American reacts to Canadian History

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Nakey's picture
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the cool thing about being australian is we have no countries on our border.

if you don't count tasmania that is, they're pretty close.

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Timmy Tosser's picture

Ha! Always funny to see Aussies having a go at folks from Tasmania. Kind of like yanks making fun of people from Ohio or Florida I reckon.

 

I never understood the reference to Tasmanians having two heads though..

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Nakey's picture
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we also call victorians "mexicans" because they're south of the nsw border :D

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Yep. Don't get me wrong, they're fine as neighbours go. World's longest undefended border and all that. Canadians frequently find themselves defending Americans to others eg. they're really not that bad. etc. But outnumbering Canadians at 10:1, and being as self-absorbed as they are (I mean that's a thing. can confirm) it's no wonder they know a lot less about Canada (or care to) than the reverse.  Still good people though. 

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daftcunt's picture
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Calling Canada "important" apparently is difficult for americans it seems.

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n0val33t's picture
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could be all made up and no one would be the wizer! :P :D

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Bobbob's picture
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Exactly. But at least now most folks can whip out their phone for a quick facts check. I mean, he makes a valid point about the education system not having mentioned any of that early stuff, but to be fair, in Canadian highschools the US gets 3 sentences worth of mention. War of 1812 (US lost). World's longest undefended border (thanks for the seasonal cheep labor, Mexico). And biggest trading partner. That really is it (1B flows across that border each day).  

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n0val33t's picture
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Seriously though, had no idea..... Norway over here, usually thorough in history! NONE OF THIS MENTIONED!..... enough to make you.... .don't want to say it..........sceptical! Could it be by design!? ...... what am i becoming, has my true form not materialised?!

 

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