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Turk
2005-11-05, 01:16
If you are lost in the woods... don't panic.
As tried, tested and true as following the north star..
here are a few ways you can always find your way back to Canada.
Enjoy.


You know you are hiking towards Canada if ...

1. You are walking down a 'highway', not a 'freeway'.

2. You begin to find -40 deg. nights to be " a bit chilly".

3. The radio broadcasts weather reports for the 4 official seasons:
"Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and No-Hockey-Week".

4. The local newspapers reserve 2 pages for national and international
news, but requires 6 pages for hockey coverage.

5. You see kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.

6. Local diner menus begin offering moose meat in 10 or more variations.

7. Someone offers you a "tuque".

8. If in passing conversation a person mentions the "mileage" they have
on their snowblower.

9. You begin to dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly."

10. You find a Robertson screwdriver on the trail, and find it to be "brilliant".

11. You understand the term "to be on the pogey".

12. You find yourself carrying more Canadian Tire money than you have
legal tender.

13. You see a dog-sled team on a major highway.

14. You hail a taxi and it turns out to be the same dog-sled.

15. A police man walks up to you with fishing lures pinned to his
bullet proof vest.

16. You put on your "formal plaid" for special occasions.

17. You have to go to a bar, which happens to be a gas station,
to pick up your mail ... because it is also the post office.



Watching for these simple signs can help keep you on a sure path
back to the heart of Canada no matter where you are lost in eh?

john pickett
2005-11-05, 17:47
Question One. What's a "Tuque"?

Question Two. Why not wander around till you hear "EH" every other sentence?

John Pickett

Just Jeff
2005-11-05, 18:29
Cause you might just be in Minnesooooota. It's tricky.

Verlager
2005-11-05, 21:34
Question One. What's a "Tuque"?It's a wool pull-over cap.

john pickett
2005-11-06, 10:30
Somew would argue Minnesota is just a Canadian province masquerading as a state. Witness the common qualities of Minnesota grown and Canadian grown politicians.
As for a tuque, is that what we call a watch cap?
John Pickett (who wore a watch cap on duty in the early seventies) :captain:

PKH
2005-11-06, 15:50
Finding Canada Eh?

Generally speaking, you can't get here from there.

And yes, you might say a tuque is what you call a watch cap, but with infinitely more class and tradition

Cheers,

PKH

dropkick
2005-11-07, 01:33
Cause you might just be in Minnesooooota. It's tricky.
If you aren't dizzy from blood loss caused by mosquitos your probably in Canada.

KLeth
2005-11-07, 03:46
Two arctic mosquitos have dragged a hiker op a tree.
One mosquito says to the other : "Should we eat him here, or should we carry him down to the lake ?"
The other mosquito answers : "Are you crazy, then the big mosquitos will just take him from us . . . . "

bird dog
2005-11-07, 04:37
Ask Seeker about the mosquitoes. They are known to carry off small children in his neck of the woods.

Seeker
2005-11-07, 07:20
haha

yeah... i've got a leash for my daughter...

KLeth... that was funny...

jeff... i thought it was 'minnesooooda'

Turk... wasn't a toque (or Toboggan) originally one of those red french voyageur/fur trapper hats with the pompom on a string hanging down the side? i think now it's any sort of knitted ski-type hat, isn't it?

bird dog
2005-11-10, 20:10
haha

Turk... wasn't a toque (or Toboggan) originally one of those red french voyageur/fur trapper hats with the pompom on a string hanging down the side? i think now it's any sort of knitted ski-type hat, isn't it?

A "Pompom on a string"? Now that is classy. Where can I get one? BD

PKH
2005-11-10, 22:04
Well, Canada of course, but you'll have to find the place first, won't you?

PKH

txulrich
2005-11-11, 09:39
Does anyone here know how Canada got it's name?? Well, let me enlighten you.

Many, many, many years ago (almost before dirt!) before Canada became a country, a committee of three distinguished gentlemen was appointed to come up with a name for this glorious and beautiful land. After months and months of arguing and bickering, they had not been able to agree on a name. They finally agreed that they would each pick a letter, put them together, and that would be the name.

They drew names out of a tuque to see who would decide the first letter. The winner said, "C, EH."

The second said, "N, EH."

