What do Americans think of Canada?

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#51 Posted by bforrester420 (1654 posts) -

I'm a big fan of Canada. They do get a little touch of "little brother" syndrome from time to time. I'd like to live in BC someday and ski to my heart's content.

#52 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

perfect example of liberalism run amok. proof of liberalism's idiocy.

if it were me, i'd make alaska and the u.s connected and take "your land" that you think you control.

#53 Posted by Aljosa23 (25111 posts) -

@udubdawgz1 said:

perfect example of liberalism run amok. proof of liberalism's idiocy.

if it were me, i'd make alaska and the u.s connected and take "your land" that you think you control.

lmao

We constantly rank on lists of the best places to live. So clearly we are doing something right.

#54 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

yes, the lib disease has infected our continent last. and, yes, canada is small and liberal and weak.

#55 Edited by DaBrainz (7673 posts) -

I've lived on the boarder my whole life and the only time we think about Canadians is when they are blocking traffic going 70 kph instead of 70 mph.

#56 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

@DaBrainz: you've actually got me thinking i should be nicer, which, i never would. alaska is usa's. period.

#57 Posted by KHAndAnime (13868 posts) -

Canada seems great. I wouldn't mind living there some day. They have an extensive extreme metal music scene. Everyone I've met from Canada seems happy and well put-together. I could drive to Canada in about an hour.

#58 Edited by Jacanuk (4718 posts) -

@Alienware_fan said:

I have seen a lot of Americans hate Canada. why?

Why would America hate the 51st state?

#59 Posted by Master_Live (14786 posts) -

@Jacanuk said:

@Alienware_fan said:

I have seen a lot of Americans hate Canada. why?

Why would America hate the 51st state?

Perhaps Israel and Canada should duke it out, winner takes all.

#60 Posted by playmynutz (6045 posts) -

Niagra falls looks nice from canada

#61 Posted by Korvus (3886 posts) -

@deeliman: Let's just say it's not far from the capital but far enough for my friends there to ask me what the fuck is wrong with the people where I live XD It seems to be the general consensus too...not sure if I just landed in the wrong part of the country or if everyone else gets shocked because they have never been in that situation.

#62 Posted by megagene (23015 posts) -

OP, what the hell are you talking about?

#63 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8147 posts) -

Don't hate Canada at all but very fun to mock or make jokes about.

#64 Edited by Fire_Wa11 (561 posts) -

Any time you see US citizens direct invective at Canadians -- like in "Canadian Bacon" or "South Park: Bigger Longer Uncut" -- it is done with irony. You only see it in comedies right? If a Hollywood blockbuster ever came out like a serious action movie where the US went to war with Canada it would be laughed out of the theaters.

The US likes Canadians, but we do feel slightly superior to everyone including the Canadians. I myself have wondered, "Really? Our independence day is the 4th of July so Canada has to go out and make 4th of July THEIR independence day, too?"

I say that in jest, but one time I was driving to Toronto to hangout with some Hewlett-Packard people that I met. They were fun. While listening to a radio station though I kept noticing the radio announcer kept referencing "Canadian alternative", "Canadian alternative" with regard to music.

That right there is the difference of US citizens. You will never hear U.S. citizens say "American alternative" or "American electronic dance music" or "American heavy metal." Not that we aren't proud of our music. To the contrary...we would just assume that OUR alternative is EVERYBODY's alternative! Our heavy metal is EVERYBODY's heavy metal!

Like..."Why would any country listen to music sung in their own language when they could just listen to 'Thriller' or 'Appetite for Destruction'?"

#65 Posted by Fire_Wa11 (561 posts) -

@playmynutz said:

Niagra falls looks nice from canada

That reminds me of an older joke I recently heard paraphrased: "Second prize is three weeks in Buffalo. First prize is one week in Buffalo."

#66 Posted by LostProphetFLCL (17490 posts) -
@Toxic-Seahorse said:

@airshocker said:

Americans make fun of Canadians, Canadians make fun of Americans. We both make fun of the French. In the end, we're all one big, happy North American family.

Pretty much this. Nobody ever seriously hates on Canada. There's no reason to.

Justin Bieber...

Anyways, Canada is kind of like our (the US) nice, finished attic. You don't go up there much, but when you do you realize you forgot about all the cool shit you had there.

In turn Mexico is like our dark, unfinished basement that you are scared to go in because you have no idea WTF you will run into...

#67 Posted by ArmoredCore55 (23844 posts) -

Never been there, but would love to visit there one day.

#68 Posted by roulettethedog (10978 posts) -

Canada is OK when I visited there, cept for Quebec where I was treated like a child eating scumbag in Montreal because I can not speak French. Having a red maple leaf in company logos, like Mcdonalds, Taco Bell, and Subway seems kinda tacky.

#69 Posted by nunovlopes (2607 posts) -

@airshocker: Did you make any effort to speak in French, even if just a basic "bonjour", or at least asked "do you speak English?", or simply proceeded to speak in English assuming they would understand you?

Unfortunately that's what I see most English-natives do, and it comes across as quite arrogant.

#70 Posted by airshocker (29864 posts) -

@nunovlopes said:

@airshocker: Did you make any effort to speak in French, even if just a basic "bonjour", or at least asked "do you speak English?", or simply proceeded to speak in English assuming they would understand you?

Unfortunately that's what I see most English-natives do, and it comes across as quite arrogant.

Of course I made an effort. I would always ask "Parle anglais?" first. I even had a damn book with common phrases. Doesn't change the fact that most people in France KNOW English. So I shouldn't have been treated the way that I was.

#71 Posted by iwilson1296 (2214 posts) -

why would anyone hate canada?

#72 Posted by sonicare (53485 posts) -

@Alienware_fan: I live in Michigan. Right on the border so we have a ton of canadians that work or train here. Lovely people just like my fellow Michiganders. I have nothing but love for my northern brothers and sisters. I think the hate you see is on the internet because people hate on just about everything on the internet. In the real world, americans tend to have very favorable opinions of Canadians.

#73 Edited by darkspineslayer (19750 posts) -

@Fire_Wa11: July 1st is actually our Independence Day analog. The 4th was just another Friday for us.