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2014-03-09 05:31:37 PM
Are you sure those are not Americans pretending to be Canadians when they travel?
 
2014-03-09 05:36:02 PM
Probably quebecers.
 
2014-03-09 05:36:37 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 05:42:55 PM
Meh... get anyone drunk enough and they will act like an arsehole.
 
2014-03-09 05:42:59 PM
The drunkenness and cultural insensitivity I can deal with, but openly purchasing our cheese in bulk?

I'm afraid this means war.
 
2014-03-09 05:55:49 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.


Waiting for one of your compatriots to come in here.
 
2014-03-09 05:56:11 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.


Albertans are rednecks
 
2014-03-09 05:59:46 PM
John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?
 
2014-03-09 06:16:08 PM
Worst tipping? That I can believe. Arrogant? Drunkest? Most obnoxious? Please do not confuse us with Americans, Russians or the British (footballers).
 
2014-03-09 06:26:09 PM

plushpuppy: 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.

Albertans are rednecks


BCers are hippy wannnabes.

/there's a reason "BC" is an adjective in Alberta
 
2014-03-09 06:26:29 PM
Worse than Australians?
 
2014-03-09 06:40:29 PM

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


They don't do that because of how Americans behave, they do it because Americans are targeted more often for kidnapping or attacks in unfriendly countries.  If anything, it's a response to US public policy, not how our tourists act while on vacation.
 
2014-03-09 07:00:07 PM
Everyone knows the lowest of the English heritage nations is New Zealand.
 
2014-03-09 07:05:24 PM

thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?


Yeah, that.
 
2014-03-09 07:12:28 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 07:15:10 PM

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.
 
2014-03-09 07:28:56 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.



We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(
 
2014-03-09 07:58:11 PM
Rob Ford has made being an obnoxious drunken Canadian cool?
 
2014-03-09 08:09:47 PM

thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?



Canadian Studies suck, eh?
 
2014-03-09 08:10:56 PM

fusillade762: Worse than Australians?


Came here to ask this.  The description applies to Australians at work, let alone on holiday...
 
2014-03-09 08:13:42 PM

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.

/Germans were the worst group we came across.
 
2014-03-09 08:14:48 PM
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!"
 
2014-03-09 08:14:59 PM
It sounds like all of the residents from Sunnyvale Trailer Park have been vacationing around the world.
 
2014-03-09 08:15:13 PM
As a Canadian currently on vacation in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, I'd have to say the worst I've come across so far is Aussies and large groups of elderly Chinese. But I've hardly met any other Canadians here, though I'm sure there are some bad apples. I'm tipping everyone.
 
2014-03-09 08:17:34 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.


Good enough for me!
 
2014-03-09 08:18:07 PM

You are Borg: As a Canadian currently on vacation in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, I'd have to say the worst I've come across so far is Aussies and large groups of elderly Chinese. But I've hardly met any other Canadians here, though I'm sure there are some bad apples. I'm tipping everyone.


Well, their ya go.  They will get up from the ground with a shiny new anti-Canadian attitude.
 
2014-03-09 08:19:35 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(


That's how I buy mine...I'm in Psychomayorton Toronto.
 
2014-03-09 08:19:39 PM
i always assumed canucks wore the maple leaf abroad so they would not be mistaken and attacked for being american.
 
2014-03-09 08:20:05 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 08:21:54 PM
For my $0.02, the award goes to packs of german tourists.
 
2014-03-09 08:21:58 PM

Popular Opinion: i always assumed canucks wore the maple leaf abroad so they would not be mistaken and attacked for being american.


Old traveler's saw: Canadian tourists wear a small maple leaf. Americans wear a large one.
 
2014-03-09 08:23:15 PM
Great. Now what nationality should I pretend to have while traveling abroad?
 
2014-03-09 08:23:16 PM

MrKevvy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(

That's how I buy mine...I'm in Psychomayorton Toronto.


Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.
 
2014-03-09 08:23:58 PM

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.
 
2014-03-09 08:24:00 PM
Canadakota
 
2014-03-09 08:24:06 PM

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


Farkistan.
 
2014-03-09 08:26:17 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.


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.
 
2014-03-09 08:27:24 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.


it is because no canadian team has won the Stanley cup for 30 years?
 
2014-03-09 08:29:40 PM

Popular Opinion: 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.

it is because no canadian team has won the Stanley cup for 30 years?


Yes they have,they just had to move to  Colorado. Go Lanche!
 
2014-03-09 08:30:12 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.


i214.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-09 08:30:40 PM
Funny thing, an old timer in a pub in Liverpool bought me a beer when he heard me say that I was a Canadian. He credited the Canadians with having saved Liverpool from complete destruction during WW2.
I don't find any one group of people any more obnoxious than any others. So, maybe it is the Canadians who are the worst. But, if so, fick it, what odds?

//Le Quebec, c'est un bordel de merde!
 
2014-03-09 08:30:45 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope:  Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.

You're correct in that... for some unexplained reason, bag milk isn't sold in western Canada. I'm thinking it has to do with the longer transport distances as bags leak more easily than cartons/jugs being bounced around in the truck to the store.
 
