for the canadians.

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    Oct 14, 2008 7:42 PM GMT
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    Oct 14, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    for the americans....it's election day in Canada
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    Oct 14, 2008 10:00 PM GMT
    Despite the fact that I live near the Canadian border, I am not all that concerned about the outcome of their national election. Whatever they choose for their country is their business. We have more than enough problems with politics in our country to be worrying about other countries politics.
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    Oct 14, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    Half the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French? As we used to say when I lived in Europe: "Even the French hate the French."

    I lived along the Canadian border for 11 years. The French hate Americans. Now I live in South Florida, where French Canadians spend their Winters. They hate Americans down here, too, flaunt our laws, insult us to our faces.

    My greatest regret about global warming is that it'll prevent Canada from being covered by another glacial ice sheet. At least it may raise the ocean levels and drown the French along the Florida coastline.
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    Oct 14, 2008 11:21 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French?

    I lived along the Canadian border for 11 years. The French hate Americans. Now I live in South Florida, where French Canadians spend their Winters. They hate Americans down here, too, flaunt our laws, insult us to our faces.

    My greatest regret about global warming is that it'll prevent Canada from being covered by another glacial ice sheet. At least it may raise the ocean levels and drown the French along the Florida coastline.


    Half? ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif

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    Oct 14, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    I like the French, but I'm French so maybe that doesn't count.
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    Oct 14, 2008 11:45 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidRed_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French?[SNIP]

    Half? ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif


    At least. And they insist that everyone speak their stupid language, under the theory that if you speak French, you are French.

    Now as it happens I can speak French passably, along with a few other languages. And French is the lamest way to communicate I know.

    No, I'm sorry, but I've lived there, and the French are the dirtiest, smelliest, most rude, most disagreeable people on Earth. And they've tried to eradicate the British heritage in Canada, and will likely succeed in time.
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    Oct 14, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French? As we used to say when I lived in Europe: "Even the French hate the French."

    I lived along the Canadian border for 11 years. The French hate Americans. Now I live in South Florida, where French Canadians spend their Winters. They hate Americans down here, too, flaunt our laws, insult us to our faces.

    My greatest regret about global warming is that it'll prevent Canada from being covered by another glacial ice sheet. At least it may raise the ocean levels and drown the French along the Florida coastline.


    Aww Red be nice icon_cry.gif. If I stereotyped all Americans on the ones that me and some friends convinced a few years ago that Canada has 3 moons, 14 months in a year, and 4 months of total darkness, I'd think... well... nevermind (they really did believe us, which actually kinda scared me). But, I did take a trip to Old Quebec City and parts around there, and I did find that a few of the people there were quite rude. If you didn't speak French, it was like they automatically put their nose in the air and thought they were better than you. I wouldn't take it personally, I think they hate everyone equally. I'm sure not all of Quebec is like this though, it's just my experience. I've heard great things about Montreal though!
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    canadianguy35 saidRed_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French? As we used to say when I lived in Europe: "Even the French hate the French."

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    Well, OK. Actually I like ordinary Canadians, spent a lot of time there, and lots of them visited across the border where I lived. Really a lot like Americans, even the same accent, except they say "eh" a lot.

    It's just those French Canadians I really dislike. And I go out of my way down here in Florida to annoy them, and make them feel unwelcome the same way they try to make me feel unwelcome in my own country.

    Idea: have a bumper sticker made that says "Frenchies go home"
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:21 AM GMT
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    Caslon7000 saidRed_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French?[SNIP]

    Half? ... icon_eek.gif ... icon_lol.gif


    At least. And they insist that everyone speak their stupid language, under the theory that if you speak French, you are French.

    Now as it happens I can speak French passably, along with a few other languages. And French is the lamest way to communicate I know.

    No, I'm sorry, but I've lived there, and the French are the dirtiest, smelliest, most rude, most disagreeable people on Earth. And they've tried to eradicate the British heritage in Canada, and will likely succeed in time.


    Who pissed in your Corn Flakes this morning. Jeez. The way you describe French Canadians in Florida reminds me of how many Americans are described when they travel. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    canadianguy35 said
    Red_Vespa saidHalf the Canadians are French. Does anyone really like the French? As we used to say when I lived in Europe: "Even the French hate the French."

    Aww Red be nice icon_cry.gif.


    Well, OK. Actually I like ordinary Canadians, spent a lot of time there, and lots of them visited across the border where I lived. Really a lot like Americans, even the same accent, except they say "eh" a lot.

    It's just those French Canadians I really dislike. And I go out of my way down here in Florida to annoy them, and make them feel unwelcome the same way they try to make me feel unwelcome in my own country.

    Idea: have a bumper sticker made that says "Frenchies go home"



    Quebec is approx one 5th of our population. Not half. But then again maybe while I was out back tending my sled and huskies or patching the roof on the igloo, there was a baby boom in the belle province I hadnt noticed.

    Gosh, will the wonders of the american education system ever cease to amaze....
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:25 AM GMT
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    Who pissed in your Corn Flakes this morning. Jeez. The way you describe French Canadians in Florida reminds me of how many Americans are described when they travel. icon_eek.gif


    Come down to Florida before you second-guess me. No one here likes the French tourists, whether from Canada or France. They are disgusting, disagreeable, dirty, disrespectful and thoroughly dreadful.
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:28 AM GMT
    I have been to Florida, and I know how the French Canadian tourists are viewed. However, if they decided to stop coming, the wailing and gnashing of teeth from native Floridians would be heard all the way to La Belle Province.

