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post #31 of 46
I love Canada. We thought about honeymooning there and will definately go sometime soon. Your post is very funny! I didn't realize Canadians drank so much!
post #32 of 46
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Meh... just all in good fun!

I've been all across this country (except the Maritimes - but planning on going soon) and I must say my favourite part of Canada are the Rockies - absolutely stunning. People even drink loads out there! What can I say?!? We're a bunch of lushes, though Ryan may disagree with me ABOOT that one.
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I love Canada. We thought about honeymooning there and will definately go sometime soon. Your post is very funny! I didn't realize Canadians drank so much!
post #33 of 46
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The Trailer Park Boys! Best show on Canadian television, and the actors are now national celebrities!

My favourite character is Bubbles, who goes around saving all the cats in the park.

Check out the website, the pics section has an awesome pic of Bubble with a kitten on each shoulder! http://www.trailerparkboys.com/
post #34 of 46
OMG, Mr. Dress up! I grew up in Washington State and we got CBC on cable as well as a couple other imported Canadian stuff. My brother loved watching that show. I forgot about it.
post #35 of 46
I LOVE CANADA. I would move to British Columbia and live in Vancouver in a heartbeat or go inland to the interior a bit. Canadian's are just the friendliest, most no-nonsense people. Your country is truly wonderful and I have nothing but respect for our friends to the north.
post #36 of 46
I love Canada, too. When it comes time to retire, I want to move to Canada or Scotland.
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I love Canada. We thought about honeymooning there and will definately go sometime soon. Your post is very funny! I didn't realize Canadians drank so much!

"Antifreeze!" 'Course we don't have that excuse in Vancouver, but what the heck!

Y'all come visit! We'd love to see ya!
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Meh... just all in good fun!

I've been all across this country (except the Maritimes - but planning on going soon) and I must say my favourite part of Canada are the Rockies - absolutely stunning. People even drink loads out there! What can I say?!? We're a bunch of lushes, though Ryan may disagree with me ABOOT that one.
Oh yes we drink loads out here!

And yes ABOOT is in the EAST!! We say ABOUT way over here in the west
post #39 of 46
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Originally Posted by ash_bct
Oh yes we drink loads out here!

And yes ABOOT is in the EAST!! We say ABOUT way over here in the west
Glad you agree. I had a friend that moved from Burlington when I was in high school. He said "aboot". That was one of the first things we noticed.
post #40 of 46
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Yeah... I definitely say "aboot". I think it's time for me to go back to Alberta. Although Ontario pasttimes don't include "cow tipping" and "gopher shoots". Eh, Ash?
post #41 of 46
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Yep, and Casey and Finnegan were my preschool mentors.
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Originally Posted by joanne511
OMG, Mr. Dress up! I grew up in Washington State and we got CBC on cable as well as a couple other imported Canadian stuff. My brother loved watching that show. I forgot about it.
post #42 of 46
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Thanks E! And of course, Washington state is one beautiful place to live, and you can't beat Seattle for culture.

The BC interior is amazing... I spent a couple of my formative years there. Castlegar, to be precise. Well, more like on the side of a mountain. We had clouds float through our shabby little house and bears used to eat from the cherry trees in the backyard.

Though I would agree many of the people here are no-nonsense, many Ontarioans (esp. Torontonians) are very passive agressive (can't stand it!). In that sense, I still consider myself an Albertan because I'm very much a straight shooter. But a left-leaning one!
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Originally Posted by sashacat421
I LOVE CANADA. I would move to British Columbia and live in Vancouver in a heartbeat or go inland to the interior a bit. Canadian's are just the friendliest, most no-nonsense people. Your country is truly wonderful and I have nothing but respect for our friends to the north.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Yeah... I definitely say "aboot". I think it's time for me to go back to Alberta. Although Ontario pasttimes don't include "cow tipping" and "gopher shoots". Eh, Ash?
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Thanks E! And of course, Washington state is one beautiful place to live, and you can't beat Seattle for culture.

The BC interior is amazing... I spent a couple of my formative years there. Castlegar, to be precise. Well, more like on the side of a mountain. We had clouds float through our shabby little house and bears used to eat from the cherry trees in the backyard.

Though I would agree many of the people here are no-nonsense, many Ontarioans (esp. Torontonians) are very passive agressive (can't stand it!). In that sense, I still consider myself an Albertan because I'm very much a straight shooter. But a left-leaning one!
YAY for Albertans!!!!
post #45 of 46
I'm one of the westerners that says "about" instead of "aboot" (now if only certain Americans could realize that not ALL Canadians say "aboot")

Canadians are also proud of giving America some of the best comedians, like Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, and Mike Myers!
post #46 of 46
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Absolutely, we've got FANTASTIC comedians here! I actually mentioned Mike Myers in another thread. And Jim Carrey is awesome... I actually really liked him in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", a bit more of a serious role for him.

Actually, I never knew that was an American concept... I just know lots of people here in Ontario actually say it (including me!), though I'm positive I never said it while growing up in Alberta.

We have some distinct accents here, that's for sure. You can definitely tell the difference between a Maritimer and an Ontarioan. Or Quebecois and Albertans. I remember when I moved to Ontario, people told me I had an accent... and I remember while visiting Alberta this summer how different people sound from what I'm now accustomed to. How cool is that!
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Originally Posted by Aussie_Dog
I'm one of the westerners that says "about" instead of "aboot" (now if only certain Americans could realize that not ALL Canadians say "aboot")

Canadians are also proud of giving America some of the best comedians, like Bill Murray, Jim Carrey, and Mike Myers!
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