Wednesday, July 1, 2009

You know you are Canadian when...

  • You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk" (whole milk in Canada).
  • You understand the sentence, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my BOWL OF POUTINE" !
  • You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.
  • You drink pop, not soda.
  • You get milk in bags as well as cartons and plastic jugs.
  • You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
  • You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
  • You know that Mounties "don't always look like that."
  • You know that the Friendly Giant isn't a vegetable product line.
  • You know that Casey and Finnegan are not a Celtic musical group.
  • You drive with your headlights on during the day (since 1989, all new cars have been fitted with "daytime running lights").
  • Like any international assassin/terrorist/spy in the world, you possess a Canadian Passport.
  • You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, color. etc.
  • You know the French equivalents of "free", "prize", and "no sugar added", thanks to your extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging.
  • You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
  • You can eat more than one maple sugar candy without feeling nauseous.
  • You know what a toque is and you own one and often wear it.
  • You know Toronto is NOT a province.You never miss "Coach's Corner" during Hockey Night in Canada.
  • Your car has a cord and plug sticking out of the grill ... it's a block heater for those sub-zero (in Celsius) days.
  • You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
  • You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
  • You have more kilometres on your snow blower than your car.
  • You have 10 favourite recipes for moose meat.
  • You've taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
  • You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car, and in some cases your house.
  • The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
  • At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
  • You frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck.
  • You find -40C a little chilly.
  • You attend a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewellery and your Sorels.
  • You pronounce the last letter of the alphabet "zed" instead of "zee."
  • and ... You end some sentences with "eh," ... eh?


Elena said...

Yay, Kara. I'm sorry I haven't commented, but I've been in Colorado. But, rest assured, I have laughed and smiled as I've read through your posts and seen your adorable children. Welcome back and happy Canada Day.

garybeckyandkids said...

Oh the memories that just sparked- THANKS! I still love Canada!

Karli said...

Funny! And Sadly, so true. :)

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Lia said...

I enjoyed your list and found a lot of common ground between Canadians and New Zealanders. Definately not the -40C! Hope you had a great Cananda Day!

Kobe Family said...

you know you're a Canadian immigrant wannabe when you see a "cougar" or whoops....or was that a coyote? Or when you love the mud up to your knees when walking out to the car, or when you use the buddy system going to the washroom instead of the

Kobe Family said...

According to my mom and your aunts!