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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:40 PM
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Americans that are almost Canadians
For me, anyone from WA, OR, WI, MN and MI could easily adjust to Canadian Culture

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:40 PM
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1. How about upstate NY?
:shrug:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:54 PM
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5. Poughkeepsie?
:hide:

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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:58 PM
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10. Boooooo...
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:01 PM
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12. Poughkeepsie is considered "down state" by those of us from "upstate" NY. n/t
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:31 PM
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14. I always like busting my wife about that. She's from Poughkeepsie!
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:00 PM
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11. I grew up in the Adirondacks -- 90 miles south of Montreal.
I could definitely adapt to being Canadian!
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:02 PM
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13. I'm in the southern Adirondacks
so I figure I could adapt easily as well :thumbsup:
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:40 PM
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2. But not the Alaskans?
:shrug:

:cry:
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:44 PM
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4. No you guys are beyond Canadians
Probably....SIBERIANS!!! :scared:
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:54 PM
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6. Alaskan's are more like Russians, because you can see them from your backyard!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:41 PM
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3. Bunch of Hosers.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:55 PM
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7. Those are Indianans!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:56 PM
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8. I said Hosers, not Hoosiers! Jebus Fucking Crisp!
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:32 PM
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15. Hoser - Hoosier. Same difference!
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:18 AM
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18. You're so wrong
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 05:57 PM
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9. Georges and Cecile Bechard of Maine (and Quebec)
http://www.humanities-interactive.org/canadianborder/ex...

The home of M. Georges and Mme. Ccile Bchard is built on the Qubec-Maine line. There are five other family homes in the immediate Estcourt area, all built entirely in the state of Maine. Along with the Bchards, these families constitute the community of Estcourt Station. The only road that connects them with any other part of the state of Maine is a logging road

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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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16. Native South Floridians, I've discovered.
Emphasis on NATIVE. I'm a third generation south Floridian, and people always think I'm from Canada.
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:37 PM
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17. In 2004 I wanted Canada to adopt us in WI...
now I'm all good :)
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 05:28 AM
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19. I was in BC talking to some students who asked me where it was cool to live in the USA
I told them WA, OR and Northern California. And they said, they knew *that*..."that's not like the US, it's practically Canada.".

So I suggested Austin, TX, Chicago, Boulder, etc.
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QMPMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:50 AM
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20. Ha. I've lived inCanada for 23 years and stil haven't adjusted.
On the surface it seems lke it is like the US, but it's not at all. Just step south of the Canadian border onto US soil and it is soooooooo different. I will never get used to living in this place.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:00 AM
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21. The way Michigan has been bashed here on DU lately makes me WANT to become Canadian
Some of the stuff in GD has just been brutal.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:08 AM
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22. You know it's funny how threads we posted in GD dropped liked
rocks months and years ago. Now everyone is all over it.

Sigh...

Become a Texan with me. :hug:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:11 AM
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23. Tempting
But I'm going to stay here in Michigan and guard our water so I can say "Sorry, you made your own mess; it's not our problem" when drought-stricken states come asking for help. :hi:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:21 AM
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24. Good idea.
But I do hope you all consider a road trip to come see me sometime. It's not that bad of a drive and I have room. :hug:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:26 AM
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25. Absolutely!
I'll pick up lizziegrace in Chicago -- road trip!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:27 AM
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26. I would love that so much.
I'm going to miss you. :hug:
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 08:31 AM
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27. And me, you
But, much as I hate to see you go, I think this is going to be good for you. :hug:

And please let Wannabe know she can call on me in any emergency.
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