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24 Signs You Grew Up On The Border To Canada

Because there's nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds.

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1. You've gone on vacation in Canada before, if only for a weekend.

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2. But because of its close distance and cultural similarities, you don't really feel like you've left the country.

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3. At least once a customs officer has asked you to step out of your car.

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4. And you remember when you only needed a birth certificate to get across the border.

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5. As a kid, you attended at least one school field trip in Canada.

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6. And were no doubt shocked to discover that Canada's large soft drinks are the size of our medium soft drinks.

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America does big right.

7. I'm sorry — not soft drinks. It's called "pop."

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8. By now, you expect your pocket change to always contain at least one Canadian coin.

9. Speaking of money, you grew up with the exchange rate memorized.

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10. You didn't HAVE to wait until 21 to experience drinking legally.

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Across the border, 19 is the magic number.

11. And "cold" is somewhere between 10 and 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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12. Yes it does get hot up north, but air-conditioning is a rare luxury.

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13. You've beat that heat with more than a few Tim Hortons iced capps.

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14. And that goes for Labbatt as well — a totally mainstream beer on the border.

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15. Poutine has satisfied its fair share of your drunk cravings.

16. You either played hockey or know people who played hockey.

17. For similar reasons, you know a lot about professional hockey even if you don't watch it.

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18. More than one Canadian commercial has snuck into your local broadcasting.

19. And some of your favorite radio stations are actually Canadian radio stations.

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20. There's at least one Canadian flag flying high near where you grew up.

21. You only eat real maple syrup with your waffles — none of that fake stuff.

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22. You know that the famous Canadian accent does indeed exist, but that it's not as prevalent as many people think.

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23. And because of where you grew up, at least one person has called you "practically Canadian."

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24. And really, you know that that's not such a bad thing.

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