A-m (umopapisdn) wrote,

Proud to be Canadian ... Gotta love it when people make up lists to make Canada out to be all wonderful and get their facts from Cracker Jack boxes or something...

So, what do Canadians have to be proud of? [A-m's comments in block brackets... source of original spew, here]

1) Smarties, Crispy Crunch & Coffee Crisp [Nestle isn't a Canadian Company and neither is Cadbury.]

2) The size of our footballs fields and one less Down. [shrug]

3) Baseball is Canadian. [Abner Doubleday invented the game of baseball in the summer of 1838 as far as I know he was born in NYC.]

4) Lacrosse is Canadian. [True.. its our National Sport but its not really played internationally now is it?]

5) Hockey is Canadian. [There is a lot of controversy about this one too... but even if it was invented at McGill University, that's Quebec.. so again, Canadian? hrmm]

6) Basketball is Canadian. [Sure, a Canadian invented it (Naismith) but he did it in the USA]

7) Apple pie is Canadian. [Again a lot of people make the claim to the first apple pie. Most would give the honour to the Brits]

8) Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass. [Ernie Coombs only became a Canadian a few years ago 1996 maybe?]

9) Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Donuts ass. [Here, I do agree!]

10)In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed the Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it... and most of Washington, under the command of William Lyon McKenzie who was insane and hammered all the time. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied ... Go figure... [umm Canada's tenth Prime Minister was William Lyon MacKenzie King... great research here]

11) Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to Germany. [so what?]

12)We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere. [again, so what?]

13) Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour. [Umm.. we've never had a Civil War.. unless you read Bruce Powe's book as fact rather than fiction. jsyk its called "Killing Ground"]

14) The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing...but showed up just in time to get caught. [Still not up on this history, maybe someone can educate me??]

15) We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on. [Um, perhaps local Scots or Lumberjacks.. but hardly all Canadians]

16) The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company. [And isn't the HBC something to be oh so very proud of. Let's also brag about our residential schools]

17) The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes. [Again, this is something we should take pride in??]

18) We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo. [Find me one Canadian who can list them all, just one!]

19) We don't marry our kin-folk. [Sure, that's because we call them our cousins]

20) We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year. [LOL -- Headline: Zamboni Saves Two From Near Death!]

21) We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it. [I was smart enough to never try that one.]


22) The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. [As we all know, a country is best measured by its beer]

Oh and our elections only take one day. [This is the only one that made me laugh!]
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