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And They Say Canadians Don't Brag.....
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Posted on 11/27/2011 9:50:44 PM PST by buccaneer81

And They Say Canadians Don't Brag.....

So, what do we Canadians

have to be Proud of?

1. Smarties (not sold in the USA )

2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

(not sold in the USA )

3. The size of our footballs fields, one less

down, and bigger balls.

4. Baseball is Canadian - 1st game

June 4, 1838 - Ingersoll , ON

5. Lacrosse is Canadian

6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian

8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up beats Mr. Rogers

10. Tim Hortons beats Dunkin' Donuts

11. In the war of 1812, started by America , Canadians pushed the Americans back past

their White House. Then we burned it, and

most of Washington ...

We got bored because they ran away.

Then, we came home and partied....

Go figure.

12. Canada has the largest French population

that never surrendered to Germany .

13. We have the largest English population

that never surrendered or withdrew

during any war to anyone, anywhere. EVER!

(We got clobbered in the odd battle but

prevailed in ALL the wars)

14. Our civil war was fought in a bar and

lasted a little over an hour.

15. The only person who was arrested in our

civil war was an American mercenary who

slept in and missed the whole thing.

He showed up just in time to get caught.

16. A Canadian invented Standard Time.

17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned

Over 10% of the earth's surface and is still

around as the world's oldest company.

18. The average dog sled team can kill and

devour a human in under 3 minutes.

(More information than we need!)

19. We know what to do with the parts

of a buffalo.

20. We don't marry our kin-folk...

21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro,

zippers, insulin, penicillin and the telephone.

And short wave radios which save countless

lives each year.

22. We have ALL frozen our tongues to

something metal and lived to tell about it.

23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. We have coloured money.

25. Our beer advertisements kick ass

... as does our beer.

26. Our Country is the only one to have plastic money bills in 2011

AND MOST IMPORTANT ....

The handles on our beer cases are big enough for hands with mitts on.

Oh..... Canada !

Oh yeah... and our elections only take one day!

Pass this on if you're proud to be Canadian!


TOPICS: Education; History; Humor; Society
KEYWORDS: bobanddoug; canada; gooddayeh; history; truth
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1 posted on 11/27/2011 9:50:51 PM PST by buccaneer81
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To: Clive; fanfan; NorthOf45; kanawa

Ping!


2 posted on 11/27/2011 9:52:01 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
Yeah Canada. Thanks for important contributions like Gordon Lightfoot music and Justin Beiber.


3 posted on 11/27/2011 9:56:19 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: buccaneer81

4 posted on 11/27/2011 9:59:04 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ...In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Lazlo in PA

WE got GRETZKY.....WE WIN!!


5 posted on 11/27/2011 9:59:43 PM PST by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: dsrtsage

Good day, eh.


6 posted on 11/27/2011 10:00:02 PM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: buccaneer81
22. We have ALL frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.

Oh yeah. Been there, done that - I think I was 8 at time.

I got a good chuckle out of this - thanks for posting!

7 posted on 11/27/2011 10:02:07 PM PST by expat1000
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To: buccaneer81

Ah yes, Canada. America’s hat.


8 posted on 11/27/2011 10:02:21 PM PST by rivercat (Typed on my OSX-free MBP! Windows 7 (SP1) FTW!)
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To: buccaneer81
DonCherryHNIC royvsvernon slewidge
9 posted on 11/27/2011 10:04:39 PM PST by RitchieAprile (Precious little in your life is yours by right and won without a fight..)
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To: buccaneer81
20. We don't marry our kin-folk...

You haven't been to Timmins, have you?

10 posted on 11/27/2011 10:09:04 PM PST by PGR88
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To: rivercat; Lazlo in PA
Check out the "Canadian Caper" during the Iran hostage crisis. Try researching the Canadian armed forces, especially in WWII.

BTW, who had the third largest navy on Earth in 1946?

Google "Avro Arrow."

Google "Dr. Frederick Banting."

11 posted on 11/27/2011 10:13:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: PGR88

You haven't been to Timmins, have you?

LOL! No different than Woodstock, NB.

12 posted on 11/27/2011 10:15:16 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

my daughters love smarties we get em all the time - maybe what your talking about is something else....little round tart candies???


