posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 06:00 AM
the map is funny as hell!!!
i am canadian,and to my american neighbors,yes my country is inhabited! i live here!!!
and just so yo know,it doesn't snow here all the time! i don't play hockey,i don't own snow shoes,i dont ride a snowmobile (for you southerners,a
snowmobile is kinda like a jet ski,it rides on snow,not water-but some people try!).
if you think this map is a generalization of american thinking,let me put this to you.
my uncle is from the states (ohio) and he is a successful insurance broker that is well educated and worldly.
he was up to visit my family recently,and brought his whole clan with him.
they are very nice people,and i always have a good time when they come.
heres the funny part!
they wanted to learn about canadian culture (?)
they asked what day we celebrated christmas on.
do we celebrate halloween.
do we drive with chains on our tires all year long.
what year did we buy canada from the queen of england.
why do we keep australian aboriginals on a reserve.
what time did it turn midnight in canada.
it goes on for a bit! but i'll leave it at that.
what was more impressive was what they didn't know about their own country!
the tsa was stockpiling hollow point bullets
barack obama's birth certificate was in question.
who the president was in between george bush senior and junior (oh ya,the guy with the cigar!)
who ross perot is.
what an actual 'green back' is (look it up people!)
who was involved in the war of 1812,why,and who actually won. ( we did!)
who laura secord was (ya the ice cream lady_look that up too!)
being at war with spain
the bay of pigs.
not trying to put my american friends down,but all of this info is taught in canadian public schools on a grade 5 level!
i'm tempted to take all my canadian tire money to the states and buy a bunch of stuff,and tell them the old scottish guy on the bill is our prime
(ya , thats a canadian joke!)
peace to all,and please,never stop learning!