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(CBC)   The most Canadian story you've read all week   (cbc.ca) divider line 74
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2013-11-01 09:10:11 AM  

illannoyin: No mention of maple syrup, moose, poutine, beaver, milk in a bag, or French.

/Fail


Or poutine.
 
2013-11-01 09:11:47 AM  
He was Chinese?
 
2013-11-01 09:21:57 AM  
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2013-11-01 09:39:14 AM  
The man lost $500, the motorist turned in the $400 he found, the desk sergeant logged the $300 found and the lost & found department reunited the owner with the $200...

\obligatory.
 
2013-11-01 09:42:26 AM  

aerojockey: It was Canadian money, so, while nice, it's not like he was very much.


WGJ: If Canadians are so nice why do they keep sending assholes to the US?


We don't send them.  Once they leave their winter chrysalis and have transformed into fully mature assholes, they instinctively head home to their native breeding grounds.
 
2013-11-01 09:45:24 AM  

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Thanks for inviting us, you hoser!

/sorry we called you a hoser, eh.
 
2013-11-01 09:57:37 AM  
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/oblig
 
2013-11-01 10:02:04 AM  

Snapper Carr: illannoyin: No mention of maple syrup, moose, poutine, beaver, milk in a bag, or French.

/Fail

Also required - mention of at least one of the following bands.

Rush, Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace


And with that, you have just given me the ammo to create my "Canadian Rock" Pandora station!
 
2013-11-01 10:17:32 AM  

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You know you're going to hell for what you've done to Michael J. Fox, right?! Of course, I'll be going too, as I LOLed at this!
 
2013-11-01 10:19:13 AM  

TheRameres: Snapper Carr: illannoyin: No mention of maple syrup, moose, poutine, beaver, milk in a bag, or French.

/Fail

Also required - mention of at least one of the following bands.

Rush, Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies, Our Lady Peace

And with that, you have just given me the ammo to create my "Canadian Rock" Pandora station!


Do it! Of course as I'm writing this, I'm listening to Max Webster on Q107.  Coincidence? I think not.
 
2013-11-01 10:21:15 AM  

Flarn: Oblig
http://youtu.be/s-326WnWwWE


Knives will fark you up.
 
2013-11-01 10:26:13 AM  
I called my friend, Michael J. Fox, and showed him the article. And he said it was NOT the most Canadian Article, because it didn't mention getting drunk, hockey, Moose, or Tim Hortons. So I sat down and wrote another Canadian article, and it goes something like this....
 
2013-11-01 10:52:06 AM  
For the life of me, will never understand why people set their wallets down during transactions.  The steps in pumping gas never require holding payment outside of wallet in one hand and nozzle in the other.
 
2013-11-01 11:09:33 AM  
I never understood the "milk in bags" being a Canadian thing.  Quality Dairy in Michigan used to sell them up until recently, I believe.  They still may, but I have since moved out of the state.
 
2013-11-01 12:17:36 PM  

fredmcmurray: Also, I find in interesting that (apparently) in Commomweath English the word "bar" has been generalized to mean any kind of retail establishment, as opposed to American English in which "bar" always refers to a place where alcoholic drinks are sold.

Wut? Soup and salad bar? Juice bar? Oxygen bar?


When you quote people, please include their name.

A soup and salad bar isn't a retail establishment.  It's a part of a restaurant.  And  I refuse to believe that "oxygen bars" really exist.  They must be only urban legends.

But you may have me with juice bars, I suppose.
 
2013-11-01 12:29:41 PM  
 
2013-11-01 01:14:17 PM  

PapermonkeyExpress: I never understood the "milk in bags" being a Canadian thing.  Quality Dairy in Michigan used to sell them up until recently, I believe.  They still may, but I have since moved out of the state.


Yes, but Michigan is Canada's udder.

Tee hee.

Seriously. Michigan is one place where the "eh?" has nearly as many different meanings as in Canadian English according to linguists. It is seriously Canadianized in some (largely minor) ways, so if only one state in the US had milk in bags, I would expect it to be Michigan. In linguistic affairs, language seems to blow due West in North America, often ignoring minor barriers such as rivers, lakes and mountains. You'd be surprised how straight the lines are, seeing as nobody could follow one on the ground.

Michigan English has a number of traits in common with Canadian English although people seem to think Minnesota or Wisconsin English are closer.

I don't know why that is. They don't seem very Canadian to my Canadian ear. I think it is the result of using the same voice actors to play both on TV cartoons, etc. Perhaps there is a bit of Canada where the accents are closer, most likely North West Ontario, where I have never been, but I have never heard a Canadian with that stereotypical "Canadian" accent. Americans, yes. Lots of Americans.

But Whozit, David Letterman's musical side-kick, Paul Schafer, comes from Thunder Bay and doesn't talk like that. Sometimes I wonder about American depictions of the General Canadian accent. They don't seem to be right.
 
2013-11-01 01:47:58 PM  
I once saw a loose $1 bill at the PX in KAF on the ground, buddy taps my shoulder and says "Hey, I think you dropped that".  I went back, picked it up, and stuffed it in my pocket.  When I got back to my room, I opened it up and found two $1's wrapped around a $100.  I felt like I'd robbed a bank, as I clearly hadn't dropped it.

/Canadian
 
2013-11-01 03:00:03 PM  
 
2013-11-01 05:36:56 PM  
ciberido: When you quote people, please include their name.

sorry, i can never figure out how the fark to quote properly on this site. i don't comment here a lot.

1. not a lot of soup and salad bars selling booze regardless of the establishment.

2. oxygen bars exist. or at least they used to.

3. even juice bars are usually part of some other establishment
 
2013-11-01 06:27:56 PM  
fredmcmurray: sorry, i can never figure out how the fark to quote properly on this site. i don't comment here a lot.

This may vary by browser, but in the bar above the comment to which you wish to reply, there's the replyee's farkonym, a star (so you can favorite the) buttons marked Smart and Funny, and a little square buttong with quote marks in it - hit that button and wait a few seconds.  The farkonym and quote will appear in the reply box, ready to go.

/ hope this helps!
 
2013-11-01 06:38:05 PM  

dionysusaur: fredmcmurray: sorry, i can never figure out how the fark to quote properly on this site. i don't comment here a lot.

This may vary by browser, but in the bar above the comment to which you wish to reply, there's the replyee's farkonym, a star (so you can favorite the) buttons marked Smart and Funny, and a little square buttong with quote marks in it - hit that button and wait a few seconds.  The farkonym and quote will appear in the reply box, ready to go.

/ hope this helps!


It does indeed. Thanks much for helping this dolt out!
 
2013-11-01 07:54:17 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: maram500: No mention of poutine, so not "most Canadian story ever."

illannoyin: No mention of maple syrup, moose, poutine, beaver, milk in a bag, or French.

/Fail

Oh. I see I've been beaten to the punch.

Or "Tom Ford smoking crack, on video!"

/c'mon, that + the Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist = only Canadian news Americans have given a sh-t about for the past year or two


If you're going to make (deserved) fun of a Canadian politician, then you could at least get his name right.

Rob Ford: Crack-smoking Canadialand mayor
Tom Ford: Clothing designer
 
2013-11-02 02:05:44 AM  
Didn't realize this guy was Canadian, eh.

whatsongisinthatcommercial.com
 
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