Americans vs Canadians: the differences

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It's been a while; but, I just saw this online:

On Image, Lucy Izon wrote:13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know Were Made in Canada

Forget Labatt’s beer and maple syrup. Canadians have created plenty of awesome and strange stuff, and here are 13 things you probably didn’t know were proudly made in Canada.

ImageMost of the World's French Fries Come from New Brunswick

ImageCarleton Place Makes the World's Best Baseball Bats

ImageSaskatchewan Makes Most of the World's Lentils

ImageScarborough Makes Most of the World's Halls (Cough Candy)

ImageWinnipeg Mints Coins for Over 60 Countries

ImageHamilton Makes the World's Swedish Fish

ImageToronto Makes the World's Best Racing Bikes

ImageWinnipeg Makes Most of the World's Scratch Cards

ImageThe World's Best Cymbals come from New Brunswick

ImageTrenton Makes Tons of Dinos

ImageKelowna Makes Most of the World's Water Slides

ImagePeterborough is the Custom Aircraft Capital of Canada

ImageB.C. Makes Tons of Submarines

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B.C. makes tons of BC Buds. :hippy:
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On Image, Staff wrote:NFL's most celebrated traditions

The Lambeau Leap is nice and so is raising the 12th Man flag in Seattle, but what's the best tradition in the NFL?

Some football traditions are born on a whim. Maybe during a defining moment. Others take meticulous planning. FOXSports.com has crunched the numbers, done the research and present our favourite football traditions.

'IN-COM-PLETE'

Nothing enrages opposing quarterbacks at Mile High than a fueled Denver fanbase screaming 'IN-COM-PLETE' after a dropped reception or sailed pass. Congratulations, Broncos fans. You know how to get underneath the skin of Philip Rivers with the best of them.

Chants that spell out Team Names

Some fan-driven chants come and go. The Eagles and Jets have it figured out. Scream at the top of your lungs, while spelling your team name. J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!

Patriots muskets

To Patriots’ fans, they’re known as the End Zone Militia. To casual fans, they’re the crazy dudes in subzero temperatures firing off muskets at a football field. With more than 10 minutemen sitting behind each end zone, they pull the trigger every time the home team scores.

Tampa Bay cannons

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to attend a game at Raymond James Stadium, you’re likely familiar with a stadium-rocking celebration when the Buccaneers score. With a large pirate ship positioned in one of the end zones, cannons fire off when the team scores a touchdown.

Pink in October

The NFL promotes breast cancer awareness month better than any other sport. Whether it’s cleats, gloves, towels or other memorabilia items, the league sets aside its overwhelming amount of testosterone to attack the colour pink on all its products.

Opening Night

You’ve waited all summer, watched hours and hours of preseason football, waited some more and then … it’s opening night. In fact, the energy is heightened and it almost feels like the Super Bowl. Since 2004, the defending champions have hosted the kickoff game, except in 2013 when there was a scheduling snafu with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Terrible Towel

Other teams have tried to replicate the Terrible Towel, but have fallen short. Known as being the first rally towel, the yellow piece of cloth runs deep along with Klondike bars and dark beers in Pittsburgh culture. Feel-good fact: Millions of dollars have been raised via the proceeds of The Terrible Towel to benefit Allegheny Valley School, which looks after people with mental and physical disabilities.

Lambeau Leap

What started as a spontaneous jump into the crowd by former Packers DB Leroy Butler in 1993 has manifested itself into a Sunday staple at Lambeau Field. Now, after nearly every Packers touchdown, a member of the green and gold leaps into the crowd. The NFL has banned dunking over the end zone and using props, but the Lambeau Leap survived the competition committee’s wrath because it has been grandfathered in.

Raising the 12th man flag in Seattle

The Seahawks had no idea they’d be creating one of the NFL’s most exciting traditions when they installed a giant flagpole in the south end zone of CenturyLink Field in 2003. Since then, more than 100 different people have raised the 12th Man flag on gameday, sparking life and energy into the hometown crowd. What a spectacle.

Gatorade Bath

You’re not a Super Bowl champion until your head coach is drenched in gallons of Gatorade. Pete Carroll got a drum of lemon lime Gatorade dumped on him to christen his first Super Bowl win.
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On Image, Chris Young wrote:Little-known facts about the Grey Cup on trophy's 100th birthday

Happy centennial, Grey Cup.

You've survived so much – Fire, theft, dismemberments, Lenny Kravitz. Frankly, next to the oversized, dazzlingly shiny Stanley Cup, you're homely, really, but unlike that other, elusive grail that's relocated to south of the border these past 15 years you're also undeniably ours, a squat, jug-eared piece of sporting silverware that manages at once to be a link to this country's distant colonial past, and an everlasting symbol of national unity.