2014-03-09 08:30:54 PM
Popular Opinion:

it is because no canadian team has won the Stanley cup for 30 years?

Hockey is mostly a white-people sport.  But the anti-American hatred came from  everyone.  Even the few teachers that I highly respected and admired at the time, joined in on the hate.  It was astonishing.  It hit especially hard because I'm half Canadian, half American.
 
2014-03-09 08:32:27 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope:

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Look, I know it isn't the attitude of  allof Canada.  I didn't take a nation-wide poll.  I live in Toronto, hardly representative of the rest of the country.  But the quotes I posted are real, they were said by actual peers and teachers of mine, on September 12.
 
2014-03-09 08:32:31 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.


What a load of crap.
 
2014-03-09 08:33:15 PM
Whenever I go overseas while pretending to be Canadian I always make up some fake custom to perpetuate. Keeps foreigners on their toes. Oh you guys don't kiss your wait staff on the cheek after a meal? Oh my bad. I guess that's just a Canada-only thing.
 
2014-03-09 08:33:43 PM

MrKevvy: Benevolent Misanthrope:  Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.

You're correct in that... for some unexplained reason, bag milk isn't sold in western Canada. I'm thinking it has to do with the longer transport distances as bags leak more easily than cartons/jugs being bounced around in the truck to the store.


I suppose.  I'll just have to look for bag milk next time I travel east.  I've never seen one in person.
 
2014-03-09 08:34:30 PM
I thought the bad tourists du jour were the Chinese?
 
2014-03-09 08:37:06 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 08:38:28 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.


img.fark.net
 
2014-03-09 08:39:11 PM

thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?


Despite his impressive qualifications, I dismissed his opinion the moment he uttered "gringo".
 
2014-03-09 08:40:09 PM
Eh, some Canadians are dicks, some Americans are well behaved, and Canadians are over-proud of their country about as often as Americans are. It's just that Canadians get a pass due to their higher profile neighbors. Americans are easy to hate. Canadians are nationally passive-aggressive.
 
2014-03-09 08:42:20 PM
sorry, don't buy it. Have yet to see anyone more obnoxious than a drunken visiting New York Yankees fan
 
2014-03-09 08:42:53 PM
I think every nation has jack-hole tourists. But I also think that every nation has pleasant and well-meaning tourists.

The article even states that the negative attitudes of Canadians are in places where you're likely to see a lot of Canadians. Well duh. If there a million Canadian tourists that come to your city then you're bound to have a handful of jackasses thrown in the mix.
 
2014-03-09 08:44:17 PM
Hosers
 
2014-03-09 08:47:25 PM
This has always been my go-to paintshoop for threads Canadian...

i253.photobucket.com

 
2014-03-09 08:48:29 PM
rhiannon:

What a load of crap.

Why would I lie about this?  It was one of the most depressing moments of my country.  Do you really think it is not possible?  Have you not heard the things said about Indians in Pakistan, or Jews in Nazi Germany?  What exactly is difficult for you to believe?

I was just trying to apologize for my country, to show you how truly ignorant the common conversation can be.  But I guess ignorance runs both ways.
 
2014-03-09 08:49:51 PM

FizixJunkee: thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?


Canadian Studies suck, eh?


Well no, not inherently, but you see, Americans have an unfortunate tendency to just not take y'all (given the "eh", I'm assuming you're Canadian) seriously. So, that sentiment would extrapolate to the feeling that Canadian studies are not a valid subject of research. It would be like dedicating ones life to organic pottery or sustainable dowsing.
 
2014-03-09 08:49:53 PM
SirMadness:

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"It... it can't be.  People... hating America?  I can understand Arabs wanting us to die... but white people?  No way.  I'm calling bullshiat."
 
2014-03-09 08:51:01 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: MrKevvy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(

That's how I buy mine...I'm in Psychomayorton Toronto.

Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.


Oddly enough, I did see a whole shelf of milk bag pitchers at a Canadian Tire in Calgary.
 
2014-03-09 08:51:04 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.

/Germans were the worst group we came across.


Germans in Germany are very nice and polite. Germans on vacation outside of Germany are the biggest assholes. I've seen this many times.
 
2014-03-09 08:55:25 PM

thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?


Popular classes.....Everybody gets an "eh".
 
2014-03-09 08:57:14 PM
Snerk. Go stand in the departure customs queue at Atatürk and get back to me about how horrible Canadians are.
 
2014-03-09 08:58:09 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.


No. But there's a few hockey players I wouldn't mind being covered in, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
 
2014-03-09 09:00:22 PM

hamiltonjdavid: Snerk. Go stand in the departure customs queue at Atatürk and get back to me about how horrible Canadians are.


Only if you go stand in line at a port-a-potty on a Slovenian construction site.
 
2014-03-09 09:02:04 PM

Asplenium: Benevolent Misanthrope: MrKevvy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(

That's how I buy mine...I'm in Psychomayorton Toronto.

Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.

Oddly enough, I did see a whole shelf of milk bag pitchers at a Canadian Tire in Calgary.


There may well be a shelf of them here.  I wouldn't know one if it bit me.
 
