10 Of The Most Common Canadian Stereotypes

10 Of The Most Common Canadian Stereotypes

They shape who I am, and I'm proud of them.
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I grew up in Canada; I say some weird stuff every now and again and have to clarify myself daily since I live in the USA. I am proud of my Canadian background and I am so stoked to be living in the US of A! However, I am not going to change any of my weird quirks just to fit in, here are 10 Canadian stereotypes I exemplify, and that is one thing I am not going to apologize about.

1. We say 'EH' a lot.

I don't do this intentionally, but I guarantee every time I do use this word I will not hear the end of it for the next week. Americans say "huh" and Aussies use "aye" -- we all have our word; move on already.

2. Maple syrup is BAE.

You are just jealous your country isn't known for their love of maple syrup, because that's the s**t I put on everything!

3. Tim Hortons is our favorite fast food.


Little unknown fact about Tim Horton: he was actually a hockey player in the 50s and 60s who died while driving drunk after a game. Most people recognize the name in association with his multi million-dollar coffee and donuts franchise. My personal favorite are the fruit explosion muffins!

4. We're super polite.

Being known as the country with the manners is not the worst thing to be known for. Not surprisingly, I am not sorry for this stereotype.

5. We don't get cold.

It's not like the border was created because as soon as you cross the 49th parallel it's extremely cold. The majority of the Canadian population lives close to the American border and not in the frozen tundra. That being said, I don't need to bundle up as much as my American peers during the winter, and I don't think I could go a full 12 months without some form of actual winter weather.

6. Our lives revolve around hockey.

Growing up with my siblings playing hockey, I just remember the early morning practices and Timmies runs. On a more serious note, not everyone plays hockey, but they probably did at some point early on.

7. Poutine is the best snack AND drunchies food.

Any time of day is the best time to have poutine, but once you turn 19 (or 18 in some provinces), that is when you truly appreciate its cheesy, gravy goodness.

8. Toque is a winter fashion staple.

This is more slang than a stereotype, but Canadians are the only people who utilize the term. I am often met with puzzled glances after mentioning this article of clothing to my american friends.

9. We're proud we aren't Americans.

Now this might offend all you patriots out there, but in my opinion, Canadians aren't as in-your-face about being Canadian as Americans are. We are, however, proud of the stuff we don't do in contrast to all the dumb stuff that Americans are blindly proud they have done.

10. We live in igloos amongst polar bears and moose.

Honestly, I wish we did. Igloos are cheaper than houses and it's totally acceptable to light a fire in the middle of your room. Polar bears and moose, on the other hand, are large, scary animals and traffic hazards. I've heard in some northern cities you cannot dress in white on Halloween in case you get mistaken as a bear!


So here you have it: my top Canadian stereotypes that I wouldn't change for anything in the world. I know I am missing plenty others because, just like most nations, we are a distinct and proud people. I am extremely fortunate to be able to experience life in both the US of A and Canada, and I hope I never lose any of my quirks; this is who I am and it's what makes me unique.

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Vine may be dead but vine references live on. I still watch vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk"

2. "Hi welcome to Chili's"

3. "It is Wednesday my dudes"

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh"

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties"

8. "Gimme your F**KING money"

9. "That was legitness"

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king god she f**king dead"

11. "Fre sha vocado"

12. "Staaaahp I coulda dropped my croissant"

13. "That's my OPINION"

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head"

15. "What the f**k Richard"

16. "This bitch empty, YEET"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does"

18. "What up I'm Jared I'm 19 and I never f**king learned how to read"

19. "Um I'm never been to oovoo javer"

20. "My god they were roommates"

21. "Why are you running, why are you running"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe"

23. "I can't swim"

24. "Lebron James"

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss"

26. "Mother trucker dude that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick"

27. "Watch your profanity"

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch"

29. "What are thoooooose"

30. "I smell like beef"

31. "You better stop"

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE"

33. "Come get y'all juice"

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay"

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift."

36. "I wanna be a cowboy baby"

37. "Why you always lying"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh what am I not allowed to sneeze"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes"

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming"

41. "XOXO, gossip girl"

42. "Shoutout to all the pear"

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came"

44. "Chipotle is my life"

45. "Look at all those chickens"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP"

47. "I like turtles"

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON"

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM"

50. "F**k you I don't want no ravioli"

51. "21"

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom"

53. "Iridocyclitis"

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it"

55. "That is NOT correct"

56. "Uh I'm not finished" "Oh my god can you let me do what I need to do"

57. "I have osteoporosis"

58. "ADAM"

59. "Merry Chrysler"

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you"

61. "Try me bitch"

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema"

67. "I am shooketh"

68. "Hey my name is Trey I have a basketball game tomorrow"

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist" "A child"

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this"

72. "Bitch I hope the f**k you do"

73. "Two shots of vodka"

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower"

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ"

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The Breath of Solitude

A Poem With A Prologue // Polar Viewpoints.

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Prologue:


She smacks your parted lips,

sucking the dry,

open cracks to a seal.

Pumping energy into your chest

and sending a continuous shiver

from lung to navel.


You can't help but cough,

as your lungs tighten and twist.

Ringing the frosty sensation out –

slipping through your parted lips.


The same parted lips that

allowed her deliberate fingers

to crawl inside

where she can escape her own dimension

of solitude.




The Breath of Solitude


All I know

is solitude.


We chat

every day

in conversations that circulate

behind the backs

of the present.


Solitude grinds my coffee beans,

as we sit

with our legs crossed,

waiting for dawn

to explode over our opaque landscape.


Solitude runs my bath,

bubbling

as the Sun crashes

against the diminishing horizon.


But none of this is reality.

I am above

the dimension of reality.

Not theoretically,

but physically.

I am only a tool

to be used in the dimension

of your reality.

Drifting in and out,

twirling through your negative space.

My only purpose

is found through your breath;

but what do I do

when you stop breathing?


I wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.


I cannot see the blood

that sloshes through the veins

in your innocent hands.

The blood that energizes

those fingers

upon which I wait.


But I know

the blood is there.

It isn't

what you do.

It isn't

the way you move.

Simply put,

it is

the way

that you exist.


The sheer fact

that you have a bursting burgundy waterfall

streaming,

not only through your fingers,

but engulfing all of you

in its rich,

rooted,

energy.


The only waterfall

that I encompass

is the waterfall

that you imagine.

I have no blood;

I have no way to exist.


And so I

wait for your fingers,

less deliberate than mine,

but filled with that

that I lack.


I wait for your fingers

to filter the heat

to a state of regulation,

a state of production,

a state in which I can exist.

The peach fuzz

that sleeps on the bridge of your nose

begins to rise

when your fingers initiate the flame.

The temperature reacts,

as would my heartbeat,

if I had a bursting burgundy waterfall,

or some type of life source

inhabiting my chest cavity.


As the heat

starts to melt

my metaphorical skin,

I become reality.

I don't have a face to smile,

or eyes to produce tears.

But I have thoughts.

I have words to say,

I have feelings to express.


I still can only drift,

in and out,

twirling through your negative space,

but now spiraling

into your positive space,

as well.


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