Americans and Canadians culture Q&A Thread.

luv2cheer92

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 13, 2012
Hiking. I live like 30 minutes from the north side of Shenandoah National Park. And I'm just a few miles from the AT. Lots of good hiking in my area.

Also about an hour from DC, so lots to explore and do in the area.
 

declansdad

DIS Dad #639 New Brunswick, Canada
Joined
Apr 14, 2004
All Canadians ok after Fiona hit the Maritimes? I can’t remember off the top of my head anyone but @declansdad , is anyone else on the coast?

Nothing where I am but a little wind but as you move east it was pretty bad. Pretty much all of PEI was or is without power and most of Nova Scotia. Seeing lots of damage through Cape Breton, PEI and the west coast of NL. A few houses washed away on NL, swept a couple of women out to sea. One woman was recovered but not the other. Lots of cleanup to do throughout the region.
 

SirDuff

DIS Veteran
Joined
Mar 19, 2014
Let's play how to spot the Canadian (in a mix of many nationalities based in Europe):

Coworker 1: Anyone else smell burning?
Rest of us: No
Coworker 1: I smell toast
Coworker 2: Maybe you're having a stroke?
Everyone but me: ...
Me: Where in Canada are from?

Yes, I know it is epilepsy, not a stroke, but...
 

prairie_girl

Thinking about pennies...
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Let's play how to spot the Canadian (in a mix of many nationalities based in Europe):

Coworker 1: Anyone else smell burning?
Rest of us: No
Coworker 1: I smell toast
Coworker 2: Maybe you're having a stroke?
Everyone but me: ...
Me: Where in Canada are from?

Yes, I know it is epilepsy, not a stroke, but...

Whenever someone says something is burning I always say that they need to call Dr. Penfield lol
 

Buzz Rules

To Infinity and Beyond
Joined
Feb 7, 2005
Canadians, is there a famous American classic book that you have not read but may in the future? Examples: Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the Prince and the Pauper.
 

Buzz Rules

To Infinity and Beyond
Joined
Feb 7, 2005
Canadians, where in your country would you recommend for a honeymoon? I often hear Canada is a great place for a honeymoon but I’m curious what your opinions are.
 

prairie_girl

Thinking about pennies...
Joined
Jul 26, 2016
Canadians, is there a famous American classic book that you have not read but may in the future? Examples: Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn, Moby Dick, The Scarlet Letter, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the Prince and the Pauper.

Not classic but I am trying to work my way through all the books in Oprah’s book club. I’ve had a delay because my library card has to be renewed and I haven’t had the time to get to a library to renew it.
 

Mischievous Daisy

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Nov 5, 2020
Okay, just to be safe, I'm going to toss something new out there...

I'm hosting a potluck at the Haskell Free Library and Opera House for people from both sides of the 49th parallel. (The library straddles the Canada/U.S. border, so everyone can participate without needing a passport or having issues with customs trying to smuggle food in.) You can bring ONE food from your area to share with everyone. It can be a cultural dish, a local specialty, something from your state fair, whatever you want, as long as you write a little bit to tell why you are sharing it. You don't have to be super specific about the area if it is too revealing.

I'll start...

I'm bringing Hurricones from Getty Foods in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. I had never heard of Hurricones before, but when I was back home this summer, my sister encouraged me to try one. Getting Hurricones is a family tradition for them when they go back. Hurricones are like the best Coke float, without the messy, gloppy drink part that loses its fizz. I have no idea if this is unique to Getty Foods, but I have never come across them elsewhere. To make one, the person starts by tipping a cup on its side and filling half of it with soft serve. They then fill the other half of the cup with your choice of slushie (Coke, Dr. Pepper, whatever is on tap). So good!

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I'm definitely doing this next summer!
 

Buzz Rules

To Infinity and Beyond
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Feb 7, 2005
Canadians, is there a tv show that currently airs in Canada only that Americans should give a chance if it becomes available in the USA?
 

Frozen Canuck

DIS Veteran
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Jun 10, 2015
Canadians, is there a tv show that currently airs in Canada only that Americans should give a chance if it becomes available in the USA?
In this day and age, I can't imagine much that isn't viewable by Americans. Even Corner Gas has made it to certain streaming services. Two shows that immediately jump to mind are ones that are no longer being produced, Royal Canadian Air Farce (stopped filming in 2019) and The Rick Mercer Report. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (now called 22 Minutes), is still running, which focuses on Canadian politics, satire, etc. Pretty sure that one isn't widely available in the US, though you could likely stream it somewhere.
 

Nora03

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 15, 2007
We’re watching a show on CTV and not sure if it airs in the US. It’s called TRANSPLANT. We weren’t sure if we’d watch it if it was just a medical show. However it is about a doctor and his young sister who come from Syria to Canada. It is so good. Lots of medical drama but also shows what it is like to be an immigrant in Canada. The second season has just started. We’re really enjoying it.
 

Frozen Canuck

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 10, 2015
We’re watching a show on CTV and not sure if it airs in the US. It’s called TRANSPLANT. We weren’t sure if we’d watch it if it was just a medical show. However it is about a doctor and his young sister who come from Syria to Canada. It is so good. Lots of medical drama but also shows what it is like to be an immigrant in Canada. The second season has just started. We’re really enjoying it.
I watched an episode of that when I was back in Canada this summer and it was good! I forgot about that one. I need to see if I can find it.
 

ronandannette

I gave myself this tag and I "Like" myself too!
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May 4, 2006
In this day and age, I can't imagine much that isn't viewable by Americans. Even Corner Gas has made it to certain streaming services. Two shows that immediately jump to mind are ones that are no longer being produced, Royal Canadian Air Farce (stopped filming in 2019) and The Rick Mercer Report. This Hour Has 22 Minutes (now called 22 Minutes), is still running, which focuses on Canadian politics, satire, etc. Pretty sure that one isn't widely available in the US, though you could likely stream it somewhere.
https://www.cbc.ca/television/stillstanding
:lovestrucI absolutely LOVE this show. Johnny Harris is among the 3rd generation of amazing comedic talent coming out of Newfoundland and the premise of this show (stand-up comedy/documentary/reality) is extremely informative and sweet-spirited. It's a grass-roots slice-of-life in communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast and every single episode touches my heart and makes me proud. :grouphug:
 








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