1. Garburator, bunny hug, chesterfield, Robertson (as in the screwdriver), homo milk, and Kraft Dinner are all Canadian terms
2. Oddly enough, KD does not exist in the US
. Here, it is called Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.
3. In Saskatchewan, the land is so flat that you can see your dog run away for days
. In Illinois, the corn obstructs your view.
4. Canadian Tire money
is not legal tender in the US.
5. A temperature of 106°F / 41.11°C with 100% humidity interferes greatly with one's personal hygiene.
6. Google Earth
is a great way to see how much the old homestead has changed since moving here. (If you haven't downloaded Google Earth yet, do it! You won't be disappointed. Also give Google Moon a shot and be sure to zoom in to see the detail.)
7. Barbeque and grilling are two distinctly different (and delicious) entities
8. There are very few things that Amazon.com
will send to Canada and Amazon.ca
stinks, which makes shopping for Christmas, birthday, and wedding gifts somewhat challenging.
9. It might be tough to read the miles on a Canadian speedometer, but that is still no excuse for speeding (or so I have been told).
10. Don't ever wear your "I am Canadian" t-shirt to your hearing in US court
. Not ever. The same thing goes for wearing "Canadian Girls Kick Ass" t-shirts to your local bar. "Hug a Canadian Today
" t-shirts, on the otherhand, are appropriate for all occasions.Previous Observations:March 15May 9