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T-6005
03-03-2006, 02:05 PM
I just received an email in Hotmail concerning a university event. The subject line reads "Trip to Maple Syrup Festival".

I almost wish I was joking.

el_monkey
03-03-2006, 02:10 PM
maple syrup tastes good, hhhmmmmjam :)

0r4ng3
03-03-2006, 02:11 PM
Will there be hockey at said festival?

Betty
03-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Some of these hit way too close to home...

You know you're from Canada when.....

You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit
(Childhood memories...)

You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.

You head south to go to your cottage

The trunk of your car doubles as a freezer

You can play road hockey on skates

You know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, almost Winter and Construction
(Favourite one EVER!)

The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus

You understand the Labatt Blue commercials

You perk up when you hear the theme from "Hockey Night in Canada"

You're not offended by the term, "Homo Milk".

You understand the phrase, "Could you please pass me a serviette"
(My mom calls them snervies... yeah... I know...)

You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.

You drink pop, not soda.

You know what a mickey and 2-4 are.
(I believe I had to explain the May 2-4 to a couple people)

You don't care about the fuss with Cuba, it's a cheap place to travel with good cigars and no Americans.

Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway.

You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
(I have like $6 saved up in 5 cent bills!)

You know that Casey and Finnegan are not a Celtic musical group.

You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.
(Oh baby!)

You know what a toque is.
(I had to explain this one to Stephan)

You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

"Eh" is a very important part of your vocabulary.

Andy
03-03-2006, 02:32 PM
Reading that I just realised how many parallels there are between the UK and Canada.

I'm sorry to all Canadians for pointing that out.

T-6005
03-03-2006, 02:36 PM
You don't care about the fuss with Cuba, it's a cheap place to travel with good cigars and no Americans.

This has to be my favorite one. Everyone at York seems to have been to Cuba at one time or another.

Betty
03-03-2006, 02:40 PM
Ha... I haven't had as much of that experience although I know a few people who've been.

It's my family's first real family vacation next Christmas (!!!) and the choice is Cuba or Mexico... but I think we're opting for Mexico.

Paint_It_Black
03-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Reading that I just realised how many parallels there are between the UK and Canada.


Chocolate bar, serviette and pike? Did you spot any others?

Andy
03-03-2006, 02:46 PM
The grade thing (just replace 'grade' with year), oh, and replace hockey with football.

Very similar.

Now shush and let me have my fun

T-6005
03-03-2006, 02:56 PM
When someone says "do you have a toonie on you" and you don't look at them like they're insane, you know you're in Canada. Especially if you reply "Nope, just a loonie, sorry".