Explaining Canada to Americans

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+21 1. YetiGrowl commented 12 years ago

proud to be canadian!
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+47 2. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 12 years ago

"Explaining America to Mexicans" would be fun to see! :D
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+5 3. yokey91 commented 12 years ago

All was well... now you have to have a passport to cross the border, but it is still fairly easy to get across. Canada is a great place! Go there every year. Easy for me in Michigan.
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+5 4. 876487098 commented 12 years ago

I've met quite a few Canadians, and what has always amused me is how they always wear a maple leaf badge somewhere on their person. To many people the Canadian and American accent sound the same, and the Canadians are desperate not to be mistaken for an American. Who the fuck would want to be? LOL.
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+39 5. Kulgash commented 12 years ago

I posted this vid in hope our american friends will stop thinking of us as just a bunch of lumberjackers or living in the wood in a tent. ;)
Glad to see it didn't take that long to get posted! Thanks! :D
#1 Fier d'être québécois! :P
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+7 6. Zethriel commented 12 years ago

Proud as well, I thank our neighbors for such kind words! Nice post Kulgash!
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+9 7. go20 commented 12 years ago

No internet flame war will ever be able to destroy the strongest and most reliable economic/political/internationaly friendly borders/cultural bonds between USA and Canada. May this alliance, that has been the greatest of our generation, be so for centuries to come.
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-2 8. stepanstas commented 12 years ago

Narrator sounds like Speaker of the House John Boehner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvnFGzNLb54)
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+4 9. zuty commented 12 years ago

its sad to hear all those mockings of americans about canadians when you see on this video what they done for us citizens, shame on you usa, i would be proud to be canadian( in some another life) for now im proud to be croatian.
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+6 10. Shinoda commented 12 years ago

i wish mexicans were as friendly, considerate, and selfless as canadians. i live in usa on mexican border. ugh.
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+5 11. makbeth commented 12 years ago

I would sooner be canadian than american anyway. The narrater seemed a bit too american though, "world class cities" what exactly is a "world class" city?
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+6 12. dredawg commented 12 years ago

#11 Yes he is Canadian, thats Peter Jennings and he makes a cameo appearance. Newscasters all sound alike, masters of non regional diction.

America appurently needs dem some edumacation, http://www.snotr.com/video/5654/Talking_to_Americans
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+9 13. Sarah28 commented 12 years ago

@ 876487098 We wear the maple leaf because we are proud Canadians.
IF you have ever travelled over seas you see thousands of Americans wearing the maple leaf on jackets and luggage so people there will think they are Canadian. Because Canadians are accepted and loved all over the world
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+5 14. ruhk commented 12 years ago

As an American im moved by this video, All jokes of canada being the homely mousy upstairs neighbor to a raging kegger aside. I traveled to Madawaska Canada once, and found most of the people I encountered on my 1500 mile journey to be very kind. You guys come on down for a visit any time you want. We may not be the nicest country to live next to, but we will always have your back in a fight!
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+5 15. richardleed commented 12 years ago

I met an American while traveling Australia, and he had a Maple Leaf patch to his luggages.
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+2 16. max2000 commented 12 years ago

now, anyone on snotr sees siberia, kamceatka and two red muffins speakin' same way, and 5:40 even says they may be not too different either. cold war muvi juss so lame 8-)
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+2 18. imagic commented 12 years ago

#10, if americans where that also....... :S
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-7 19. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

The tired old myth about Canadian flags on US backpacks has been done to death. One time, somewhere in history, an American was spotted wearing a Canadian flag. That story has been told and retold, and Canadians want so badly to believe that this is a common occurrence.
What's really lame is that Canadians use this urban myth as yet another excuse to help pump up their faltering egos and reassure themselves that they are in fact relevant.
I have never felt ashamed to wear the US flag while in another country. Most countries don't care where you are from,they are friendly and really just want our tourist dollars. Only other backpackers seem to care about it.
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+3 20. whowhatme commented 12 years ago

"I have never felt ashamed to wear the US flag while in another country. Most countries don't care where you are from,they are friendly and really just want our tourist dollars. Only other backpackers seem to care about it."

I can declare that to be a totally false declaration , from personal experience .

You can say it's people reacting to "Me" , but by definition , your comment has to be untrue .

The French , for example , are deeply unfriendly to non-compliant individuals .

Bin there , done that .
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-1 21. Sramos commented 12 years ago

"economic opportunity"??? idk but how many immigrants are making big money?? 0,5% ?? my opinion is that America has the worst economic and politic system in the world. Canada is much better,not only because of the nature,which i love... my opinion is based on Capitalism:A Love Story with Michael Moore :)
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+4 22. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

I guess reality stings some of you,as it should.

#20 I said MOST countries,so France can be excluded if need be.
Your personal experience has nothing to do with the majority
of US tourists nor does it make my statement false. You probably do irritate
Europeans to the point where they are unfriendly to you.

#21 Since you are Czech it is ironic that you should speak so about the nation that liberated your country from the Nazis,but maybe you do not know. When Gen.Patton's Eighth Army rolled into Pilsen the people were thankful,and now they celebrate that event even to this day.


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0 23. YetiGrowl commented 12 years ago

it isn't a myth that americans wear maple leafs on their backpacks. i can count on two hands how many americans i've met who have backpacked with a maple leaf on. it happens all the time.
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+2 24. sux2bu commented 12 years ago

And in what country were you in when you observed this strange phenomenon,Canada? There are many left-wing liberals in the US that need to move to Canada,it will suit them much better with gay marriage and all.
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+1 25. YetiGrowl commented 12 years ago

i'm canadian, but i happened to live in ohio and north dakota for some time. in my time living in those states is where i met americans whom told me they travelled overseas wearing a maple leaf because "people were more willing to help if they saw a maple leaf."