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PB Trans

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Nov 10, 2003

25 Signs Showing You Might be Canadian

1. You're not offended by the term "HOMO MILK".

2. You understand the phrase "Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield."

3. You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

4. You drink Pop, not Soda.

5. You know what a Mickey and 2-4 mean

6. You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

7. You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

8. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

9. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

10. You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

11. You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

12. You brag that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & many more, are Canadians.

13. You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

14. You know what a touque is.

15. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

16. You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed" not "Zee"

17. Your local newspaper covers the national news on 2 pages,but requires 6 pages for hockey.

18. You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.

19. You know that when it's 25 degrees outside, it's a warm day.

20. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

21. You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan". (Sas-Kat-chew-wan)

22. You perk up when you hear the theme song from 'Hockey Night in Canada'.

23. You were in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

24. "Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than,"Huh?"

25. You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all of your Canadian friends!!!!


Astro Jaroslaw Rutkowski  Identity Verified
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Canadian, eh? Nov 10, 2003

26. You know that the capital city of Canada is Ottawa and not Toronto.

27. You speak of litres and not gallons, Celsius and not Fahrenheit, kilometres and not miles, etc.

28. You know what a Newfie is.

The list is endless..

Thanks Pina!



PB Trans

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Thanks! Nov 10, 2003


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More canuck jokes Nov 10, 2003

In Canada, we have two seasons...six months of winter and six months of
poor snowmobiling.

A Canadian is walking down the street with a case of beer under his arm.

His friend Doug stops him and asks, "Hey Bob! Whacha get the case of beer

"I got it for my wife, eh." answers Bob.

"Oh!" exclaims Doug, "Good trade." (that would be Bob & Doug McKenzie of the Great White North)

Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany.
We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere.

Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour.

We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.

We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.


The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. OOOoohhhhh Canada!!



Rosa Maria Duenas Rios (X)  Identity Verified
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Canadians Nov 10, 2003

Also, Canadians wear sneakers, not tennis shoes....


Thomas Magnuson
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A few more for the list... Nov 11, 2003

You might be Canadian if you:

29. Don't mind buying milk in a plastic bag

30. Even if you don't speak French, you know what "Flacons de Mais" means.

31. You know that a price tag is a mere hint as to how much something will actually cost after tax.

32. At any given time, you know precisely how far away the nearest Tim Horton's is

33. [for translators...] You offer rates in Canadian Tire dollars

And a bonus quiz:
Q / Study this dialogue between 2 Cdn friends who run into each on the street. What one word goes into all the blanks?

A: _____!
B: _____ man, how's it goin'?
A: Pretty good. Well, gotta go _____.
B: Yep, see ya at the bar _____.
A: _____.

[Answer: "eh" (of course)]


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