My Double Lung Transplant

Saturday, January 31, 2009

You know you're Canadian when...

Found this on Facebook! Not meant to offend people; it's meant for people to get a laugh out of. So laugh and appreciate the differences, and if you have anything to add, comment or guestbook, even if it's about your country!!:)

You're Proud to be a Canadian but you only know you're Canadian when:

1. You have the tendancy to say "eh" after every sentance.
2.You Know the Difference of " Colour + Color " Or " Favourite + Favorite " or " Centre + Center"
3. You can sing "O' Canada" in French and actually know what the words mean!
4. Some American has asked you, “Do you live in an Igloo?”
5. You know that a "Premier" isn't a baby born a few months early.
6. You only see war on TV, and its always some foreign country v.s. America
7. Every one of your TV shows have been ripped off from freaking America [ex; American Idol ----> Canadian IdolAre you smarter than a 5th Grader ----> Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader]
8. You know the French equivalents of "free", "prize", and "no sugar added", thanks to your extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging
9. You know what a toque is.
10. American's often question you when you talk about a loonie or toonie
11. You know Toronto is not a province
12. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
13. You know all the words to "If I had a million dollars" by The Barenaked Ladies
14. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
15. You drink pop, not soda.
16. You watch MuchMusic constantly, in the hopes of occasional fleeting glimpses of The Tragically Hip
17. You brag to Americans that: Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Michael J. Fox, John Candy, William Shatner, Tom Green, Matthew Perry, Mike Myers, Neve Campbell, Pamela Anderson Lee & many more, are Canadians.
18. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
19. Every murder is reported.
20. You think Great Big Sea isn't Maritime-centric enough.
21. When you own 5 pairs of hockey skates and only one pair of shoes.
22. You can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous.
23. You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
24. You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.
25. You recognize: CPP, RSP, and CCM
26. Complete the phrase: "The good old ____ game is the best ____ you can ____."
27. You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway
28. Only in Canada......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
29. Its called a WASHROOM not a lavatory or powder room or rest room.
30. You know that Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores before Christmas.
31. You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
32. You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons
33. You're not offended by the term "Homo Milk".
34. You stand in "line-ups" at the movie, not lines.
35. You've ever said, 'I need more flannel clothing.'
36. You understand everything in this list, and email it to all your friends.
37. You read rather than scanned this list.
38. You get up at 5:00 am (the beginning of broadcasting hours) to hear the Canadian national anthem.
39. You automatically read 'Z' as 'Zed' and don't give a damn that it doesn't rhyme with "now I know my abcs".
40. you know what an R.C.M.P. Officer is, and you've been pulled over by them more than a normal police..
41. You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade
42. You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan".
43. You know that when it's 25 degrees outside, it's a warm day.
44. when it's 3 Degrees in the summer, it's freezing, but when it's 3 degrees in the winter, it's the warmest day of your life.
45. you arrive home, thankful to be welcomed back into the warmth that somehow hadn't seemed enough earlier.
46. you know what capris are
47. You understand the sentence, "Could you please pass me a serviette? I just spilled my poutine."
48. you know what a poutine is.
49. You can drink legally while still a 'teen'.
50. When there is a social problem, you turn to your government to fix it instead of telling them to stay out of it.
51. You Know the National Anthem In Atleast One Language. [English or French/maybe even both]
52. You smile when people discover that calling you a 'Canuck' isn't an insult.
53. The day for fireworks is July 1 (Canada Day, used to be Dominion Day), or June 24 (Fête Nationale de Québec, also known as St-Jean Baptiste Day) in Quebec. Also New Year's Eve, though it's a bit cold for watching them
54. You've left a message at the beep.
55. The normal thing, when a couple dies, is for their estate to be divided equally between their children.
56. The police are armed, but not with submachine guns.
57. You perk up when you hear the theme song from 'Hockey Night in Canada'.
