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Myths About Canada

 
 
Chumly
 
Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:23 pm
We live in igloos. We live in houses, and they are very well built houses.

Canadians do not have the same technology as Americans. Canadians have access to the same technology as Americans and the rest of the civilized world.

There is snow everywhere all year long. Anyone who has spent a summer in Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal will strongly disagree with this.

We don't get the same movies Americans do. We get the same movies, on the same day, and our censorship is less severe. Furthermore, the Paramount theater in Montreal is the most attended and most lucrative movie theater in North-America.

Canada does not have a film industry. We have a thriving film industry, and many of the syndicated US TV shows, not to mention major studio motion pictures are filmed here. Canada is renowned to have some of the best production crews in the world.

Canadians all say "eh" and "aboot". Sure, some of us do, but Canada is a big country with many different people who speak many different languages with different dialects.

Everyone in Quebec speaks French. Although a large percentage of the Province's population is Francophone, there is also a large number of Anglophones and Allophones.

Canadians have fewer guns than Americans. Canadians have just as many, if not more; we just have fewer murders. If you want stats and figures, see Michael Moore's excellent documentary, Bowling for Columbine.

Canada's national sport is Hockey. Not completely true. While Hockey is very popular, and considered our national pastime in 1994, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-212 that officially made Hockey Canada's National Winter Sport and Lacrosse Canada's National Summer Sport.

Canadian policemen are all Mounties dressed in red uniforms. Our cops are the same as American cops. The Mounties usually only dress up in red for for special occasions.

http://www.canadians.ca/top_ten_myths.htm
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:28 pm
I only say "eh" in here Laughing
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Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:31 pm
How is the east coast faring?
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George
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:32 pm
Re: Myths About Canada
Chumly wrote:
...Everyone in Quebec speaks French. Although a large percentage of the Province's population is Francophone, there is also a large number of Anglophones and Allophones...

[Picks up phone. Says "Allo?"]
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Brand X
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:33 pm
Quote:
Canada does not have a film industry. We have a thriving film industry, and many of the syndicated US TV shows, not to mention major studio motion pictures are filmed here. Canada is renowned to have some of the best production crews in the world.


The film industry is drying up quickly according to a report I saw recently.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:36 pm
Could be given our dollar kicks your dollar's ass - nah nah!

The local IATSE is booming though so I'm not so sure.
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Brand X
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:42 pm
So, people really do say nah nah! there.

Another myth busted.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:49 pm
East coast is doing ok so far. Haven't been keeping myself very informed on the weather these days, so I don't know how much damage was done to the coast the last storm.
I was watching the water when things finally settled down a bit and it was the high.

I'm rather close to the water, so all this talk about rising waters is a bit creepy, but other than that, all is good in the east.

How are things on your end?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:52 pm
Myth about Canada: Canada is tolerant and enthusiastically embraces multiculturalism.

"Nipper Tipping" phenomenon
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 03:57 pm
Chumly wrote:
How is the east coast faring?


Montana's igloo is in no danger of melting.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:02 pm
Setanta wrote:
Myth about Canada: Canada is tolerant and enthusiastically embraces multiculturalism.
Yup intolerance abounds!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:03 pm
Sure, Bubba . . . ask Asians about the tolerance. Ask the first nations people about the tolerance. Ask the black people from the Islands about the tolerance.
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Montana
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:05 pm
roger wrote:
Chumly wrote:
How is the east coast faring?


Montana's igloo is in no danger of melting.


Not today! Brrrrrrrrr!!!!!
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Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:08 pm
Typo on my part see above, but it made for a funny moment.

If I was up to it, I'd try and argue that Canada lives up to its hype, but it would be very tough sledding and I'd be defeated.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:08 pm
Setanta wrote:
Sure, Bubba . . . ask Asians about the tolerance. Ask the first nations people about the tolerance. Ask the black people from the Islands about the tolerance.
Typo on my part see above, but it made for a funny moment.

If I was up to it, I'd try and argue that Canada lives up to its hype, but it would be very tough sledding and I'd crash and burn.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:09 pm
Nothing personal, Boss, i was just gagging on the saccharine there for a moment.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:42 pm
canadians put gravy over their French fries.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:44 pm
And cheese curds . . . don't forget the cheese curds . . . it ain't poutine without 'em . . .

On CBC the other day, they observed the fiftieth anniversary of the invention of poutine.
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Ramafuchs
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:53 pm
Canada has only unity inspite of diversity and without identity.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2007 04:54 pm
Rama-lama-ding-dong demonstrates his ignorance yet again . . .

Here, eat some poutine and STFU . . .
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