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Canadian stereotypes and misunderstandings
Recently, people have asked us a lot of questions about Canada while traveling. There is a lot of talk about health care. Our unique way of speaking is always a conversation starter, and questions about our identity often arise. There seem to be a lot of Canadian stereotypes around. So we thought we were going to destroy the misunderstandings about our homeland and our homeland ...
We all say oboot and oboot - We talk around and not at the same time. This is one of those Canadian stereotypes that always bug me. I don't know why, but I pretty much always get out of hand when people mention it. And they always do.
Canadians don't say oot and aboot. I would like to know where this saying comes from. We say "out" with a different accent than Americans do. They say it more like "
I would like to know where this saying comes from. We say "out" with a different accent than Americans do. They pronounce it more like "owt" while we pronounce it more like "oat". You open your mouth a little more and pronounce it with an ouch sound.
We are closer to our pronunciation and a little more inclined to the word oats. While neither is right or wrong, it's simply our accents. As in all countries in the world, different regions have different accents and some people are more pronounced
While neither is right or wrong, it's simply our accents. As in all countries in the world, different regions have different accents and some people are more pronounced than others, but for the most part, we Canadians just say it.
Canadian stereotypes # 2
We hate americans - Not true at all. Someone once asked us, "Don't all Canadians hate Americans?" This is one of those Canadian stereotypes that we didn't even know about and that we found unsettling. It's a shame some Americans think that because most Canadians I know are quite fond of Americans.
We love vacationing in their country, we love watching their television programs, and we all have good friends who are American. Many of us love to shop across the border, and we love to vacation in Florida or California, or really anywhere in the US. There is a misconception that Canadians hate Americans. Trust me we don't.
Whenever we travel, we feel related to Americans. We can all relate to one another and we all really like each other.
Free health care is bad- Sorry, but free health care is good. If we don't feel well, we go to the doctor. If we have an accident, we go to an emergency. If we need open heart surgery, we get it. If we need radiation for cancer, we get it too. No bills, no worries.
Sure, if I go to an emergency because of a cut or minor injury, the staff will deal with the heart attack or the victim of a car accident first. But they won't let anyone die. People are treated in order of the severity of their injury, not the amount in their bank account.
Canadian stereotypes # 5
Deb snowshoeing in Canada
It's always cold - Believe it or not, Canada is having a hot summer. We were over 30 degrees Celsius almost every day this summer. We have heat warnings and are turning our air conditioners on like in the warmer tropical countries. When we drove to St. Kitts in the Caribbean last month, we were surprised to find that it was more comfortable and less humid than Toronto at the time.
Canada can be unbearably hot. Another of those Canadian stereotypes that are not true.
We are in the imperial system - Canadians are in the metric system. I don't know how long a mile is, I couldn't tell you. We think and drive in kilometers. We measure our drinks in liters and our food in grams and our temperature in Celcius.
However, the majority of us weigh ourselves in pounds and measure ourselves in inches. We're weird, but we like it that way. That makes us unique.
Canadian clichés # 8
Canadian flag on the backpack
We sew our flags on our backpacks because we don't want people to think we're Americans - Canadians sew our flags on our backpacks because we are very patriotic. When Dave and I travel we love representing Canada. We love our country and let's face it, not many people think of Canada on the world stage.
But when we travel we let the world stand up and take notice. Our flag is everywhere and whenever we see one we stop to say hello.
We all speak FrenCH - This is one of those Canadian stereotypes that I wish were true. We learn French in school, but honestly my French curriculum was terrible. I really wanted to speak French when I was growing up. I worked hard in school and memorized my verbs every day.
The problem was, we kept studying the same French verbs until my senior year of high school. I never got fluent. And now I'm ashamed of my last name - Corbeil (very French and pronounced Corbay) The province of Quebec is our French-speaking province. Sure, there are many Canadians who are bilingual, but most of us are not afraid.
Canada loves hockey
We all love hockey and we all know how to ice skate... Okay, that's right.
For more information on understanding Canadians, see these posts
- The Great Canadian Word - unique words and phrases from Canada
- Canadian food Our lack of identity
- Strange and funny place names in Canada
And now to a monologue that was very big in Canada in the 1990s. It's from a beer commercial, Molson Canadian. Their tagline has been ... "I am Canadian" for years and it definitely shakes the Canadian stereotypes that so many people have about our nation. We love it and even William Shatner made his own version of this speech.
Molson Canadian Staggering Canadian stereotypes
Average Joe, I'm Canadian
Hey, I'm not a lumberjack or a fur dealer.
I don't live in an igloo or eat bacon or own a dog sled.
and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada
although I'm sure they are really, really nice.
I have a prime minister, not a president.
I speak English and French, not American.
And I'm talking about it, not a boot.
I can proudly sew the flag of my country onto my backpack.
I believe in peacekeeping, not police,
Diversity, not assimilation,
and that the beaver is a really proud and noble animal.
A hood is a hat, a Chesterfield is a couch
and it is pronounced 'zed', not 'zee', 'zed' !!!!
Canada is the second largest land mass!
The first nation of hockey!
and the best part of North America
My name is joe !!
And I am Canadian !!!
From a Canadian Molson ad -I am Canadian
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Canada's lack of cultural food identity
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