58. Your Beer Case handles Are Big Enough To Fit Your Mitts
59. You know that we don't all live in igloos and ride polar bears to work.
60. ...you are of course not American.
61. You're familiar with Kids In The Hall, This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada, Red Green, North of 60, Anne of Green Gables, Royal Canadian Air Farce, Due South, Road to Avonlea, Raccoons, Danger Bay, Spirit Bay, Kids of Degrassi Street, Street Legal and maybe Traders, or if you're older, The Beachcombers, Wayne and Schuster, Don Messer's Jubilee, Front Page Challenge, and King of Kensington, even if you haven't watched them personally.
62. You either watch or listen to CBC television and radio, or you don't. That fact tends to make a difference in your view of the world.
63. You like The Molson 'Canadian' beer commercials
64. You can get a pizza get to your house faster than anambulance.
65. You leave cars worth thousands of dollars in thedriveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
66. You Noticed that the drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.
67. You use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we don't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.
68. You talk about the weather with strangers and friends alike.
69. You know the proper pronunciation of the words Lieutenant and schedule.
70. You occasionally answer the phone by saying "Oui, 'ello".
71. Your local paper covers the national news on 2 pages but requires 6 pages for hockey
72. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
73. You've plugged a car in overnight.
74. You're easily impressed by British accents.
75. Back bacon and Kraft Dinner are two of your favourite food groups.
76. You need a list like this to explain to you what it means to be Canadian
77. When in Niagara Falls, you scoff at how pathetic the American falls are compared to the Canadian ones.
78. You participated in "Participaction".
79. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
80. You fly into a rage in a Los Angeles 7-Eleven because they don't sell Crispy Crunch
81. You would feel safe leaving your children alone with a grown man in a leotard playing a flute to a chicken.
82. You Think an income tax refund is a gift from the government
83. You're fascinated by minute differences between the U.S. and Canada, and a bit annoyed at Europeans who can't tell you apart.
84. You're Just Proud To Be Canadian! =D
85. You know what a Chesterfield is.
86. Bob & Doug Mackenzie. Enough said.
87. Tim Horton's. Again, Enough said.
88. In the song 'If I Had a Million Dollars' by The Barenaked Ladies, you've memorized the inter-stanza banter between Steven & Ed.
89. You know who Steven and Ed are.
90. You njoy calling Avril Lavigne 'April', just because she would be annoyed.
91. You constantly apologize for things, even if they aren't your fault.
92. You know that the French national anthem has different words than the English one (ex. "We stand on guard for thee" & " Des plus brillants exploits")
93. You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, favorite, and color.
94. You can do the hand actions to "Skin-a-marinki-dinki-do."
95. You think -10 C is mild weather.
96. You find it difficult to explain "milk in a bag" to non-Canadians, and even more difficult to describe the "snippy-thing" used on bag corners.
97. Your snippy-thing stays on your fridge.
98. You insist on calling American celebrities by their RIGHT names of Jay-ZED, and ZED-ZED Top.
99. If you've ever worn earmuffs and sandals and the same time, and were comfortable doing so, because you weren't the only one dressed like that.
100. you know the "ONtari- ari- o" song, the "There's no place like this" song and the "Stay Alert, Stay Safe" & you know the "Keep fit and have fun!!" -- Body Break stuff with Hal & Joanne !
101. Heritgae Minutes helped you learn about Canadian History, cuz in History class you learned about American History
102. You know what a " double - double " is.
103. proud of cirque de Soleil
104. you love the riverdance--and the music
105. we call items by their advertised name ie: Kleenex, Oreos, Pogo's, Klondike Bar, etc...They Call Them : Facial Tissues, Black & white Cookies, Corndogs, Ice Cream Bars.
106. You start your car 30 minutes before you use it
107. ...when you know the PEI tourism song... 1-800-565-7421

3 comments:

KC said...

One Canadian thing I love: "Corner Gas". One of the funniest shows on TV!
From Florida

myrantsandrambles said...

Love it! It was very appropriate that Our lady peace was playing when I went to your site. I have been living in England for 3 years now so was feeling very nostalgic reading the list, I am now craving a double double and some kraft dinner.

Bree said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what matters, eh?