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Old Dec 6th 2004, 7:59 pm
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Did anybody see the 'Canadian, .... So?' two-part documentary on CBC last week (Wed/Thu nights, I think)? Was it not the most sickening exercise in self-congratulation and 'patting one's self on the back' that you've ever seen? A veritable 'love-in' for self-flattering blowhards!

Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.
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Didnt see it, but after just 7 years here I can hardly remember what the UK was like anymore, but I do remember being favourably impressed with canadian behaviour relative to the UK in the first few years after I landed.

Maybe after 29 years here its time for you to spend a few months in the UK to remind you just how good we really do have it in Canada?

I suspect that as far as this myth goes, there is no smoke without fire, but of course not all canadians are peace loving tree huggers in the same way not all Englishmen are football hooligans.
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Caught the second part, but not the first part. If the road rage thread on here last week is anything to go by, amongst other issues going on in the country at the moment, then it just goes to prove some of that myth wrong.

Don't get me wrong here, we all meet some wonderful canucks in our everyday lives, but some just go beyond proving that myth wrong, but hey....I will take that road rage abuse anyday, than have some CHAVS attack my family.


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Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.
 
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Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.
Here in this tourist town (mostly Americans and Canadians) in Mexico, many of the locals would disagree with you. The Mexicans I know, think the Canadians are a much quieter and modest bunch - at least compared to the Americans.
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Don't get me wrong here, we all meet some wonderful canucks in our everyday lives, but some just go beyond proving that myth wrong, but hey....I will take that road rage abuse anyday, than have some CHAVS attack my family.
We've got more than enough chavs and spides out here in Alberta ... could always export a few back East!!
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What are spides? And do you use the expression chav over there?

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We've got more than enough chavs and spides out here in Alberta ... could always export a few back East!!
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You are a very funny individual, we have enough on our plate here in Ontario ! Keep your spides and chavs eh........LOL

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We've got more than enough chavs and spides out here in Alberta ... could always export a few back East!!
 
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Originally Posted by Pearly_Spencer
Did anybody see the 'Canadian, .... So?' two-part documentary on CBC last week (Wed/Thu nights, I think)? Was it not the most sickening exercise in self-congratulation and 'patting one's self on the back' that you've ever seen? A veritable 'love-in' for self-flattering blowhards!

Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.
Well, with all due respect to you, why do you stay if you dislike Canada so much? Perhaps there are greener pastures elsewhere where you might be happier?

And please don't pull the prejudice against immigrants line with me - I'm the product of immigrant parents. It's just a question.
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Originally Posted by Pearly_Spencer
Did anybody see the 'Canadian, .... So?' two-part documentary on CBC last week (Wed/Thu nights, I think)? !

Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.

After seeing the program you may have have missed some key points such as.


1) The terrain and climate demand a collaborative relationship by the inhabitants simply for survival . (This is more evident in small towns where you can always rely on your neighbour to look after you and if any family has a misfortute there's usuallly some local support.)

2) As a result Canadians have a more collabarative than competitive philosophy.


3) Any country that has enabled the French and the English to coexist for a couple of centuries must have something going for it eh!
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Originally Posted by Pearly_Spencer
Did anybody see the 'Canadian, .... So?' two-part documentary on CBC last week (Wed/Thu nights, I think)? Was it not the most sickening exercise in self-congratulation and 'patting one's self on the back' that you've ever seen? A veritable 'love-in' for self-flattering blowhards!

Personally, after 29 years here it's my firm belief that Canadians are no more gentle/nice/quiet than anywhere else in the world. Where on earth did this myth start? Wishful thinking, I'd say.
Maybe Canadians you've met, just don't like you.
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Well, with all due respect to you, why do you stay if you dislike Canada so much? Perhaps there are greener pastures elsewhere where you might be happier?

And please don't pull the prejudice against immigrants line with me - I'm the product of immigrant parents. It's just a question.
here here!

is the grass greener tho?... every country has their fair share of idiots and morons, its just a matter of degrees.
 
Old Dec 7th 2004, 7:46 pm
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What like BA's, BSc's, Masters, MBA's, and Phd's?........LOL



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is the grass greener tho?... every country has their fair share of idiots and morons, its just a matter of degrees.
 
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Originally Posted by the-smiths
What like BA's, BSc's, Masters, MBA's, and Phd's?........LOL
LMAO

i knew a few people who could have easily had Phd's!
 
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Originally Posted by the-smiths
What like BA's, BSc's, Masters, MBA's, and Phd's?........LOL
Just watch it now......
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Those are degrees aren't they? Oh.....I left out BEng, MSc, MBBS, LLB et al.....LOL



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Just watch it now......
 

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