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(Huffington Post Canada)   Listen up you American dumbfarks. These are Saskatoon berries. That is what they are called. Remember 1812? Well we'll burn down the White House again if you don't call them Saskatoon berries. Are we clear? I said ARE. WE. CLEAR?   (huffingtonpost.ca ) divider line
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2014-08-24 08:10:32 AM  
Come on, Americans and Canadians have been friends for generations!
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And because of helpful posters like this, I can identify them on sight.
 
2014-08-24 08:14:20 AM  
I'm sure that in the spirit of compromise, we could toss in a superfluous vowel if it makes you feel better

/jouneberrys
 
2014-08-24 08:24:45 AM  

Snarfangel: Come on, Americans and Canadians have been friends for generations!
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And because of helpful posters like this, I can identify them on sight.


*eyes glaze over*

This man is my friend. He fights for freedom. He owns a manson and a yacht.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2014-08-24 09:38:26 AM  
FTFAeh:CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story erroneously described Saskatoon as the capital of Saskatchewan. It is, in fact, Regina.

Stupid Huffingtoun Poust America's Hat didn't even know that Saskatoon is the capital of Regina.
 
2014-08-24 10:35:49 AM  
Shouldn't be too difficult to find a Brit willing to burn down the WhiteHouse.
 
2014-08-24 10:38:50 AM  

wellreadneck: Shouldn't be too difficult to find a Brit willing to burn down the WhiteHouse.


People tend to hate thier betters.
 
2014-08-24 10:44:47 AM  
FTA: Perhaps because Americans have had some trouble wrapping their mouths around pronouncing the açaí berry (AhhSEEi), the industry is looking for an easy-to-say name.

*points and laughs at Huffpo*
 
2014-08-24 10:46:00 AM  
So, Saskatoon berries are a little more bland. not as tasty as a blueberry?  Sounds Canadian.
 
2014-08-24 10:54:52 AM  
dumbfarks?

Why don't you grab your jean jacket and $137 in change and your whopping 4 major cities and shiat Tim Hortons coffee and that shiat that isn't even bacon and gtfo of here then?
 
2014-08-24 10:59:48 AM  
They're açaí berries. What's the problem?

What the article's really saying is "Canadians, other than those living in Quebec, and Americans are confused by diacritical marks."
 
2014-08-24 11:09:38 AM  
You know, as professional as they are, there are more licensed hunters in New York State than members of the Canadian Army.

NYS Resident Big Game, Small Game, and combined Big Game/Small Game* hunting licenses sold in 2009/2010 season:  135,136.
http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/26368.html

Number of personnel in the entire Canadian Armed Forces, all branches, active duty *AND* reserve:
119,000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Forces


*Doesn't count "lifetime licenses" purchased in that year or prior years.
 
2014-08-24 11:09:39 AM  
If we DON'T call them Saskatoon berries, the Canadians will burn down Washington DC again? Because there isn't a farking downside to that plan.

"Finish your ice cream sundae or we'll buy you a puppy!"
 
2014-08-24 11:11:13 AM  
I had to clean some Saskatoon berries off my cats ass this morning.
 
2014-08-24 11:17:32 AM  
That was 1814, FYI.  Part of the War of 1812, sure.
 
2014-08-24 11:28:13 AM  
Can't we just split the difference and call them "Bigfoot Berries?"
 
2014-08-24 11:30:41 AM  
They are from Canada, so call them Dingleberries.
 
2014-08-24 11:30:48 AM  
Fine, you can call them Saskatoon berries...

...as long as you're willing to give up that silly & ridiculous "Kraft dinner" nomenclature for the more correct and noble "mac & cheese".
 
2014-08-24 11:42:09 AM  
Canadians didn't burn down the White House. That was done by British regulars, who were sent from Britain and stationed in Bermuda. Nothing whatsoever to do with Canada. Also, Canada didn't even exist at the time.
 
2014-08-24 12:47:12 PM  

basemetal: So, Saskatoon berries are a little more bland. not as tasty as a blueberry?  Sounds Canadian.


The Saskatoon berry is delicious and revered for its flavour. You bastard!
 
2014-08-24 12:51:07 PM  

FormlessOne: They're açaí berries. What's the problem?

What the article's really saying is "Canadians, other than those living in Quebec, and Americans are confused by diacritical marks."


