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Cape Breton tips for Americans

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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:06 PM
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With the recent popularity of a website designed by a Cape Breton Nova Scotia radio personality, directed at those who wish to cross the border to the Great White North, should heaven forbid, Donald Trump be elected...there has been a surge of both serious inquiries from Americans considering it...and jokes by us Canadians about the entire thing in general. So tongue in cheek, anyone wishing to know more about life in Cape Breton...here is a list of 21 tips... Including a few near and dear to me own wee heart...lol

1. Never make fun of a man in a kilt. The kilt-wearing type of man is also the face-punching type of man.


2. Never take the last Timbit. The last Timbit is sacred.


8. If you are having a hard time finding things to talk about with Cape Bretoners, ask them how they heat their house. They'll talk for five hours.


14. Don't be surprised when the midget hockey 50/50 clears $50,000. All the best fundraisers on the island are thinly veiled forms of gambling
TRUE! The Sydney "Chase the Ace" is over $500,000 right now!!!

18. A Cape Breton Standoff is when two people hold the door for each other at Tim Horton's. It's way better than a Mexican standoff, where everyone gets shot.


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21 Tips for Americans

And for those wondering about the local dialect...here's the perfect site to polish up your skills and become a true local! Well..not a local unless when they ask you "What's yur fadder's name? What's yur mudder's name?" and it links up to a name known on the Island for at least 4 generations back. Anything less than that and " Yur from away. eh?" is the response.
Sydney Slang




posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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Was checking out some of the pictures, sure is purdy there.

Would be nice to move there regardless.

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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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I will forward this to Al Sharpton.

I know you guys will enjoy him if Hillary loses.

Its the same crap every 4 years no matter who wins, the other side is going to leave.

Hilarious in a pathetic sort of way.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
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Was checking out some of the pictures, sure is purdy there.

Would be nice to move there regardless.

Oh it tis. I spend time there every summer. There is nothing in this world that beats watching the sunrise on Ingonish beach.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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17. If you come here and want Mexican food, you're going to have to make it yourself... and invite me over. Margaritas would be nice too.


ay dos mio! need to import mi amigos pronto!



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:26 PM
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#22. Make sure you bring a job.

#23. Don't over generalize the locals.

#24. Don't try to hard, or you'll never get invited to drink in peoples sheds.

#25. Don't go to Meat Cove.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
#22. Make sure you bring a job.

#23. Don't over generalize the locals.

#24. Don't try to hard, or you'll never get invited to drink in peoples sheds.

#25. Don't go to Meat Cove.
Bahaha...Went to Meat Cove this past summer.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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Aww, what if we were seeking the full immigrant experience?

I'll just take a job nobody wants to work anyways.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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The site for Sydney Slang is a keeper. Us people west of Ontario can't understand easterners, some sound like fast talking drunk Irish....


Although "jeet" made perfect sense seeing it written down




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posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Lol. Like chum grinding?



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

I was thinking more like Cabana boy for some old hags.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit

Couldn't have described it better. But in Cape Breton many are Acadian descent as well,so there is a hint of french mixed in. Take note though...lol.. Nova Scotia is litetally New Scotland...don't take kindly to being mistaken for Irish.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I see it now. You and the Mary MacDonalds sitting on Mira Gut beach, getting hammered off of creek liquor.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
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I see it now. You and the Mary MacDonalds sitting on Mira Gut beach, getting hammered off of creek liquor.
Just died laughing... Obviously you are more than familiar with the Island.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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Being the hockey girl I am, this one cracks me up:



9. There are 3 religions on Cape Breton Island. The Church of Bruins, the Church of Canadiens, and the Masochistic Ministry of the Maple Leafs.


Masochistic Ministry of the Maple Leafs, ouch XD

Also, from the slang link, I had a completely different expectation as to what this meant.


"Twirly teet!"

Too early to eat



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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and I thought Twirly Teets were at the stripclubs.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:15 PM
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I truly hope Lysergic gets to visit Mira Gut someday.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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If anyone might want to really get a glimpse into what it's like growing up and living in a secluded location with poor job prospects like Cape Breton, I suggest they read 'Big White Knuckles' by Brian Tucker.



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 03:20 PM
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Those are great and too true.

I love Nova Scotia, it's why I'm here too.

I have noticed a lot of Americans and Dutch folks taking up residence,its great how some of them actually want to join in the community. Seems that's why some come for the small town vibe.

This one American couple I helped out were starting a neat little farm and sausage factory too cool.

We have the lowest real estate prices in almost all of Canada, but unfortunately an economy to match it.

Cheers to ya!



posted on Mar, 5 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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Are ya from the bay buy or the pier dear ?


Just wait until Americans find out that Dick's Point is at the end of Ball Creek.




Love Cape Bretoners, best people on the planet !




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