2014-03-09 09:04:31 PM
"The damned 3rd division has now been inflicted on us," reads a 1941 letter from a woman in Surrey, describing the arrival of the Canadian infantry division that would eventually go on to capture Juno Beach.
On Christmas Eve, 1941, the Canadians, she reported, "were rolling along in the middle of the road till all hours yelling at the top of their voices, the dead drunk being dragged along by the not so drunk."


It was war.  Who farking cares how drunk they were?  They were going off to die to save your uptight British ass from Gerry you stupid coont.
 
2014-03-09 09:04:34 PM
I'm pretty sure that when Canadian males under age 30 go to Mexico and the Caribbean, they treat it like one big frat party. You go to get drunk and laid. I'm not excusing the behaviour just explaining it.

Also, as a Canadian I have never worn a Canadian flag when traveling. Ever. Who needs to know that?
 
2014-03-09 09:10:24 PM
But how hot are their women?
 
2014-03-09 09:11:08 PM
I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers,  the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;
1) We pay everyone here pretty well,  servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario,  regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.

And 2)  People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs,  might have to do with number 1).  Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.

As for the other things,  drunkest,  yea I could see that,  most arrogant,  maybe if they're Quebecors.

/sorry eh
 
2014-03-09 09:14:00 PM
Bedstead Polisher:

Also, as a Canadian I have never worn a Canadian flag when traveling. Ever. Who needs to know that?

The French.
 
2014-03-09 09:15:55 PM

Boo_Guy: I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers,  the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;
1) We pay everyone here pretty well,  servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario,  regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.

And 2)  People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs,  might have to do with number 1).  Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.

As for the other things,  drunkest,  yea I could see that,  most arrogant,  maybe if they're Quebecors.

/sorry eh


In Canada, we give tips as  tips, as a reward for exemplary service, not as a mandatory surcharge.  The downside is that waiters get pissed.  The upside is that your average Canadian Tire or Tim Hortons store clerk is more likely to get tipped for making you laugh or carrying stuff to your car.
 
2014-03-09 09:16:13 PM
Sorry.
 
2014-03-09 09:16:23 PM

moeburn: Bedstead Polisher:

Also, as a Canadian I have never worn a Canadian flag when traveling. Ever. Who needs to know that?

The French.


I was mistaken for an Australian in Paris when I forgot to greet a shopkeeper before requesting something. :(
 
2014-03-09 09:17:16 PM
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2014-03-09 09:19:43 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.


No one around me was saying things like that,  maybe you're just surrounded by bigoted assholes.

That attack killed Canadians as well as Americans, it was a shiatty day for a LOT of people.
I'm happy that we helped out as much as we could that day and got a warm fuzzy when ol Georgie thanked his neighbors to the north. =)
 
2014-03-09 09:20:02 PM
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2014-03-09 09:21:46 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: MrKevvy: Benevolent Misanthrope: We don't do milk in bags any more.  I was really disappointed by that when I moved here. :(

That's how I buy mine...I'm in Psychomayorton Toronto.

Well that sucks.  Here in Northern Alberta, it's cartons and jugs.  No bags anywhere - and I looked.  Just for the novelty value.


Yea milk in bags is more an eastern thing starting from ontario as far as I know.
 
2014-03-09 09:22:34 PM
Boo_Guy:

No one around me was saying things like that,  maybe you're just surrounded by bigoted assholes.

didsay I live in Toronto.

That attack killed Canadians as well as Americans, it was a shiatty day for a LOT of people.

Yes, and that was my Weeners when they said things like that.  To which they responded with something along the lines of "canadians being caught in the crossfire intended for dirty Americans" or something along those lines...
 
2014-03-09 09:22:51 PM
assets.nydailynews.com
 
2014-03-09 09:23:12 PM
Today marks my first Weeners.  Go me.
 
2014-03-09 09:23:47 PM

moeburn: Boo_Guy: I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers,  the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;
1) We pay everyone here pretty well,  servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario,  regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.

And 2)  People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs,  might have to do with number 1).  Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.

As for the other things,  drunkest,  yea I could see that,  most arrogant,  maybe if they're Quebecors.

/sorry eh

In Canada, we give tips as  tips, as a reward for exemplary service, not as a mandatory surcharge.  The downside is that waiters get pissed.  The upside is that your average Canadian Tire or Tim Hortons store clerk is more likely to get tipped for making you laugh or carrying stuff to your car.


I dont tip every time I go to Dunkin Donuts for the record.
 
2014-03-09 09:27:16 PM
I don't want to be a Canadian Idiot.
 
2014-03-09 09:28:09 PM

brap: The drunkenness and cultural insensitivity I can deal with, but openly purchasing our cheese in bulk?


But I was assured in a previous thread about cheese that no non-American ever wants any cheese made in the USA.
 
2014-03-09 09:28:24 PM
Gunny Highway:

I dont tip every time I go to Dunkin Donuts for the record.


I... never said you did...?
 
2014-03-09 09:28:27 PM

moeburn: rhiannon:

What a load of crap.

Why would I lie about this?  It was one of the most depressing moments of my country.  Do you really think it is not possible?  Have you not heard the things said about Indians in Pakistan, or Jews in Nazi Germany?  What exactly is difficult for you to believe?

