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(Canada.com)   Crazy Canuck robber uses ax and bear repellent to rob store. Jailarity ensues, eh   (canada.com) divider line 37
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fha
2004-01-14 09:15:46 AM
Citroen AX?
 
2004-01-14 10:43:47 AM

Blame Canada.

 
2004-01-14 10:50:42 AM
Spelling tip: Canuck, not cannuck.
 
2004-01-14 11:14:40 AM
This I can't believe from our gentle neighbors to the North, our 51st state.
 
2004-01-14 11:15:47 AM
Mom and Dad's Grocery?
Okay Grocery?
Sara's Supermarket?

Was this in Winnipeg or Lake Wobegon?
 
2004-01-14 11:16:15 AM
DslainteC,

Not that it really matters......

Coo roo coo coo, coo coo coo coo

Time to play Beer Hunter...... :-)
 
2004-01-14 11:19:05 AM
Was there a bear behind the register or something?
 
2004-01-14 11:23:12 AM
In other news, illiterate American demonstrates that the education system has failed.
 
2004-01-14 11:28:30 AM
2004-01-14 11:14:40 AM lysergic


This I can't believe from our gentle neighbors to the North, our 51st state.

That would be "Neighbour"
And as for the 51st State thing. Not while I live and breathe...
 
2004-01-14 11:30:14 AM
I was gonna comment, but I forgot what I was gonna say. Don'tcha hate when that happens? Like, you're standing with the fridge door open and you look down and you have NO IDEA what you went in there for. Me, I just return to my room with a tub of margarine. Cuz, I mean, it's not like I'm not gonna need margarine at some point.
 
2004-01-14 11:30:49 AM
I thought everything in Canada was free. Must not have had his 'free-stuff' ID on him.
 
2004-01-14 11:31:08 AM
w00t! sorry for mis-spelling canuck, DslainteC.

is canuck the state bird or something?

/ignorant yankee
 
2004-01-14 11:36:50 AM
"The thief then began filling a garbage bag with 60 packages of cigarettes."

Police also recovered six packs of two-four, five golden tuques, four pounds of backbacon, three french toast, two turtlenecks, and a beer. In a tree.
 
2004-01-14 11:37:02 AM
Canuck is the equivilent of Yankee.
Nobody really knows what it means, and damned if they know where the word came from... but it gets used none the less.
 
2004-01-14 11:37:59 AM
Thank God! I was affeerd ya'll were sleepin' up yonder.
-Queen's English of course-
 
2004-01-14 11:39:13 AM
What do you expect the guy's from Winnipeg, if he was from Toronto he would have used a gun...
 
2004-01-14 11:39:30 AM
CANUCK
Pronunciation: ku'nuk


WordNet Dictionary

Definition: [n] US slang for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular

See Also: French Canadian




Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Definition: \Ca*nuck"\, n.
1. A Canadian. [Slang]

2. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada.
[Colloq.]
 
2004-01-14 11:43:16 AM
Leonard_Cohen
What do you expect the guy's from Winnipeg, if he was from Toronto he would have used a gun...

Correction,
If the robber was from Scarbrough he would've used a Glock.
 
2004-01-14 11:45:41 AM
The shopkeeper deserves a hero tag for bludgeoning the fleeing arsehat with a truncheon of unknown origin.
 
2004-01-14 11:53:00 AM
I read that as "beer" repellent and I thought, "why the hell would anyone want to repell beer?"
 
2004-01-14 11:54:54 AM
2004-01-14 11:14:40 AM lysergic


This I can't believe from our gentle neighbors to the North, our 51st state.


I'm looking out my window here in Nova Scotia, and the temperature is currently -18 C with a windchill of -32 C (that's 25.6 below zero in Fahrenheit degrees), and the wind is 28 mph gusting to 35 mph.

Anytime you want to take the place over, just come on up. I hope your Humvees and Abrams tanks have block heaters!

/puts on tuque
 
2004-01-14 12:01:32 PM
2004-01-14 11:54:54 AM Loose_Electron

About the same here (near Toronto)
Crispy yet fresh..
 
2004-01-14 12:02:11 PM
RagingLeonard- LMAO
 
2004-01-14 12:11:50 PM
Yup, fresh is a word for it. Time for me to quit smoking. The guys in the weather office downstairs are laughing at me when I go outside their window and puff my smoke through the balaclava. Takes about 30 seconds to finish a cigarette.

Our weather forecast is rather hilarious. Our low and high temperature for the day are the same!

Shearwater weather
 
2004-01-14 12:36:19 PM
Whatever it is, I'm sure we'll get blamed for it.

