1. When Someone Asks: “Oh, do you mean ice hockey?”
ICE HOCKEY IS THE ONLY HOCKEY OF IMPORTANCE. Field hockey is not a point of discussion.
2. Not being able buy THIS glorious stuff at 2am after a boozy night
Dear god, just give me some poutine. Is that so much to ask, world?
3. Having to explain why THIS GUY is still our prime minister
Look, we have a broken system, okay?
Sorry, world. Love, Canada.
4. Nobody around you understands what a legend this man was
We all miss you, Jack.
5. “So, where in America are you from?”
Look, I love Americans. I absolutely adore them!
…but do you have any idea how irritating it is not to have a unique accent?!
Even Wolverine struggles with this!
6. Once revealing you’re Canadian, being unable to stop talking about being Canadian
I will probably tell you about every celebrity, musician and TV show to come out of Canada in chronological order, whilst wearing a tuque. I’ll also probably regale you with stories of every single cultural nuance I can think of.
Sorry, it’s like word vomit.
7. Or, occasionally getting this question: “But seriously….how is it different from America?”
And promptly directing them here: maplesyrupsweats.tumblr.com
8. Having to explain the significance of April 20th
To be fair, I think this might only apply to expats who live outside of North America.
9. When you can’t take part in Roll Up The Rim season
Not that you ever won anything, anyways.
10. When you live in a warmer climate and people complain about “winter”
Please, tell me how much this light dusting of snow is affecting your life.
*This one does not apply to Vancouverites. Wimps.
11. Having a spiritual connection with a fictional character
I’d go to the Hoser Hut with you any day, Robin.
12. The reaction of actual French people when you use your mangled Canadian Franglais
This is way worse if you’re Acadian. Have you ever heard Acadian French?!
*Does not apply to actual French speaking Quebecers, for obvious English-hating reasons.
13. Being abroad for July 1st and missing Canada Day parties
Somebody just get me a Molson and some Ketchup chips, please
14. Clinging to other Canadians abroad, even though you promised yourself you wouldn’t
I can’t help it. My fellow countrymen are just so gosh darn nice.
15. And missing Canada, no matter where in the world you are
The world is filled with seriously beautiful places, and as Canadians, we’re lucky enough to be able to get out and explore the world with few restrictions.
But we always miss home.
- The largest LGBT business association in the US voted to endorse a presidential candidate for the first time in its history, choosing Clinton.
- Federal health officials have called for nationwide testing of all blood donations for the Zika virus.
- The judge under fire for his sentencing of former Stanford Swimmer Brock Turner also went easy on another student athlete.