CanoeBlue
2005-11-11, 22:36
Actually the history of the word Canada is pretty interesting.

On 13 Aug 1535 Jacques Cartier was approaching the location of present day Quebec City and some indian youths that he had on board referred to their village as "Kanata" - which is huron-iroquois for "village" -

Cartier used the word to refer to the village, but he also used the word on his maps to describe the area subject to Donnacona, chief of that village, and the area consisted of a subsantial area North of what he described as river where the village was located as the "riviere de Canada" - it is now known as the St. Lawrence :captain:

WildCelt
2008-02-21, 18:12
"9. You begin to dismiss all beers under 6% as "for children and the elderly."

I've done that since I started drinking beer and I'm originally from California. Of course, when I first started drinking, it was scotch on the rocks, so that might have something to do with my views on alcohol content.

PS I don't need alcohol; I come from Scottish, German, and French ancestors. I'm genetically drunk.

warraghiyagey
2008-02-21, 21:11
Follow the sounds of the Tragically Hip blaring from the windows.

"Jacques Cartier. . . right this way."

JAK
2008-02-22, 16:15
When you see people sliding down hills on toboggans, instead of trying to wear them on their heads somehow, yer in Canada eh.

pure_mahem
2008-02-23, 13:19
If I got lost and found myself hearing people saying eh, I'd be glad I got lost in that part of Canada. The last time I was in Montreal the people were so rude. Pure don't speak french eh!!! I messed with people the whole time I was there by speaking spanish, Donde es Mexico? No comprende CANADA!!! LOL Tu tiene Corona? Quanto Cuesta, Mi Amigo? No hablamos France y engles. Direciones de Mexico, Aye Carumba, Aye es meo!!!!!! LMFAO!!

GGS2
2008-02-23, 17:12
If I got lost and found myself hearing people saying eh, I'd be glad I got lost in that part of Canada. The last time I was in Montreal the people were so rude. ...

That just means they thought you were Canadian and just didn't GIVE a damn. Make sure they understand you're American, and look cute and confused. Say y'all a lot. Call everyone darlin'. Complain about the service and how come no-one talks American. Say, "Y'all take American Express?" Tip a lot.

Bear
2008-02-23, 17:31
I’ve been to Canada three times and found everyone to be very nice and polite. Was very impressed how clean everything was and was surprised when our Boy Scout Troup was at a McDonalds having breakfast and they were disinfecting the tables after the other customers left. Down here we are lucky if they even wipe them with a wet rag.

warraghiyagey
2008-02-23, 18:53
I’ve been to Canada three times and found everyone to be very nice and polite. Was very impressed how clean everything was and was surprised when our Boy Scout Troup was at a McDonalds having breakfast and they were disinfecting the tables after the other customers left. Down here we are lucky if they even wipe them with a wet rag.

Always had a great time in Canada and find it very homey there. Care to discuss the difference between the PATH in Toronto to any subway system in the US? Like comparing the Taj Mahal to a shack.

Bear
2008-02-24, 06:45
Was in Toronto about 20 years ago and only used the subway system a few times. So few and so long ago I don’t remember any specifics about it to be able to compare it to the subway my daughter and I used in D C this past summer. My wife was there on business and I went along as vacation. I walked every place I wanted to go within 5 to 6 miles. What else would you expect a hiker to do?:biggrin:

GGS2
2008-02-24, 17:19
Was in Toronto about 20 years ago and only used the subway system a few times. So few and so long ago I don’t remember any specifics about it to be able to compare it to the subway my daughter and I used in D C this past summer. My wife was there on business and I went along as vacation. I walked every place I wanted to go within 5 to 6 miles. What else would you expect a hiker to do?:biggrin:

PATH isn't a train. It's a system of underground malls and walkways that link a number of downtown locations including the major hotels, malls, office towers, train station and several subway stations. It's cool. Other Canadian cities have similar systems, like Montreal and Winnipeg. I guess Toronto's is the biggest.

pure_mahem
2008-02-27, 16:20
I enjoyed my trip to Canada when I went mainly because we spent one evening in Montreal then blew that popstand and traveled to Oswego. Great town, Great tattoo parlor on La Rue street. Really cool people had a great time there got lost and traveled over the bridges like 7 times loved it the girls were freaking out because they didn't like the high bridges. And can anyone answer this what the hell does quichetard translate to? We had a ball calling them Quikie Tards the place where the special eds have a ball, lol! They seemed like a seven eleven or a cumberland farms but I wasn't to impressed that the cashier was behind bullet proof glass that just caused some concern.

