I always think of Canada as the lovechild of England and France after they had a drunken one night stand and England just left it to grow up with its big brother America who was like the rebel of the family.
someone needs to turn down that sass level
In Canada, you don’t say ‘I love you’. You say ‘EH EH MAPLE LEAF QUEEN HAM BACON MOOSE ANTLER EH’ which roughly translates into ‘I’ll give you my snow shovel.’ I think that’s beautiful.
im actually laughing so hard at this
is that hiccup
Basically my ice fishing experience.
That was the most Canadian thing I’ve ever seen
fun fact: canadians get excited every time canada is mentioned in a tv show. if the characters go to canada, it automatically becomes their favorite episode
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, Canada
Only in Canada, do the buses apologize for the accident.
laughing so fucking hard cause this is here omfg
More things I’ve learnt, as a British girl, from my eight month in Canada.
- A huge holiday home in the country is called a cottage, even though it doesn’t have a thatched roof, and an actual cottage is called a “pioneer house”
- Whether talking Bond or talking phone numbers, you wouldn’t say ‘double oh seven’… Canadians don’t say ‘double’ in phone numbers and it’s not ‘oh’, it zero
- A jumper is a sweater, a worktop is a counter, a lift is an elevator, the boot is the trunk, a tram is a street car
- A lorry is a truck, but if you can get a Canadian to say lorry do, because it’s humorous
- People don’t say aboot but they do say about differently than we say about
- Maple syrup is not like golden syrup, but impress Canadians by buying 100% maple syrup, not Aunt Jermima’s
- Everything is drive-thru, you can get coffee, ice cream, burgers, fries and donuts without ever having to leave the car
- Tim Horton’s is like Starbucks but Canadian. You can buy a box of TimBits, which look like the bits taken out of the middle of doughnuts
- Nobody’s excited by snow, snow is an unavoidable and unremarkable feature of everyday life
- When people say they’re moving to London, don’t excite yourself and start babbling on about rain and the Tube, there’s a London in Ontario. Also, for you suburbanites, there’s a Kingston and an Uxbridge
- There’s a place called Ajax, but it’s actually pronounced Ajax, not Eye-Axe
- The Canadian side of Niagara Falls, I’ve been assured, is much more impressive than the American side
- You cannot buy alcohol in grocery stores (supermarkets), you must go to the LCBO, which is a whole store (shop) full of alcohol, like a sweetshop (candy store) for adults – it’s magnificent
- You cannot have a bottle of open alcohol in the front of the car, it’s illegal
- When there are too many street cars going one way, the TTC short turn them, meaning everybody has to get off and wait for the one behind
- Tell someone from Toronto you’re going to anywhere further north than Finch and they’ll look at you as if you’re venturing to the moon on public transport
The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via
Hazel McCallion, everbody.
92 years old,
34 years in office,
$0 in debt
$700 million in reserve
Eight prime ministers
salmonflaps: There are people on the 401, a major highway in Ontario, that are shoveling the road so they can drive.
Being a Canadian is confusing because you sound like an American, write like a Brit and throw in just enough French words to freak everyone out.