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(CNN)   Just in time for the 4th, CNN presents: How to pretend you're Canadian. With helpful pic of hot Canadians, eh   (cnn.com) divider line 132
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2013-07-01 08:58:33 AM  
Yeah because if there's something people across the world respect it's a liar.
 
2013-07-01 08:58:57 AM  
 
2013-07-01 08:59:16 AM  
Don't you just walk around being polite to people and saying "eh" a lot? Also be sure to throw in a sarcastic comment about the Quebecois every once in a while.
 
2013-07-01 08:59:20 AM  
Well, that was stupid. Spend today drinking, grilling, setting off fireworks, and getting up to the cottage if you can.  There you go.
 
2013-07-01 09:00:42 AM  
"Hi, I'm Canadian. I'm a beaver inspector."
 
2013-07-01 09:01:11 AM  
I remember coming across a kit for travellers to pretend they were from Canada

/thing included a bunch of sew on Canadian flags, guidebook on Canadian "how-tos" (is there that many things we do differently from Americans?) and a couple other random things
//all that was missing was a Timmy's big Tim mug and a pet beaver
 
2013-07-01 09:01:33 AM  
Hot underage Canadians? No thanks.. Anyone read the story beneath this one?
 
2013-07-01 09:02:06 AM  
Don't mind me, I'm just here for the pictures of hot female Canadians. Ohhhhhhh Canada......
 
2013-07-01 09:02:07 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Well, that was stupid. Spend today drinking, grilling, setting off fireworks, and getting up to the cottage if you can.  There you go.


Maple covered bro-fist
 
2013-07-01 09:02:33 AM  
Happy Canada Day, one and all. It's a great day to be Canadian.

www.theglobeandmail.com

/so is every other day
 
2013-07-01 09:03:07 AM  
I'm listening to Rush all day long.

/But that's not really any different than usual.
 
2013-07-01 09:03:15 AM  
Frosty Fun: Whack a baby harp seal twixt the eyes with your favorite club
 
2013-07-01 09:03:32 AM  
Didn't have any problems in Europe with people thinking I'm American. Just be polite.
 
2013-07-01 09:03:45 AM  
The article doesn't say that I shouldn't treat everywhere I go like it's Omaha beach.
 
2013-07-01 09:03:48 AM  
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I'm from Canada and they think I'm slow, eh.
 
2013-07-01 09:03:58 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Well, that was stupid. Spend today drinking, grilling, setting off fireworks, and getting up to the cottage if you can.  There you go.


And how exactly does that differ than any other summer weekend in Canada?

/Very similar to a summer weekend in Maine, but we call it a Camp and have to smuggle fireworks in from Canada.  But still a pretty awesome weekend.
 
2013-07-01 09:04:32 AM  
Didn't we have a nearly identical article last year that used that exact same anecdote as a lead? The first paragraph of this story sounded so familiar I had to go check the date to be sure this was actually a new article.
 
hej
2013-07-01 09:07:01 AM  
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I don't know  subby, they don't look that hot to me.
 
2013-07-01 09:07:36 AM  
When I go to other countries I make it well known I am from America. I make those European peasants bow at my feet. They know I have a gun.


/'Merica
 
2013-07-01 09:07:57 AM  

Tom_Slick: God Is My Co-Pirate: Well, that was stupid. Spend today drinking, grilling, setting off fireworks, and getting up to the cottage if you can.  There you go.

And how exactly does that differ than any other summer weekend in Canada?

/Very similar to a summer weekend in Maine, but we call it a Camp and have to smuggle fireworks in from Canada.  But still a pretty awesome weekend.


Well, we start the drinking a little earlier, and have an extra day off to do it in.
 
2013-07-01 09:08:10 AM  

nfish91: Hot underage Canadians? No thanks.. Anyone read the story beneath this one?


I wanted to, but is broken into 6 different pages on mobile. Practically a farking slide show.

Happy Canada day Canuck farkers! If its like our 4th, I imagine you're grilling at your cottage and pounding your 10th molsen while watching your kids tape m-80s to a moose's horns.
 
2013-07-01 09:09:46 AM  

skinink: Didn't have any problems in Europe with people thinking I'm American. Just be polite.


Yeah, that. Just don't be a dick. I got a little bit of the stink eye from some Parisian shop owners and restaurateurs, but I suspect that's not uncommon especially if you don't know the language. Otherwise, in France outside of Paris and in every other country I've been to, nobody made a fuss out of it. Just don't be "that guy," and say hello, please, thank you, and goodbye in the local language and you'll be fine.

