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2014-03-09 09:46:11 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I wouldn't be surprised.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways.  If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.


Yeah, couldn't possibly be Canadians. Canadians always tell me how great they are. A Canadian wouldn't lie about that. They told me so.
 
2014-03-09 09:47:09 PM  

underwhere: Great. Now what nationality should I pretend to have while traveling abroad?


Depends on the broad.
 
2014-03-09 09:47:40 PM  
It is funny who people dislike, I went into a bar in Frankfort once and as I walked up dressed in leather I was mistaken for someone from Hamburg and my tablemates where happy when they found out I was American instead.
 
2014-03-09 09:47:52 PM  
I went to Japan once and got so farked up on shochu that I passed out in a pile of my own puke.  Woke up a few hours later, realised I was covered in puke and couldn't go back to the ryoken like that, so stumbled in a laundromat, stripped down to my underwear and put everything in the wash.

It took a while to wash and dry the clothes, but that was all good because they had a beer vending machine just outside. A few people came to the laundromat, saw me sipping beer in my jocks and just noped back out the door.

Anyway, clothes all clean, finally stumbled back to my room and thought I was home scot free. Woke up the next morning with my face stuck to the tatami mat with dried puke though.

*sad face*

Went to book in the same inn the next year, and the bastards said they don't allow Australians. farking racist coonts.
 
2014-03-09 09:48:16 PM  
I may be a drunkard, obnoxious, and arrogant. And I certainly tip poorly, but, at least I have the decency to stay in my own damn country.
 
2014-03-09 09:49:19 PM  
rhiannon:


You've made a hell of a jump from your original comment to saying it was just teenagers.

I never said it was just teenagers.  It was also the adult teachers in my school.  I was trying to emphasize how this hate that was spread throughout my school ignored racial and social barriers.
 
2014-03-09 09:52:30 PM  

Barfmaker: Summary of the artice: This guy was on a bus in Mexico and some drunk people wearing Canadian flags were goofs and now Canada sucks balls and the whole "ugly American" thing was obviously a huge mistake because reasons.


thanks for boiling that down for me.
 
2014-03-09 09:52:49 PM  

Ambivalence: Probably quebecers.



Down here in South Florida, I have lost good working relationships with partners because I disinclined to work with  Quebecois.

Nasty, self important.  Don't speak the language well, and don't care to be understood.  Infuriating.  I really hope this is not how locals in other places feel about Americans, because I definitely want to kill most of these idiots.

Blue and white Quebec tag?  Going to be driving either too fast or too slow.  Going to get in your way.  Going to be speaking French loudly or bad English loudly.  Don't give a F about anything except for what they are doing.  Don't pay attention to anything about them.

Most of the ones I run into down here have third and fourth homes and s-tones of money.  Not sure what they do for a living, but there are Enclaves of them here.  And I do hate them.
 
2014-03-09 09:52:57 PM  

moeburn: I also learned that French people like to "smoke out" tourists. On 3 separate occasions we tried to eat at a restaurant, only to have every single Frenchie in the entire seating area light up a cig at once.


When I vacationed in the South Pacific, the Germans who were there lit up so much they were like smokestacks.  I preferred breathing in diesel exhaust to all of that cigarette smoke.
 
2014-03-09 09:53:07 PM  

Gunny Highway: real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I noticed Brisitish people asking me if I was Canadian the few times I was over there.  I have no idea why but I assume Canadians probably get offended if you ask if they are Americans, and the opposite isnt true, so they play it safe and ask everyone if they are Canadian.


Absolutely.  You never ask someone if they're American.  It's like asking a woman if she's pregnant.  Always, always assume she isn't until she TELLS you.
 
2014-03-09 09:56:08 PM  

Krustofsky: moeburn: I also learned that French people like to "smoke out" tourists. On 3 separate occasions we tried to eat at a restaurant, only to have every single Frenchie in the entire seating area light up a cig at once.

When I vacationed in the South Pacific, the Germans who were there lit up so much they were like smokestacks.  I preferred breathing in diesel exhaust to all of that cigarette smoke.


Yeah, but these people were clearly doing it on  purpose.  The air got visibly foggier in the brief time we stayed.
 
2014-03-09 09:58:35 PM  

interstellar_tedium: It is funny who people dislike, I went into a bar in Frankfort once and as I walked up dressed in leather I was mistaken for someone from Hamburg and my tablemates where happy when they found out I was American instead.


I wandered Frankfurt in a Utilikilt (solid black colour, I am a Canadian from New Zealand) I got a lot of kisses from ... well ok some of them were a bit too hairy and not huggable in the right places, but I was farking wasted at the time, it's all good hehehe
 
2014-03-09 09:58:55 PM  
With so many Canadians being of Scottish descent, ain't no wonder so many of them are cheap, uh thrifty.

