Monday, July 9, 2012

Americans and Canadians: BFF's

So, I've been thinking about all of this animosity between Americans and Canadians. I'm just wondering, "Why we can't get along?"  I mean we are neighbors.

(Okay, so I just made that up.  Hey, you got to do what you got to go to get blog traffic!)

But I have been thinking about how Americans and Canadians are quite similar. In fact, I think Americans and Canadians could be BFF's.

  • Americans use the word 'huh'. Canadians use the word 'eh'. For instance, an American would say, "Pretty cool, huh?"  A Canadian would say, "Pretty cool, eh?" Both are pretty much the exact same thing! I mean they are both English. Semantics, folks.
  • Americans say "Bah-rette".  Canadians say "Bar-ette".  Toe-May-Toe, Toe-Mah-Toe. Bah-rette, Bar-ette.  It's the same hair accessory, people!
  • Americans are amused with our ridiculous politics.  Canadians are amused with our ridiculous politics. Okay, I guess to be fair, Americans are more irritated than amused with U.S. politics. Meh. Close enough for government work! (Get it?! 'Cause I was talking about politics then said 'close enough for government work'?! Oooookay. *Ahem*. Moving on...)
  • Americans are baffled by our healthcare. Canadians are baffled by our healthcare. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, you have to admit our healthcare system needs a face lift. I mean you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. (Two for two! I am 'en fuego' with the jokes. At least I am in my head...)
  • Americans hate Caillou.  Canadians hate Caillou.  Folks, if this isn't the uniting factor, then I don't know what is. Who actually likes this little, whiny, irritating, sniveling cartoon character? (The only character that is more annoying is 'Angelina Ballerina'. DO NOT get me started!)

There you have it!  We have tons of similarities.  Plus, we are neighbors!  

I rest my case for Americans and Canadians: BFF's.

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  1. Now if that isn't the first step to world domination then I don't know what it.
    Brilliant plan. I will take care of the Canadian side, you do the US side. We will rule in no time!

    1. Kerstin, yes, it IS a brilliant plan! Let's keep it on the DL. We don't want the world privy to that sort of info... ;)

  2. There are certainly things we could learn from each other. After all we've blended enough cultures here in the US. What's joining nations! -LV

    1. Laverne, I like your attitude!
      Thanks for visiting!

  3. As a Canadian living in the US, I concur. Especially, the Caillou thing. It's an embarrassment, really.

    1. Oh Caillou! How Do I Loathe Thee?! Let me count the ways...
      Thanks for visiting! :)

  4. I agree with Kerstin, brilliant plan!! Very well thought out and the point about Caillou is irrefutable!


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