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Old 01-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #301
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I guess you could call me the "newest" Canadian. I've lived here for a month now.

All those "our" and "re" spellings still look very weird to me, although I realize that I actually encounter these alternate spellings quite rarely when I write!
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:08 AM   #302
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How are you enjoying TO?

I'm moving back in June or July and I can't wait.
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I've been in Vancouver for just over 2 months now, getting used to the slang or extra words that are used which aren't really necessary i.e. "totally" and "like".

Great city, although maybe a bit too laid back after coming from London which is so intense and fast paced. People are very nice and I can't say I am missing London too much really.

I heard about some U2 conventions that happen every year, somewhere in the US, does anyone know whereabouts? I was thinking I could get down to Seattle, LA or somewhere on the West Coast when the next one happens.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:40 PM   #304
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How are you enjoying TO?

I'm moving back in June or July and I can't wait.
Overall, aside from a few minor "culture shock" kind of reactions, I'm enjoying it considerably!

So why are you moving back from NYC? Just curious.
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Old 01-03-2009, 02:43 PM   #305
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I've been in Vancouver for just over 2 months now, getting used to the slang or extra words that are used which aren't really necessary i.e. "totally" and "like".
Haha. Well, I believe a lot of Americans use those words too, so I wouldn't say that's exclusively a Canadian thing. I haven't heard many here in Toronto use those words, though, and I didn't hear it a lot even in the Midwest/East Coast of the U.S., so maybe it's even a West Coast quirk.
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:15 PM   #306
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I was only in New York on a short-term post to my firm's office in Manhattan. Enjoyed the time there a lot, but I really couldn't stand to stay in NYC permanently. I am too much of an outdoorsy person to really enjoy it long term.
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Overall, aside from a few minor "culture shock" kind of reactions, I'm enjoying it considerably!
Welcome to the great white north!

Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself, and I hope it was a relatively smooth move?

I'm curious, what sorts of "culture shocks" have you experienced? Did someone attack you with a toque? Did you see a moose on the loose? Perhaps your igloo isn't as comfy as you hoped?
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Haha. Well, I believe a lot of Americans use those words too, so I wouldn't say that's exclusively a Canadian thing. I haven't heard many here in Toronto use those words, though, and I didn't hear it a lot even in the Midwest/East Coast of the U.S., so maybe it's even a West Coast quirk.
It's definitely not just a Canadian thing, I am sure it originates from American TV, mainly the soap operas such as The OC, Dawson's Creek etc... Well that's what Canadians over here have told me
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I'm curious, what sorts of "culture shocks" have you experienced? Did someone attack you with a toque?
I hate it when that happens
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a hot cup of Tim Hortons - IN THE FACE!
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a hot cup of Tim Hortons - IN THE FACE!
A hockey puck - IN THE TEETH!

When I first moved to Canada, I experienced a fair amount of culture shock myself. For instance, it took a while to get used to the fact that strangers generally look you in the eye and smile at you when they pass you in the street. Back home, that usually meant one of the following:

a.) I am going to take your money and kill you
b.) I am going to rape you and kill you
c.) I am going to [insert any other undesirable action here] and kill you
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A hockey puck - IN THE TEETH!

When I first moved to Canada, I experienced a fair amount of culture shock myself. For instance, it took a while to get used to the fact that strangers generally look you in the eye and smile at you when they pass you in the street. Back home, that usually meant one of the following:

a.) I am going to take your money and kill you
b.) I am going to rape you and kill you
c.) I am going to [insert any other undesirable action here] and kill you

I can't say that I have experienced that in Vancouver so far, whereabouts in Canada do you live? Maybe it's because I don't tend to look at other people in the street and haven't noticed it
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A hockey puck - IN THE TEETH!

When I first moved to Canada, I experienced a fair amount of culture shock myself. For instance, it took a while to get used to the fact that strangers generally look you in the eye and smile at you when they pass you in the street. Back home, that usually meant one of the following:

a.) I am going to take your money and kill you
b.) I am going to rape you and kill you
c.) I am going to [insert any other undesirable action here] and kill you



It's a freaky place up here.
Three people were walking ahead of me into our student centre at the university, through three different doors. I was a few steps behind them, all three of them held the door for me! It was ridiculous.

I figured I should probably start the traditional canadian epic of "you first, no you first" but it was too cold so I phailed at properly responding.
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I highly recommend this book: How to Be a Canadian: Will & Ian Ferguson: Amazon.ca: Books

It's a hilarious read, but it's so funny because it's true.
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I'm starting to look for a place in TO since I'm returning in a few months. Kind of fun picking a neighbourhood.
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