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!)