Happy Canada Day, eh!
For unaware readers, Canada Day is the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of “Canada” on July 1st. This year marks Canada’s 138th birthday. Happy birthday to us…
Here are twenty-five signs that you might be Canadian:
- You know all the words to “If I had a million dollars” by The Barenaked Ladies, including the inter-stanza banter between Steven and Ed.
- You understand the phrase “Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine on the chesterfield.”
- You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
- You drink Pop, not Soda.
- You dismiss all beers under 6% as “for children and the elderly.”
- You don’t care about the fuss with Cuba. It’s a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars and no Americans.
- You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.
- You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
- You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
- You can do the hand actions to Sharon, Lois and Bram’s “Skin-a-marinki-dinki-do”.
- You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada. You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.
- You brag to Americans that Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians.
- You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing ‘u’s from labor, honor, and color
- You know what a touque is, eh!
- You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
- You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced “Zed”.
- Your local newspaper covers the national news on two pages, but requires six pages for hockey.
- You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.
- You know that when it’s 25 degrees outside, it’s a warm day (You also think -10 C is mild weather).
- You understand the Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian commercials.
- You know how to pronounce and spell “Saskatchewan”.
- You perk up when you hear the theme song from “Hockey Night in Canada”.
- You are in your first year of university and not a “freshman”.
- “Eh?” is a very important part of your vocabulary and is more polite than, “Huh?”
- You actually understand these jokes, and forward them to all of your Canadian friends! Then you send them to your American friends just to confuse them!