I laughed so hard when I read a posting on Bluerad's blog "Everything Awesome." Check it out here to read the top reasons for living in all the different provinces and to read a few good Canadian jokes. But what I thought was the funniest (but tongue-in-cheek) and that my American friends will surely find funny is the following:
The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart
50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
· Californians shiver uncontrollably.
· Canadians plant gardens.
35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
· Italian cars won't start.
· Canadians drive with the windows down.
32° Fahrenheit (0° C)
· American water freezes.
· Canadian water gets thicker.
0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
· New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
· Canadians have the last cookout of the season.
-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
· Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
· Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.
-109.9° Fahrenheit (-78.5° C)
· Carbon dioxide freezes makes dry ice.
· Canadians pull down their earflaps.
-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
· Ethyl alcohol freezes.
· Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the keg.
-459.67° Fahrenheit (-273.15° C)
· Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
· Canadians start saying, "Cold, eh?"
· Vancouver Canucks finally beat the Chicago Black Hawks in the playoffs.
-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
· Hell freezes over.
· The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.
A friend and I were talking about the Canadian flag when we were watching the Olympics and both of us felt that it isn't all that fabulous. We both remember the days when we had the Red Ensign and we much preferred it even though it was never the "official" flag of Canada. Now we have the maple leaf flag that was made our official flag in 1965 under the auspices of our then Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson. At least our provincial flag (British Columbia) still has part of the Union Jack, which pleases me because it reminds me of my British heritage. The first flag below was Canada's flag beginning in 1868 (the year of confederation), the next became our flag in 1921, and finally our official flag in 1965. Below that is my provincial flag, which I quite like because it represents not only our connection to Great Britain, but also the sun and sea.
I'd be interested in your feelings on the above flags. Which do you like the best?
Finally, we must not forget our fabulous leader, Mrs. Nesbitt and her current pilot Roger, who facilitate our fun each week with ABC Wednesday. If you're new here, please familiarize yourself with the "Rules & Regulations" of this meme found here. Some of Mrs. N's friends help fulfill her wish to visit each and every contributor each and every week. We follow the rules, field questions, and function as a team to further ABCW and help it to flourish. Have a fantastic, fabulous and fascinating week, my friends. I'm having a fun-filled holiday and will be back next week with my post for the letter G. Sorry, though, not to be able to visit everyone!