnt a pothead! :slight_smile:
Almost everyone I know is though, even the aunts & uncles… :smiley:

I dont say a-boot
I say a-bowt.
I also say praw-cess, not pro-cess.
But I watch alot of american TV!

Zette mentioned “Nunavut” as a province. I’m not familiar with this one. Is it new?

“It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument” - William McAdoo

Nunavut is the most recent territory, carved off the East end of the Northwest Territories this past April. Yukon is the other territory; none of these three are prvinces.


Nunavut is pop 5 people and covers all the artic crap in our north. Its hardly worth a mention.


Perhaps she should try Saskatchewan, but she should be warned: do not look for an open-to-the-public bathroom in Saskatoon!

I’ve traveled all over, driven through some very deserted regions, and I have never had to relieve myself outside a genuine bathroom except there. A zillion gas stations open, but none with bathrooms open to the public.

I don’t know if I broke some sort of city ordinance, but if I did, they deserved it.

Chaim Mattis Keller

“Sherlock Holmes once said that once you have eliminated the
impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be
the answer. I, however, do not like to eliminate the impossible.
The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it that the merely improbable lacks.”
– Douglas Adams’s Dirk Gently, Holistic Detective

Canadian Labor Day is also the first Monday of September. But unlike the US, they take it seriously.

My wife and I arrived in Montreal for our honeymoon on Labor (Labour?) Day 1996. When we started looking for a restaurant for dinner, we noticed everything was closed. Fortunately, Mr. Ma’s was open. Great food, BTW.

For our Canadian friends: in the US, Labor Day is ironically when poor retail wage-slaves have to work the most because it is when many stores have big sales. Also Memorial Day, Independence Day, Presidents’ (birth)Day(s); all of our 3-day weekend are reasons for sales.

I’m sure George Washington is spinning in his grave knowing that his birthday is celebrated by underwear sales at JCPenney’s.