//Met some Australians in the Normandy area and they said I sounded Canadian, so maybe that's what happened. Weird because I grew up in the South and never thought aboot it, but maybe I do.
 
hej
2013-07-01 09:11:13 AM  

nfish91: Hot underage Canadians? No thanks.. Anyone read the story beneath this one?


You say 'underage' like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-07-01 09:11:29 AM  
Hot Canadian

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2013-07-01 09:11:34 AM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Well, we start the drinking a little earlier, and have an extra day off to do it in.


Gotcha so it is almost as good as the Paper Mill's summer shutdown weeks.

/the mill always shut down June 30th-July 10th
 
2013-07-01 09:13:34 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm listening to Rush all day long.

/But that's not really any different than usual.


"Inner Ninja" by Classified.
 
2013-07-01 09:14:13 AM  
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2013-07-01 09:14:26 AM  

Tom_Slick: Learn the national anthem.


I can sing it wrong in both official languages.
 
2013-07-01 09:14:31 AM  

dukeblue219: Yeah, that. Just don't be a dick. I got a little bit of the stink eye from some Parisian shop owners and restaurateurs, but I suspect that's not uncommon


Parisians are rude to everybody, it's kinda their thing.
 
2013-07-01 09:15:56 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm listening to Rush all day long.

/But that's not really any different than usual.


The lyrics to Tom Sawyer should be on the citizenship test (and it will be the way we spot American spies in our next border skirmish).

When I was in high school I had a few friends that grew up elsewhere.  They always stood out like sore thumbs when Tom Sawyer came on.
 
2013-07-01 09:19:55 AM  

Voiceofreason01: dukeblue219: Yeah, that. Just don't be a dick. I got a little bit of the stink eye from some Parisian shop owners and restaurateurs, but I suspect that's not uncommon

Parisians are rude to everybody, it's kinda their thing.


'Everybody' includes the French from the rest of the country, too.
 
2013-07-01 09:22:14 AM  
I thought the Canadian flag sewn onto the backpack was a sure-fire way of knowing that person wasn't Canadian.  I didn't think they still did this.

Every country has rude tourists.  My last trip was downunder and the Chinese were extremely rude.  I'm not sure they realized it, however.  They don't seem to understand "personal space" perhaps because they have none at home.

/Ugly American who tries to be polite and respectful everywhere I go.
 
2013-07-01 09:22:37 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Parisians are rude to everybody, it's kinda their thing.


Parisians seem pretty nice if you set your rude sensor to "Manhattan".
 
2013-07-01 09:24:13 AM  
This article fails to point out that there are polite Canadians, but there are also the idiot black sheep of Canada.  The rude, left lane hogging, non tipping, sneering Montrealers who infest New Hampshire roadways.
 
2013-07-01 09:24:13 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm listening to Rush all day long.

/But that's not really any different than usual.



Rush Limbaugh?!  I listen to him all the time too. You're right, every red blooded American should listen to his heavenly voice.
 
2013-07-01 09:24:33 AM  
Happy Canada Day!

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2013-07-01 09:25:56 AM  
Why would anyone want to pretend they're Canadian?  Or anything they're not, for that matter.  Unless you're visiting another country on Halloween, I don't see the point.  Either be happy with who you are or change who you are until you are happy.  Until then, sit your ass at home and wallow in your obvious misery.
 
2013-07-01 09:27:08 AM  
I grew up about an hour from the BC border in northern Idaho.  I have to say that I loved the folks up there and especially favored the Canadian tourists that came down to my hometown. Very friendly, smart and cool people.
I used to head over the border as a kid so I could drink.  Fun times, hot women and strong drinks.
Ainsworth hot springs, Penticton and a bar called Juggys I think...good times.
 
2013-07-01 09:28:01 AM  
And hell, maybe if these people acknowledged the fact that they were American as they acted respectably in another country, the "ugly American" stereotype wouldn't be alive today.  Thanks for nothing, selfish douchebags.
 
2013-07-01 09:28:56 AM  
Talk about Sir John Eh, May two-four weekend, Cottage Country, the 401, Toronto versus Hamilton, Toronto versus the Rest Of Canada, those damn Alberta plates returning to Ontario, Snowbirds returning, the Go train, the Go bus, being a shiat disturber, double doubles, the Golden Horsehoe, the Canadian Shield, the Republic of Manitoba, the terrbile taste of Wayne Gretzky's wine, (the stuff is swill) zed vs zee, the Maritimes, The Leafs, the Blue Jays, The Tiger-Cats, wait times in hospitals, Heave Steve, the CBC, the lack of bumperstickers on the car, unexciting news.

