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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:33 PM
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Things that only Canadians know about.
I'm not Canadian, but I used to be married to one. Does that count?

Anyway, I'll start a list of things that I have only heard Canadians talk about. See if you can answer what these are. Oh, and friends from the Great White North, feel free to join in and add some if you want.

Here we go:
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Newfoundland screech

Swish

Lotus Land

Bugger in a bag

Smarties

line-ups and queues

Yukon Dew Me



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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:34 PM
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1. I, a Michigander, know about line ups and queues..and "those" Smarties
aren't the "real" Smarties. :hi:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:35 PM
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2. Hey MrsG!
:hi:

Are we talking about these things:

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:37 PM
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3. Yes, but we 'Murikans have these Smarties...
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:39 PM
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4. Do they come in a cardboard tube with a plastic cap at the end
that you pop off? If so, they're Smarties. Otherwise not... :P

And when you're done eating them, you punch out the other end of the tube and use it as a telescope... :D
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:45 PM
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5. No. The come stacked up and rolled in cellophane...like these.
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:47 PM
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6. Yes, the Smartie Telescope! My brother in law showed me that...
:yourock:
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:50 PM
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7. Those aren't Smarties, those are Rockets. Silly Americans.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:51 PM
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8. I think there is Anglo-Canadian consensus
on what constitutes a Smartie. :)
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tjwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:53 PM
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9. Maybe I should change the name of the thread to...
..."show us your Smarties!!"
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 03:57 PM
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10. not too sure about that one
some Canadians may want to show us their rockets.
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CatholicEdHead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:22 PM
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19. Those are made in Canada
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:05 PM
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11. Milk in a bag.
Only canucks do that.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:04 PM
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22. I haven't seen those in ove a decade.
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Telly Savalas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:11 PM
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29. It must be a regional thing.
They're everywhere in Toronto.
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:28 PM
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32. I've heard of that.
And I still find it very, very strange.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:09 PM
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12. Having a culture that's worth a shit; caring for each other;
respecting liberty; and respecting actual intelligence over merely being able to pass a multiple choice test.

And the sense of two dollar bills and one dollar coins.

How to keep roads clean and cities tidy and neat.

How not to be ignorant. I'd put any Canadian high schooler or college sstudent, chosen at random, up against our president in a debate any day.
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Canadian Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:57 PM
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20. We now have the $2 coin
the $1 coin is a "loonie"; $2 coin is a "twonnie".

Might I add the best cardic attack food in the world... poutine!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:09 PM
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13. I know what Smarties and queues are... and Loonies, too
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:30 PM
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14. Smoked Goldeyes....Yum!
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:58 PM
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15. Brand of cigarette or tasty seafood treat?
do people up there smoke, anyway?
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:05 PM
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16. Smoked fish from Lake Winnipeg...and yes,
many people in Canada smoke (That is, if my wife's family is an indication), but the price of cigs is considerably higher in realtive terms than here.
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blockhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:14 PM
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17. when you eat your smarties,
do you eat the red ones last? do you suck them very slowly or chew them very fast?

I remember that commercial when we first got cable tv in the 70's. (ND)
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:17 PM
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18. Not know "About", know "A-Boot"? - nt
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:59 PM
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21. Don't forget Loonies!
I'm no Canadian, but when I was in Quebec City in '04, I was OBSESSED with those awesome coins!

:D
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:05 PM
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23. And toonies.
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:47 PM
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27. Ooh yeah!
:D :D :thumbsup:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:14 PM
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24. Tidal bores
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:25 PM
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25. Roll up the rim to win!
Apparently, this is used by some border guards to tell who's actually Canadian!
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Inspired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:41 PM
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26. Shout out to the bluenosers!
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:52 PM
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28. CAR!
Grab the net and get out of the way.
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:12 PM
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30. I do know Screech. It doesn't like me, though.
Redstone
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:25 PM
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31. You forgot things like toques
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 10:35 PM by hyphenate
mullets
ice wine
Tim Hortons
Hollywood North, East and West

oh, and I know a good one:

Goofie Newfie! :)
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:32 PM
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33. This bugger in a bag you speak of
It intrigues me.
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