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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Happy Canada Day!


Happy Canada Day! Having grown up in Canada, people often ask me if it's a lot different for me now that I live in the United States. The answer is not really - life as I know it is pretty much the same...but also different. Here are ten things that will always remind that I'm a Canadian:

1. It's easy to mix up American money bills when it's all the same colour. Speaking of money, where are the loonies and toonies?

2. I have to think about how to spell words like colour color when I'm in writing in America.

3. "Would you like a candy bar?" No, but I would love a chocolate bar.

4. It's grade one, not first grade.

5. Garbarator, not garbage disposal.

6. Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) is the best shopping day of the year...but only in Canada.

7. I miss the four day Easter holiday, where you get Good Friday AND Easter Monday off from work or school.

8. I really want some ketchup chips right now.

9. Someone once asked me if I knew who "The Great One" was, in order to find out if I was truly Canadian. Yes, as a matter of fact, I do.

10. Yes, I'm from Canada...no, I don't say "Eh".


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6 comments :

  1. Happy Canada Day!! This was a fun post, I have cousins who are Canadian. This post totally reminded me of them and their dad! :)

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  2. That was an amazing list. Happy Canada Day to you!

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  3. That list is so true- loving the ketchup chips. Happy Canada Day- and have a great 4th of July !

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  4. haha, I learned garbarator from christine a long time ago, and haven't been able to stop using it myself. I love that word so much better than garbage disposal!

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  5. Hi Marissa,
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm not Canadian but I actually use "Eh" in my vocabulary a bit.
    Oh and that word garbarator? I had no idea. That is much cooler than garbage disposal.

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  6. I love this list! You and Christine taught me the lingo in "University" and I've adopted several of your terms...garborator being my fave!

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