13 posted on 11/27/2011 10:15:42 PM PST by reed13
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To: buccaneer81

Bravo. Canada is our best neighbor here in America, by far. High five for the twenty-six awesome achievements. Standard Time is a most excellent invention.


14 posted on 11/27/2011 10:16:16 PM PST by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94))
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To: expat1000

is that why you all talk funny - eh? ;-)


15 posted on 11/27/2011 10:18:22 PM PST by reed13
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16 posted on 11/27/2011 10:19:41 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: buccaneer81

Not Canadian myself, but as an American I recognize that we couldn’t have better neighbors. Wish Obama realized what our relationship with Canada is truly worth. Especially, approval of that pipeline would have been nice.


17 posted on 11/27/2011 10:19:50 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: reed13

Smarties are the Canadian version of M&Ms. I’ve never seen them in the US.


18 posted on 11/27/2011 10:19:59 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
11. In the war of 1812, started by America , Canadians pushed the Americans back past their White House. Then we burned it, and most of Washington ...

Wrong, just like most of the rest of the list.
19 posted on 11/27/2011 10:22:26 PM PST by Boris99
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To: married21

Agreed. And 95% of the US sheeple are clueless to the fact that we get more oil from Canada than any other source.


20 posted on 11/27/2011 10:23:00 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Well, if they come in a clearish cellophane wrapper twisted on both ends and are light almost pastel in color then my girls eat the hell out of em and I can assure you they are indeed in the US. If instead they are some chocolate concoction then I would agree that I haven’t seen them.


21 posted on 11/27/2011 10:24:03 PM PST by reed13
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To: Boris99

Show me how the list is wrong. Do it point by point.


22 posted on 11/27/2011 10:24:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
2. Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp

(not sold in the USA )

Coffee Crisp is well worth the effort. Track one down and see.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,219040,00.html

23 posted on 11/27/2011 10:27:03 PM PST by thecodont
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To: buccaneer81
BTW, who had the third largest navy on Earth in 1946?

LOL. BTW, third isn't first. As for the plane and the Doctor, did you see the helicopter we have from the Bin Ladin killing and how is the state of medicine up there today?

Fidel Castro and Pierre Trudeau

24 posted on 11/27/2011 10:31:02 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: reed13
Well, if they come in a clearish cellophane wrapper twisted on both ends and are light almost pastel in color then my girls eat the hell out of em and I can assure you they are indeed in the US.

Nope.

If instead they are some chocolate concoction then I would agree that I haven’t seen them.

Correct.

Perhaps this is what your girls are familiar with:

That's an American concoction.

25 posted on 11/27/2011 10:31:56 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Aside from the health care, you don't have a clue.

As for Trudeau and Castro:


26 posted on 11/27/2011 10:34:56 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

May all your blues be Labatt’s!


27 posted on 11/27/2011 10:35:27 PM PST by PGR88
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24. We have coloured money.

26. Our Country is the only one to have plastic money bills in 2011

24. US Money is coloured (It's green)

26. Plastic money woo!. Canada issues one polymer banknote two weeks ago. (If it's successful, they'll issue another one)

All Australian banknotes have been polymer since 1996. And yeah, We invented them.

28 posted on 11/27/2011 10:37:06 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: buccaneer81

Which is likely why your version isn’t in the states - trademark issues. sa la vie (or some such - my french spelling sucks since I don’t speak the lingo) :)


29 posted on 11/27/2011 10:38:22 PM PST by reed13
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To: Lazlo in PA
BTW, third isn't first.

When you come in third behind the US and Britain (aside from Muzzie population) you're usually doing just fine, especially with NINETY PERCENT fewer people than the US.

30 posted on 11/27/2011 10:38:44 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: reed13

Yeah, I’m sure Nestle ( a Swiss company) has never had to overcome international trademark issues. /sarc


31 posted on 11/27/2011 10:40:52 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Oztrich Boy

You are correct.


32 posted on 11/27/2011 10:41:53 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Well - I’d imagine it was acquired by Nestle later and not introduced by them....


33 posted on 11/27/2011 10:43:37 PM PST by reed13
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To: thecodont
Coffee Crisp is well worth the effort. Track one down and see.

My aunt sent me a box of 36 for my birthday. They are fantastic.

