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Canadian Nickname Generator Is A Random Bunch Of Fun

This Canada Day, it's time to get rid of the burden of your ancestors' last names and find yourself a whole new Canadian identity — in the form of the ultimate Canadian nickname.

In this site set up by Penguin Canada (in honour of the newly published Stats Canada "textbook"), Canadians across the land can input their full names and get back something earthy, something iconic, something purely Canadian. Like, for example, Labatt Shatner.

Now, while we're fairly certain the site is just generating a bunch of random Canadian-isms (in which we are quite well-versed) every time you press "we can do better," that doesn't make it any less fun to see what it'll create for you.

The online nickname generator may have reached the height of its popularity as a way to make fun of John Travolta and his brutal pronunciation at the Oscars, but that doesn't mean it won't make for amazing conversation at your Canada Day barbecue this weekend.

Happy birthday Canada — or as the site likes to call you, Moose Jaw Arcade Fire.

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