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Old 04-06-2014, 03:09 AM
 
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While one might scoff at the idea the two places have anything in common, I think there actually a lot of parallels. Both have strong Scottish and Irish influence, as well as English and especially in one region (Louisiana and Quebec) French. Both have a complicated relationship with the American government which varies from love to hate. Southerners and Canadians are also both highly fond of whiskey.

I'd also posit the "hoser" culture shares quite a bit in common with southern redneck culture. Newfoundland's accent has strong similarities to the Tidewater accent of North Carolina/Virginia.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:12 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Yes there are some similarities, especially with the Acadians, and being more British, but they don't seem that significant.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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I can see this to an extent, western Canadians and southern Americans in particular (I'm really generalizing) seem proudly anti-government (even when both are involved in electing the government) and obsessed with freedoms.

However, as for Anglo heritage, because of its retention of Canada, Anglo symbols are much more in your face in Canada outside of Quebec than the American South.


Really I'm surprised (and disappointed) we didn't keep the flag with the location of the union flag similar to Australia and New Zealand (who are having a referendum about it) but red background instead and with a fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms.

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Old 04-06-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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I'd also posit the "hoser" culture shares quite a bit in common with southern redneck culture.
I've never heard of a hoser culture existing beyond the Depression Era of the 1930's and it occurs to me that hoser might mean something completely different now from what it meant 80 years and more ago. So could you please define what a hoser culture is considered to be now?

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Old 04-06-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I've never heard of a hoser culture existing beyond the Depression Era of the 1930's and it occurs to me that hoser might mean something completely different now from what it meant 80 years and more ago. So could you please define what a hoser culture is considered to be now?

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Uh, Bob and Doug McKenzie?
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I can see this to an extent, western Canadians and southern Americans in particular (I'm really generalizing) seem proudly anti-government (even when both are involved in electing the government) and obsessed with freedoms.

However, as for Anglo heritage, because of its retention of Canada, Anglo symbols are much more in your face in Canada outside of Quebec than the American South.


Really I'm surprised (and disappointed) we didn't keep the flag with the location of the union flag similar to Australia and New Zealand (who are having a referendum about it) but red background instead and with a fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms.
I'm glad we changed our flag.

"In 1963, when newly elected Prime Minister Lester Pearson promised to make good on his election promise to give Canada its own, distinct national flag, few would have guessed that the final choice would bear symbols of neither France nor England. Canadian flag history came to a climax with the Great Flag Debate of 1964, which coincided with the rise of separatism in Quebec. The adoption of the maple leaf flag was thus a significant, if symbolic, step toward the creation of a country that was more than sum of its regional and ethnic parts. (The process continues to this day.)"

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Canadian Flag History
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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I can see this to an extent, western Canadians and southern Americans in particular (I'm really generalizing) seem proudly anti-government (even when both are involved in electing the government) and obsessed with freedoms.

However, as for Anglo heritage, because of its retention of Canada, Anglo symbols are much more in your face in Canada outside of Quebec than the American South.


Really I'm surprised (and disappointed) we didn't keep the flag with the location of the union flag similar to Australia and New Zealand (who are having a referendum about it) but red background instead and with a fleur-de-lis in the coat of arms.

Not me. It was a message sent loud and clear that we are an independent nation.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Uh, Bob and Doug McKenzie?
They're not a culture, and they are also circa 1980. lol
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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Uh, Bob and Doug McKenzie?
They aren't realistic and were made to be stereotypical comic representations of Canadians. No real culture exists around the "beauty way to go."
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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They aren't realistic and were made to be stereotypical comic representations of Canadians. No real culture exists around the "beauty way to go."
…except maybe the beer part
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