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Canadians overly sensitive, Brits warned

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posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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reply to post by Trudge
 


Yeah but then we won't have much fun over a beer telling each other skippy, kiwi, pomy, yanky etc jokes!!!




posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:07 AM
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reply to post by Xiamara
 


I totally get that, I'm just stating that it's a strange state of affairs when simply because one country on the continent choses to include the name of the continent in their country name, all other countries in that continent counterfeit and right to acknowledge themselves as such.

BTW, don't you guys have the queen on your money?



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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reply to post by bluemirage5
 


There is nothing wrong with telling jokes as long as it isn't meant to hurt others.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:13 AM
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by all means make the distinction, but the lines are getting blurred in the new world order..did you get a taste of the overlords boot at the g20? how are you feeling about the security and prosperity partnership? as fine an example of orwellian doublespeak as ever crafted- eh? security forces and austerity partners is more like it.
oh, canada..and australia..and britian..
it's here breathing down all our necks now.
wave yours silly flags everybody..



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:17 AM
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reply to post by nik1halo
 


yes... We have other stuff on our money and its all colourful, theres hockey, a map, poppies, Parliament and she's really only on our 20, and change. And see we aren't British or European were CANADIAN. Its more about how we are treated in other countries. Canadians are more well liked than Americans. Its just the way it is.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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I think the best part of being Canadian today is that with a population of only 30 million and all this land, fresh water, and resources we have a very bright future.

Although we are being corrupted by American politics and being forced to borrow from private interests massing considerable debt.

If Canada was like an actual "company" with 30 million share holders. The amount of money made off the oil exports alone could have every single family living like kings.

However, that would not be in the best interests of somebody...

Our uranium reserves could power all of Canada for the next 10 000 years alone

We are the very "definition" of a capable self sustainable society. However, that is not in the best interests of somebody



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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Shhh now the are going to invade us... We must be humble and not discuss clean water, Uranium and oil. They will take it away. They'll say we have nukes and then take our uranium and oil and pollute our drinking water. Anyways the Uranium is to power Steven Harper.. Prim minister robots require a lot of energy.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:33 AM
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Most people would say that Canadians and Americans are similar, which in some instances is true due to our close proximity to each other and our "open boarders", not to mention the fact that like the rest of the world, we are victims to "Americanization" but at the same time, we are truly different.

When it comes to general pop culture, television, movies, music, etc, we are indeed very similar, mostly because American media just kind of takes over everything it encounters. However, in the more important aspects of life, Canadians are very much different. For example, our politics are very different than that of our southern friends. Canadians are much more "socialist" as you Americans would say, as we pay higher taxes, socialized health care, have a wide selection of crown corporations, and an overall more generally involved government with the public. I think it's safe to say many Canadians don't have as much disdain for their Government as Americans do, another thing that separates us. I mean, I could be wrong, but the general consensus is that Canadians are rather "content" with their government. Are we sheeple? Probably not, it's just our Government is generally better run, but having a smaller population helps too.

Another major difference is restaurants. Now, this may seem trivial and small, but I think it speaks volumes. Right now, I am actually on vacation in the United States and have been to a few restaurants. For example, if you go to Burger King in the United States, the size of their "small" fries and drink is the same size as Canadian medium sizes. Now imagine the size of a large in the States. To be honest, many Canadians are appalled by the size of American food portions. Americans love their food, and they love it large.

Of course there are many other differences, but much like the British article says, Canadians treasure their national identity, and to be called an American is not a compliment.

Like others have said, we have earned the right to be called by the red and white maple leaf, not the stars and stripes. There is no blue in our flag.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Its fine to have national pride. You should be proud of your country. Canadians, Americans, Brits and Aussies are all ok in my book. Sure we like to bust each others chops a little but when it comes down to it we all are good freedom loving people just trying to get by in life.

Each country has idiotic morons that live amongst us but they hardly represent the general public.

All this talk about America vs. Canada is all nonsense. We are allies and America would be the first country to help Canada if they were invaded or anything like that. That goes for Great Britian and Australia.

