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Old 09-15-2010, 12:14 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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In many ways this can be true. However, in Canada they basically have four population centers, with large and empty expanses between the areas. This makes a bit of a difference in how much each has in common, they lack the transition areas we have in the much higher populated US.

You realize that California may have a greater population than all of Canada (last estimate I saw was pretty close).
True but even in California, there are distinct subcultures. What you say does makes sense as when a population is isolated it drifts from others more so. But I think this is true for at least our west coast as it is largely isolated and the rockies and great basin and sparsely populated as well.

Overall however I don't think Canadians will even be noticed in California unless they start singing O' Canada lol
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:19 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Overall however I don't think Canadians will even be noticed in California unless they start singing O' Canada lol
Or saying things that include lots of instances of words that rhyme with about.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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Or saying things that include lots of instances of words that rhyme with about.
haha true but that could also be someone from Minnesota
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Or saying things that include lots of instances of words that rhyme with about.
Or walking around in the middle of Winter with a t-shirt on talking about how warm it is when everyone else is shivering and bundled up.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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haha true but that could also be someone from Minnesota
Or even Sidney, Montana.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Escondido, CA
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Californians think that Canadians are unlucky enough to have some of the worst weather in the world, and, at the same time, lucky enough not to have any of the wingnut, bible-thumping, reality-denying politicians the likes of George W., Sarah, Rush, & Glenn.

When a particularly rabid wingnut somehow makes into the runoffs of the national elections, a common sentiment you might hear in the more civilized parts of California is "if XXX gets elected, I'm moving to Canada".

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:41 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Overall, I find Canadians to be pleasant, although that whole "little brother" syndrome they have when it comes to their big brother to the South can get tedious.

I'd never challenge a Canadian to a beer drinking contest, that I do know.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Californians think that Canadians are unlucky enough to have some of the worst weather in the world, and, at the same time, lucky enough not to have any of the wingnut, bible-thumping, reality-denying politicians the likes of George W., Sarah, Rush, & Glenn.
Unfamiliar with Alberta politics, I take it?

We generally like Canadians. There certainly wouldn't have been an entertainment industry without them!
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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No such thing as a "Canadian".

Folks who live in Toronto generally are a bit different from those in Vancouver, and Montreal residents tend to be significantly different than both in terms of perspective and interest.

From what I understand the Calgary folks tend to be a bit more conservative than the folks on either coast.

Oh, and because you are from Kansas, California and New York you consider yourself either Liberal or Conservative. I lived in Ontario and I am conservative....give me a break, don't sterotype me. If you want to say it I am more like a person from Manitoba. As for the east coast, being more rural, they are more conservative. But please stop putting us all neat packages. I have been in the States for 20 years, I am not going to be tread on by the likes of someone who thinks they know who I am. We, I can say as a population, use better english, and are polite and apologize immediately if we are incorrect. If I'm incorrect here NewToCa, I apologize but unless you were born and bread as a Canadian-American (don't ever call me that- because I am an American-thank-you) you can keep your stereotype to yourself. If my grammar or english was incorrect, I apologize because i have been up late with 5 kids too many days in a row..
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:32 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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And they can be VERY touchy...
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