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Got a couple of reactions and questions after I spent my first week ever in Canada houseboating on Lake Schuswap in BC.

1.Canadians really do say Eh and have an accent. And it is damned contagious!

2.That accent makes a female much less attractive.

3.You people tax the SHIT out of booze! Good God. The prices are about 3 times those in the states. 25 American for a Case of Coors Light?!?! 33 American for a Half Gallon?!!? And the difference between the crappy booze and the nicest stuff is off by a DOLLAR Canadian! I asked the guy at the store why, and he replied, "You're mainly paying for the name, Eh?" I didn't try to explain any further. I guess the Government places a bottom price on booze, and if they raised it any more, it wouldn't be purchased. I hope you're happy with the healthcare my drinking bought you!

4.Beautiful country out there, like a much much bigger PNW.

5.We almost got a million dollar fine for "Illegal use of Vegetation" from a park ranger. hehe

6.What the hell is Beersbee.

7.Why don't Canadian guys bring GIRLS on their boats?

8.What's with the Cowboy hats and the Tshirts that say "I Masturbate" "Swallow bitch Swallow" "I fuck on the first date" and on and on.

9.And finally why the hell would you give a team a point in the CFL for punting the ball out of the endzone? Come on.


Had fun though, will probly be there in the future. See ya and thanks.
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Next time, try going into Vancouver because I don't know what you're talking about with a bunch of those things either.

BTW, the beer is stronger in Canada, that could be a reason it costs more.



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Heres as good a place as anywhere to ask but what really are the drinking and gambling age in Canada?
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Perhaps the beer prices are higher so they don't get overrun with them goofy Americans looking for a cheap way to get drunk?

I know people who constantly refute the "eh" thing.
What's the truth..do you Canadians say it or not?

As for 'aboot' I think it's damn sexy when someone like Trish says it Think it's funny that sometimes I have trouble placing an accent and then suddenly they say a "ou" sound and I am like 'ah..canadian!'

(edited by dMp on 5.7.04 0749)


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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
    Originally posted by BWT
    Heres as good a place as anywhere to ask but what really are the drinking and gambling age in Canada?


Drinking age is 19 in most of Canada, but 18 in Quebec. I think. Could be way off.

Don't know much about gambling.

Also, dMp...It depends. I mean, people in the States talk all different ways and then there are many people who don't have a specific easily-placed accent. I don't know anyone that talks the "hoser" way, but I do run into them occasionally.


(edited by Hogan's My Dad on 4.7.04 2254)


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Gambling age is 18 throughout Canada. The legal drinking age is 19 everywhere except Alberta & Quebec, where it's 18.



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1.Canadians really do say Eh and have an accent. And it is damned contagious!
Some places more than others. There's a definite pocket in central BC that's got a really strong, boonies-northern-Ontario accent to it -- dunno why, nobody could ever explain to me why, but I'm betting you're there!

2.That accent makes a female much less attractive.
Feh, eh!

3.You people tax the SHIT out of booze! Good God. The prices are about 3 times those in the states. 25 American for a Case of Coors Light?!?! 33 American for a Half Gallon?!!? And the difference between the crappy booze and the nicest stuff is off by a DOLLAR Canadian! I asked the guy at the store why, and he replied, "You're mainly paying for the name, Eh?" I didn't try to explain any further. I guess the Government places a bottom price on booze, and if they raised it any more, it wouldn't be purchased. I hope you're happy with the healthcare my drinking bought you!
What in the blue hell are you doing buying American beer in Canada?!?!? G'ahead, go to France & spend $$$ for a bottle of Geyser Peak! :-)

4.Beautiful country out there, like a much much bigger PNW.
Absolutely beautiful.

5.We almost got a million dollar fine for "Illegal use of Vegetation" from a park ranger. hehe
"Almost" would be the operative point. (Nooooo, no such thing would ever be available in Vancouver -- nay-nay-nay. Eh?)

6.What the hell is Beersbee.
Beats the crap out of me!

7.Why don't Canadian guys bring GIRLS on their boats?
It's manly bonding, eh.
Remember, you're not exactly in one of the most urbane, sophisticated areas of BC. There's *probaby* not going to be an albino kid playing the banjo, but you might bump into some of the inspiration for Python's Lumberjack Song.

8.What's with the Cowboy hats and the Tshirts that say "I Masturbate" "Swallow bitch Swallow" "I fuck on the first date" and on and on.
You *are* in the backwoods. Men are men, & female bears are annoyed at the nuisance of running them off.

9.And finally why the hell would you give a team a point in the CFL for punting the ball out of the endzone? Come on.
It's football, eh? Who really cares? Have another Molson/Labbatt's & flip over to the curling. Eh.
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6.What the hell is Beersbee

-You take beer, you take frisbee. You put them together you get Beersbee. Duh... It goes together like peanut butter and gum.

7.Why don't Canadian guys bring GIRLS on their boats?

8.What's with the Cowboy hats and the Tshirts that say "I Masturbate" "Swallow bitch Swallow" "I fuck on the first date" and on and on.


-Really, doesn't question 8 pretty much answers question 7.

9.And finally why the hell would you give a team a point in the CFL for punting the ball out of the endzone? Come on.

-You also get a point for a missed field goal that goes through the endzone. Why? Because kickers have feelings too... We try to make everyone happy, kind of like socialized medicine.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.28
    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    9.And finally why the hell would you give a team a point in the CFL for punting the ball out of the endzone? Come on.

    -You also get a point for a missed field goal that goes through the endzone. Why? Because kickers have feelings too... We try to make everyone happy, kind of like socialized medicine.



I really have no problems with any of this until this point.
Kickers are not regular football (Americano) players under most circumstances. They do not deserve as being treated as such. I had been beginning to think Canada was not such a bad place to visit. 'Tis a shame.







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Gambling, in the context of baseball, is a capital offense and Rose has richly earned-- hell, he agreed to-- his death sentence. Let him hang.

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Beersbee? Is that like that game called Ultimate Frissbee?

As for Eh, we get load of Canada-land tourist folk here in Manx and they do seem to say Eh alot more than we locals.

As for tax - we have high tax on goods here too but low fed taxes on income.



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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
You wanna laugh? Visit Quebec.





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    9.And finally why the hell would you give a team a point in the CFL for punting the ball out of the endzone? Come on.

    -You also get a point for a missed field goal that goes through the endzone. Why? Because kickers have feelings too... We try to make everyone happy, kind of like socialized medicine.


Indeed, I've NEVER understood this. Let's say a Grey Cup comes down to a finish like the Super Bowl just did. Tie game. Team A marches down the field to Team B's 10-yard line. Ray Finkle comes in to kick the game-winning FG for Team A, misses it, but the ball goes out of the end zone and Team A wins by one?!?! WTF?!?!



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