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Old 07-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #16
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bag flags or not, you should be canadian.


or at least an honorary one
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:03 PM   #17
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i'm meeting my long-lost canadian relatives next week

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bag flags or not, you should be canadian.
i feel honored to read such lovely things written by one of my favorite canadians.

and baw, how does one become an honorary canadian?
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Old 07-06-2004, 08:12 PM   #18
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Re: i'm meeting my long-lost canadian relatives next week

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and baw, how does one become an honorary canadian?

oh, its quite easy...the test wasn't hard at all

honorary candian site
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i'm perfectly content being american, although i usually don't slap flags on my bags.
NOTICE: she fails to mention that she has a large (and I mean LARGE) Amercian flag on the back of her Ford pick-up - it hides the gun rack.

YEEE HAAAWWW!





Honorary Canadian, eh?
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Pfft, so if these guys call you Canadian it is ok, but Zoolanda and I do it, and we're Kiwis?
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that's really sad.

i don't see myself pretending to be canadian anytime soon just so someone with annoying, preconceived notions will be polite to me. i'm perfectly content being american, although i usually don't slap flags on my bags.


I don't think Americans are any louder than other nationalities, it's just that the accent stands out more. People speaking foreign languages or English with a heavy accent always seem REALLY loud to me.
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AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!!
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If you think about what impression a country makes with his tourists all over the world you should allways remember that the worst ones shape the picture of the country or the one who wave the banner of their country proud in their guest-country.
Some tourists (incl. from my country of course) seem to think that they can show their worst part of their personality because noone knows them in that country and "they paid for it".
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Hey, I'm not a lumberjack, or a fur trader. I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber, or own a dogsled. And I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada, although I'm certain they're really really nice.

I have a Prime Minister, not a president.

I speak English and French, not American.

And I pronounce it 'about', not 'a boot.'

I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.

I believe in peace keeping, not policing; diversity, not assimilation; and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.

A toque IS a hat! A chesterfield IS a couch! And it IS pronounced 'zed'! Not 'zee'! ZED!

Canada is the second largest landmass! The first nation of hockey! And the best part of North America!

My name is Joe!!
And I am Canadian!!!

http://www.coolcanuckaward.ca/joe_canadian.htm
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I'm going to tell you this. I've been to Europe, and Americans typically stick out like a sore thumb. I'll tell you why, though.

1) I could generally spot an American tourist a mile away, because they were fatter and had fanny packs on...lol.

2) Americans are LOUD. We have two volume levels when we speak: loud and louder. And I am generally guilty of this when I am home here, but I consciously lowered my speech by several decibels in Europe, as a courtesy. Most American tourists, though, don't care and stick out like a sore thumb.

I was in France several years back with a group, where I found that the French were generally very quiet. So what did the group do in response? Scream, laugh, and jump around the streets. Needless to say, I was pissed off. Combine that with our President, who seems to fulfill every negative stereotype that people have about Americans, and you can see why you'll be better received with a Canadian flag on your backpack.

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getting back to the origin of this thread, i have this to say: i am inherently suspicious of polls of any sort, because the results are often meaningless and misleading. or in this case, totally inane. and let's not even start on the overuse of the word "evil"....

i'm canadian, and i know i can't speak for all canadians, but my friends do not think americans are *evil*. we have concerns about george bush's foreign policy and american-centricism (not to mention his bumbling propaganda speeches), for sure, but that's hardly the same thing as making such an ignorant generalization. reasonably informed people don't mistake george dubya as the archtype of all americans. nor do they take silly surveys like this and take them to be fact.
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Yeah, they sould also make it clear that by "America" they mean the United States and not the entire continent.
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My favorite Canada to U.S. insult of all time:

"You dirty Mexico touch-ers!"
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