Is there rivalry between America and Canada ?

#1 Edited by indzman (18172 posts) -

Ummm on online sites ( even on OT ) i notice sometimes people from both US and Canada mocking others countries many aspects as climate or laws , Other country's respective celebrities.

Is there any rivalry between US and Canada ?

#2 Posted by Master_Live (14857 posts) -

Canadians are swell guys/gals :)

#3 Posted by lostrib (37774 posts) -

I guess in Hockey?

#4 Posted by Hallenbeck77 (14455 posts) -

@lostrib said:

I guess in Hockey?

That would probably be my guess, but I would think it's more of a friendly rivalry than anything else. Who really has a beef with Canada?

#5 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17513 posts) -

Canadians are weird...

#6 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13102 posts) -

When I lived in Canada and people found out I was American (can't hide that southern accent) they'd give me a good ribbing. It was never mean, so I just wrote it off as 'little brother syndrome'.

#7 Posted by plageus900 (1082 posts) -

I don't really see one. I live 18 miles from Victoria, BC and have been there quite a few times. It just seems like a friendlier America to me.

Also, I spent my honeymoon up in Vancouver, BC and I met some of the nicest people up there. Not only were people friendly, they were well mannered, the city seemed very clean and very pleasant.

#8 Edited by Storm_Marine (11148 posts) -

Yes and it's obnoxious as fuck.

#9 Posted by platinumking320 (667 posts) -

Would make an interesting story setup for the next Call of Duty. No more global enemies left, and they need to go more parody anyways.

#10 Edited by KHAndAnime (13911 posts) -

No, but being an American I wish I lived in Canada.

#11 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

Yes.

#12 Posted by LaytonsCat (3652 posts) -

As a Canadian, I can say I'm proud to be not American. The countries appear the same on the surface, but the attitudes of the people who live in them are completely different

#13 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -

No. Canadians hate each other more than they hate Americans.

I think the vise versa could be said for Americans

#14 Posted by magicalclick (22846 posts) -

Did not feel any heat from Canada. Even South Park makes Canadian as fun comedian.

#15 Edited by spike6958 (4839 posts) -

@magicalclick said:

Did not feel any heat from Canada. Even South Park makes Canadian as fun comedian.

They also blamed them for corrupting there kids.

#16 Edited by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -

Not really any rivalry. Definitely not the right word for it.

But it's kind of hard not to poke fun at a country who voted in George Dubya twice, and still has no universal healthcare.

#17 Posted by ferrari2001 (17004 posts) -

Does the Bald Eagle have a rivalry with a leaf? It's more of a clear crushing of awesomeness rather then a rivalry.

#18 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -

@ferrari2001: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP2DM2QuX30

USA, USA!!

#19 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16411 posts) -

Rivalry? Not where I am where there's almost as many Canadian flags as US flags. Besides we cross over to Canada regularly to visit friends.

We also have a lot of Canadian tourists around during the summer. Of course, most of them are Frenchies. But, oh well.

#20 Posted by kemar7856 (11507 posts) -

rivalry LOL #Canadians stay winning!

#21 Posted by megagene (23016 posts) -

Nah, we all friends.

#22 Edited by foxhound_fox (88776 posts) -

A friendly competition in everything.

#23 Edited by quatoe (5684 posts) -

I wouldn't say a rivalry, just friendly jabs at each other. I live In Regina, Saskatchewan, which is about 2 and a half hours away from the US border and in all honesty, we are pretty much the same. All the Americans I have met are great people. I have an uncle who lives in New Jersey and he claims the same thing, friendly people. Obviously there will be differences, but hey, that's what makes people awesome, the differences.

#24 Posted by Shmiity (5151 posts) -

Not at all. Maybe Hockey, but the two nations are very friendly.

#25 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13102 posts) -

@XilePrincess said:

But it's kind of hard not to poke fun at a country who voted in George Dubya twice, and still has no universal healthcare.

True, but...we don't have Quebec.

:p

#26 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

@XilePrincess said:

But it's kind of hard not to poke fun at a country who voted in George Dubya twice, and still has no universal healthcare.

True, but...we don't have Quebec.

:p

Most of us would prefer we didn't have it, either. Quebec, unfortunately, was not a choice or in any way voluntary. The only reason Quebec is still part of Canada is because it'd be difficult to have another country smack between Ontario and New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

#27 Edited by br0kenrabbit (13102 posts) -

@XilePrincess said:

Most of us would prefer we didn't have it, either. Quebec, unfortunately, was not a choice or in any way voluntary. The only reason Quebec is still part of Canada is because it'd be difficult to have another country smack between Ontario and New Brunswick, PEI, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Having lived just outside of Quebec for five years (Cornwall, Ontario) I truly feel you. I don't know how many people I pissed off because I couldn't understand French beyond "rue" and "oui". When I moved up there I truly thought everyone learned both French and English, but I guess that's just for the English-dominant provinces. We had enough Francophones walking into my business that it really was a problem.