Go ahead and keep kicking us when we are down. We will get back up once we purge Washington DC of the thieves and liars that have taken over.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:42 AM
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Born and raised in the US but live in Canada now (Canadian at birth too). When I moved here people always wondered about my accent. I guess i said/still say the A's and I's different. Personally I don't really notice an accent unless its real thick. even nova scotians I can't really tell. (now i can sorta tell ricky from trailer park boys accent)

I'm proud of being both US/Canadian. only problem is when I go to the US my friends call me Canadian, and when I'm here my friends call me the American. go figure.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 10:45 AM
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reply to post by For(Home)Country
 


It's abit like that between Australia and New Zealand. Many think the two nations are alike but they really are on different planets.

Ok you Canadians, I'll keep your secret if you keep mine....because my birth country looks like yours but our water is cleaner than yours and we play better rugby - in fact - our team is by far the most prestigous in the world and our soccer team is the most respected. You may have the Mayleaf tree but we have the Kowai. You may have beautiful castles (we do have a couple) but we have the Beehive. Yes we both have whales and we both have natural resources and although "that lot" over the ditch have BBQs, we have the Hungi. But what none of you have is our famous Haka
And yes I'm part Canadian too!



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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I am tired of people getting their panties in a wad over people from the USA being referred to as American. Yes there are many other countries in the Americas, but the United States of America has the word America in it. What else are we supposed to be called? Statesians? Lots of countries have the word states in the title, i.e United Mexican States. All other countries get to call themselves the defining name. Chileans are from the Republic of Chile, they are not republicans. The rest of the world is arrogant for telling us what we can and can not call ourselves.

By the way, it is the Brits that started calling their occupied land America. Take it up with them and leave us alone about it.

Also, I have traveled much of Canada, the only place that has a different culture from the US is Quebec.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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*deleted* as to not be pointlessly repetative.

[edit on 12-8-2010 by truthquest]



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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reply to post by Hanks98
 


If Arizona don't take care of that small "issue" on their border soon the whole world will start calling Americans "Americanas" in no time at all


(just stirring....)



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:10 AM
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Ah... isn't' true when Americans go to foreign countries they "pretend" to be Canadian? Either because they're embraced for being American or just afraid to say so?!

Not trying to be judgmental, but being observant! When I was travelling I recall the locals always said.... "we love Canadians, they're so nice", almost in the same sentence.. " but Americans are so violent and rude... but they got HOT girls" or... "all they're good at is making awesome movies..."

Now it's not word for word, but that's about %90 of what I heard from Asia to Cuba, I think it should be mandatory that Americans have to go live for a month in another totally foreign country, so they can see how OTHERS view American Governments actions... unfortunately what your Government does reflects the image of entire America.

I'm originally from middle east (Persia), I can tell you, people specially young folks, LOVE Americans... they respect their way of living (little excessive on materialism though), but they hate your Government as it does so much violence around the world, in it's history.

It would be a shame to loose such beautiful country that at one time was so proud ... to be America!

[edit on 12-8-2010 by freighttrain]



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:13 AM
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I have to fully disagree with you. Yes Quebec is different they are Quebec, they want to be the country of Quebec but that wont happen. But I live in Ontario and the only similarity to the USA is Toronto. Okay and Alberta is our Texas. If you stay near border towns oh yeah its going to be like the states but like our accent the more north of the border you are the more difference you'll see Also the east Coast's culture is different from the states. I live in a big city and it's still like a small town. Also we aren't as insanely patriotic. And once hockey season hits we become as Canadian as can be. *cough* go sens go *cough*. I like our politics better we don't start the political race again the second elections are over. Except when Harper won the first time... Liberals got all angry and wanted another election and lost.. again.

I'm Canadian and don't want to be American I like the Canadian culture and the name we have globally.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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The next Brit I meet, I'm going to call 'French' and see how that goes.

EVERYBODY is sensitive about their national identity. That's why it's called an 'identity', it's sort of a personal issue.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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reply to post by freighttrain
 


Oh come on, I'm fully knowledgeable in Persian history.....

you had your turn (many turns) along time ago
gawd, we even named a red wine after Shiraz....

why can't a lil country like mine have a turn...now I demand the whole world rids of nuclear/bio/chemical weapons and power installations.



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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reply to post by Monger
 


Good luck with that, make sure the pom is in a comatozed state before you do



posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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I think I might call the next Australian an Australasian and see how he likes that too




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