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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:57 PM
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Where should this Texas gal pretend to be from when I go to Canada
in Feb.? I have a feeling I am going to be so frozen that I won't be able to speak but just in case, what should I say. Maybe Conneticut?
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:59 PM
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1. Texas.
If they hold it against you they are asshats.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:00 PM
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5. Maybe but I need a backup story. Can I say that I am really a Texan
and that georgie is a carpetbagging piece of fecal matter?
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:59 PM
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2. It's not nice to fib to Canadians.
Confess your sins and do penance. :evilgrin:
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:39 PM
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17. But the sin is not mine. I've been fighting that little creep for over 10
years.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:52 PM
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19. The "sin" is losing. It's sorta like "the sins of the fathers."
We're ALL doing penance ... and will be for decades to come.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:59 PM
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3. Be yourself
I prefer people to be truthful when I meet them.

You'll enjoy Canada, what part are you going to?
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:07 PM
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11. Whistler and Vancouver.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:07 PM
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21. Excellent.
You'll have a great time, the Rockies are breathtaking.
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madison2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:59 PM
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4. any of the states bordering Canada will do
no fur coats or funky Texas hats, ok? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Where in Canada are you going?
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:02 PM
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7. The only thing going on my head is something really, really warm.
Going to Whistler and Vancouver. Really looking forward to it. I used to be so proud of being a Texan. SIGH.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:06 PM
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10. I would never wear fur but any ideas what to do with old ones I inherited
from long dead, fashion-loving aunties?
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:01 PM
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6. Admit to Texas
And point out the Bush is a damn-yankee pretending to be a Texan.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:30 PM
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37. Makes me so angry that the real folks, like me, have to be ashamed to
be from my state.
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aQuArius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:03 PM
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8. Just wear a shirt that says...
"Proud Texan, but I never voted for that George Bush guy in my life!"
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:04 PM
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9. Do you have one of those in something fuzzy and wooly and warm?
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:18 PM
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12. Wear a Dixie Chicks T-Shirt
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 01:21 PM by AndyTiedye
> Where should this Texas gal pretend to be from when I go to Canada

No use trying to hide it, the accent would give you away.
Wear a Dixie Chicks T-Shirt.

> Maybe Conneticut?

That would NEVER work. Besides, I think that's Boosh**'s real home state.

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bearfan454 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:20 PM
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13. I know what you mean efhmc
We are hated now because of this idiot.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:34 PM
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15. The problem with answering truthfully that I have a "slight" tendency
to go off the deep end haranguing about that idiot. Not a good way to make friends.
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:40 PM
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22. On the contrary
after saying that, I'll bet all your drinks will be on the house! ;)
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:33 PM
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14. Just do it like this;
Canadian: "Where are you from?"

You: "Texas-but-I-think-George-Bush-is-an-asshat."

they'll forgive you. that's what i did in vancouver, worked like a charm. besides, they need to know that we're not ALL bozos.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:37 PM
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16. That could work. Can I get a button with the w and a slash through it to
wear on a daily basis? Where would I find one of those? Hummmm, time for a DU search.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:43 PM
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18. Just be yourself. Americans are welcome here no matter what state.
Canadians won't judge you by your governement.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:54 PM
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20. Maybe there is such a thing as too much tolerance. (BTW, that is a joke.)
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:16 PM
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23. I went to Vancouver recently.
I told the truth - it wasn't so bad. :-)
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BikeWriter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:36 PM
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24. Your accent will never pass. I hear they still like us. n/t
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:10 PM
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30. I cannot sound like I am from northern states but I get this statement all
the time, "but you do not sound like you are from Texas". My daughters get the same reaction. Since we are all members of the DRT which means our people have been here since or before the republic, we are indeed Texans, we just do not sound like that phoney baloney idiot bush. I always reply, "This is what real Texans sound like."
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:40 PM
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25. Just wear a Kerry button
or an impeach Bush button. They'll like you even better knowing you're from Texas and don't like Bush.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:12 PM
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31. Love it. Thanks for the idea.
I have my Kerry button. I also have a button that says, "I did not vote for his Daddy either."
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:43 PM
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26. as Bikewriter said, you cannot pick a northern state
if you have a southern accent. So tell them you are from Kansas. Sure, it is just as red as Takes-us, but never had Bush as governor or resident. When people hear Kansas, they think of Toto and the Wizard.
Plus, you will not need a return ticket to get home. Just put on the ruby slippers and click your heels together ...
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:16 PM
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33. I am sure Kansas folks are great but it just not me. Also, as I already
stated no one can pick me out by an accent. It is just this problem I have with lying and if I have to tell the truth, I will go on and on about the evil *bush and as much as my daughter agrees with me, she sometimes gets bored with how I go on and on and on.
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:44 PM
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27. Learn to pass as a Newfie!
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:18 PM
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34. So what the hay is that? Someone from Newfoundland, I suspect.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 10:19 PM by efhmc
I have a real strong feeling I would not be able to pull that off. For instance is that the right spelling?
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LDS Jock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:46 PM
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28. some of us in Texas don't have an accent.. you could try California
neutral accent, don't have to sound like a 'yankee' or anything elaborate. Texas is nothing to be ashamed of though. * is not a real Texan.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:23 PM
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35. Sweetie, as a true Texan I so know that. I do love Cal., and I do not
have what most think of as a "Texas" accent but I am not sure I could pass as a member of that exemplary state (at least until arnold).
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CatBoreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:54 PM
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29. From a Canuck....
Just say you're from Texas. Honestly, we won't care unless you start insisting we sent troops to Vietnam or go on and on about the joys of a balistic missile defense system.

Be yourself and enjoy the skiing. (I'm assuming that's why you're going to Whistler)
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:29 PM
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36. Right, I am taking my daughter for her bd. I plan on doing a great deal of
relaxing by the fire with a nice book and cup of cocoa and/or glass of wine. I'll be outside for some walks but let's see how this southern gal takes that really, really cold weather. Those walks may be very, very short.
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:14 PM
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32. Pretend you're Belgian
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 10:14 PM by TroubleMan
It's not like anybody knows what the hell a Belgian accent sounds like anyway.
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efhmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:34 PM
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38. I have a Belgian friend and he speaks French. My daughter's French is
good but mine is old and suspect. I do not think that is going to work.
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