Telltale Signs of Canadians
Ace has another fabulous top ten list today: the Top Ten Ways To Convince a Stranger You're Actually Canadian. While my favorite is #4 on the list:
As Canadians are painfully aware that the world regards them as shiftless ice-backs living in a no-account snow-ghetto, they are always embarassingly overexcited that anyone outside of Canada knows anything at all about their country; so practice squealing in delight when someone is able to name the capital of Canada, or any city in Canada, or the first name of at least one of the MacKenzie brothers
"Shiftless ice-backs"? Heh, that's gold, Ace. Gold! But, when you write about Canadian stereotypes how in the world can you omit use of the word "eh"? Good lord, when I used to pretend to be a Canadian as a kid, that's all I would do. Of course, as a Wisconsinite, I already have the drinking and accent down pat. But still, a column mocking Canadians without using "eh" is like:
- talking about France without mentioning surrenders
- writing about Bill Clinton without mentioning interns
- discussing John Kerry without a peep about Vietnam
There are some things you just don't do in this world.
Also, there's no way I wouldn't know who Gordon Lightfoot is. Even though he's a Canadian, you've gotta show a little respect for the man who penned "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald".
Posted by at December 9, 2004 09:24 AM
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|# March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM Converted_Comment|
I know we dont need canada... but lets respect our president's attempt at gaining an ally... no matter how fucked up their average citizen.