A while back a friend opened up a bar on Panama City Beach. He had trouble drawing patrons in the off season, so he put on a special--a free pitcher of beer if you bought a sandwich. I went and got one, and it was a good deal. The next time I went the special was gone. He had to cancel the special because the Canadian snow birds would come in four at a time, order a sandwich, cut it in four sections, drink a beer apiece and then leave. The waitress told me that so many of them did this it was like a club or something.

Still ask any hotel owner who is more obnoxious---the snow birds or the spring break kids. The snow birds might be cheap, uh thrifty, but they're well behaved and it's safe on the beach when they're there. When spring break starts, even with cops everywhere and overlooking much of the bad behavior, it's a lot like feeding time the zoo.
 
2014-03-09 09:58:57 PM  
As a canadian I must say it's australians because it isn't a custom they have.

-drunker or as drunk as canadians
-No tips
-It akes extra time to actually understand them
-potential for a good fight
 
2014-03-09 10:01:32 PM  

wildcardjack: I understand Germans are obnoxious at resorts. Something to do with claiming pool side lounges by putting towels down before breakfast. They might be able to cow europeans, but Americans are used to taking over previously claimed territory that appears abandoned.


They don't put out towels before breakfast, they do it the night before. We always used to stop and piss on them when we were stumbling home at 4 in the morning.

We stopped after watching a German porno though, because we realised they had probably been enjoying it all along.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-09 10:07:07 PM  

LoneWolf343: hardinparamedic: gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).

Oh look, another Canadian Supremacist. Come to rub your milk bags in our faces?/Oh, regarde, un autre pour la suprématie canadienne. Venez vous frotter les sacs de lait dans nos visages?

In accordance with Canadian law I have posted this in both French and English.

...please?


Still game?
i573.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-09 10:08:52 PM  

ZzeusS: Ambivalence: Probably quebecers.


Down here in South Florida, I have lost good working relationships with partners because I disinclined to work with  Quebecois.

Nasty, self important.  Don't speak the language well, and don't care to be understood.  Infuriating.  I really hope this is not how locals in other places feel about Americans, because I definitely want to kill most of these idiots.

Blue and white Quebec tag?  Going to be driving either too fast or too slow.  Going to get in your way.  Going to be speaking French loudly or bad English loudly.  Don't give a F about anything except for what they are doing.  Don't pay attention to anything about them.

Most of the ones I run into down here have third and fourth homes and s-tones of money.  Not sure what they do for a living, but there are Enclaves of them here.  And I do hate them.


THIS.
 
2014-03-09 10:12:17 PM  

sumdruncomic: sorry, don't buy it. Have yet to see anyone more obnoxious than a drunken visiting New York Yankees fan


You have yet to see British soccer (football as they call it) fans. I would rather have a group of motorcycle gangs take over my town than an equal number of British soccer fans.
 
2014-03-09 10:13:18 PM  

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?


Because People hate us foreign policy. Not Americans.
 
2014-03-09 10:14:27 PM  
Canadian women, particularly the French biatches is Quebec, are some of the most entitled, pretentious twats on earth.

Doesnt help that canadian law basically gives them everything the man owns if they split up after 2 yrs.

Lots of them say they only need 3 or 4 men to be set for a lifetime of govt-sponsored payouts at their ex's expense.
 
2014-03-09 10:14:31 PM  

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?


From personal experience the most obnoxious are Canadians followed up by Brits.

Almost got in a fight with a couple of Canadians on the train from Paris to Amsterdam after they made a few lewd comments about the GF, now wife, and her tight shirt/cleavage. One guy was telling them to shut up and another w/the GF was holding me back from trying to get at them. Luckily one of the train personnel saw the whole thing and came in then told them they could move up to 2nd class cars or be forced off at the one stop we made then wait for the next train in a couple hours. They shut up and moved.

Then while in Amsterdam drunk Brits rambled on about everything and annoyed bartenders, one even thanked us for the help in the way with the Germans. The guy was maybe 40 and we were 36, so why he was thanking us I don't know.
 
2014-03-09 10:14:37 PM  

fusillade762: Worse than Australians?


On our first trip abroad, we shared a hotel floor with an Australian athletic team of some kind. So, yeah, I'm going to doubt the whole Canadian thing.
 
2014-03-09 10:15:30 PM  
Only French Canadians in my experience.
 
2014-03-09 10:16:32 PM  

gja: LoneWolf343: hardinparamedic: gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).

Oh look, another Canadian Supremacist. Come to rub your milk bags in our faces?/Oh, regarde, un autre pour la suprématie canadienne. Venez vous frotter les sacs de lait dans nos visages?

In accordance with Canadian law I have posted this in both French and English.

...please?

