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Old 07-13-2004, 09:53 AM   #11
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3.) Canada it in the America'*
Don't you mean IS in the America'*
aye?


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I'll fill in Jeanie'* economic items:
Their fivers are blue and their tens are purple. :P
(And the US dollar, last time I checked, was worth about $1.24 CDN)?
My own political items:
The Prime Minister is Paul Martin, and what we call liberal seems to be what they call conservative, and vice versa, which I thought was kind of interesting.
Random stuff:
Unlike here, they actually keep almost everything closed on New Year'* Day Pretty impressive, really.
There'* this hilarious show where a rude sock puppet with a cigar in his mouth slams on music videos and gives awards for the cheesiest ones (fromage).
I can think of some various geographical and historic information, but since I'm not absolutely sure of myself beyond obvious stuff that'* already been used and I can't google to double-check, I don't dare to post it and embarass myself.
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Its hard because Can does not get the publicity like the U.*. does, I mean we got movies, magazines, songs, games (Cruisin USA,etc...) and stuff like that, which people can learn our culture from, well at least the basic of it.
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Its hard because Can does not get the publicity like the U.*. does, I mean we got movies, magazines, songs, games (Cruisin USA,etc...) and stuff like that, which people can learn our culture from, well at least the basic of it.


Gee, thanks Twister....

For the record, Twister97 does not speak for the majority!!


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2 geographic items
The first Rex was unearthed near Red Deer, Alberta.
The cliffs in Nova Scotia are just majestic.

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2 Political items
I'm not big on politics anywhere, but here goes:
Ontario tried (still trying?) to be a separate country from Canada. <-- 'Scuse me, that was Quebec.
Hmm...okay got 50% there, but that'* about as much as I can name from US, too. I'm much more theocratic than political.

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2 Historic items
A few Potawotamie (sp?) tribes came to Kansas from Alberta. (or vice versa)
The French and Indian war reached into parts of Canada.

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Dealing with this at the moment:
The market closed last night at .7586% exchange rate. That'* up almost 2 full percent from 2 weeks ago. (Bad for me, good for Canada.)
The Red Book Value on vehicles is what'* taxed, instead of purchase value.

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2 various items of Canadiana
Your accent is awesome. Had a Canadian instructor teach me to snowboard.
You can't pronounce "about".

I probably failed.....
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You know what I mean , like where cities are located, sports, famous buildings, etc..stuff like that, not like we let Bruce Willis run around NYC to find bombs or make love to pies
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Here'* a tidbit;

The Hudson'* Bay Company is the oldest incorporated company in the world having recieved its Royal Charter in 1670.

334 years young!!!

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Can Canadiens of the younger generation tell us about the United States history and economy also?
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Captain Kirk is from Canada (william Shattner)
Celine Dion is from Quebec
Rush is from Canada
There was a gold rush in the Yukon, although I don't know exactly when.
Niagra Falls has a Canadian and American side.
It'* cold most of the time in Canada.
Canada is between the lower 48 and Alaska.
Canadians say "Eh" alot, and pronounce about like aboot
Alot of draft dodgers went to Canada, especially during the Vietnam War.
Most Canadians (at least those I met) are very friendly.
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Can Canadiens of the younger generation tell us about the United States history and economy also?
Oh yes....without a doubt, I bet the majority of "exposed' Canadian youth know a lot about America and American politics, lifestyles etc
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Can Canadiens of the younger generation tell us about the United States history and economy also?
Oh yes....without a doubt, I bet the majority of "exposed' Canadian youth know a lot about America and American politics, lifestyles etc
Just like Australians do, and they live much farther away.
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