At age 100, you'll be paraded again Sunday night, in Calgary, as the Montreal Alouettes travel to the foothills of the Rockies to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 97th Grey Cup Game (there was no no game from 1916-18 due to the First World War, and no playoffs were contested in 1919 due to a rules dispute). Here's to 100 more years, and while we're at it, here's five things you may not know about the Grey Cup:

THE NAMESAKE

Albert Henry George Grey, former private secretary to Prince Alberta and Queen Victoria, was Governor-General of Canada from 1904 to 1911. Other legacies of the fourth Earl Grey include the Department of External Affairs and the Plains of Abraham national park in Quebec City.

THE FIRST CHAMPIONS

University of Toronto beat the Parkdale Canoe Club in front of 3,807 spectators in the 1909 inaugural – at Rosedale Field, which survives to this day in Rosedale Park, although the grandstand is long gone. The trophy wasn't ready, though, and U of T didn't receive it until March of 1910. As for the players, their rewards included miniature Cups, cuff links and football-shaped watch fobs.

A.K.A.

To longtime Star columnist Milt Dunnell, it was "Earl Grey's old galvanized wash bowl." Former Argo and Ticat Bobby Kuntz called it a "cheap-looking thing." In early days it was simply "the Dominion final." And it has been the "Grand National Drunk" since Calgary fans invaded Toronto for the 1948 game, including a story that might even be true of a horse riding through the Royal York Hotel lobby.

THE ROBBERY

After a December 1969 heist of the Cup in Ottawa and an apparent ransom attempt that went nowhere, Toronto police in early 1970 received an anonymous tip to a telephone booth at Dundas and Parliament, where a key to a Royal York Hotel locker had been left.

Metro police sergeant Gordon Lennox liberated the Cup from the locker and returned it to the CFL, which had already announced plans to order a replacement trophy if the Cup was not found in the next month.

THE RESCUE

A three-alarm blaze in March 1947 destroyed the Argonaut Rowing Club and hundreds of trophies, medals and pennants accumulated during 75 years as North America's oldest rowing team. But the Grey Cup, won by Argos in 1946, somehow survived after being pulled "battered but recognizable" from the wreckage, according to the Star's report.
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sagi58 wrote:It's been a while; but, I just saw this online:

On Image, Lucy Izon wrote:13 Awesome Things You Didn't Know Were Made in Canada

Forget Labatt’s beer and maple syrup. Canadians have created plenty of awesome and strange stuff, and here are 13 things you probably didn’t know were proudly made in Canada.

ImageMost of the World's French Fries Come from New Brunswick

ImageCarleton Place Makes the World's Best Baseball Bats

ImageSaskatchewan Makes Most of the World's Lentils

ImageScarborough Makes Most of the World's Halls (Cough Candy)

ImageWinnipeg Mints Coins for Over 60 Countries

ImageHamilton Makes the World's Swedish Fish

ImageToronto Makes the World's Best Racing Bikes

ImageWinnipeg Makes Most of the World's Scratch Cards

ImageThe World's Best Cymbals come from New Brunswick

ImageTrenton Makes Tons of Dinos

ImageKelowna Makes Most of the World's Water Slides

ImagePeterborough is the Custom Aircraft Capital of Canada

ImageB.C. Makes Tons of Submarines

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I think the title of this thread should be changed to "The Canada Support"

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What's Burning? wrote:I think the title of this thread should be changed to "The Canada Support".

You have the power! :P
What's Burning? wrote:Image Canadian invented cellulite..

Apparently the term was first used in the 1920s and it wasn't even on this continent!!
What's Burning? wrote:ImageI'm older than the Canadian flag.

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Canadians pay tax on stamps.

Americans dont.
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CANADIANISMS

Here are some contrasted words with American English:

Eh- it's a small world which is often used by Canadians. People use "huh” instead. --What's up,eh?

Washroom- ”loo” in British means toilet,but Canadians say it:„washroom”, ”bathroom”, ”restroom”

Canuck- inhabitant of Canada

Newf and Newfie-people who come from New Founland

Zed-the last letter of alphabet

Toonie- two-dollar coin; one-dollar coin is a loonie

Eraser-it's just rubber

Hydro- this word has nothing in common with water, only with electricity

Runners-tennis shoes

Click- a synonym of kilometre

Bill- Canadians ask for it in restaurants

Smarties- sweets similar to M'n'Ms

Mountie- a person who works for Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Canada has deadly flute epidemics.

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Whenever i see this thread have south park moment with the Canadians have flip top heads and Americans don't

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What's Burning? wrote:Canada has deadly flute epidemics.

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Jabberwocky wrote:Whenever i see this thread have south park moment with the Canadians have flip top heads and Americans don't

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