Canada turns 145 years old today!
As a proud Canadian I have been told by many that we are as a nation polite, funny and hospitable. And when I was asked “How can you tell who’s a Canadian” by my Austrian friend I thought of this list below.
So in honour (not honor) of this special day I’d like to share all those great quirks & qualities that makes us Canucks so darn cool and well loved by all!
Read ’em and enjoy eh?
- You know how to pronounce and spell Saskatchewan without blinking
- You put on shorts as soon as it hits plus 10, even if there is still snow around
- You know what a tuque (toque?) is
- You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada
- You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day
- You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing ‘u’s from labor, honor, and color
- You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers
- Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway
- You drive on a highway, not a freeway
- You know what a Robertson screwdriver is
- You understand the sentence, “Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine.”
- You drink pop, not soda
- You love your fries with poutine
- You go to the washroom, not the restroom or bathroom
- Someone accidently stepped on your foot. You apologize.
- You stepped on someone’s foot. You apologize, then apologize for making them apologize
- You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time
- “Eh” is a very important part of your vocabulary and you understand all the 1,000 different meanings of “eh”… eh?
- You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
- You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
- Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
- You’ve taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
- Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with snow.
- You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
- The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
- You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
- You find -40C a little chilly.
- The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.
- You attend a formal event in your best clothes, your finest jewelery and your Sorels.
- You understand the Labatts Blue commercials.
- You perk up when you hear the theme from “Hockey Night in Canada”.