Still game?
[i573.photobucket.com image 448x336]


weirdestboner.jpg
 
2014-03-09 10:19:10 PM  

Starshines: Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

When I was in Amsterdam I made sure to talk a lot so people could hear my American accent and know I wasn't English.  They farking hate the English there, way more than I've ever seen hate for Americans anywhere else.


That's because the English treat it like a party town.
 
2014-03-09 10:19:16 PM  

moeburn: I'm a Canadian, and I tried to go on vacation to France once.  The rural French would just ask us "Where are you from?" and then, after being told "Canada", would let out a relieved "Oh thank GOD".

The Parisians, on the other hand, simply did not believe us.  Apparently so many Americans had come to Paris pretending to be Canadian, that they now just assume all english-speaking people with a North-American accent were from USA.

I also learned that French people like to "smoke out" tourists.  On 3 separate occasions we tried to eat at a restaurant, only to have every single Frenchie in the entire seating area light up a cig at once.

Oh, and people tried to pickpocket us 5 different times in the one week we spent in Paris.

fark France.


You posted almost the same story on reddit and nobody believed you there either, do you think other sites are dumber?

Try 4/Chan that's more you're trolling ability.
 
2014-03-09 10:20:22 PM  
...former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University...


Wtf?!?
 
2014-03-09 10:21:28 PM  
All you need to do is watch a couple reruns of Cops filmed in Vegas. You'll get a pretty good idea of the Canadian tourist.
 
2014-03-09 10:22:10 PM  

moeburn: I'm a Canadian, and I tried to go on vacation to France once.  The rural French would just ask us "Where are you from?" and then, after being told "Canada", would let out a relieved "Oh thank GOD".

The Parisians, on the other hand, simply did not believe us.  Apparently so many Americans had come to Paris pretending to be Canadian, that they now just assume all english-speaking people with a North-American accent were from USA.

I also learned that French people like to "smoke out" tourists.  On 3 separate occasions we tried to eat at a restaurant, only to have every single Frenchie in the entire seating area light up a cig at once.

Oh, and people tried to pickpocket us 5 different times in the one week we spent in Paris.

fark France.


I went a couple of times and the people are Paris were nice.
 
2014-03-09 10:22:37 PM  

brap: This has always been my go-to paintshoop for threads Canadian...

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Do they still publish paintshop?
 
2014-03-09 10:23:27 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I wouldn't be surprised.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways.  If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.


When we traveled the loudest and rudest were one of three nationalities, Canadian, Brits, or Chinese.

Sorry but its true and the only rude Americans we saw were in cruise ship groups, the rest we met were fine and had fun without making asses of ourselves.
 
2014-03-09 10:26:40 PM  

Hilary T. N. Seuss: Just in case the locals mistook them for Americans, Brits or Australians, the small group was "covered in maple leafs."

Canadians -- do you guys always use the term "leafs" instead of "leaves" when referring to multiples of your country's symbol? Because I really want to imagine a group of people walking around covered in Toronto hockey players.


Linguists have theories about this sort of pluralization issue.  Essentially it boils down to:  "maple leaves" refers to actual leaves, whereas "maple leafs" refers to the symbol.  With "maple leaves" you're thinking of the plural of leaf, but with "maple leafs" you're thinking of "maple leaf" as a single noun rather than just the "leaf" part.  It actually illustrated the "blocks" of language that you're building the sentence from.

If you really care there are papers and entire books on the topic.
 
2014-03-09 10:28:55 PM  

sumdruncomic: sorry, don't buy it. Have yet to see anyone more obnoxious than a drunken visiting New York Yankees fan


Drunk visiting Massholes are worse, in my experience. I once saw a guy here (South Dakota) from MA yell obscenities across the street at a guy who was wearing a Yankees cap. The guy in the Yankees cap was also in a wheelchair and mentally handicapped.
The rest of my experiences with these types is as tourists in the black hills. Pushy, loud jackasses.

Maybe the accent just stands out, but it's just obnoxious and annoying. Relax, man. You're on vacation.
 
2014-03-09 10:28:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I wouldn't be surprised.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways.  If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.


Nope. They're Canadians. Face it, you clowns are A-holes outside your borders.
 
2014-03-09 10:37:22 PM  

El Dudereno: sumdruncomic: sorry, don't buy it. Have yet to see anyone more obnoxious than a drunken visiting New York Yankees fan

Drunk visiting Massholes are worse, in my experience. I once saw a guy here (South Dakota) from MA yell obscenities across the street at a guy who was wearing a Yankees cap. The guy in the Yankees cap was also in a wheelchair and mentally handicapped.
The rest of my experiences with these types is as tourists in the black hills. Pushy, loud jackasses.

Maybe the accent just stands out, but it's just obnoxious and annoying. Relax, man. You're on vacation.


