(Closed) *Spin off* What do you associate Canada with?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@musical-lady:  lol, we absolutely do not say “Aboot” in Calgary!!!  We have a ton of east coasters over in AB, maybe that’s where you get that? haha

Post # 228
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Blushing bee

Saying oot. Hooome and soory. Hockey. Tim hortins (which is foul in my opinion!) Monopoly money. No pennies! O CANADAAAA. Degrassi. Holmes on homes. Referring to the US as “the states” having packets of vinegar for your French fries!!!! Having a lot of guns but not using them on eachother. Universal healthcare. Justin bieber. 

Post # 229
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Blushing bee

Also using the French Zed instead of English Z when saying postal codes and what not. But all Americans know what you mean anyways. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 230
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@Ms.Pink:  I think that’s just the way French Canadians act towards anyone who isn’t one of them. I always get the side-eye if I go to Montreal and tell people I’m from Toronto. Luckily I speak French so I can just pretend, lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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@rachiebabie:  Maybe further north in Alberta, then – I went to school with two people from Fort McMurray and they had the most typical Canadian accent ever! But it’s hard to hear your own accent, since you speak the same way as everyone in your community. I’ve heard people from Toronto have a hilarious accent but I’ve no idea what it sounds like!

Post # 231
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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@Ms.Pink:  looks like the Quebecois reputation precedes them! Honestly I didn’t have a great time in Quebec other than Montreal (and only sorta) because I found so many people to be abrasive or just downright rude to me and I couldn’t figure out why because in public I’m nauseatingly polite.

I think the former is just a cultural difference because I found this working with some French Canadian coworkers, but the latter is just people being snooty assholes who think their shit don’t stink. I don’t know where the superiority complex comes from, considering they need the other provinces so badly to keep their heads above water.

There is still a separatist party, I say au revoir cause I already have the recipe to poutine and maple trees I can tap elsewhere, ya big ol’ meanies!

Post # 233
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’m afraid I’m a little cliche but Canada makes me think of hockey and lots of snow and cold weather! Oh, and lately, curling. It must be the Olympics ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 234
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Bumble bee

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Post # 235
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m so surprised to find so many actually associate Canada with “cold” and “snow”. In my hometown average temperature in summer is in mid 30s (think 95+ F)… Too hot to handle some days! 

I’ve also never heard anyone say “aboot”, nto sure where that started! Lol 

Post # 236
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@Washingtonian:  sorry, I was not actually upset, I should have added LOL on the end!

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@ladyamalthea:  and this is why I live on the west coast!  I HATE snow more than almost anything, and I actually really like the rain!

Post # 237
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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@PoppyH:  BAHAHAHA I saw this a few hours ago!  And then I thought…unless we lose, then they can keep him anyway!!

Post # 238
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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@golddie123:  Another Newfoundlander!! 

Post # 239
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was once asked by An American if I lived in an igloo- that was humorous lol

poutine!!!! Om nom nom

free healthcare- well it’s not realllly feee, we are taxed for it., hockey, curling, maple syrup, timmies, ketchup chips ! ketchup chips are the shit! Multicultural-especially in the larger cities, 

how  other countries think we say “aboot” lol I lived with a roomie from Florida in university, and he thought it was hilarious how I said the word “don’t” or “about’. no one else could figure out what was so funny, but I think he was exaggerating what he actually heard to how he perceives Canadians saying those words. Lol. For fun I used to say “oot and aboot no doot” lol

Post # 240
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

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@golddie123:  Sorry, didn’t mean to insult! It was the first thing that came up on Google.

I think Newfoundland is very gorgeous in its beauty. I definitely would love to visit! I’ve met many people from there who are working in Alberta. I’d say they’re nicer people than most Albertans I know!

Post # 241
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

On a lighter note, woo hoo, go Team Canada women’s hockey!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (Sorry, USA)

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