Rick Mercer, these are for you
Thus far, a few of the Canadians and myself have encountered some VERY hilarious comments about Canada- here are a few:
Texan: “So Canada is a third world country right?”
We were talking about how much it cost in “dollars” (referring to Canadian Dollar) and they said “Oh, you use the american dollar, shouldn’t you have your own currency?”
after I told somebody I lived in Ottawa, Ontario they replied
Californian: “Oh I’ve been there, it is in B.C.”
Me: “No, It is in Ontario”
Californian: “No, it is in Vancouver, I visit there all the time”
I suppose I was incorrect the whole time, who knew the Capital of Canada was in B.C. and that an American would be the one to correct me….
I stated I was born in Northern Ontario they reply “Oh, so you live near eskimo’s then, how are they?”
So far, that is all I have heard about – Just thought I would share so you could experience the great knowledge our neighbours to the South have about their largest trading partner.
I do not expect everybody to know everything about my country – the same as I do not know everything about all other countries. But, when the country is your neighbour, you share a language, you are each others largest trading partners, a little more general knowledge is appreciated. But – I do not mean to imply all American’s are as naive as those stated above – These are just a few examples of a few ‘unique’ individuals.