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Old 10-22-2015, 02:04 AM
 
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American spelling: moldy.

Could our Mouldy be a fake American?

Maybe he's from Guelph and he's just pretending to be from Mississippi?
With all the obsession with the Canada forum theres no doubt in my mind that our Mouldy is actually living somewhere in Quebec..

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Old 10-22-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I got my "handle" from this British novelty song.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO5GWJJP3FM
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Nah.

I absolutely, positively believe that our Mouldy is a true-blue Mississippian.

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The true test is what college team he cheers for...
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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The true test is what college team he cheers for...
My knowledge of the sport isn't much better than this guy's:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNxLxTZHKM8
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:22 AM
 
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In the spirit of the ridiculous premise of this thread, here are the only things I (as an American) know about Canada:

Maple Leaf
Hockey
Cold

Yep, that's all us dumb Americans know. It's comforting to know Canadians know EVERYTHING about our country. We sleep so much better at night with this thought.

/sarcasm
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:09 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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In the spirit of the ridiculous premise of this thread, here are the only things I (as an American) know about Canada:

Maple Leaf
Hockey
Cold

Yep, that's all us dumb Americans know. It's comforting to know Canadians know EVERYTHING about our country. We sleep so much better at night with this thought.

/sarcasm
I feel your pain. Back in April 2007 my wife took me and my children to Niagara Falls, Canada to celebrate my 50th birthday.

I was chatting with a guy at the hotel bar after the Leafs lost, again. He stated that he was sure he knew more US history than I did (similar to the views of this poster), and certainly more US history than I knew about Canadian history. He asked me to test him. I asked him which two elections were decided by the House of Representatives and not the usual way, by the Electoral College. He answered, wasn't it the "Taft" election.

I responded that the Taft election, in 1912, was one of the few where a major party, the Republicans, got less votes than a third party, in tihs case Ted Roosevelt's "Bull Moose Progressives". I said "sort of like your 1993 and 1997 elections where the Bloc and the Reform got more than the Progressive Conservatives.

He said "I rest my case", and said he was astounded an American could quote Canadian elections from memory.

So guys, not always.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Let's face it, Canadians know everything there is to know about the United States and the States basically knows nothing about Canada. Americans think little to absolutely nothing about Canada (some don't even know or care it exists) and others just know stereotypes and nothing else.

Does this ever bother Canadians?
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% of Canadians live within 50 miles of the American border. It only makes sense that we would know more about them as a result.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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Somewhere in the neighborhood of 80% of Canadians live within 50 miles of the American border. It only makes sense that we would know more about them as a result.
yeah, to the extent you keep using miles like the Americans do.
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:55 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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yeah, to the extent you keep using miles like the Americans do.
I suspect he did that to keep it simple for certain people. Cuz, you know, if he said 80 klicks it would be confusing for certain people.

50 miles is wrong too though. It's 100 miles, or 160 klicks.

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Old 10-29-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I suspect he did that to keep it simple for certain people. Cuz, you know, if he said 80 klicks it would be confusing for certain people.

50 miles is wrong too though. It's 100 miles, or 160 klicks.

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I know your tongue is slightly in your cheek, but seriously why would one want to change the way you write to avoid confusing people in this way on the Canadian forum?

I don't really care about such things. I even post in km and degrees C in exchanges with Americans elsewhere on city-data. No big deal.
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