Well well well, here we are officially more than half way through 2014 since it's now July 1st... can I just say holy crap? Today is the start of the "blog every day in July" challenge that I mentioned yesterday and today is all about Canada... because it's CANADA DAY. Now, for those of you reading this that are from the US... today is basically like Independence Day, which y'all will celebrate at the end of the week. Today we celebrate the birthday/anniversary of Canada's confederation.
In honour of this momentous occasion, I thought I would share a few things (lets say 10?) about why Canada is so Canada, because Canada...
1. I'm sorry, eh?
Canadians apologize for everything. This is honestly true. I have a problem of being an 'over apologizer', but it's really just because I'm a Canadian, and also because I'm a Libra... it kind of makes me say sorry for anything and everything - including things that aren't my fault. But, yes, we apologize a lot. Also, according to all of my American friends that I've facetimed with, they say we say it 'weird' we pronounce it "sore-ee"; whereas Americans typically pronounce it "sar-ee".
2. We're nice, eh?
The rumours are true... Canadians (for the most part) are really nice people. I mean, come on, not EVERYONE is nice.. but as a whole, we're collectively 'nice'.
3. We know how to drink, eh?
Canadian beer is the shit. No, seriously. It's delicious, and amazing, and it can get cold here in the winters, eh - so we stay warm by drinking... especially on the East Coast (where I was born and raised). I promise you, if you haven't partied with a Canadian, you haven't lived.
4. Robin Sparkles, eh?
I mean, there's not much to say - she just represents us so well (not really, I just don't want to ruin that illusion for y'all).
5. We're North Americans, eh?
Sometimes I feel like a lot of my American friends, or even random people on the internetz typically asked stupid questions about Canada. Sorry, I'm not trying to be rude here, but COME ON PEOPLE. Canada is part of North America, we're basically a northern version of America... it's really not that much different here. We don't live in igloos. It's not winter ALL YEAR LONG.
6. We have different names for things, eh?
We are sister countries with the USA, but we have some different ways of saying things.
Americans call them 'Semi' trucks, we call them 'transports' or 'transporters'.
Americans call them 'bathrooms' or sometimes 'restrooms', we call them 'washrooms'.
Americans call it 'macaroni and cheese', we call it 'Kraft Dinner' or 'KD'.
Americans call it 'ham', we call it 'Canadian bacon'.
I'm sure there a bunch more but I am too lazy to think of them right now.
7. We spell differently, eh?
If you don't know this already - Canadians spell things the
8. We don't have a president , eh?
We don't have a president - we have a prime minister instead. I mean, he's kinda of similar, kind of not. I'll keep politics off my blog - but I'm not really a fan of our prime minister, so I'm just going to leave it at that.
9. We get Canadiangry, eh?
Canadiangry is a word that I made up in conversation with Juliette a few weeks ago. Basically, it's what happens to Canadians when we get upset - we get a little upset, and then apologize about it.
10. Eh , eh?
In case you haven't caught on by now, we DO say 'eh?' I don't use it at the end of every sentence like I've done in the post - I was just being a tad dramatic, because that's what I do best. But I will use it (often) at the end of a question (usually a question with an implied answer... if that makes sense?) ex: "It's hot outside today, eh?"