UK_Ian
2008-02-28, 08:19
I thought you were all living in peace in North America?

Dont tell me you still watch Southpark the movie ans sit round campfires singing 'Bomb Canada'

I must say as a fellow Commonwealth compatriate there is nothing wrong with Canada (as long as you get rid of the Frenchy's!):aetsch:

Bear
2008-02-28, 13:05
Hey now!!! Some of my ancestors were French Canadians that did not want to swear allegiance to the king of England so they swore at him and moved to Louisiana. Some of us still swear at ya’ll.:biggrin: :bootyshak :beer:

GGS2
2008-02-28, 16:47
... And can anyone answer this what the hell does quichetard translate to? ...

Quichetard? Couchetard means lazy bones, or go to bed late, rise late. IIRC, it's the name of a chain of dépanneurs, or convenience stores.

GGS2
2008-02-28, 16:53
Hey now!!! Some of my ancestors were French Canadians that did not want to swear allegiance to the king of England so they swore at him and moved to Louisiana. Some of us still swear at ya’ll.:biggrin: :bootyshak :beer:

Which batch were your people in? The ones who shipped out, or the ones who were shipped out? Vive l'Acadie!

Thudley
2008-02-28, 16:56
Too funny, Turk! I'm still laughin'

I've travelled a few times north of the 49th parallel and enjoyed every trip. Great people, super country...at least the wild areas.

UK_Ian
2008-02-29, 06:57
Can you carry guns in the Canadian Wilderness???:biggrin:

GGS2
2008-02-29, 21:54
Can you carry guns in the Canadian Wilderness???:biggrin:

Yeah, the recommended way is to hold on to the quiet end, and keep your finger out of the little loop.

Actually, there are some areas where it is recommended that you carry a gun. Beware the bear when 'tis white. But that needs a special permit.

You can carry long guns suitable to the species you are hunting if you have a valid hunting permit. Permits are for specific species, areas and dates. Certain small species can be hunted in all seasons with small calibre rifles and shotguns, and also bows over 40lbs draw. etc. etc. ... As Americans, you can get a permit to bring your own weapons subject to the above restrictions. They must be transported in secure cases, etc. Bring your documentation when you cross the border.

Handguns and restricted weapons (automatic rifles, machine guns, concealable weapons, etc.) are PROHIBITED in Canada. Period. There are only very minor exceptions, for LEOs, target guns and collectors, etc., and very strict restrictions on transport and location. I suppose there are special permits, but they are very uncommon.

All guns in Canada are supposed to be registered, and any that have been purchased in recent times are. Please note that Southern Ontario and other metropolitan areas in Canada is a archery only hunting zone, for the most part.

Just be aware that you won't be carrying a piece on your hip anywhere up here. Welcome. Check your guns at the door.

warraghiyagey
2008-02-29, 23:15
Too funny, Turk! I'm still laughin'

I've travelled a few times north of the 49th parallel and enjoyed every trip. Great people, super country...at least the wild areas.

Did you cross the Hundredth Meridian?? Where the great plains begin.

enviro
2008-03-12, 14:13
Go east till you get to Myrtle Beach, NC. It may not be Canada, but I think that's where all of the Canadians are this time of year.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-12, 18:20
Go east till you get to Myrtle Beach, NC. It may not be Canada, but I think that's where all of the Canadians are this time of year.

I think youmight want to hook south a little then as if I recall correctly Myrtle Beach is in South Carolina.

:aetsch:

atraildreamer
2008-03-12, 18:23
I thought you were all living in peace in North America?

Dont tell me you still watch Southpark the movie ans sit round campfires singing 'Bomb Canada'

I must say as a fellow Commonwealth compatriate there is nothing wrong with Canada (as long as you get rid of the Frenchy's!):aetsch:

Michael Moore (before he went nuts...:albertein {oh boy! I'm going to get it for that jibe! :afraid: } made an extremely funny movie about the differences between the US and our friends to the north, called "Canadian Bacon."

