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21 Very Important Questions Canadians Have For The Brits

How stiff are your upper lips really?

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We're kind of related.

And we even share a Queen.

Today, Laureen & I join Cdns to officially celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada. http://t.co/kDokPviYF8

Though "Queen of Canada" sounds a bit odd.

Even so, we have some important questions for those of you across the pond:

1. Why is everything so expensive for us Canadians?

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$1 CND = £0.53

We really have to DOUBLE THE MONEY to buy anything over there?

2. How come you keep so many delicious treats all to yourselves?

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Sharing is caring.
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Sharing is caring.

3. How many umbrellas do you own?

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And do you have different umbrellas for different occassions? Fancy umbrella, riding umbrella, walking umbrella...

4. Why does "tea-time" actually involve food?

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What do you call it when you just want to drink tea?

5. How does it feel to know that you probably invented hockey?

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We're still kind of reeling from this, tbh.

6. Are you even more obsessed with Downton Abbey than we are?

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We can hold a cross-Atlantic support group.

7. Do you guys also take this picture?

Or is it just something annoying tourists do?
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Or is it just something annoying tourists do?

8. Why do you call all dessert "pudding"?

Because you have cakes and pies and stuff too, right?
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Because you have cakes and pies and stuff too, right?

9. Speaking of pudding, what is up with black pudding?

Blood for breakfast? Mmm, no thanks.
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Blood for breakfast? Mmm, no thanks.

10. Are there a lot of ghosts?

It just feels like there would be.
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It just feels like there would be.

11. Do you ever feel like you've stepped back in time?

It's like a vacation to Outlander.
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It's like a vacation to Outlander.

12. Do you fully appreciate the magnificence that is Dame Maggie Smith?

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We hope so, 'cause we as Canadians certainly do.

13. When you tell people you're from England, do they always assume you live in London?

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Because everyone thinks we all live in Toronto.

14. Have you ever had to address someone as "Lord" or "Lady"?

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How does it make you feel?

15. Is it pretty normal to have a washing machine in your kitchen?

Seems convenient, actually. Strange, but convenient.
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Seems convenient, actually. Strange, but convenient.

16. What's this thing you guys have about not tipping servers?

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It just feels so wrong.

17. Where did you get so much "Girl Power"?

18. How does it feel to know that the world has you to thank for The Beatles?

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Nice work.

19. Are these two restoring your faith in the Monarchy?

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If you have to have Royals, Will and Kate seem like a pretty good bet.

20. Can you just explain your slang to us?

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Please tell us what "taking the piss" means.

21. Where are you hiding Hogwarts?

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We know it's there somewhere. (Pssst, let us know — we won't tell the others ;)

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