34 posted on 11/27/2011 10:43:41 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: reed13
Rowntrees of York, England, have been making "Chocolate Beans" since at least 1882. The product was renamed "Smarties Chocolate Beans" in 1937.[2] Rowntrees was forced to drop the words "chocolate beans" in 1977 due to trading standards requirements (the use of the word "beans" was felt to be misleading) so adopted the "Milk Chocolate in a Crisp Sugar Shell". Later, the sweet was rebranded as "Smarties".

Smarties are no longer manufactured in York; production has now moved to Germany, where a third of them were already made. Outside Europe, Nestlé's largest production facility for Smarties is in Canada, where Nestlé has been manufacturing products since 1918.

35 posted on 11/27/2011 10:46:46 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: PGR88
May all your blues be Labatt’s!

Indeed, and thank you!

36 posted on 11/27/2011 10:48:05 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Winnipeg Jets Last Reg.Season Game National Anthem until 2011....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqF8zyHcgPU&feature=related

Oh, she currently lives in Georgia :-)


37 posted on 11/27/2011 10:49:58 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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Canada is America’s worst enemy. America fought six wars with Canada—more than we did with any other enemy. However, in four of the wars—the War of the Palatine Succession (1688-1697), the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Third Silesian War, aka the French and Indian War (1754-1763), Canada was French and we were English.


38 posted on 11/27/2011 10:52:31 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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I'm not going to take the time to refute the entire list, but to start with Canadians didn't push American forces all the way from the border to Washington D.C. It was British forces that sailed to Maryland that pushed inland to Washington and burned the White House. Lacrosse invented by Native Americans. Hockey isn't a Canadian invention. Basketball, while invented by a Canadian was started in the US. Same with Super Man. So on and so on. Not saying that Canada doesn't have anything to be proud of, but that list is lame just like most of those internet e-mails that go around.
39 posted on 11/27/2011 10:53:10 PM PST by Boris99
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To: ConservativeStatement

I love the Jets new logo. And Jennifer is...spectacular.


40 posted on 11/27/2011 10:54:07 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Boris99
Lacrosse invented by Native Americans. Hockey isn't a Canadian invention. Basketball, while invented by a Canadian was started in the US.

Like saying the helicopter was invented by DaVinci.

41 posted on 11/27/2011 10:57:41 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Fiji Hill

Canada didn’t exist until July 1, 1867.


42 posted on 11/27/2011 10:59:21 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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LOL. What's the matter up there? You get stuck watching a DaVinci's Inquest marathon and got so upset at the poor quality of the program that you sat down and tried to come up with some good things Canada has done?

Boy does this show suck.

BTW, you need to do a little bit of fact checking on some of your stats. Baseball is believed to have originated in England in the 1700's. The 1838 game cited is dubious at best for proof positive.

43 posted on 11/27/2011 11:00:41 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: reed13
is that why you all talk funny - eh? ;-)

Could be, so what's your excuse, eh? ;-)

44 posted on 11/27/2011 11:02:45 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Lazlo in PA

I’m trying to educate poorly informed Americans about a neighbor that they often deride and disrespect, which has and does help the US.


45 posted on 11/27/2011 11:03:08 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Native Americans were running around actually playing lacrosse before there was a Canada. So how exactly is it a Canadian invention? If that list gives you a warm fuzzy about being Canadian then more power to you.


46 posted on 11/27/2011 11:05:13 PM PST by Boris99
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So, Indians weren't in Canada?

BTW, I am an American.

47 posted on 11/27/2011 11:08:15 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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What’s the world’s record for taking down your igloo every spring?


48 posted on 11/27/2011 11:19:23 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Publius6961
Since the average Canadian home looks like this, I'd have no idea...


49 posted on 11/27/2011 11:25:45 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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“Agreed. And 95% of the US sheeple are clueless to the fact that we get more oil from Canada than any other source.”

Right. Fllowing the Iran hostage incident, and the world oil scare which resulted, Canada set about resolutely to develop oil from their vast tar sands reserves in Alberta, and stuck with it.

The US started work on our vast oil shale reserves, but eventually stopped.

Both cases initially involved government-private industry partnerships, but today the Candian venture is profitable, and is private industry.

And in the mid 90s Canada has a big budget deficit, but started cutting spending, and is now in fine shape, while the USA muddles along, increasing the annual and cumulative deficit, instead of reforming government giveaways and spending.

The Canadian dolar has grown stronger, while the greenback shrinks.


50 posted on 11/27/2011 11:32:59 PM PST by truth_seeker
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