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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian_angel;3166998;
    I am.. you know I am.. I am Canadian!

    Anyone else have that jingle pop into their head reading the last few posts?
    No, but I am having fond memories of Joe Canadian running through my head "...it's zed, not zee. Zed." I really hate Molson's, but their ad agency is just brilliant.
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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    They really do a great job of capturing Canadian humour.

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    "...it's zed, not zee. Zed."
    Hmmm. So you guys say "zed," too, instead of "zee."
    How the hell did we U.S. Americans get "zee"? Linguistically, it makes no sense!
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    My husband, who is from Canada, refuses to just call it a 'Z' which leads to a lot of confusion when we play scrabble cube. In fact, the first time he screamed out use the 'zed' I was like "huh, what, who is zed?"... then we lost the game (as I was still searching for zed).

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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellen;3167310;
    Hmmm. So you guys say "zed," too, instead of "zee."
    How the hell did we U.S. Americans get "zee"? Linguistically, it makes no sense!
    I actually saw something about it yesterday while online, but can no longer find the reference.

    So I thought instead that I would post the text to Canada's favourite commercial ever, I Am Canadian:

    Hey, I'm not a lumberjack, or a fur trader....
    I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber, or own a dogsled....
    and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
    although I'm certain they're really really nice.

    I have a Prime Minister, not a president.
    I speak English and French, not American.
    And I pronounce it 'about', not 'a boot'.

    I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.
    I believe in peace keeping, not policing,
    diversity, not assimilation,
    and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.
    A toque is a hat, a chesterfield is a couch,
    and it is pronounced 'zed' not 'zee', 'zed' !!!!

    Canada is the second largest landmass!
    The first nation of hockey!
    and the best part of North America

    My name is Joe!!
    And I am Canadian!!!
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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    I had forgotten what some of the words were. I think a lot of the Canadian pride commercials are fantastic. In a lot of ways they beat those heritage moment ones.

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    Thank you Rattus for bringing back good memories. How happy is everyone that we not only got a medal in Saturday Olympics but a set (Gold, Silver, & Bronze). I was up at 3am Edmonton time watching it on CBC and cheering and singing along to O Canada!
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    I say zed and zee...half the time I can't remember which one is the Canadian pronunciation - that's American influence for you.

    Bubba-Jo-Lyn - I am very happy that we've gotten some medals over the weekend. Very cool. I liked the Huyn (spelling?) woman who won the wrestling gold - she seemed very nice.
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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;3167460;
    I Am Canadian

    Hey, I'm not a lumberjack, or a fur trader....
    I don't live in an igloo or eat blubber, or own a dogsled....
    and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
    although I'm certain they're really really nice.

    I have a Prime Minister, not a president.
    I speak English and French, not American.
    And I pronounce it 'about', not 'a boot'.

    I can proudly sew my country's flag on my backpack.
    I believe in peace keeping, not policing,
    diversity, not assimilation,
    and that the beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.
    A toque is a hat, a chesterfield is a couch,
    and it is pronounced 'zed' not 'zee', 'zed' !!!!

    Canada is the second largest landmass!
    The first nation of hockey!
    and the best part of North America

    My name is Joe!!
    And I am Canadian!!!
    WOO HOO!
    I AM CANADIAN too!
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    Re: How many Canadians are there here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rattus;3167460;
    and I don't know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
    although I'm certain they're really really nice.
    Oh, I wish I'd remembered that line the other day. I used to live in Saskatchewan, and someone (from my hometown of Winnipeg, so I can't even blame this one on a non-Canadian) actually said to me, "Oh, my friend so-and-so lives in Saskatoon" and then looked at me expectantly like I just might have happened to run into them during the few years I'd lived there.
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