The following bit of material came to us originally by way of Pamela Blair, and has been expanded from recent newspaper articles.


YOU KNOW YOU'RE CANADIAN IF ...

You know that Mounties "don't always look like that", even on "Due South"
You know what a Robertson screwdriver is, and you have all the sizes.
You buy milk in bags as well as in cartons and plastic jugs.
You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is pronounced "zed", not "zee".
You talk about the weather with strangers and friends alike.
You know the proper usage of the unique colloquialism "... eh?" -
interrogative adjunct anticipating a positive response.
"That was a really nice weekend, eh?"
When there is a social problem, you tell the government to butt out -
society will fix it themselves.
You still have Canadian Tire money in your glove box ...
and you know what the glove box is.
You know the Friendly Giant isn't a vegetable product line.
You took part in "Participaction" - forgot about that one didn't you?
You wonder why there isn't a 5 dollar coin yet.
And what happened to the Sacagawea US dollar coin?
You know that Toronto is a city, not a province.
You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
You know that the Queen E is a highway, not a cruise ship.
You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.
You drink pop, not soda.
You know what a mickey and a 2-4 mean.
You understand the Labatt Blue commericals - and you're bugged that a
2-4 sells for half the price in the US that it does in Canada.
You dismiss all beers under 5% alcohol as "for Americans only."
You know that one CEO of American Airlines was Canadian.
You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks to fill in the missing
'u's in words like labor, honor, neighbor and color.
You know the French equivalents of "free", "prize" and "no sugar added"
thanks to your extensive reading of bilingual cereal packaging.
You occasionally answer the phone by saying "Oui, 'ello".
If something intriques you, you make a mental note to
talk about it at work the next day.
You know the proper pronunciation of the words Lieutenant and schedule.
You know exactly what it means when you see the words "Tim Horton's"
on a sign near a highway exit -
one medium Timmy's with cream, no sugar coming up!
You know what it means to be on pogey.
You understand the phrase "Could you please pass me a serviette,
I just spilled some poutine on the chesterfield."
You find -22C chilly.
You know what a toque is.
You also know the significance of seeing one on a Binome in "ReBoot".
And you know what "ReBoot" is.
You brag that Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers and many more entertainers, are Canadians.
You know four seasons: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Road Construction.
You know that when it's 24 degrees outside, it's a nice warm day.

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