If you can find it, you won't be disappointed!

enviro
2008-03-12, 18:51
I think youmight want to hook south a little then as if I recall correctly Myrtle Beach is in South Carolina.

:aetsch:

Isn't hooking a little south what got the NeW York Gov. in so much trouble?

You do remember correctly, however, from TN I don't really need to hook south so mauch as sort of lean south while heading east.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 02:08
Isn't hooking a little south what got the NeW York Gov. in so much trouble?

You do remember correctly, however, from TN I don't really need to hook south so mauch as sort of lean south while heading east.

Hooking's good for the body.:biggrin:

Oh yes, and of course for you, just lean south a little to South Carolina.:biggrin:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 07:02
::: Dino seen hooking and looping an afghan :::

Have fun with this one fellows :gob_beer

ki0eh
2008-03-13, 09:52
What's up with the little rock men on the highway?
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GGS2
2008-03-13, 10:48
What's up with the little rock men on the highway?

You mean the inukshuks? (inuksut, inutsut) Way up north they are the preferred form of cairn for waymarking. Seems to have become a craze along the near north highways where there is a bunch of left over rocks from road cuts.

Or were you talking about some strange southern thing?

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 11:43
You mean the inukshuks? (inuksut, inutsut) Way up north they are the preferred form of cairn for waymarking. Seems to have become a craze along the near north highways where there is a bunch of left over rocks from road cuts.

Or were you talking about some strange southern thing?

Strange southern thing??
Do southern things come in any other variety??

:angel:

enviro
2008-03-13, 13:22
Hey I resemble that remark

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 15:10
Hey I resemble that remark

Speaking of which . . . you gotta change that avatar. It's freaking me out.


:biggrin:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 15:16
Speaking of which . . . you gotta change that avatar. It's freaking me out.Kinda reminds me of ex #2 after a weeklong drunk... puke:

enviro
2008-03-13, 15:49
Speaking of which . . . you gotta change that avatar. It's freaking me out.


:biggrin:

What's your point? That's my college graduation picture.

enviro
2008-03-13, 15:51
Kinda reminds me of ex #2 after a weeklong drunk... puke:

maybe I am Ex#2....mmaahhhhuuuuuuuhhahhhaa :ahhhhh:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 16:04
maybe I am Ex#2....mmaahhhhuuuuuuuhhahhhaa :ahhhhh:http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/lowcarbscoop/Frequently%20used/Smiley-Dinoeaingsmiley.gif

enviro
2008-03-13, 17:06
Then again, maybe not.

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 19:42
Then again, maybe not.

Good answer:biggrin:

Frolicking Dino
2008-03-13, 19:47
Then again, maybe not.
Good answer:biggrin:OK, you can live after all :D

warraghiyagey
2008-03-13, 19:51
Phew. . . .

Bet EDive will be a little more careful now

ki0eh
2008-03-14, 09:00
You mean the inukshuks? (inuksut, inutsut) Way up north they are the preferred form of cairn for waymarking. Seems to have become a craze along the near north highways where there is a bunch of left over rocks from road cuts.


Yeah, them. Couple of years ago on our drive from sampling the lower Bruce Trail up thru Sudbury to the Soo they seemed to start near Barrie - seems really near north to me...
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JAK
2008-03-14, 10:20
Yeah, you see some pretty sad attempts just about everywhere now. Whenever we see them, my daughter and I go through this ritual were we say, "Now The People will know we are stupid white people." followed by our very sad rendition of Inuit throat singing. Then, unless they are a particularly worthy attempt at authenticity, we use them to build a set of table and chairs for lunch. :D

reference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd86ov04mqI

JAK
2008-03-14, 10:45
juxtapose that with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtJmbuE2qOs&feature=related

JAK
2008-03-14, 11:25
back to the future; Inuit as role player:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u30kkn3FUHo

JAK
2008-03-14, 11:52
What is Canada? Can such a vast land be a single village?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNbhKat3GfY

I think everyone has their own village, their own Canada.

