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Originally posted by LadySkadi
Well... I have a lot of friends from up north (Vancouver BC area) and the only thing that's different and overly sensitive about them is that they think the Hockey is better then ours.
Originally posted by sassyncute
There is a widely contested debate as to whether the Mullet was invented in America but it is largely believed to of been invented in Canada. Again the cultural similarities caused a big controversy here.
Originally posted by sassyncute
Canadians are a mixed bunch of people. Produced by the great Murderous British Empire Canadian have struggled impose their own Identity for the rest of the world to see.
Canada has copied American lifestyle in a munber of ways. They have their streets set out in Blocks (like the Americans) so all streets and roads are straight so they dont get lost and so its easy to find their way around. Simplistic and very American.
Canada's national sport is Ice Hockey (they invented) and are the only country that really plays it.
So again there is mixed Identity issues within Canada between Canadians or Canucks as they like to be called in Vancouver where they wear oversized hockey jockey shirts to GM place and watch their team play a mind numbingly boring game on a rink about two foot in length.
Canada seems to be around 5 years or so behind America in terms of culture and living standards and often use American standards as their marker. The only thing canada seems to be more advanced than America is there acceptance of Homosexuals to which they have the largest per capita in the world. You only have to walk up and down Davie street in Vancouver to realize that most Canadian Men are Homosexual and it is accepted freely with out prejudice as can be seen by the amount of males walking around with dogs the size of rats on pink leads wearing silver speedos in the summer.
I do think that outside Canada, Canadian are very insecure about their identity as their education system is pretty appalling. They are taught very little about world issues and there education system is set for students to succeed in Canada only. Like America not many canadians can pick out Budapest on a map or know that most of the IRA's weapons were supplied by America.
I think that Canadians are lacking a sense of who they are in the world. America has accomplished so much in a short space of time as a country but we can not say the same for Canada...YET!!
Originally posted by TortoiseKweek
reply to post by Tykonos
I understand 100%. I'm South African, and when I got here I couldn't tell the diff between a Canuck and American from the NE. Now I got a good handle on it.
When I open my mouth, people think I'm: Australian, Kiwi, English.... very few get I'm South African off the bat. Good news is that I've won some money at the bars giving people 3 chances to get it right, or cough over their "Toonies" to me.
Originally posted by Aeons
We don't have those bags in my area anymore. Haven't in like a decade.
Originally posted by Erasurehead
Canadians have always suffered from the little brother complex, always overshadowed by their big brother to the south.
You Canucks LOVE America, you just can't admit it. You embrace American culture. You watch American TV, movies and sports. You eat McDonalds and drink Coca-cola just like Americans. So embrace your big brother to the south, we love you little bro.