You know you’re Canadian if…

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”.

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About marthamel

I'm a fun loving Canadian that now calls Vienna, Austria home. After a lot of moving around I have experienced some amazing adventures, disaapointing pitfalls and unexpected surprises. Now that I am settled in Europe, I enjoy continuing to enrich my life with culture, sports, and of course eating fantastic food all in the company of great friends & family. Take a look at my blog! www.canadianlivingineurope.wordpess.com View all posts by marthamel

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