I was just trying to apologize for my country, to show you how truly ignorant the common conversation can be.  But I guess ignorance runs both ways.


Maybe because it seems a little far fetched given the general Canadian reaction to 9-11? I'm from the east coast and Newfoundland alone welcomed thousands of flight loads of (mostly) American travellers into their homes on 9/11. I stood in a dorm common room with tons of people absolutely horrified. Profs and students all over where shocked, NO one said anything, ever, about Americans deserving it. There were 9/11 memorial services in many places in Canada afterwards, and on the one year anniversary.

In fact, in all of the years since I have only heard one person, in person, saying that the Americans deserved it, and I wanted to punch the guy in the mouth for it.
 
2014-03-09 09:28:52 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.


Given that the English and the Dutch were competing commercial empires for centuries and considering the many wars between the two, that wouldn't surprise me. Outside of the Native Americans, the Dutch were the greatest threat to colonial Virginia.
 
2014-03-09 09:29:41 PM

moeburn: Gunny Highway:

I dont tip every time I go to Dunkin Donuts for the record.


I... never said you did...?


I know.  You were talking about tipping someone at Tim Hortons for exemplary work.  That is why I would tip a DD employee too.
 
2014-03-09 09:30:05 PM

moeburn: Boo_Guy: I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers,  the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;
1) We pay everyone here pretty well,  servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario,  regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.

And 2)  People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs,  might have to do with number 1).  Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.

As for the other things,  drunkest,  yea I could see that,  most arrogant,  maybe if they're Quebecors.

/sorry eh

In Canada, we give tips as  tips, as a reward for exemplary service, not as a mandatory surcharge.  The downside is that waiters get pissed.  The upside is that your average Canadian Tire or Tim Hortons store clerk is more likely to get tipped for making you laugh or carrying stuff to your car.


I've never had bad service,  mediocre perhaps,  but it would have to be outright crap that was the actual fault of the waitress/waiter before I gave no tip at all.

My going rate starts at 15% and goes down to 10% at worst,  and as high as I they deserve.

/Cue the "15% is a shiatty tip" responses.
 
2014-03-09 09:31:49 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.


...please?
 
2014-03-09 09:33:10 PM
I've been there more than a few times.  Some poor took head gets out of Canada and the result is a lot like Rumspringa.  My advice:  Don't stop them, go with them.  The spirits will flow like water and they're still Canadian so they just can't get that obnoxious.
 
2014-03-09 09:33:53 PM

Gunny Highway: moeburn: Boo_Guy: I've seen it said before that Canadians are bad tippers,  the only ways I can offer an explanation on that is;
1) We pay everyone here pretty well,  servers and waitstaff are up to 6 or 7-some dollars an hour plus tips in Ontario,  regular minimum is at least 11-something an hour last time I looked.

And 2)  People here don't expect tips all over the place for doing their jobs,  might have to do with number 1).  Maybe some forget that other places don't pay as well when they're outside Canada.

As for the other things,  drunkest,  yea I could see that,  most arrogant,  maybe if they're Quebecors.

/sorry eh

In Canada, we give tips as  tips, as a reward for exemplary service, not as a mandatory surcharge.  The downside is that waiters get pissed.  The upside is that your average Canadian Tire or Tim Hortons store clerk is more likely to get tipped for making you laugh or carrying stuff to your car.

I dont tip every time I go to Dunkin Donuts for the record.


I've never tipped at a coffee place either.

/never been to starbucks
 
2014-03-09 09:34:03 PM
All I know is this (barely) CSB:

I was in Toronto and ordered a Jack Daniels on the rocks.  The bartender said "Hunh...the only people who order that are Yanks".  I said I was from Milwaukee.

/We laughed
//I tipped well..company expense account and all.
//Of course I had four Bloody Caesars, too, since I was going to Montreal a lot back then, too, and started liking them.
 
2014-03-09 09:34:28 PM
entropic_existence:
Maybe because it seems a little far fetched given the general Canadian reaction to 9-11? I'm from the east coast and Newfoundland alone welcomed thousands of flight loads of (mostly) American travellers into their homes on 9/11. I stood in a dorm common room with tons of people absolutely horrified. Profs and students all over where shocked, NO one said anything, ever, about Americans deserving it. There were 9/11 memorial services in many places in Canada afterwards, and on the one year anniversary.

In fact, in all of the years since I have only heard one person, in person, saying that the Americans deserved it, and I wanted to punch the guy in the mouth for it.


Have you never been to Toronto?  It's like New York, only people hate each other more.  I've been to Newfoundland, and I have to say the people in the east coast are among the politest in this country.
 
2014-03-09 09:35:46 PM

moeburn: rhiannon:

What a load of crap.

Why would I lie about this?  It was one of the most depressing moments of my country.  Do you really think it is not possible?  Have you not heard the things said about Indians in Pakistan, or Jews in Nazi Germany?  What exactly is difficult for you to believe?

I was just trying to apologize for my country, to show you how truly ignorant the common conversation can be.  But I guess ignorance runs both ways.


You don't need to apologize for the country, there's no need to. If anything, just apologize for the people you hang around with.
 