Edit: Also, we (the US) are quite separated from Alaska but we manage. You can do it!

#28 Posted by XilePrincess (13130 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

Having lived just outside of Quebec for five years (Cornwall, Ontario) I truly feel you. I don't know how many people I pissed off because I couldn't understand French beyond "rue" and "oui". When I moved up there I truly though everyone learned both French and English, but I guess that's just for the English-dominant provinces. We had enough Francophones walking into my business that it really was a problem.

Edit: Also, we (the US) are quite separated from Alaska but we manage. You can do it!


Nowhere besides Quebec and in areas bordering Quebec know French fluently in large groups. I know a few people who can speak French fluently or somewhat fluently here in BC, but most either have French parents or took exchange trips to French-speaking areas or even actually to France. We have a French Immersion school here, but again it's almost exclusively the kids with French parents who send them there, or people who don't know any French and want their kid to learn.

We are only bilingual in Canada because a large province is full of people who speak French and French only, not because we're all bilingual. I was told all through my young years that if I didn't know more than one language I'd never ever get a job. They pressed it on us in 8th and 9th grade to continue on with French because if we didn't know both languages we'd never get into college or get decent jobs. Needless to say, it's helpful to have a second language, but not a necessity whatsoever.

The English speaking provinces make an effort to teach their kids French, but it's not the same way in Quebec. We'll get a translator or try to help you if you don't speak English here, they'll just get mad and berate you if you don't know French there.

They have "language police" who cite some stupid "charter of the French language" and Frenchify everything. Some Italian restaurant's owner was 'cracked down on' for using the ITALIAN names for ITALIAN FOODS at his ITALIAN restaurant in Quebec. Quebec store owners are forced to use French on their facebook pages.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/21/quebec-language-police/

The "language police" are complaint based which leads me to conclude that Quebec must be full of A) bitter assholes and B) stupid people who cater to bitter assholes.

Losing Quebec would never be a loss to Canada.

#29 Edited by quadraleap (36514 posts) -

Canada must be the place to be...I never hear about it on the news.

#30 Posted by themajormayor (25854 posts) -

If there is, Canada won.

#31 Posted by hippiesanta (9896 posts) -

Canada is a bit friendly to hipster

USA ...... behaving like their know everything ..... but they don't even know sh1t about other country

#32 Edited by Aljosa23 (25133 posts) -

@themajormayor said:

If there is, Canada won.

Yup. We are just that much better than the Americans to the south.

#33 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13102 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

Yup. We are just that much better than the Americans to the south.

As long as the following remains true:

you loose by default.

But you do have poutine. So...no...you still loose. But I do want me some poutine.

#34 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (971 posts) -
@br0kenrabbit said:

@Aljosa23 said:

Yup. We are just that much better than the Americans to the south.

As long as the following remains true:

you loose by default.

But you do have poutine. So...no...you still loose. But I do want me some poutine.

I haven't seen milk in a bag for years.

I think they only have it out east now.

#35 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13102 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:

I haven't seen milk in a bag for years.

I think they only have it out east now.

Progress. Baby steps, but progress.

:p

#36 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I think there's a lot of good natured little brother, big brother ribbing, but not much more than that.

#37 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (16411 posts) -

We have a lot of Canadians here in Upstate NY. Heck, we also have a lot of Canadians at my hometown in northern Nevada. There was a point when some of the hicks were remarking, "Damn we're being invaded again by Canadians." He He.

I don't see any animosity then or now. This was from a 4th of July parade (my hometown) a while back. But, they're still around:

#38 Posted by roulettethedog (10980 posts) -

More like an older brother/sister rivalry.

#39 Posted by stuff238 (722 posts) -

I am Canadian. I don't hate Americans, but they are such an easy target to make fun of. :P

#40 Edited by Master_Live (14857 posts) -

Man, milk bags. Those were the good old days.

#41 Edited by AFBrat77 (24139 posts) -

@LaytonsCat said:

As a Canadian, I can say I'm proud to be not American. The countries appear the same on the surface, but the attitudes of the people who live in them are completely different

Spoken like a true snob. As if you can stereoptype a nation of over 300 million as diverse as America is. Attitudes are very different throughout the U.S.

#42 Edited by -Rhett81- (3569 posts) -

#43 Posted by themajormayor (25854 posts) -

@Aljosa23 said:

@themajormayor said:

If there is, Canada won.

Yup. We are just that much better than the Americans to the south.

Too bad about the location though.

#44 Edited by brimmul777 (1248 posts) -

@-Rhett81- said:

I heard that protest moved mountains{the madness}.lol.By the way,I'm Canadian.

#46 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151500 posts) -

No. Perhaps here shouldn't be an example of reality.