Great, now Martin is sucking up to the Shrub. Next thing you know, we'll be buying some disfunctional missile system again to shore up our national defense. You gotta be always on guard in case the commies surge over Newfoundland or something, y'know.

I think we should just build a few nukes and point them all at the U.S.

Then we'll be okay.
 
2004-01-14 12:36:36 PM
OK the first guy I could understand not giving up his stuff or money since he owned the store but the clerks at the other ones? What kind of moron minimum wager would risk his life and safety and do something like set off an alarm or even try to fight back. If I worked in a convenience store or something like that the last thing I would do is try to fight resist a robbery or hit an alarm. Clerks that do that aren't heroic they're setting themselves up as candidates for a darwin award.
 
2004-01-14 12:47:50 PM
I sure want some of that ax repellent...
 
2004-01-14 12:52:59 PM
Clerk responds to ax-man "Take off, hoser".
 
2004-01-14 01:09:51 PM
I was unaware of any other kind of Canuck. Learn something new everyday.
 
2004-01-14 01:10:39 PM
Loose_Electron

You lucky bastard. Here (Montreal) it's -26 and -35 with windchill.
 
2004-01-14 01:13:57 PM
Loose

Here's mine
 
2004-01-14 01:19:00 PM
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/cities/can/pages/CAON0505.htm

Sorry you'll have to cut and paste don't know how to do otherwise.
 
2004-01-14 01:35:04 PM
axlrose: Orangeville is a balmy -16 C? That's surfin' weather...

biffman: I was on the west island weekend before last. Glad that weather is there and not here. That's farkin cold!
 
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2004-01-14 01:36:45 PM
 
2004-01-14 01:42:02 PM
They're all a little crazy up there in Canuckistan...
 
2004-01-14 01:56:05 PM
"According to Bart Bandys Lexicon of Canadian Etymology (Don Mills, Ont., C. Farquharson, 1994), the term evolved from the French word canule around the time of the American Revolution; but its path of evolution is still not clear. The most likely possibility is that it rose from a mispronunciation among Benedict Arnolds forces as they laid siege to Quebec in the winter of 76. According to Bandy, the comte de Theleme-Menteuse was one of the locals captured by the ragtag Americans. In his Contes bizarre dIsle (sic) dOrleans, the latter says that the Americans picked up the common phrase "Quelle canule," but they were usually shivering so hard when they said it that it came out with the "l" hardened into a glottal stop thence a "k."

On the other hand, Montgomery, Arnolds co-commander on the Canadian expedition, says that Arnold, who loved word-play, made a joke on the word "canule" that was picked up by his troops. In discussing the strategic value of placing troops at the mouth of the St. Lawrence to resist the British fleet expected in the spring, Arnold noted the peculiar shape of the Gaspe Peninsula and exclaimed, "Theres a canule to make his majesty gasp." One assumes that the same shivering effect noted previously led to the mispronunciation.

Yet another possibility comes from the German mercernaries who were captured with Burgoynes army at Saratoga. Held in prison camps in Pennsylvania, after Yorktown they were offered repatriation to Canada where they had spent several months camped near present-day Ottawa waiting for Burgoyne to get his gear together. Their universal protestation when return to the "Plains of Ottawa" was offered them was, "Nein! Nein! Genug von Kanada." They opted, instead, to become Pennsylvania Dutch. The English speaking Americans around them picked up the phrase (part of "Pulling the Lions Tail" no doubt) and compressed "Genug von Kanada" into "Genug Kanada," and so on. While this seems somewhat far-fetched, it does offer a reasonable explanation for the "k" in a word supposedly derived from French, especially as it was often spelled "Kanuck" during the 19th Century.

Bandy also suggests that there is some evidence of the word originating among the "down-easters" of Maine who had picked up "Quelle Canule" from their French speaking neighbors and applied it when facing the navigational difficulties caused by the peculiar "flushing" effect of the famed tides of the Bay of FUNdy. ("Down-easter," by the way, has an interesting etymology of its own.)

Another possibility that occurs to me, though there is no mention in Bandy, is that the many Scots who came to the Great White North during the late 18th and early 19th centuries quickly absorbed "Quelle canule" into their working vocabulary. Being Scots, they would, of course, swallow the end of canule and apply a mild glottal stop, ending up with something very like "Quelle canuhgk." I havent had a chance to research this yet, so it remains in the area of supposition."

All of this sounds like horseshiat to me. Anyone got a better explanation?
 
2004-01-14 02:08:15 PM
Trivia from By-God Deetroit, Michigan: Canada is SOUTH of us here, not north.
 
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