2014-03-09 09:40:03 PM

fickenchucker: All I know is this (barely) CSB:

I was in Toronto and ordered a Jack Daniels on the rocks.  The bartender said "Hunh...the only people who order that are Yanks".  I said I was from Milwaukee.

/We laughed
//I tipped well..company expense account and all.
//Of course I had four Bloody Caesars, too, since I was going to Montreal a lot back then, too, and started liking them.


Get Canadian Club(CC) or Crow Royal if you want to be incognito. =)

/Seems popular here
//Doesn't really drink whiskey.
 
2014-03-09 09:41:56 PM
rhiannon:

You don't need to apologize for the country, there's no need to. If anything, just apologize for the people you hang around with.

Who said these were the people I hang around with?

Thankfully, the people I hung around with were not the people I am talking about.  I am talking about the things I heard people saying as I walked through the hallways (I was in highschool at the time), and the things a few of my teachers said.  Most of the students just didn't care one way or the other, it could have been a bombing in the middle east for all they cared.  A few kids got visibly excited at the chance to run around telling everyone what had happened.  But the ones that were the most vocal, the only ones that I could hear, were the ones smiling and laughing and joking about it.  I wish cell-phone cameras were popular back then, because I would have gotten some video as proof.  It was truly disgusting.
 
2014-03-09 09:43:22 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 09:46:06 PM
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.
 
2014-03-09 09:46:10 PM

moeburn: rhiannon:

You don't need to apologize for the country, there's no need to. If anything, just apologize for the people you hang around with.

Who said these were the people I hang around with?

Thankfully, the people I hung around with were not the people I am talking about.  I am talking about the things I heard people saying as I walked through the hallways (I was in highschool at the time), and the things a few of my teachers said.  Most of the students just didn't care one way or the other, it could have been a bombing in the middle east for all they cared.  A few kids got visibly excited at the chance to run around telling everyone what had happened.  But the ones that were the most vocal, the only ones that I could hear, were the ones smiling and laughing and joking about it.  I wish cell-phone cameras were popular back then, because I would have gotten some video as proof.  It was truly disgusting.


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

[i253.photobucket.com image 315x442]


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?
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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.


i1214.photobucket.com
 
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^
 
2014-03-09 11:45:28 PM
I've been privileged enough to have travelled fairly extensively. About the only time I ever play the Canadian card is when I get called an American (with whom I generally  have no arguments, having been the recipient of a fair bit of hospitality/sexy time) by some European. Just to put the shoe on the other foot, I have responded to people in Europe who've said "well, it's all the same, really..."

A) "You Irish always say that" to an English person.
B) "You Germans are funny that way" to a Frenchman.
C) "Are you Jewish? You look Jewish" to a Pole.

Seems to restore a sort of balance. It probably helps that I look like a soccer thug.
 
2014-03-09 11:50:46 PM

moeburn: SirMadness:

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"It... it can't be.  People... hating America?  I can understand Arabs wanting us to die... but white people?  No way.  I'm calling bullshiat."


Don't put words in my mouth. It's ignorant and childish, and only serves to antagonize. For clarification, here's what I'm saying: Your. story. Is. Bullshiat. A cherry-picked, one-off anecdote, most likely exaggerated, that does not represent the views of Canadians at large on the events of that shiat-ass day. I'm sorry that wasn't made more clear.

/and...uh...why...the fark would I care what white people think about Americans?! Something I'm not, caring about something else I'm not...your assumptions are flawed. So sorry.
 
2014-03-09 11:51:39 PM
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2014-03-09 11:53:58 PM

Gunny Highway: 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.


It's been a few years now, but it was a memorable WTF moment.
 
2014-03-09 11:58:50 PM

ArcadianRefugee: When I waited tables, "Canadian" was our euphemism for cheap tippers.


Canadian servers make $9 an hour, almost minimum wage, so we tend to tip a bit less.
 
2014-03-10 12:03:40 AM
Worst I saw out of country was an amazingly obnoxious group of twenty something twenty somethings from Edmonton. Second worst was a dozen or so young adults from Hamilton. Both were in Varadero.
 
2014-03-10 12:11:55 AM
moeburn:
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.

bullshiat: no one i know reacted like that. mostly we were saddened by the waste of life.

I will say i became a bit suspicious by the way the buildings collapsed on their own foot print.
 
2014-03-10 12:13:24 AM
/ Not my experience at all. Granted I do have a collection of Canadian coinage but well like I told a Canadian man in '05 when he asked if he could pay in Canook money I said sure it's fine since y'all's dollar is gonna be worth as much or more than ours down here soon. He looked at me and was all really. Well...
 
2014-03-10 12:18:05 AM
I don't know about Canadians, but the Quebecois I deal with are generally the biggest assholes I've ever met--and that include New Yorkers and Texans.  Yes--I consider Quebecois different than regular Canadians.  It would be unfair to lump the fine people of Canada in with the faux-frogs of pretend France.

CSB:

On a business trip years ago I was dealing with a mouthy faux-frog biatch who was complaining about why her usual rep wasn't there, and how America was too militaristic.  Try as I might to be a good vendor and change the subject, she pressed.  When I finally told her I was there because her usual rep was called up to go fight in Afghanistan, she blanched.  Her boss, who was in the room with us, was supremely embarrassed for their corporation.

