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Old 02-24-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default What do Americans think of Canadians generally?

I was just wondering what Americans generally think about Canadian people, and even French Canadian people, don't be afraid to speak your mind about this, im a French Canadian (Quebecer) but i don't mind raw opinions.

I just think it might be interesting to know about it.

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:13 PM   #2
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I don't really give Canadians much thought (you said to be honest).





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Old 02-24-2009, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #4
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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I don't know that I think anything of Canadians, in general. However, every Canadian I have ever met (and I've met a bunch of them, from all over the country), have been very considerate people. They might be smart, dumb, attractive, ugly, tall, short, or whatever, but every single one has been among the most considerate people I have ever met.

Even the infamous attitude from Quebec is something that exists only in mythology, as far as I'm concerned. Maybe it helps that I speak a bit of French (with a Cajun accent). Maybe it helps that I make clear early on what I think of such attitude, that I can dish it right back out, and that we'll all be good friends without it. I don't know, but it's never been an issue.

I tell you this much, though: I do not think Canadians are wimps. I do not think Canadians are watered-down Americans, or any of that other nonsense. I don't make fun of Canadians, and I don't like to hear people make fun of Canada. Frankly, there is a lot that we, south of the border, can learn.

So, what do you think of Texans?

ETA: I have seen very little of that low self-esteem, and I've worked with a good number of Canadians (programmers, too, for that matter)


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Old 02-24-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
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I have only ever really known 2 Canadians, both fit exactly into RC0032's remarks above.

I am, however, supremely jealous beautiful land you guys have up there. I have been backpacking up there a couple of times (once in Alberta and once in BC) and I can't wait to get back!

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I thought we already made Canada the 51st state? Oh, and quit trying to get all fancy with talking French...

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #9
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Before I met any Canadians I thought they were very mild mannered and prim and proper. After I met a few I found they were a pretty wild bunch, but hey maybe that's just the one's I met. Funny story, I was at a business conference and a chubby middle aged woman came up to the table I was standing by and pounded on it, she bellowed "all the women in Callgary are a bunch of bitches". I was like, OK, well I'm Janet and I'm from San Antonio Texas she promptly shot back, I'm Kathy & I'm from Callgary I burst out laughing then she burst out laughing. Turns out she was on the phone arguing with her daughter in law from Callgary.
Another thing I have noticed about the Candians I have met is that they are more trusting than most people from the States, wonder why?

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Old 02-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #10
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I have only known a few Canadians, and they are some of my favorite people in the world.

Honestly though, I think about Canadians about as much as I think of Desmoinesians (people from Des Moines).... not very much.

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