    Take a page out of the average Parisien's coping strategy with ugly Americans. Take their money and try not to complain too much about their boorishness and ignorance.
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:36 AM GMT
    hardcanadian said
    Quebec is approx one 5th of our population. Not half.


    True, but your French citizens claim half of your heritage and ancestry is French. Weren't you aware of that? Else why are you a bilingual country, and must read & speak French in all your public venues?

    You are more French than British, or hasn't that dawned on you yet?
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:41 AM GMT
    SurrealLife saidI have been to Florida, and I know how the French Canadian tourists are viewed. However, if they decided to stop coming, the wailing and gnashing of teeth from native Floridians would be heard all the way to La Belle Province.


    Trust me, only a few places in Hollywood, FL, owned by French Canadians, would shed any tears. The French are reviled here. Germans, British, other Europeans, Asians, all are welcome, but the French are hated for their dishonest and nasty ways. They steal more than they contribute in revenues.

    No, the French are not wanted here, and I've been coming here for over 35 years, and this is not new.
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:45 AM GMT
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    hardcanadian said
    Quebec is approx one 5th of our population. Not half.


    True, but your French citizens claim half of your heritage and ancestry is French. Weren't you aware of that? Else why are you a bilingual country, and must read & speak French in all your public venues?

    You are more French than British, or hasn't that dawned on you yet?


    We are a bilingual country for the simple fact that we had two founding nations, France and England. The French were actually here far earlier but lost out to the British on the Plains of Abraham in 1759. Very few Canadians are fazed by signs in two languages, it makes our country more interesting. In countries such as Switzerland, three official languages exist if I remember correctly.

    I doubt if anyone that is of English descent is worried about their culture being "overwhelmed" by the French. The anxieties are on the French side, and for good reason.
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    Oct 15, 2008 12:55 AM GMT
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    I doubt if anyone that is of English descent is worried about their culture being "overwhelmed" by the French. The anxieties are on the French side, and for good reason.


    People of British decent are remarkably tranquil, for which I admire them. Those of French descent are much more aggressive, and so will eventually overpower the English speakers in Canada.

    That trend is clearly evident, as English as a language is continually marginalized in Canada, while French expands. You will be speaking nothing but French by the end of this century.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:09 AM GMT
    Wow. And these are people that live right next door.
    And have the responsibility of choosing the leader of the most potentially dangerous nation on Earth.
    It's gonna take more than a power-hum to cure this magnitude of ignorance.
    Maybe the world ought to cross its fingers behind its back and twirl round three times instead.
    Once again: Wow.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:13 AM GMT
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    hardcanadian said
    Quebec is approx one 5th of our population. Not half.


    True, but your French citizens claim half of your heritage and ancestry is French. Weren't you aware of that? Else why are you a bilingual country, and must read & speak French in all your public venues?

    You are more French than British, or hasn't that dawned on you yet?


    You're a fucking idiot.

    And yes, I've voted.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:14 AM GMT
    After reading Red Vespa comments one wonders why would any French hate Americans.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:18 AM GMT
    blink777 said

    You're a fucking idiot.

    And yes, I've voted.


    Well, perhaps. And who mentioned voting?

    Canada will be speaking French before this century is out. Because people like you are clueless to what is happening in your own country.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    Aero saidWow. And these are people that live right next door.
    And have the responsibility of choosing the leader of the most potentially dangerous nation on Earth.
    It's gonna take more than a power-hum to cure this magnitude of ignorance.
    Maybe the world ought to cross their fingers behind their back and twirl round three times instead.
    Once again: Wow.


    Don't worry, the American Century is past. Whatever we do down here will be of increasingly little importance in world affairs.

    I have studied and taught world history. The dominance of the United States is waning; most historians agree with that. This may be the Century of China; it's too early to know, but all signs point that way.

    As for Canada, the more immediate topic here, it will become French, because the French have the dynamic force, whereas those of British descent have none. Seen from a distance, across the border, the trend is clear. Just as Americans cannot see their time has passed, neither can British Canadians.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa said

    Canada will be speaking French before this century is out. Because people like you are clueless to what is happening in your own country.


    What, I wonder, could possibly lead to such a large-scale demographic conversion?
    An acute ocean-to-ocean allergic reaction to the monumental tide of gross ignorance?
    Or just the language that it speaks?
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:33 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidWell, perhaps. And who mentioned voting?

    The original post. The thing we were SUPPOSED to be talking about.

    Red_Vespa saidCanada will be speaking French before this century is out. Because people like you are clueless to what is happening in your own country.

    lol... just lol.
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    Oct 15, 2008 1:35 AM GMT
    Aero said
    Red_Vespa said

    Canada will be speaking French before this century is out. Because people like you are clueless to what is happening in your own country.


    What, I wonder, could possibly lead to such a large-scale demographic conversion?
    An acute ocean-to-ocean allergic reaction to the monumental tide of gross ignorance?
    Or just the language that it speaks?


    Because French Canadians want everyone to speak French, and you don't give a damn. That is always how change happens -- the motivated versus the detached.