A little later she was biatching about why I didn't know French, since I was the vendor.  At this point I just lost my pretenses and reminded her flat out the entire population of Canada is lower than California, America has more Spanish-speakers than Canada has people, Canada generally owes 90% of its export profits to America, and literally the week before I was there I was dealing with Spanish-speaking vendors of my own in Florida, so if I were to spend the time leaning a third language, it would be Spanish.

/She blanched a second time when I informed her I already knew German.
//The biatch was fired three weeks later--partly for being so stupid with me.
 
2014-03-10 12:40:07 AM

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.


Know how I know yyou're lying through your teeth?
 
2014-03-10 12:59:29 AM

moeburn: (I was in highschool at the time)


Then you should probably take that into careful consideration when discussing it.
 
2014-03-10 01:26:18 AM
I've noticed a curious trend when it comes to Canadians.  They tend to be very polite in person, but raging assholes online.  It's like John Gabriel's Greater Internet Farkwad Theory on steroids.
 
2014-03-10 01:42:00 AM
i actually find this very believable. the dumbest drunk fight pickers i've encountered in NYC bars, were Canadian tourists.
 
2014-03-10 01:53:47 AM
It's funny how the holier than thou tip defenders never tip fast food restaurant workers who make even less than their counterparts at so-called sit-down restaurants.
 
2014-03-10 01:57:52 AM

Billy Liar: thamike: John Thompson, former director of Canadian Studies at North Carolina's Duke University

Really? Nobody's touching this?

Popular classes.....Everybody gets an "eh".


Awesome.
 
2014-03-10 02:34:49 AM
Anyway, as someone who has traveled pretty extensively abroad, i can't think of a single incidence of encountering a rude Canadian.
 
2014-03-10 02:35:15 AM
My exposure to Canadian tourists has been limited to within the United States so I'm not sure how they are in other countries but I can't say I've had any negative experiences with them...they were generally nice, fun, polite and seemed to be genuinely having a good time.  I'm also of the school of thought that when you are abroad you're a representative of your country and when dealing with foreigners in your own country you're also representing your country so I hope that when I have run across people traveling to the United States hopefully they had a good time and I helped to send them home with a positive view of Americans and the United States as a whole.
Canadians tend to be obnoxious about hockey but that's different in that it's a part of their cultural heritage much more so than it is in the United States and they genuinely believe that either they are the best at it, should be the best at it or both.
It seems like there is a general theme of people traveling abroad to places where they think they can get away with things they couldn't in their own countries or just behaving in a boorish manner because they are on vacation...it seems like it's a pretty common theme whether the tourist be American, Canadian, English, German, Chinese, Australian or whatever...some people just become different people once they are away from home.
 
2014-03-10 02:40:21 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: It's funny how the holier than thou tip defenders never tip fast food restaurant workers who make even less than their counterparts at so-called sit-down restaurants.


Tipping is for wait service.  Tips are not expected when a cashier simply hands you your food at the counter or drive-thru windo.

Plus, most fast food chains forbid employees from accepting tips.
 
2014-03-10 03:04:36 AM
We dislike them intensely here in Metro Detroit, but we pretend not to.
 
2014-03-10 03:14:24 AM

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 to France on vacation once, and French people would give me their cell-phone to make phone calls, so I wouldn't need to buy a calling card. Parisian people handed me marijuana, so that I might enjoy myself further in the city. People carefully explained me directions. A beautiful redhead emptied my loins four times in two days. French people freely welcomed me and explained that there is no bad blood between France and America any longer. This was in 2012.
 
2014-03-10 04:02:20 AM

proteus_b: French people freely welcomed me and explained that there is no bad blood between France and America any longer. This was in 2012.


I had a somewhat similar experience in 2010.  The Parisians I interacted with were completely indifferent to me being American.  As long as you attempted to speak in French, were patient, were polite and didn't dress like a slob, no troubles.  And when a Parisian initiated a conversation and I apologized for knowing so little French, most would switch over to English.  A couple of people even mistook me for being German and hesitantly asked "English or Deutch?".

No trouble with pickpockets, but then I hid my wallet and left my valuables at home.  Carried a small point and shoot camera, not a DSLR.

The owner of the small hotel I stayed in didn't hold back on his disdain for the Chinese, though.  It seems that while American tourists have gotten better with their travel etiquette over the decades, east Asian tourists were mostly novices.
 
2014-03-10 04:58:08 AM
This just in:  Experienced travellers tend to be polite and considerate.  Travellers looking to escape Hoth and hit the beach and pound some beers apparently can get rowdy.

Nationality isn't that critical in the equation.

/Albertan
//We might come off as assholes, but that's just what it's like talking to someone superior to you, so get used to it
 
2014-03-10 04:58:43 AM
I'm going to vote #1 for Australians.

/I may have been drinking
//thinking of hitting the streets to be obnoxious
 
2014-03-10 05:04:27 AM
Also, I'm already arrogant and what the hell is "tipping"?

/of course I know, but we only do it in restaurants and taxis/cabs here
 
2014-03-10 06:23:04 AM

moeburn: 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.


Maybe we should have invaded Canada instead of Iraq.