When they aren't part of your alphabet, you generally won't know what to do with them. There should just be an English spelling.
 
2014-08-24 12:53:26 PM  
and Subby, don't forget, it was the british that burned it down.  Canada didn't exist for quite a few years AFTER the british did that.
 
2014-08-24 12:58:06 PM  
Saskatoon sounds too close to Spittoon. I'll stick with Juneberry.
 
2014-08-24 01:01:11 PM  
Never heard of either.
 
2014-08-24 01:02:06 PM  
Why not call them Mooseberries?
 
2014-08-24 01:13:26 PM  
Article fails because it never mentions there already is an older, alternate name for saskatoons; they are also known as serviceberries.

I think they were called that because they gave good service for many uses. Saskatoon pie is the best.
 
2014-08-24 01:24:16 PM  
And just where did they get the juneberries reference from anyway? What my father called juneberries were, I later learned, ripe mulberries.

Mildly sweet with a unique flavor. One of my favorite memories of trout fishing with my Dad.
 
2014-08-24 01:56:49 PM  
Then there's huckleberries.

And just to make everything as clear as cheese:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier
 
2014-08-24 03:03:24 PM  
Canadians America's hat farks up bacon and football. Sit down, stfu and feel lucky we don't liberate you.
 
2014-08-24 03:18:55 PM  
You call them Saskatoon berries...I call them "who gives a rat's ass?"
 
2014-08-24 03:23:23 PM  
I'll call them Saskatoon berries when you canuckistanians learn to spell ton correctly and get rid of that ridiculous epenthetic  u you stick between  o and  r.
/When it comes to being neighbors, o and r are just fine next door to each other.
 
2014-08-24 04:23:31 PM  
Umm, let me get this straight. They want to rename the berries because Americans are too dumb and/or lazy to say Saskatoon? I'd say What happened to you America, you used to be cool, but, well, you've never been cool.
 
2014-08-24 04:34:53 PM  

humanshrapnel: Fine, you can call them Saskatoon berries...

...as long as you're willing to give up that silly & ridiculous "Kraft dinner" nomenclature for the more correct and noble "mac & cheese".


Canadian regulations would require actual cheese in a product named "Mac & Cheese" .
The name "Kraft Dinner" was chosen after  "Mac & Orange Powder" tested poorly with focus groups.
 
2014-08-24 04:45:24 PM  
Laugh it up, fuzzballs. This could end up being bigger than the Filbert-Hazelnut War of 1954 or the genocide of Hoagies at the hands of the Subs in 1996.
 
2014-08-24 05:48:43 PM  

gopher321: Umm, let me get this straight. They want to rename the berries because Americans are too dumb and/or lazy to say Saskatoon? I'd say What happened to you America, you used to be cool, but, well, you've never been cool.


Canada should just be grateful America allows Canada to exist.
 
2014-08-24 06:02:07 PM  

steamingpile: gopher321: Umm, let me get this straight. They want to rename the berries because Americans are too dumb and/or lazy to say Saskatoon? I'd say What happened to you America, you used to be cool, but, well, you've never been cool.

Canada should just be grateful America allows Canada to exist.


54'40" or fight.
 
2014-08-24 06:50:12 PM  
Major-General

54'40" or fight.

www.5440.com

Never heard of "fight", they any good?
 
2014-08-24 08:44:44 PM  

Spare Me: Saskatoon sounds too close to Spittoon. I'll stick with Juneberry.


And I'll be a bit of Extra Smartass and refer to them as NEITHER of the above but as serviceberries, which is what the things are properly known as down in the lower 48 (and particularly south of the Mason-Dixon line--yes, they tend to be sold around here as ornamentals with an extra bonus of actually being native to Kentucky, and an extra bonus as putting out rather underappreciated fruit as well :3) and which by far is a more common name than "saskatoon" or "Juneberry".

(I see someone has already mentioned the Quebecois name for them :D)
 
2014-08-24 08:59:46 PM  

Skink Wrangler: Article fails because it never mentions there already is an older, alternate name for saskatoons; they are also known as serviceberries.

I think they were called that because they gave good service for many uses. Saskatoon pie is the best.


There's different stories as to why serviceberries are called serviceberries (AND GODDAMNIT I DON'T CARE WHAT PEOPLE IN REALLY NORTH KANSAS REFER TO THEM AS, IT'S A SERVICEBERRY UNLESS YOU SPEAK A FIRST NATION LANGUAGE OF TEH AREA :D).

