A Cultural Comparison
- Aussies: Dislike being mistaken for Pommies (Brits) when abroad.
- Canadians: Are rather indignant about being mistaken for Americans when abroad.
- Americans: Encourage being mistaken for Canadians when abroad.
- Brits: Can't possibly be mistaken for anyone else when abroad.
- Aussies: Believe you should look out for your mates.
- Brits: Believe that you should look out for those people who belong to your club.
- Americans: Believe that people should look out for & take care of themselves.
- Canadians: Believe that that's the government's job.
- Aussies: Are extremely patriotic to their beer
- Americans: Are flag-waving, anthem-singing, and obsessively patriotic to the point of blindness
- Canadians: Can't agree on the words to their anthem, when they can be bothered to sing them.
- Brits: Do not sing at all but prefer a large brass band to perform the anthem.
- Americans: Spend most of their lives glued to the idiot box.
- Canadians: Don't, but only because they can't get more American channels.
- Brits: Pay a tax just so they can watch four channels.
- Aussies: Export all their crappy programs, which no-one there watches, to Britain, where everybody loves them.
- Americans: Will jabber on incessantly about football, baseball, and basketball.
- Brits: Will jabber on incessantly about cricket, soccer, and rugby.
- Canadians: Will jabber on incessantly about hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, and how they beat the Americans twice, playing baseball
- Aussies: Will jabber on incessantly about how they beat the Poms in every sport they play them in.
- Americans: Spell words differently, but still call it "English".
- Brits: Pronounce their words differently, but still call it "English".
- Canadians: Spell like the Brits, pronounce like Americans.
- Aussies: Add "G'day", "mate" and a heavy accent to everything they say in an attempt to be cool.
- Brits: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live on an island.
- Aussies: Shop at home and have goods imported because they live on an island.
- Americans: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, & liquor in a backwards country.
- Canadians: Cross the southern border for cheap shopping, gas, & liquor in a backwards country.
- Americans: Drink weak, bad-tasting beer.
- Canadians: Drink strong, bad-tasting beer.
- Brits: Drink warm, bad-tasting beer.
- Aussies: Drink anything with alcohol in it.
- Americans: Seem to think that poverty & failure are morally suspect.
- Canadians: Seem to believe that wealth and success are morally suspect.
- Brits: Seem to believe that wealth, poverty, success and failure are inherited things.
- Aussies: Seem to think that none of this matters after several beers.
Help from Canada
PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister of Canada to Visit Washington. Statement by the Press Secretary. President Bush and Prime Minister John Chretien of Canada met on Sept. 24th with the Canadian Leader strongly supporting the war on terrorism. Prime Minister Chretien issued the following statement: CANADIANS WILL HELP AMERICA WITH THE WAR ON TERRORISM! WE HAVE PLEDGED: 2 BATTLE SHIPS, 600 GROUND TROOPS, 6 FIGHTER JETS. AFTER THE AMERICAN EXCHANGE RATE, THEY WILL END UP WITH: 2 CANOES, 6 MOUNTIES, AND A BUNCH OF FLYING SQUIRRELS
The Conventioneer from Saskatchewan
A visiting conventioneer from Saskatchewan walked into a bar in Greenwich Village and sat next to a rather attractive woman. "Hi," he said, "I'm new in town. Can I buy you a drink?". "Get lost," she remarked, "I am Lesbian." "Oh, really?" he asked, "How are things in Beiruit?"
Canada's Air Disaster
Canada's worst air disaster occurred today when a small two-seat Cessna crashed into a cemetery early this afternoon in central Newfoundland. Newfie search and rescue workers have recovered 826 bodies so far and expect that number to climb as digging continues into the evening.
A New Chrysler
Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honor Bill Clinton. The Dodge Drafter will begin production in Canada this year.