When was this?  Honestly, nobody really gives a shiat about the Yankees/Sox thing anymore.
 
2014-03-09 10:40:44 PM  
When I waited tables, "Canadian" was our euphemism for cheap tippers.
 
2014-03-09 10:42:13 PM  

moeburn: MurphyMurphy: They are angry.

Because they have no self identity. Canadians do not get to just 'be Canadian'. Everything they are is constantly compared to Americans.

So their identity becomes that of "well.... we aren't Americans.." followed by whatever half-baked theory they have about what makes them better than and separate from the Americans.

Basically, it boils down to "Marsha, Marsha Marsha!"

You don't even understand the half of the hatred towards America that exists in Canada.

The day after the September 11th attacks, everywhere people were saying like "fark those Americans" and "they deserved to die" and "that's what they get for being American".  Everyone, whether they were white rich people or poor minorities, truly jumped for joy after 9/11.  They just stopped short of burning flags in the streets.


Really? I remember being 7 months pregnant and standing in line at the Vancouver airport to take a displaced family home. I also remember getting friends together to make and distribute food and blankets.
 
2014-03-09 10:54:38 PM  
For my .02 cents, I work at a resort the survives on the tourists. I have to say that there are Canadians and then those from Quebec. It's easy to tell the difference. Those from Quebec are farkin assholes. Everyone else from north of the border is fine. Our staff cringes when they know the Quebecs are around. The only people we found comparable to them are people from NYC, I think their motto is "I'm going to screw you before you screw me."

/love NYC & the people there
//don't love NYC people when they leave their habitat
///now get off my mountain
 
2014-03-09 10:54:53 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I wouldn't be surprised.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways.  If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.


Bullshiat they would. Albertans are the most obnoxious canadians by far.
 
2014-03-09 10:55:31 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: /there's a reason "BC" is an adjective in Alberta


I think it dates back to the war of western aggression. That, or the benzene in the water.
 
2014-03-09 10:58:52 PM  
nooks are fared up
so is yanks
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-09 11:04:47 PM  

LoneWolf343: gja: LoneWolf343: hardinparamedic: gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).

Oh look, another Canadian Supremacist. Come to rub your milk bags in our faces?/Oh, regarde, un autre pour la suprématie canadienne. Venez vous frotter les sacs de lait dans nos visages?

In accordance with Canadian law I have posted this in both French and English.

...please?

Still game?
[i573.photobucket.com image 448x336]

weirdestboner.jpg


img.fark.net
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-03-09 11:06:35 PM  

vudukungfu: nooks are fared up
so is yanks


'Gain in engrish?
 
2014-03-09 11:10:06 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Benevolent Misanthrope: Not even close, subs.  Let's face it - our state department doesn't have to tell us to pretend to be another nationality when we travel abroad.

real_headhoncho: Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?

I wouldn't be surprised.  I also wouldn't be surprised if they were residents of Ontario or Quebec, which are far more tightly tied to the US, in many ways.  If an Albertan acted like that, his compatriots would shut him up and board check him later.

Bullshiat they would. Albertans are the most obnoxious canadians by far.


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2014-03-09 11:17:55 PM  

moeburn: But I feel I should rephrase, I am not apologizing for all of Canada, as this is not representative of all of Canada.  Toronto is an oasis of hate in a desert of politeness.


shiat-filled drama queen.  I've lived in Toronto for 25 years and never once did I ever hear "the Americans deserved it".  I suspect your adventures in France are equally suspect.
 
2014-03-09 11:22:18 PM  
An almost surefire way to tell if someone is Canadian is if most of their gear is from MEC.
 
2014-03-09 11:31:51 PM  

moeburn: Today marks my first Weeners.  Go me.


Hey asshole, next time you pick a "study", take one that has a better sample rate than 7 people in one bus.

Moran...
 
2014-03-09 11:33:10 PM  

hardinparamedic: gopher321: Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).

Oh look, another Canadian Supremacist. Come to rub your milk bags in our faces?/Oh, regarde, un autre pour la suprématie canadienne. Venez vous frotter les sacs de lait dans nos visages?

In accordance with Canadian law I have posted this in both French and English.


Uh that's a Quebec law, not a Federal one.

/From Alberta
//Signs are in ENGLISH only.
///Srsly.
 
2014-03-09 11:37:23 PM  

WTF Indeed: Everyone knows the lowest of the English heritage nations is New Zealand.


Certainly by latitude, anyway.
 
2014-03-09 11:43:29 PM  

Barfmaker: Summary of the artice: This guy was on a bus in Mexico and some drunk people wearing Canadian flags were goofs and now Canada sucks balls and the whole "ugly American" thing was obviously a huge mistake because reasons.


This^
 
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