An Adlandpro Canada Day post …then off to the fireworks
I am Canadian and very proud of my country and today as it is Canada Day I wanted to show off a little bit about my home. Like any country we also have our problems, but for today lets take a look as some of more light hearted and unique points to this land I call my home. Happy Canada Day!
While we all know that Lacrosse is Canadian, Hockey is Canadian and yes even Basketball is Canadian, here are some other little known facts about Canada to show the world how unique we really are…
Ogopogo is Canadian (Ogopogo, a distant and less-famous relative of the Loch Ness Monster, is said to sill live in Lake Okanagan, B.C.)
The Hudson Bay company once owned 1/11th of the Earth’s surface.
The light bulb was actually invented by a Canadian. (Henry Woodward patented it in 1874). The patent was bought by some obscure American named Edison who improved upon the design and took credit for inventing it.
Other Canadian Inventions:
Canada has some very entertaining beer commercials and do I dare say some are very patriotic?
While many people will say huh, in Canada we use the term Eh, such a versatile word that is very important for communications and can be helpful for business and social conversations
For those of you who are not familiar with this wonderful term EH = pronounced AY ( is similar, but not the same as huh)
To give you a few examples
Eh? = what did you say?
Eh? = what do you think?
EH!? = what do you mean?
Eh?? = your joking!!!??
Eh…uhuh = yes sure!
Ehhhh!! = WOW!!
Some Canadian foods that you will experience:
Quebec yellow pea soup
You know you are Canadian…
You eat chocolate bars instead of candy bars.
You drink pop, not soda.
You drive on a highway, not a freeway.
You know what a Robertson screwdriver is.
You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.
You know that Mounties “don’t always look like that.”
You drive with your headlights on during the day (since 1989, all new cars have been fitted with “daytime running lights”).
You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing ‘u’s from labor, honor, color. etc.
You know the French equivalents of “free”, “prize”, and “no sugar added”, thanks to your extensive education in bilingual cereal packaging.
You know Toronto is NOT a province.
If you live in some of the colder Canadian provinces, your car has a cord and plug sticking out of the grill … it’s a block heater for those sub-zero (in Celsius) days.
You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with frozen snow and slush.
You find -40C a little chilly.
The trunk of your car doubles as a portable deep freeze.
You know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, almost Winter and Construction.
You pronounce the last letter of the alphabet “zed” instead of “zee.”
If you want to know even more about Canada then this YouTube video by Tom Brokaw is an excellent way to understand a little bit more about our country…