I keed, I keed.
 
2014-03-10 06:23:57 AM

sleeps in trees: 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.


Yeah, but you almost burned a flag. Admit it!
 
2014-03-10 07:05:23 AM
If you ever have the misfortune to be at Disney World in June, July or August, you will know the worlds worst, most obnoxious tourists are the Brazilians.  Not even close.  The closest I've ever come to knocking someone out cold in my life was some obnoxious Brazilian teenager who knocked my son's stroller over while pushing past us to run up to and get a seat at a show.
 
2014-03-10 07:06:30 AM
also

www.libertariannews.org
 
2014-03-10 07:57:33 AM

Valiente: I've been privileged enough to have travelled fairly extensively. About the only time I ever play the Canadian card is when I get called an American (with whom I generally  have no arguments, having been the recipient of a fair bit of hospitality/sexy time) by some European. Just to put the shoe on the other foot, I have responded to people in Europe who've said "well, it's all the same, really..."

A) "You Irish always say that" to an English person.
B) "You Germans are funny that way" to a Frenchman.
C) "Are you Jewish? You look Jewish" to a Pole.

Seems to restore a sort of balance. It probably helps that I look like a soccer thug.


You're lucky Europeans are smart enough to get the joke.  I used to try that one in response to other Americans confusing West Virginia with Virginia.
Them: "Oh, you're from West Virginia?  My cousin lives in Richmond...".
Me: "Wow, what a coincidence.  You said you were from Oklahoma, right?  I've got a cousin who lives in Omaha..."
Somehow they always left the conversation thinking I was the idiot.
I wouldn't have minded if a foreigner didn't know the difference.

/ Then there were the Northern Virginians thinking I was from Charles Town, WV when I was actually from Charleston, WV.  That was ultimately WV's fault for naming 2 cities the same damned thing, but oh so frustrating.
 
2014-03-10 08:00:04 AM

darkjezter: TheVeryDeadIanMartin: It's funny how the holier than thou tip defenders never tip fast food restaurant workers who make even less than their counterparts at so-called sit-down restaurants.

Tipping is for wait service.  Tips are not expected when a cashier simply hands you your food at the counter or drive-thru windo.

Plus, most fast food chains forbid employees from accepting tips.


Except if a bar tender hands you a bottle of beer at the counter.  That service is traditionally worth $1.  To be fair, he does open the bottle first.
 
2014-03-10 08:06:09 AM
Worst tourists I ever encountered were Russians in Thailand.  The entire country is going to die of lung cancer.  They were all constantly chain smoking.  I couldn't enjoy the beach because of all the smoke.  And there were a few times I'd be in a store looking at things on a shelf and some Russian tourist would walk right up, and stand right in front of me to look at the same stuff.  No apology.  No moving out of my way.  Directly in front of me.   I guess they were just excited to see actual products on store shelves or something.
 
2014-03-10 08:06:57 AM

moeburn: entropic_existence:
Maybe because it seems a little far fetched given the general Canadian reaction to 9-11? I'm from the east coast and Newfoundland alone welcomed thousands of flight loads of (mostly) American travellers into their homes on 9/11. I stood in a dorm common room with tons of people absolutely horrified. Profs and students all over where shocked, NO one said anything, ever, about Americans deserving it. There were 9/11 memorial services in many places in Canada afterwards, and on the one year anniversary.

In fact, in all of the years since I have only heard one person, in person, saying that the Americans deserved it, and I wanted to punch the guy in the mouth for it.

Have you never been to Toronto?  It's like New York, only people hate each other more.  I've been to Newfoundland, and I have to say the people in the east coast are among the politest in this country.


Yes, I lived in Toronto for awhile. Toronto has its faults but it is hardly the worst place I've ever been too.

rhiannon: moeburn: rhiannon:

You don't need to apologize for the country, there's no need to. If anything, just apologize for the people you hang around with.

Who said these were the people I hang around with?

Thankfully, the people I hung around with were not the people I am talking about.  I am talking about the things I heard people saying as I walked through the hallways (I was in highschool at the time), and the things a few of my teachers said.  Most of the students just didn't care one way or the other, it could have been a bombing in the middle east for all they cared.  A few kids got visibly excited at the chance to run around telling everyone what had happened.  But the ones that were the most vocal, the only ones that I could hear, were the ones smiling and laughing and joking about it.  I wish cell-phone cameras were popular back then, because I would have gotten some video as proof.  It was truly disgusting.

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


Yeah, I'm going to chalk most of it up to a combination of "exaggerated memory" plus a few vocal assholes (I'm assuming the number of teachers who said anything really bad was small) plus teenagers who don't know shiat. Hell most of the University students who were classmates of mine at the time were from southern Ontario. They export a hell of a lot of students to the east coast schools, and none of them said anything like that.

unyon: This just in:  Experienced travellers tend to be polite and considerate.  Travellers looking to escape Hoth and hit the beach and pound some beers apparently can get rowdy.

Nationality isn't that critical in the equation.

/Albertan
//We might come off as assholes, but that's just what it's like talking to someone superior to you, so get used to it


This. The extension also generally applies to most travellers in their 20's who are travelling as part of a group of 20-somethings.

