(Closed) I'm American, but I should be Canadian.

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Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@shanbp:  “Where are you from if your from the center of the universe?________________”

AHAHAHA! Toronto. My grandpa calls it “Downtown Canada”

Also, wouldn’t it be centre and not center? Wink

 

Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m Canadian, living in America, wishing I was back in Canada.  Does that count?  I frequently try to slip it in to conversation every now and then “So when we are living in Canada in a few years…”

I did try to find Canadian maple syrup at the store, the closest I could get was “product of Canada and US” from the 3 real maple syrup choices on the shelf full of pancake syrup.

I’ve never really tried food from Timmies, but I’ll take a doughnut and an Ice Cap from them any day!

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Ha – husband is Canadian, but you’d never guess.  He’s lived in the US for 10 years now though…has zero desire to go back.  I actually get pegged for being Canadian more often than him, based on my Minnesota accent! 

Post # 65
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Excalibur

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@sostobe:  God, I love Ceasars!!  Here we drink bloody Mary’s, though.  I  live about 30  min  from  Windsor  and all my Canadian friends think bloody Mary’s are sick! I  was  so excited when they brought  pre-made Caesar’s in a  bottle.  I  wish I could get bloody Mary’s already made! I think it’s cute that Kraft Mac in cheese is called ‘ Kraft  dinner’  in Canada. lol

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mrstea83


i think i would fit in , in canada but they are our nieghbors to the east. im from alaska. whitehorse isnt that far away so i think i could totally get away with being from there… except its a city.  I love snow, FISHING for salmon (no secret there), hunting, moose meat is my fav!! i only buy 100% maple syrup. love beer!! i even say aye, but not all the time.love bacon.. but why is bacon a canadian thing?? i have like three flannel shirts for myself.

i seriously at one point wanted to name my future daughter Chinook. i always thought it was really pretty and weather it be the salmon or the wind, both are beautiful! . My DH wouldnt let me… so i guess thats out.

Canada: do you guys wear extra tuff boots?? and if not what is your boot brand. because when youre out and about esp. fishing, what is your go to boot?

 

Post # 67
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MissHarleyBlue:  IT IS KRAFT DINNER hahahahahaa, I laugh because I legit made myself some kraft dinner the other night when I was too lazy to cook for real.

I think its actually spelled that on the box here isnt it?? (fellow canadians?)

“KD” the actual initials is what its know as and I’ve seen it advertised here as simply…. KD

One thing we have I know isnt down there is Ketchup chips!!! BEST

………..also white vinegar on french fries is apparently very strange down there? In restaurants here there will always be vinegar on the table with the salt! My mom was visiting somewhere and ordered something with fries and she asked for it…and a bunch of the staff came out of the kitchen when the waitress came back….because they were curious wtf she was gonna do with the vinegar LOL.

Post # 68
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Busy bee

I am learning so much! I never knew Kraft Dinner was called something else!! Crazy!

I knew ceasars were Canadian, but just learned that a few months ago since my friend is dating an American. 

When I was on my honeymoon I kept hearing the word “trash” everywhere. It kept throwing me off because although I know what trash is, I never say it. I always just say garbage.

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@shanbp:  Ketchup chips are the best!!!! My friend who’s going to school in the states said they don’t have Smarties… I’m not sure if that’s true??

Post # 69
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

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@mrstea83:  One of us! One of us!!

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@MrsGatito:  Me neither (about the KD). I say ALL the canadian things!!

Post # 70
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@MrsGatito:  They do not have smarties, though there is a gas station in Blaine, WA, where I have seen them.  It’s about 500 m from Canada.

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsGatito: Smarties in the States are different than the Smarties in Canada.  American Smarties are what we Canadian’s call Rockets.  My sister in-law married an American and he tried Canadian Smarties and he couldn’t get over the fact they are chocolate, they are now his favourite treat.  For Christmas he asked us to ship him some Smarties.

You can see Canadian and American Smarties here:

http://www.torontomike.com/2011/03/american_smarties_vs_canadian.html

 

 

 

 

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sometimes I wish I was British…they have the best sense of humor and..television shows

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@mrstea83:  Can I just say you are welcome to Canada!!! Just be aware that you may need to change the way you spell some words, also your unit of measurment for tempurature and distance. Hope you can manage the changes! Wink

 

Post # 74
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@iarebridezilla:  Oh Australia!!!! Lived there for 3 years….miss it dearly!!! I oddly don’t find them that blunt..humm maybe because I myself am sarcastic (actually I find Canaidans to be quite sarcastic…but most people don’t notice….we’re that good). 

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@souza_2005:  Like winter boots? I have like 6 different pairs, and some are suited for the Arctic. No, it does not snow here year round, we have really humid summers where I am! But I don’t know about fishing since it’s not something we do in this area (I live in the city). I’ve never been fishing. I don’t think I would fish in Lake Ontario even if my life depended on it. Might pull out a 3 eyed creature, lol.

Oh, also, I heard once that the little chocolate Kinder Surprise eggs are illegal in the US? The eggs with the toy inside:

I heard once that some people from Seattle tried to bring some across the border and got heavily fined for it by US border officials. LMAO!

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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@mrstea83:  

My Canadianess also comes out when I travel and I’m an expat living in NYC.  It took a few months before I started crossing one-way streets during red ilghts and I’m not one of those people who cuts a line. 

I do like hockey but am ambivalent about maple syrup although it is amazing with bacon.

I just took buzzfeed’s quiz and got Paris.  http://www.buzzfeed.com/ashleyperez/what-city-should-you-actually-live-in

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