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Old December 21st, 2002, 04:31 PM   #1
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The Tragedy of Canada

Flying the face of retaliatory Texas jokes, I'm going out on a limb to pick on our Neighbors of the Maple Leaf (for my fellow Texans who are geographically challenged by default of their state's poor education, Canada is a little ways north of Lubbock):

The tragedy of Canada is that they had the perfect opportunity to enjoy French cuisine, British culture and American technology, and instead they ended up with British cuisine, American culture and French technology.

The upside of living on the flat terrain of Winnipeg: It's the only town where you can watch your dog run away for three days.

Cheers to the (surprisingly many) Canajians on this board. I think you actually outnumber the Aussies here. Glad to have ya! Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. Happy holidays,
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Old December 21st, 2002, 04:59 PM   #2
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Those are good. But I'm confused on one point. What exactly is French technology? Is it Citroen?


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Old December 21st, 2002, 05:23 PM   #3
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Well I suppose you can't go wrong with T-FAL (Tefal)...
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Old December 21st, 2002, 05:34 PM   #4
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Look it was bad enough on bicycles they had English and Metric screws. But then the French came along and developed their own screws.

Has that great Canadian Uncle Red (of the Red/Green Show) weighed in on this issue?
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Old December 21st, 2002, 05:53 PM   #5
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<<What exactly is French technology? It is Citroen?>>

LOL. That's right...the old 2HP. Kind of makes you think Alvin Straight wasn't so original after all...the French have been getting around on lawnmowers for years.

Hey, Pamela Lee Anderson and Jennifer Connelly are Canooks...so Canada has my undying respect.

(Are there more Aussies than Texans here? I thought we had 'em outnumbered)
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 10:10 AM   #6
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Surely you mean English Culture, English Technology and Good old English wholesome Grub, the french simply add sauce and the Americans market.
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 10:55 AM   #7
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Excuse me while I remove this large chip from my shoulder......but how did we get from British to English exactly? - the two not being the same :-)

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Old December 23rd, 2002, 11:15 AM   #8
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My appologies Ross, it's what comes from living in Tony Blairs intergrated new third way multi cultural EEC.
Just trying to retain part of my heritage.
In fact Scotland in itself should be known as the Mother Country of invention.
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 11:16 AM   #9
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I've forgotten what the Empire's mission is... to keep England British, or to keep Britain English? I suspect the latter.

Many Americans wonder why the packaging and instructions for most consumer appliances (washing machines, televisions, etc.) are printed in French... it's because the same goods are shipped to Canada. The concept is lost on 95% of all U.S. citizens, I bet.
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 01:03 PM   #10
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You must be confusing Jennifer Connelly with Neve Campbell.
The former being born and raised in New York.

Now Natasha Henstridge is from Ft. Mc Murray Alberta, and later moved to Oakville Ontario, and went to a rival highschool of mine at the same time I was in school. Even back then she was gorgeous.

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<<<-- Originally posted by John Locke : <<What exactly is French technology? It is Citroen?>>

LOL. That's right...the old 2HP. Kind of makes you think Alvin Straight wasn't so original after all...the French have been getting around on lawnmowers for years.

Hey, Pamela Lee Anderson and Jennifer Connelly are Canooks...so Canada has my undying respect.

(Are there more Aussies than Texans here? I thought we had 'em outnumbered) -->>>
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 01:31 PM   #11
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The confusion gets deeper. I'm pretty sure English (British, Scottish) Technology is Jaguar. But English Grub has me confused. Is that mutton and eel?

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As the inimitable Monty Python would say (life of brian)...
"eastern swallow or western?"
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 02:30 PM   #13
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African swallow or European swallow.

I don't know that... aaaaggghhh.
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 02:45 PM   #14
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>>Is that mutton and eel?
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Mutton is French. It means 'Lamb ruined by English cooks'.

Sorry , couldn't resist.
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Old December 23rd, 2002, 02:53 PM   #15
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That's OK, Jaguar means Ford.

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