Someone's image = Another's reality. Someone's reality = Another's image.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9OoPyYGKdI&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0eAmIHljcY

JAK
2008-03-14, 12:21
What I like about this site and whiteblaze is that I feel just as connected to Appalachia as I do to Canada. I am not speaking so much about loyalty or political affiliation or anything like that, but more of timeless geological and geographical thing. Of course it extends further for me, from here in New Brunswick with my Father's Scottish, New Englander, Micmac and Malecite roots, on up to Port Cartier on the Labrador Shore where I myself was born, and across the Atlantic to the Land of my Mother. A few early years in Ontario was formative, where I too read Paddle-to-the-Sea, and so I have, so I am most essentially a Maritimer I guess. Nebraskans and Alaskans would know more of a good part of Canada than I do. But as much as we try and break ourselves down, the Land and Sea of our Mother's and Father's will ever and always connect us back to one and to another and to all. Your home is where your heart is.

Honour thy Mother and thy Father. Fear the Land. Consider the End.

ki0eh
2008-03-14, 14:09
I took a Canadian history course in college from a Mexican-born professor. His argument was that Canada was defined more by being not the USA, than by a more overarching identity - and he thought in that sense it was much like Mexican history.

I bet Canadian professors would have interesting views of US history too. :)
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enviro
2008-03-14, 14:17
OK, you can live after all :D

Thank You Maam. :adore:

I think that I like to live or maybe I'm just in no big hurry to find out what the alternative is.

enviro
2008-03-14, 14:18
Phew. . . .

Bet EDive will be a little more careful now

Hey go easy on the ED jab. You don't know me that well.:aetsch:

warraghiyagey
2008-03-14, 15:26
Thank You Maam. :adore:

I think that I like to live or maybe I'm just in no big hurry to find out what the alternative is.

'Saturday night I'd like to raise a little harm and I'll sleep when I'm dead.' - Warren Zevon - who can finally sleep. RIP


Hey go easy on the ED jab. You don't know me that well.:aetsch:

Not my fault the typing breakdown on your name is E D. Yup that's right, E. And then D.
E D
:bath:




Ha hahahahahahahaha:biggrin:

enviro
2008-03-14, 15:40
'Saturday night I'd like to raise a little harm and I'll sleep when I'm dead.' - Warren Zevon - who can finally sleep. RIP



Not my fault the typing breakdown on your name is E D. Yup that's right, E. And then D.
E D
:bath:

Ha hahahahahahahaha:biggrin:

I may have to rethink this. If my moniker gets shortened to E D. I really don't want folks to get the wrong idea. Cause after all I am a very manly man doing manly things in a very manly way.

GGS2
2008-03-15, 00:00
I took a Canadian history course in college from a Mexican-born professor. His argument was that Canada was defined more by being not the USA, than by a more overarching identity - and he thought in that sense it was much like Mexican history.

I bet Canadian professors would have interesting views of US history too. :)

That point of view has a certain currency here, too. We used to think of ourselves as mid-Atlantic -- Half way between Britain and America. However, now we are self defined as not a melting pot, but multicultural mosaic. We, like Americans, are being assimilated by the rest of the world. However, there is a standing Canadian culture distinct from American, but it has many similarities. You might compare with Australia/New Zealand. (We would be the New Zealand part.) The long form lecture would be boring.

In the current era, we tend to be less interested in molding the rest of the world to our image than the current American administration, and our far right politics is more like your center. We haven't yet killed off all the radical left, but there are way less than a percent of us who are communists. Far fewer than, say, Italians. Speaking of which, Toronto is said to be the second largest Italian city in the world, or something like that. Toronto is also said to be the most cosmopolitan city in the world. And if any of you want to go to Europe, but can't make it that far, try Quebec City. Amazingly, we have rediscovered good bread and cheese that has character and taste, and our wine is getting pretty good. The best ice wine in the world comes from the Niagara Peninsula. And most of you know about Canadian beer, right? Come and try it before it's all bought out by American and European mega-brewers. Oh, and finally, Canadian whiskey is rye. :bebored:

PS: You wanna know who is responsible for global warming? It's American oil companies who want an ice-free Arctic Ocean so they can bully their way through the Northwest Passage to bring North Slope (and Mackenzie Delta) oil to the Louisiana refineries without going through a canal. :biggrin:

warraghiyagey
2008-03-15, 04:09
I may have to rethink this. If my moniker gets shortened to E D. I really don't want folks to get the wrong idea. Cause after all I am a very manly man doing manly things in a very manly way.

Yes. . . I also enjoy a good shower.
:angel:


:bath: