Signs you might be Canadian

by Jing Liu ~ October 17th, 2006. Filed under: Life.

– You understand the phrase “Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine, on the chesterfield.”

– You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

– You drink Pop, not Soda.

– You know that a Mickey and 24’s mean, “party at the camp, eh!!!”

– You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

– You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

– You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

– You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

– You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

– You brag to Americans that; Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians.

– You know what a toque is.

– You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

– You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced “Zed”.

– Your local newspaper covers the national news on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.

– You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.

– You know that when it’s 25 degrees outside, it’s a warm day.

– You know how to pronounce and spell “Saskatchewan”.

– You perk up when you hear the theme song from ‘Hockey Night in Canada’.

– “Eh?” is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than, “Huh?”

– You understand these jokes, and forward them to all of your Canadian friends, and then share them with others because you’re friendly like that!

2 Responses to Signs you might be Canadian

  1.   Lei

    Here is a similar one about Quebecois:

    1. “Vacation” means going to Québec City for the weekend.

    2. You measure distance in hours.

    3. You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

    4. You often switch from “heat” to “A/C” in the same day.

    5. You use a down comforter in the summer.

    6. Your grandparents drive at 120 km/h through 13 feet of snow during a blizzard, without flinching.

    7. You carry jumper cables in your car and your girlfriend knows how to use them.

    8. You design your kid’s Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

    9. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

    10. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter,and construction.

  2.   Jing

    This makes me wonder how Heather is doing in Montreal. Is it really that cold by Halloween? She just updated me on McGill’s Chinese collection.

    Hey, Let’s do some collaborative work, after Heather finds which direction is North.

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