One is that they were "good service" to hikers and woodsmen; one is that it's a corruption of "Sarvis" or "Sorbus"berry, and the common legend in Appalachia is that they're named "service berries" as they tended to fruit around the time roads were passable for circuit missionary preachers to start doing services.  There's probably a bit of truth in all of the above, to be honest.

"Saskatoon" is named (the town and the Canuckistanian term for a perfectly serviceable serviceberry) for a mangling of the Cree term "misaaskwatoomina" (which means "serviceberry").  Remarkably this is one of the LESS mangled terms from an Algonkian language family imported to English :D

/actually has pondered planting serviceberry bushes both as a flowering ornamental and for the berries
//if we start calling serviceberries "saskatoons" I vote we officially rename the grain commonly known as "wild rice" to "menomin" :D
///as in "Menominee", as in a First Nation that got named after the grain commonly known as "wild rice" because they were famous for living on the stuff :D
 
2014-08-24 09:20:55 PM  
Christ, subby.   Learn to Google.
 
2014-08-24 10:18:36 PM  
whats going on in thi......O.O   umm see ya.
 
2014-08-24 11:06:07 PM  

picturescrazy: FormlessOne: They're açaí berries. What's the problem?

What the article's really saying is "Canadians, other than those living in Quebec, and Americans are confused by diacritical marks."

When they aren't part of your alphabet, you generally won't know what to do with them. There should just be an English spelling.


Oddly enough, they are - that's the fun part. We just don't like using them.
 
2014-08-24 11:25:50 PM  
Is Canada going to lose 25% of their troops to a hurricane the next day again?  You only won that battle, subby, because the US regulars were hunkered down in the forts in Baltimore Harbor, preparing to ride out the storm.

Canada:  the country whose major victory only happened because they were too stupid to get out of the rain.
 
2014-08-25 01:05:13 AM  
Two things i know about Saskatoon berries:

Saskatoon berries were a primary ingredient of pemmican, if memory serves. Mix those up with some buffalo meat and it can last a winter.

I tried a jar of Saskatoon berry jam a few months back; it's good stuff on biscuits, although the jam could have had a bit more sugar. Butter helps a bit.
 
2014-08-25 01:21:17 AM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: I'll call them Saskatoon berries when you canuckistanians learn to spell ton correctly and get rid of that ridiculous epenthetic  u you stick between  o and  r.
/When it comes to being neighbors, o and r are just fine next door to each other.


Like 99% of the civilized world we use the metric system. But you knew that didn't you?
 
2014-08-25 07:08:22 AM  

scandalrag: Is Canada going to lose 25% of their troops to a hurricane the next day again?  You only won that battle, subby, because the US regulars were hunkered down in the forts in Baltimore Harbor, preparing to ride out the storm.

Canada:  the country whose major victory only happened because they were too stupid to get out of the rain.


"Canada has a warship?  Like, for war?"
 
2014-08-25 08:04:53 AM  

hitmanric: demaL-demaL-yeH: I'll call them Saskatoon berries when you canuckistanians learn to spell ton correctly and get rid of that ridiculous epenthetic  u you stick between  o and  r.
/When it comes to being neighbors, o and r are just fine next door to each other.

Like 99% of the civilized wourld we use the metric system. But you knew that didn't you?


Like a surprised Scotsman, you dropped a "u".  I put it back in there for you.
 
2014-08-25 09:30:42 AM  
We call it "soda".
 
2014-08-25 03:28:23 PM  
You can pry my chinese goosberries  from my cold dead hands
 
2014-08-25 03:29:12 PM  
well I was going to make a rapeseed vs canola oil joke but you know the new rules.
 
2014-08-25 05:44:33 PM  

dittybopper: hitmanric: demaL-demaL-yeH: I'll call them Saskatoon berries when you canuckistanians learn to spell ton correctly and get rid of that ridiculous epenthetic  u you stick between  o and  r.
/When it comes to being neighbors, o and r are just fine next door to each other.

Like 99% of the civilized wourld we use the metric system. But you knew that didn't you?

Like a surprised Scotsman, you dropped a "u".  I put it back in there for you.


And this is the reason you're still hog pink.
 
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