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Old 02-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Gina-Gina-Bo-Bina View Post
Have you ever seen the movie Grown Ups? And the scene with the hunky lifeguard with the atrocious voice? He's from "Saskatachatoon". lol, your post totally made me think of that movie!!!
Yep...that was the best. He even has a french accent and threw in an 'eh' at the end

I always just say I'm from Canada. I'm often asked what part...then I say the Toronto area. I'm in Oakville so TO is only 15 minute down the highway.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #17
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We just start with "Canada", then if asked will add "Ontario", then if asked further will add "a little town about 1 1/2 hrs east of Toronto". For a lot of people just the country is enough for them. I laughed at the response a PP got about Winnipeg. That was EXACTLY what happened to us when we went to WDW while living there.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:58 PM   #18
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Well we are actually in Toronto, and on our trip last month we answered this precise question.

The guy who asked it just shook his head at the response, and said, "I don't know. I'm from Atlanta."

DH started talking baseball and trades, and it wasn't long before the guy got it ... sort of.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #19
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Too funny. I'm a Canadian living in the Southern US. My little ones were watching Sesame Street this morning and Grover did a whole sketch on Saskatchewan. They must have said it 20 times. Just thought the timing of this thread was funny.

Also have to add that, for years we lived in a border state and people would look at a cross eyed when we said we from Canada. Now we live in a SOuthern state and find the people sooooo much more knowledgable of Canada.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:55 PM   #20
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We tell them Prince Edward Island and get 'you mean Rhode Island?'

Then move on to eastern Canada. Usually have to say east of Montreal about 14 hours.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:32 PM   #21
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We usually say Ontario, Canada and if they don't look confused then we too say where we live in relation to Toronto. Glad to hear we're not the only ones who handle it like that. That's why we like eating at Le Cellier, we usually end up getting a server from Southern Ontario who knows the geography (and they're equally impressed when we know where Welland or Kitchener is!).
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Old 02-22-2012, 02:07 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by cpbjgc View Post
I say Winnipeg. This is often (not always!) followed by a blank stare at which point I say "...just north of North Dakota", a further blank stare "... about 8 hours from Minneapolis", which often gets us there.

We have run into a number of florida native cast members who not only knew where Winnipeg was, but had even been here (either friends or family from around Winnipeg).

What is more fun is when someone says, "Oh, you are from Canada! Do you know my friend X from Toronto?". So far, I have never known their friends . I guess a 24 hour drive is a little too much separation.
A funny story- While in NY, my sister-in-laws brother says "oh, I hear you're from Pt Moody, I have a friend who lives there." Don't know why but I asked who his friend was, and turned out the friend lives 2 door down from me
I did indeed know him!

To answer OP- I tell people I'm from Vancouver. Thanks to the Olympics last year most people now know where Vancouver is. Most never heard of Pt. Moody, unless you're from this area. It is in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, so while we're not exactly in the City of Vancouver- close enough!!

Then they ask- it's really cold there right? Um, no I tell them, we get the same weather as Seattle
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:14 AM   #23
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We say Niagara Falls, and usually they think we are American, then I say Canada then we get.....ooohhhh!
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We usually just go with "Canada". If they ask what part, we just say Alberta. That's when we usually get the glazed over look, if not we say "It's in the west, north of Montana". That usually ends it, especially if they don't really know where Montana is!
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I've given up explaining that Nova Scotia is east of Maine .... just adds to the confusion. My favourite game is guess where I'm from .... they can't place my maritime accent!
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #26
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We usually say Vancouver Island - about 50% of the time peple ask if we like living in such a big city, and the rest of the time they seem to know where we mean. BUT having said that we have only travelled on the west coast of the US and to Yellowstone,
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:24 PM   #27
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Last time we drove down, the overnight stop was Charlotte, NC. I went book shopping at Northlake Mall and my accent gave my Canuckness away, and so I got the "where are you from" question. I said "Waterloo, Ontario" and my jaw dropped when the clerk said she'd driven to Kitchener for Oktoberfest three years previous...
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #28
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I used to say New Brunswick, but then they always say "Oh, New Jersey!" or "Is that near Toronto?". So now we say "New Brunswick Canada, which is just north of Maine".

I don't even go down the Quispamsis road...
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:30 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by dis_guy View Post
We usually just go with "Canada". If they ask what part, we just say Alberta. That's when we usually get the glazed over look, if not we say "It's in the west, north of Montana". That usually ends it, especially if they don't really know where Montana is!
We have had the exact same experience. Surprising how many don't know where Montana is as well.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:39 PM   #30
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we usually say just north of niagara falls canada. If they say oh weve been there, then we add niagara on the lake, and sometimes they respond by saying oh weve been there thats wine country.
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