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purple80 Sep 14th 2009 2:02 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 7929365)
Holy shit! Talk about your generalisations here. So you all have met all 30 million Canadians and not found a single funny one in the lot? Maybe it's not them...It's YOU

:thumbup: Totally agree.

dboy Sep 14th 2009 2:36 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 7929365)
Holy shit! Talk about your generalisations here. So you all have met all 30 million Canadians and not found a single funny one in the lot? Maybe it's not them...It's YOU

i have to agree here, although happen I've been here too long. I find the lads at work a laugh.

Alan2005 Sep 14th 2009 3:45 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Dorothy (Post 7929365)
Holy shit! Talk about your generalisations here. So you all have met all 30 million Canadians and not found a single funny one in the lot? Maybe it's not them...It's YOU

No - it's definitely them. I checked you see.

Oink Sep 14th 2009 4:03 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by dboy (Post 7930240)
i have to agree here, although happen I've been here too long. I find the lads at work a laugh.

I think the local tv weather man is having a laugh, he said it would sunny and nice this morning. :frown:

natrum Sep 14th 2009 7:09 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 
My experience is that the locals tend to find us funny in a cute kind of a way, but seldom get our humour. Sit a Canadian friend in front of a Ricky Gervais concert for maximum illustration. I think unfunny and slightly sick minded is the general opinion; but most Canadians will be too polite to say so and will just say "Have a nice day"; while our opinion might be lack of irony and too slap stick with regards to the Canadian humour. There are always exceptions of course; but take The Office for example. The differnce between the UK and American Version is obvious. They are both good but different. I have been in Canada 4 years and interestingly could not get into the sitcoms 4 years ago but now, I can. You either have to agree to disagree or grow into it. Resistance is futile.

Notice the similarities rather than the differences and here's hoping that you complain less than my hubbie and I when we first came over. We realy were the most awful drag for the first year.

Oink Sep 14th 2009 7:39 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 
You've got to admit they must have some sense of humour, look the politicians they elect.

SivoxII Sep 14th 2009 7:47 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 
Have you ever had a Canadian laugh at you though??

A retired builder friend laughed at me one day we were out in the truck, saying "ya can tell you're a British driver, taking square corners" ... I couldn't come back at that, as I'd probably say "that's because we drive properly" (and come over all pompous and significant) ... so I just laughed at my own expense.

Hay Hum! :)

iaink Sep 14th 2009 7:54 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by SivoxII (Post 7930859)
Have you ever had a Canadian laugh at you though??

Im married to a canadian....what do you think;)


Personally I don't think you can generalise about a Canadian sense of humour any more than you can about a British sense of humour...

What would a British sense of humour be? Monty Python?, Little Britain?, Dads Army?, Roy Chubby Brown?, Benny Hill?, Les Dennis?, Morecombe and Wise?, Tommy Cooper?, Ricky Gervais?, Rowan Atkinson? Your old mates down the pub?....Things just dont pigeon hole as easily as that.

Steve_P Sep 14th 2009 8:02 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by iaink (Post 7930871)
Things just dont pigeon hole as easily as that.

Sweeping generalization, putting people and things into pigeon holes seems to be something that Brits want to do with alarming regularity.;)

Oink Sep 14th 2009 8:13 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by iaink (Post 7930871)
Im married to a canadian....what do you think;)


Personally I don't think you can generalise about a Canadian sense of humour any more than you can about a British sense of humour...

What would a British sense of humour be? Monty Python?, Little Britain?, Dads Army?, Roy Chubby Brown?, Benny Hill?, Les Dennis?, Morecombe and Wise?, Tommy Cooper?, Ricky Gervais?, Rowan Atkinson? Your old mates down the pub?....Things just dont pigeon hole as easily as that.

Of course you can. Every disparate element of the British sense of humour is encapsulated in the comic genius of Basil Brush. :thumbup:

iaink Sep 14th 2009 8:22 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Steve_P (Post 7930883)
Sweeping generalization, putting people and things into pigeon holes seems to be something that Brits want to do with alarming regularity.;)

Maybe we should make a "top ten" list of british and canadian comics:unsure::lol:


Something else we love to do....:o:unsure:

Steve_P Sep 14th 2009 8:24 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by iaink (Post 7930919)
Maybe we should make a "top ten" list of british and canadian comics:unsure::lol:


Something else we love to do....:o:unsure:

Lets not and say we did. :sneaky::D

SivoxII Sep 14th 2009 8:55 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 
... did I mention, I'm also married to a Canadian? :D

Alan2005 Sep 14th 2009 9:03 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by iaink (Post 7930919)
Maybe we should make a "top ten" list of british and canadian comics:unsure::lol:


Something else we love to do....:o:unsure:

Top ten Canadian comedians. Wouldn't that be all of them with some places left over?

iaink Sep 14th 2009 9:15 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7931010)
Top ten Canadian comedians. Wouldn't that be all of them with some places left over?

Depends, are you counting all those now based in the US with lucrative movie contracts, generally mistaken for americans...

Arent there at least ten is you add together the past and present casts of 22minutes and AirFarce.

Now, Im not defending those shows as particulary funny, but there certainly plenty of people in the business to chose from, ranging from Red Green, through Ron James, Colin Mochre, Rick Mercer, Mike Myers, Jim Carrie, Russel Peters, Dan Ackroyd and John Candy etc etc to Wayne and Shuster if you are of a certain generation


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