I was in Vegas back in July and when playing black jack one of the girls at a nearby table was a Canadian who was being loud and obnoxious. Imitating a Chinese accent when talking to the Asian dealer, etc. I was embarrassed for my country.
 
2014-03-10 09:32:12 AM
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2014-03-10 09:42:40 AM
Canadians are Eh' holes
 
2014-03-10 10:07:48 AM

varmitydog: 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.


Which bar? (used to live there).

Like most retirees, Canadian snowbirds are on a fixed income and need to watch their pennies so they tend to be as cheap as a Scotsman.  True, they don't tip well and tend to argue with servers/store owners ect... when prices even go up as much as a nickle. I've seen this happen several time.
Aside from being notoriously cheap and very bad tippers, because they are, they aren't an obnoxious lot as a whole. Just frugal as a fault.
 
2014-03-10 11:14:29 AM

ciberido: 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.


Now, I really want to go up to an obviously pregnant woman and ask, "So, are you morbidly obese?"...

/No, I don't...
//I value my balls too much...
 
2014-03-10 11:28:37 AM

fickenchucker: I don't know about Canadians, but the Quebecois I deal with are generally the biggest assholes I've ever met--and that include New Yorkers and Texans.  Yes--I consider Quebecois different than regular Canadians.  It would be unfair to lump the fine people of Canada in with the faux-frogs of pretend France.

CSB:

On a business trip years ago I was dealing with a mouthy faux-frog biatch who was complaining about why her usual rep wasn't there, and how America was too militaristic.  Try as I might to be a good vendor and change the subject, she pressed.  When I finally told her I was there because her usual rep was called up to go fight in Afghanistan, she blanched.  Her boss, who was in the room with us, was supremely embarrassed for their corporation.

A little later she was biatching about why I didn't know French, since I was the vendor.  At this point I just lost my pretenses and reminded her flat out the entire population of Canada is lower than California, America has more Spanish-speakers than Canada has people, Canada generally owes 90% of its export profits to America, and literally the week before I was there I was dealing with Spanish-speaking vendors of my own in Florida, so if I were to spend the time leaning a third language, it would be Spanish.

/She blanched a second time when I informed her I already knew German.
//The biatch was fired three weeks later--partly for being so stupid with me.


Fair enough. Nobody likes rudeness, and politically ignorant rudeness is particularly unwelcome.

That said, the Quebecoise's ignorance is roughly equivalent to Americans insisting at the Canadian border that they should "keep their guns because Constitution!" There are yahoos (original Swiftian sense) everywhere.
 
2014-03-10 11:31:00 AM

TheHopeDiamond: We dislike them intensely here in Metro Detroit, but we pretend not to.


Is it because they keep referring to your city as "Future Site of the Greater Windsor Dump"? A gross point, perhaps, but not inconceivable.
 
2014-03-10 11:34:31 AM

serial_crusher: Valiente: I've been privileged enough to have travelled fairly extensively. About the only time I ever play the Canadian card is when I get called an American (with whom I generally  have no arguments, having been the recipient of a fair bit of hospitality/sexy time) by some European. Just to put the shoe on the other foot, I have responded to people in Europe who've said "well, it's all the same, really..."

A) "You Irish always say that" to an English person.
B) "You Germans are funny that way" to a Frenchman.
C) "Are you Jewish? You look Jewish" to a Pole.

Seems to restore a sort of balance. It probably helps that I look like a soccer thug.

You're lucky Europeans are smart enough to get the joke.  I used to try that one in response to other Americans confusing West Virginia with Virginia.
Them: "Oh, you're from West Virginia?  My cousin lives in Richmond...".
Me: "Wow, what a coincidence.  You said you were from Oklahoma, right?  I've got a cousin who lives in Omaha..."
Somehow they always left the conversation thinking I was the idiot.
I wouldn't have minded if a foreigner didn't know the difference.

/ Then there were the Northern Virginians thinking I was from Charles Town, WV when I was actually from Charleston, WV.  That was ultimately WV's fault for naming 2 cities the same damned thing, but oh so frustrating.


America and Canada share a problem in that there were really too few English placenames to cover a vastly bigger territory and no one was proofing the master list.

/every little Ontario town older than a century has a "King", "Queen" and "Albert" street...it seems like a rule.
 
2014-03-10 11:37:27 AM
I have never met a Canadian I did not like.  They are polite, kind and generous.  This is bullshiat!
 
2014-03-10 11:47:50 AM

moeburn: Why would I lie about this?


As reluctant as I am to wade in here, I distinctly recall, immediately after 9/11, an interview on a national network news show with a Quebecoise who pretty much said: fark the US for allowing the attacks to occur and putting Canada in danger.  It was a jaw-dropper and I never saw another interview with anyone from Canada that wasn't pro-US.
 
2014-03-10 11:52:18 AM
Traveled to France with a ski club.  I, an American, and most of the party were polite and courteous.
There was one female friend in the group who sounded like boisterous, loud-mouthed broad from da Bronx.

/which she was.
 
2014-03-10 12:13:01 PM
 
2014-03-10 01:37:47 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?
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whoa, how about an NSFW tag there, chief?


/cow boobies
 
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