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You Know You're a Canadian When..

Posted: 09/27/2012 9:35 am

Let's face it, if the world is ending in a few months, Canadians had best acknowledge that the year 2012 has given us a unique national identity before we (and the Earth's seven billion inhabitants) are unable to throw another curling rock over the hog line.

Without waiting for the world to end or the NHL season to start, let's begin.

You know you're a Canadian living in 2012 when...(full text below)

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  • You politely stalk Margaret Atwood on Twitter.

  • You believe the biggest threat to our national security in the past year was the $30 million maple syrup heist.

  • You realize that the Parti Quebecois agenda could mean fewer medals for Canada in future Olympic games.

  • You spent the month of August watching the events London 2012 and saying, "That's okay, I like the Winter Olympics better anyway."

  • Mitt and his companion Tuque are something you desperately will need come November.

  • You know Robocall was not a summer box office hit.

  • You've calculated how the penny's demise will affect the cost of your double double.

  • You believe distracted driving laws do not apply in the Tim Hortons Drive-Thru.

  • The scariest Halloween mask you can think of is of Gary Bettman.

  • Tim Hortons Coffee

    "You expense timbits and coffee." - Ryan Doherty <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostAlberta/posts/158566394283843" target="_hplink">from Facebook</a>.

  • Tim Hortons

    "You either love Tim Horton's or despise it. There is no middle ground." - Anthony Aleksic <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostAlberta/posts/158566394283843" target="_hplink">from Facebook.</a>

  • You're still wearing shorts in mid October to November - Trish Engelking<a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink"> from Facebook</a>

  • You can drink water from the tap just about anywhere!`` - Jenabean Marston <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink">from Facebook</a>

  • You dig through three feet of snow to get to the barbecue.`` - Caroline Lightowler <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink">from Facebook</a>.

  • "Someone insults you, and you apologize."- Barbara Verner<a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink"> from Facebook.</a>

  • Hockey night in Canada

    "you perk up when you hear the theme song from "Hockey Night in Canada."" - Helen Martinez <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink">from Facebook. </a>

  • Fresh Dulse

    "Your strongest fantasies are about dulse." - Mal Cohen <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink">from Facebook.</a>

  • Polar Bear

    "You tell non-Canadians that you rode to school on a polar bear, and how the supreme court justices dress up as Santa Claus, and the parlimentary buildings are igloos, and are rebuilt every few weeks." - Natalie Granger<a href="https://www.facebook.com/HuffPostCanada/posts/359148954171411" target="_hplink"> from Facebook. </a>


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  1. You have two weather apps on your smart phone, and you cross reference them daily.

  2. You believe distracted driving laws do not apply in the Tim Hortons Drive-Thru.

  3. You've calculated how the penny's demise will affect the cost of your double double.

  4. You know Robocall was not a summer box office hit.

  5. The scariest Halloween mask you can think of is of Gary Bettman.

  6. Mitt and his companion Tuque are something you desperately will need come November.

  7. You spent the month of August watching the events in London 2012 and saying, "That's okay, I like the Winter Olympics better anyway."

  8. You realize that the Parti Quebecois agenda could mean fewer medals for Canada in future Olympic games.

  9. You believe the biggest threat to our national security in the past year was the $30 million maple syrup heist.

  10. You politely stalk Margaret Atwood on Twitter.

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Your turn: What would you add to the "You know you're a Canadian when" list?



 

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