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Thread: 30 Problems Only Canadian People Will Understand. #11 Is So Accurate It Hurts.

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    30 Problems Only Canadian People Will Understand. #11 Is So Accurate It Hurts.

    12th August 2014


    1. People asking you to say Ďaboot Ď for them.

    2. Having roads in our potholes.

    3. Accidentally setting your keyboard to French and not realizing for the longest time.

    4. When I Travel Abroad, Locals Think Iím American.

    5. When I Type '?,' It Comes Out As '…'

    6. Constantly getting duds when itís roll up the rim season.

    7. Uses Canadian Spelling... Gets Corrected By U.S. Spell-Checker.

    8. Asks For A Double-Double... U.S. Cashier Doesn't Understand.

    9. Paid $1.98 Charge With A Toonie... Got No Change.

    10. Shipping with the US: free. Shipping internationally: 3 BILLION DOLLARS.

    11. Panicking at the scent of burnt toast.

    12. Just Got Netflix... U.S. Selection Is WAY Better.

    13. If you pronounce the second 't' in Toronto, you obviously don't live in Toronto.

    14. Tim Horton's withdrawel while abroad.

    15. Wearing heavy-duty winter boots to school and looking like a hoser all day.

    16. 3 second milk ads that leave you wondering what just happened.

    17. Being asked if you ski to work.

    18. Your international friends and family visit the other side of Canada but still expect to see you.

    19. Wildly overestimating the price with tax, just to be safe.

    20. Travelling to England means that half of your luggage is filled with plug adapters.

    21. Ooh, 15 cents. That's really helpful Canadian Tire.

    22. "I have a friend named ______ in Vancouver, do you know them?"

    23. Salt stains on everything in the winter.

    24. Fahrenheit is a confusing and impenetrable mystery.

    25. Need to fake an American zip code because there isnít a postal code box.

    26. "And remember class, it must be by a Canadian."

    27. The air hurts my face. Why am I living where the air hurts my face.

    28. Having to take your mitts off in the winter to text someone back.

    29. "What's your background?" I'm Canadian. "no, before that."

    30. The calories in poutine. Seriously, the stuff tastes like heaven.


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    #7, 10, 19, 22, 24

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    I have a Canadian friend on Skype. im tempted to share the thread link with him an see what ones are true for him.
    the ski one made me roll my eyes. i live in Washington state where it snows a good bit so i know better to not ask anyone that one LOL

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    I'm Canadian, can relate to 7,9,10,16,18,19,21,22,23 and 29. Ha-ha, guess that's quite a few eh? I've never heard a Canadian say "aboot" however??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon View Post
    I'm Canadian, can relate to 7,9,10,16,18,19,21,22,23 and 29. Ha-ha, guess that's quite a few eh? I've never heard a Canadian say "aboot" however??
    I think that is more "down east", as is the "eh".
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    I'm an L.A. native, but I worked in Canada for almost a year a long time ago. I never heard anyone say "aboot", EVER. You guys do talk very, very, quickly, though. It took awhile before I could understand most of what you said. People thought I was "slow" before it was explained to them I was a "Yank". I love your money, hate the metric system even though I know it very well, and you guys have THE BEST CANDY BARS IN THE ENTIRE WORLD!!! I loved Canada, at least Vancouver and most of the Okanagan as that is what I saw the most of. Being from L.A. I thought your weather was the worst (sorry). I have never seen so much rain! I was living in Vancouver when Mt. St. Helens erupted and it rained every day, all day, for a solid month! I truly love Vanvouver and would love to go back for a visit, but not while it is raining.
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    I live in Chicagoland and during winter I can relate to roads in the pot holes; salt stains on my coat, pants and shoes; and having to take off my gloves to send a text. We use the metric system at work for weights, temperatures and other measurements- so I have to convert in my non-work life. I wish the U.S. would just switch already. When I worked in Lisle I had a Canadian co-worker who pronounced it "aboot". I have a friend who just moved to Ontario so I've heard a lot about Tim Horton's! I've been to Toronto once and I would like to go again! I'd like to see the Rideau Canal either in nice weather, or in winter when it is open for ice skating. I would love to visit Vancouver which looked so beautiful on the winter Olympics a couple of years ago. I'd like to go to Ottawa and see the Canadian government buildings.

    Corollary to #13- if you pronounce the S in Illinois, you aren't from Illinois.
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    katladyd - ah, you were there during Monsoon season! East of BC it gets drier. In fact, in BC's interior there are desert areas where crops need huge irrigation systems just to grow stuff - Kamloops and points east (and west).
    "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

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