As far as body language, I've seen the head tilt and what I call the "sorry body shrink" give way "get the f*ck out of my way" swagger and lately, I've seen more traffic weaving, tailgaiting, and horn blaring than I used to.
 
2013-07-01 09:29:03 AM  

swankywanky: Happy Canada Day!

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Busted for hosing.
 
2013-07-01 09:29:47 AM  

LL316: Why would anyone want to pretend they're Canadian?  Or anything they're not, for that matter.  Unless you're visiting another country on Halloween, I don't see the point.  Either be happy with who you are or change who you are until you are happy.  Until then, sit your ass at home and wallow in your obvious misery.


well who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?
 
2013-07-01 09:32:14 AM  

dukeblue219: skinink: Didn't have any problems in Europe with people thinking I'm American. Just be polite.

Yeah, that. Just don't be a dick. I got a little bit of the stink eye from some Parisian shop owners and restaurateurs, but I suspect that's not uncommon especially if you don't know the language. Otherwise, in France outside of Paris and in every other country I've been to, nobody made a fuss out of it. Just don't be "that guy," and say hello, please, thank you, and goodbye in the local language and you'll be fine.

//Met some Australians in the Normandy area and they said I sounded Canadian, so maybe that's what happened. Weird because I grew up in the South and never thought aboot it, but maybe I do.


I was in line at a smoke shop in Paris to buy stamps. I was practicing what I would say in my head "avez-vous des timbres?" over and over and I forgot to say "bonjour". The shop keep made sure I knew I was the rudest person on earth for not saying hello first. When I finally got to ask him for stamps again, he asked for where, "Australia?!"
Apparently I don't come across as a Canadian.
 
2013-07-01 09:34:07 AM  

Voiceofreason01: dukeblue219: Yeah, that. Just don't be a dick. I got a little bit of the stink eye from some Parisian shop owners and restaurateurs, but I suspect that's not uncommon

Parisians are rude to everybody, it's kinda their thing.


i've been to paris 5 or 6 times, and i didn't find them particularly rude. driving in that city is a death wish, but while walking thru the city and riding the subway, seeing the sites and such, everyone seemed generally friendly, or at the very least not rude
 
2013-07-01 09:35:59 AM  
Be polite and act less fat?
 
2013-07-01 09:36:48 AM  

Voiceofreason01: LL316: Why would anyone want to pretend they're Canadian?  Or anything they're not, for that matter.  Unless you're visiting another country on Halloween, I don't see the point.  Either be happy with who you are or change who you are until you are happy.  Until then, sit your ass at home and wallow in your obvious misery.

well who pissed in your Cheerios this morning?


People who have a chance to break false stereotypes and don't, that's who.
 
2013-07-01 09:37:00 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Don't you just walk around being polite to people and saying "eh" a lot? Also be sure to throw in a sarcastic comment about the Quebecois every once in a while.


Rules to follow if you intended on passing off as a Torontonian.

1) You  have to be either from India or China and drive like you're blind or Mario Andretti. If it rains, either drive under 20km or over 160k, again depends on if you're Chinese or Indian.
2) If you're white you have to be an ignorant, self centered douche and constantly in search of a StarBucks or a Tims. You either love Rob Ford and the Conservative party and hate all minorities, or you hate Rob Ford and wish that they'd just legalize pot and get it over with. Oh, and generally you're upper middle class or rich.
3) Either group, you don't care about the rest of Canada...well you don't care about the rest of Canada outside of the Muskokas where you go every single weeked to the "cottage".
 
2013-07-01 09:37:47 AM  

DubtodaIll: Yeah because if there's something people across the world respect it's a liar.


During the Bush administration, they certainly respected liars FAR more than Americans.  I traveled to Germany, England, Bermuda during that time and it was either deal with people asking uncomfortable questions about our Executive Branch full of quasi-war criminals or just say I'm from Toronto.
 
2013-07-01 09:39:49 AM  
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Yeah!  Sexy canadian thread.
 
2013-07-01 09:40:30 AM  
If you have to be hot to pretend you're a Canadian, that leaves me out.
 
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