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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Don't Mess with Canadians

I recently returned from spending a week in a foreign country. I did not behave like the Canadian in this video although there were times ...

[Hat Tip: Canadian Cynic]


John S. Wilkins said...

I presume you mean that you didn't smile and take it for the first six insults...

Anonymous said...

Wish someone would do that to Tucker Carlson (and Ann Coulter too, while they're at it).

Harriet said...

My story is a bit different. My wife and I took a trip to the Netherlands. Prior to going, we read up a bit and found out that you NEVER tell a Dutchman that "Holland is only tulips, windmills, dikes and cheese."

Anyway, we stayed in a hotel that offered a daily breakfast. We were at a table with a Dutchman and a lady from Canada.

My wife asked about the bus tour that this lady took and she said "oh it is great; you see the windmills, dikes, tulips and cheese; everything there is to know about Holland!" Just as she said that the Dutchman started shaking his head and started to speak up.

We were so grateful that she wasn't an American! :-)

One side note: because I have dark skin, most of the Dutch thought that I was a resident Turk; they guessed that my wife was an American right away.

Mike Haubrich, FCD said...

Jesus, I felt like doing that the first 6 months after I had moved from Minnesota to California. "Still got Injun problems?" "You betcha." People making fun of Swedish accents and giant mosquitoes. Aargh.

Timothy V Reeves said...

Anyone not heard this one?:

On the sixth day God turned to the angel Gabriel and said "Today I am going to create a land called Canada. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty - it shall have tall majestic mountains full of mountain goats and eagles, and beautiful sparkly lakes bountiful with carp and trout. There shall be forests full of elk and moose, high cliffs overlooking
sandy beaches with an abundance of sea life, and rivers stocked with salmon."

God continued, "I shall make the land rich in oil so to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants Canadians, they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth."

"But Lord," asked Gabriel, "don't you think you are being too generous to these Canadians?"

"No, not really." God replied... "Just wait and see the neighbours I am going to give them!"

Sorry about the creationist slant, but the evolutionist's version is nowhere near as funny. "lost in translation" as they say.