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Old 10-18-2007, 06:34 AM
 
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The U.S. and Canada measure their metro populations in a different way
Careful, so do cities in the U.S. between costs and other geographic areas. There is definitely not only one way that U.S. cities measure metro. It can very wildly from city to city, especially between eastern cities and the sun-belt cities.
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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While there are certainly differences between the two countries, I think we probably have a lot more in common that we may think:

-Both countries are big, beautiful and blessed with natural resources.
-Both countires have their fair share of lazy people who "work the system."
-Both countires have problems making healthcare both affordable AND readily available to everyone.
-Both countries have respected post-secondary educational systems.
-Both countires have recently had tragic events occur on a post-secondary campus.
-Both countries are places immigrants (both legal and otherwise) want to be.
-Both countires have strained relations and shameful histories with regards to their Native peoples.
-Both countires have warm, welcoming and open-minded people.
-Both countries have ignorant a-holes.
-Both countries pay their professional athletes too much
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:14 PM
 
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I agree, I would say there is more in common than different. Please forgive me Canada, but I think in a lot of ways, Canada copies the USA. But then again, the things you don't copy are the things I love about you! You're probably better off not copying us. LOL.

I love Canada! :P
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Old 10-18-2007, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I agree, I would say there is more in common than different. Please forgive me Canada, but I think in a lot of ways, Canada copies the USA. But then again, the things you don't copy are the things I love about you! You're probably better off not copying us. LOL.
Americans copy Canadians too!

Hockey, lacrosse, comedic-styles (John Candy, Mike Myers) making immitation Canadian beer and millions are copying our accent.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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As a Canadian I find that it helps to be (color*) blind (*US spelling) or colour* blind (Cdn spelling) now you can see the difference in words on paper--but if this were spoken it would be the same to those hearing it. Nice to be the same but different! Now those Russians-----??????Vodka anyone?
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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Yes, more colors/colours and flavors/flavours not only make the world more interesting, it helps us harbor/harbour more warm, fuzzy feelings of amor (amour?)
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:15 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-T
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Hockey, lacrosse, comedic-styles (John Candy, Mike Myers) making immitation Canadian beer and millions are copying our accent.
Canadians leave their mark on American culture when they become Hollywood celebrities. Most people would think they are American except if they mention it. I think this is a stealth invasion on the American way of life!
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Old 10-19-2007, 04:29 AM
 
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wow, a sneakily disguised anti-american post. the good thing about the united states is that we do not have to please everybody. go to canada and be happy :0)
That's the problem with Americans, you disagree with anything about the country and all of a sudden you're anti-American; Imagine if I weren't American, I would have been told to go back home... Some people just can't take hearing anything negative about themselves. I will say it and really don't care what anyone has to say this country has more faults than it is willing to admit to. The problem is you won't see those faults until you've come here and live.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:49 AM
 
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Americans copy Canadians too!

Hockey, lacrosse, comedic-styles (John Candy, Mike Myers) making immitation Canadian beer and millions are copying our accent.
lol, true!! Did hockey really come first in Canada is did it just become more popular?

Plus you gave the world Sarah Mclachlan which was swell of you.

Then again, you also gave the world Celine Dion which cancel's out any good from Sarah Mchlachlan.


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Old 10-19-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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That's the problem with Americans, you disagree with anything about the country and all of a sudden you're anti-American; Imagine if I weren't American, I would have been told to go back home...
As a kid, around my pre-teen/early teen years I'd been called un-Canadian from a few peers, once, the most un-Canadian Canadian.

These people did not seem angry with me, just kind of confused as it's only been told to me in a matter-of-fact tone of voice.

I took it as a compliment at the time, because the personality traits of those "informing me" of my differences did not seem appealling to me.

However it seemed to be said in a manner that was somewhat mutually respectful, as minutes later it seemed people sort of forgot what was mentioned. Perhaps because it didn't matter much to me either way, so I might be easy to get along with despite my differences.
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