You Know You’re In Canada When…

June 24, 2010 · 7 comments

… you can ask for a “butter tart, please” and they know what you want. (It was amazing.)

… nobody thinks that…

a) curling is an odd way to spend a Saturday morning, and

b) calling a sports club, an annual agricultural winter fair, a police force, an air force, a mint, a train line, a museum, or a comedy show “Royal” is strange. (Did I miss anything?)

… Canadian geese are in their home and native land. (And if you just started humming the Canadian national anthem, chances are good that your mouth is watering right now for one of those butter tarts.)

… the natives get their feathers in a ruffle over language wars.

… “Bottoms up!” and fishing are both favorite national pastimes and are often played simultaneously. (That’s cottonwood fluff on the water, by the way, not beer foam.)

… the weather can go from this…

… to this in the time it takes to get from one shore to the other.

… and portly pooches who look like Winston Churchill but are named “Disco” proudly sport patriotic red and white a full month before Canada Day.

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Sandi Fentiman June 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Bottoms Up would be translated in swan as: “Damn that fish is too far down!”
Nice pictures Kas, and how’s every one there in Toronto. I’ll write soon–hopefully.

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Debra June 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Looks like you’re having fun! YAY!

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rickandkathy June 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Hey Debra! Yup, it was a blast, although from a few weeks back… been a little busy 🙂

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