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Old 06-25-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It's possible to learn things in school, only to forget it over time, especially if the person never had much of an interest in the subject to begin with. Like me and math for example.... It was always a hate-hate relationship.
I'm with you on math. Hated it.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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I'm with you on math. Hated it.
BOOOOO

Its the most perfect language in the Universe/multiverse....
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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As a general comment, I'd say that based on what I've been told incessantly on this forum, Canadians apparently know their country and its various regions extremely well.

So the entire premise of the last bunch of posts on this thread seems bizarre.

Since Canadians who are ignorant about the other end of the country should be very few and far between.

Right, guys?
Right. I have yet to meet any Canadians who don't have a fairly good knowledge of the land. Yes there are some that hold onto stereotypes, and I think we can all say that we have been victims of that.
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Old 06-25-2015, 01:01 PM
 
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I'm with you on math. Hated it.
Same. So happy I'm done with it this semester.
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: In transition
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What level of knowledge should the ordinary Ontarian or any other Canadian for that matter have of British Columbia to placate your need that they know the details of British Columbia to the point where you feel you are not being slighted by their lack of knowledge ?
Should all this info be committed to the memory of every Canadian?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia
And should we commit to memory an equal amount of Data for each and every province lest we be accused in a negative way of not being interested in our country?
That would be a start.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:07 AM
 
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Ontarians have boards up their butts when it comes to people from Western Canada. It's like being around pretenders who don't really know what they're supposed to be pretending.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:40 AM
 
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Ontarians have boards up their butts when it comes to people from Western Canada. It's like being around pretenders who don't really know what they're supposed to be pretending.
All Ontarians do? Every one of us?
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:53 AM
 
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That would be a start.
And what would be the point of committing that amount of minutia to memory?
Why would i instantly need to know BCs
Motto
Flower
Tree
Bird
In fact can you instantly name the motto, Flower ,Tree, Bird of every province and if not why not?
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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All Ontarians do? Every one of us?
Oddly enough it usually isn't Ontarians in these forums making silly generalizations about other places... Or maybe we do and we are just 'pretending' we don't

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Right. I have yet to meet any Canadians who don't have a fairly good knowledge of the land. Yes there are some that hold onto stereotypes, and I think we can all say that we have been victims of that.
Agreed - like saying people from an entire Province have a bunch of boards up their butts (whatever the heck that is and which type of board - skateboard, ironing board, surf board) and that everyone in said province are pretenders (whatever the heck that means lol).

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Old 06-26-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: In transition
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And what would be the point of committing that amount of minutia to memory?
Why would i instantly need to know BCs
Motto
Flower
Tree
Bird
In fact can you instantly name the motto, Flower ,Tree, Bird of every province and if not why not?
I knew the capital cities and location of every country in the world when I was in elementary school since I liked to read atlases. I also of course knew most major facts about Canadian provinces and US states.It's how I was able to connect with people from other places and befriend them. If you show an interest in where people are from if they are new to an area, it helps them to feel welcome.
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