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Originally posted by Corruption Exposed
This thread is somewhat related to a thread on here earlier last week by Vitchilo.
Canadians’ attitude toward U.S. shifts from envy to sympathy, poll shows
Well, seems there is a new poll out !
Are Canadians uncool? New poll says yes
It pretty much says that 15 countries found Canada to be uncool...I should take offense to that, being Canadian and all EH? Anyways here is some of the article.
It's almost become a national sport in Canada to fret about how the world, particularly Americans, view the great white North. A new poll from social-networking site Badoo has some bad news for image-conscious Canadians: the results say the world ranks us among the least-cool nationalities. The poll asked 30,000 people in 15 countries to name the coolest nationality. Perhaps to no one's surprise, Americans came in at number one, followed by Brazilians and Spaniards. Canada, however, ranked among the least-cool nationalities, ranking fourth on that list behind the Belgians, Poles and Turks.
I can admit us Canadians hold our noses up high. I do it for fun. I guess I am kind of an instigator and it really irritates my American and British friends
I always get a kick out of Canada jokes, a lot of them are really funny. This study is interesting, and I am kind of surprised of the results. Next time I travel I will make sure to put on my Canada flag patch on my back pack and drink lots of beer and be really obnoxious
U2U me if you're a Canadian and are down to set up a road trip to those 15 countries to show them how cool Canadians really are! LOL JK, with all the crap going around the world, I am perfectly fine remaining uncool in Canada
Originally posted by Tasty Canadian
Against my better judgment, I'm going to feed the trolls. Here's a nice buffet for ya, eh!!
Some things that are really cool and unique in or about Canada:
Canadian Food like:
- Timbits (we will not tell you what they are, if you don't know!).
- Scrunchins (ditto)
- Bokkepootjes (ditto) ('borrowed' from the Dutch)
- Bugger-in-a-bag (ditto)
- Quebec yellow pea soup
- Montreal smoked meat and real Montreal bagels
- Maple syrup pie
- Nanaimo bars (we made 'em first)
- Butter tarts
- Date squares
- Crispy Crunch bars
- McIntosh toffee bars
- Red Rose tea (Only in Canada ....Pity!)
- Newfie screech ..!
- and of course, Poutine (see below)
Lacrosse is Canadian.
Hockey is Canadian.
Basketball is Canadian.
The size of Canadian footballs and football fields and, one less down.
Ogopogo is Canadian (Ogopogo, a distant and less-famous relative of the Loch Ness Monster, is said to sill live in Lake Okanagan, B.C.)
Molson's (beer) is Canadian. Stronger too!
The biggest flags ever seen at the Olympic closing ceremonies were Canadian (twice...and the second one was smuggled in against a rule that was made because of the first one).
Way better beer commercials here.
Much Music kicks MTV's butt.
Tim Horton's kicks Dunkin Donut's butt.
Maple Syrup kicks Mrs. Butterworth's butt (I don't know about Aunt Jemima).
In the war of 1812 we burned the White house and most of Washington.
Our "Civil war" was led by a drunken, and possibly insane William Lyon McKenzie.
Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little less than an hour.
The only person arrested and hanged after our civil war was an American mercenary who slept in and missed the whole fight, showing up just in time to get caught.
The Hudson Bay company once owned 1/11th of the Earth's surface.
The average dog sled team can kill and devour a grown human in less than three minutes.
We don't have much of a taste for powdered bear testicles, but we know who does, and we're willing to sell them.
We wear socks (black ones, if possible) with our sandals.
We knew plaid flannel was cool way before Seattle did.
We can out-drink most Americans.
We don't often marry our kinfolk.
The light bulb was actually invented by a Canadian. (Henry Woodward patented it in 1874). The patent was bought by some obscure American named Edison who improved upon the design and took credit for inventing it.
Other Canadian inventions include: the jolly jumper, duct tape, insulin, walkie talkies, roller skates, Superman, air-conditioned vehicles, acrylics, standard time (and daylight saving time), the paint-roller, the radio compass, snowmobiles, jet skis, improved zippers, and the handles on cardboard beer cases, etc.,etc., etc. (there are thousands more!)
Don't get me started...LOLedit on 7-9-2011 by Tasty Canadian because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by iforget
All this talk about Canada and I'm still tying to find it on the map. Which state is it? Is it by Ohio?
Originally posted by Trillium
ya i did so many month in %$%$%$%$ but can find his way back to his car LOL
Originally posted by Salamandy
I find it hard to believe there is are any cool Japanese or Chinese. Very nice of course but its impossible for an Asian male to be cool. Just doesnt work.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
It seems to me that Canada doesn't appear to have forged an overriding national identity,
Originally posted by iforget
Nicely said I would agree that at least from the outside that is commonly held attitude. I am not sure if Canadians feel the need to prove their zeal and nationalism but I guess if they wanted to they need better branding.
Originally posted by Taz2122
Complete and utter hogwash!
Everybody knows Nickelback is cool. Nickelback is Canadian, therefore canadians are cool
Originally posted by InnerTruths
According to this poll, I am one uncool mutherf'er
Born and raised in Canada by Polish parents.
How Aboot that, eh! Kurwa!
Originally posted by Flyer
reply to post by connorromanow
Shows maybe - (I loved TPB but cant watch much else)
comedians - yes
Singers and bands - hell no. That is one area when Canada is seriously uncool.