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Now that Vancouver is to host the 2010 Winter Olympics these are

some questions people the world over are asking!

Believe it or not these questions about Canada were posted on an International Tourism

Website.

 

Obviously the answers are jokes, and the questions are hilarious;

but sadly the questions were really asked. (really sad. )

 

 

Q:I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so how do the plants

grow?(UK)

A:We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and

watch them die.

 

 

Q:Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the street? (USA)

A:Depends on how much you've been drinking.

 

Q:I want to walk from Vancouver to Toronto-can I follow the Railroad

tracks? (Sweden)

A:Sure, it's only Four thousand miles, take lots of water.

 

Q:Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada? (Sweden)

A:So it's true what they say about Swedes.

 

Q:It is imperative that I find the names and addresses of places to

contact for a stuffed Beaver. (Italy)

A:Let's not touch this one.

 

Q:Are there any ATM's(cash machines) in Canada? Can you send me a

list of them in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax? (UK)

A:What did your last slave die of?

 

Q:Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Canada?

(USA)

A:A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe.

Ca-na-da isthat big country to your North...oh forget it. Sure, the hippo

racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary. Come naked.

 

Q:Which direction is North in Canada? (USA)

A:Face south and then turn 180 degrees Contact us when you get here

and we'll send the rest of the directions.

 

Q:Can I bring cutlery into Canada? (UK)

A:Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

 

Q:Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)

A:Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which

is...oh

forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in

Vancouver and in Calgary, straight after the hippo races. Come

naked.

 

Q:Do you have perfume in Canada? (Germany)

A:No, WE don't stink.

 

Q:I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can

you sell it in Canada? (USA)

A:Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

 

Q:Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia where the female

population is smaller than the male population? (Italy)

A:Yes, *** nightclubs.

 

Q:Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada? (USA)

A:Only at Thanksgiving.

 

Q:Are there supermarkets in Toronto and is milk available all year

round?(Germany)

A:No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk

is illegal.

 

Q:I have a question about a famous animal in Canada, but I forget

its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. (USA)

A:It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the

brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by spraying

yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

 

Q:Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)

A:Yes, but you will have to learn it first.

 

Send this on to other true Canadians

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OMG!!! These are too funny!! and terribly sad! Why do I have to know so much about other countries when no one ever bothers to learn about us? It's like a Rick Mercer special!


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This is too funny. Years ago DH and I attended a wedding between an American and a Canadian. At the reception, everyone was asked to answer some basic questions about the two countries. And I do mean basic. Like who is the leader of each country, etc. Of all the quizzes with 100% right answers, there was a drawing for plane tickets for two to anywhere in the continental US. Yes folks, you guessed it, out of 150 guests, there was only 12 in the drawing, and THEY WERE ALL CANADIAN. The groom had always complained to his college mates (including my DH) about how dumb Americans are, and he proved it in this most clever of ways. I don't think any Americans had even 70%.

 

The winner said he wasn't sure there was anywhere in the continental US that he wanted to visit, but the bride said "Eh, try Florida in January".

 

Thanks for the giggle!


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Latebloomer, your story is pretty funny, too!


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HOLY SMOKES!!! I could both laugh and cry reading this!! WOW...people really asked these questions about Canada?? OMG!! :bcb_grin:bcb_sick:


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I've seen this a couple times and it always makes me laugh out loud! I've been asked some strange questions when I travel to other countries (do you have cars in Canada??) and this brings back fond memories!:bcb_grin


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I was actually asked this question on chat right here once, and it was a "serious" question.

 

"Do you celebrate Xmas on Dec. 25th in Canada"?

 

Just thought of another one:

 

Also, "How do you keep warm when it gets so cold"?

 

It was asked by an American.

 

It's all kind of sad really that people, not just in the U.S., take so little interest in countries other than their own.

 

Of course, lots of people don't know much about their own country either!

 

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True story - I was in a chat with someone here in the BCB chat room (I don't remember her name). She was a preschool teacher in a big US city. She asked me where Calgary was - I said Alberta, Canada, she then said where was Alberta - I said we were north of Montana. Then she asked me where MONTANA was!!!! I said to her "I thought you were an American and you were a teacher" - she explained she taught preschool and didn't really need to know that sort of thing..........

 

Scary eh? Sheila


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OK, I will admit we are stupid, but Snopes.com just updated today that these questions ARE NOT REAL, have been going around in various forms from other countries for several years. Never can Snopes.com find the real source, so it is just a joke. I admit to being somewhat relieved!


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Unfortunately the question about where was Montana was real - I was chatting online and was asked it....... I can understand not knowing about another country, but I can't imagine being a US citizen and not knowing where the various states are......

 

Sheila


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Unfortunately the question about where was Montana was real - I was chatting online and was asked it....... I can understand not knowing about another country, but I can't imagine being a US citizen and not knowing where the various states are......

 

Sheila

But there are so many of them, :bcb_wink3 .


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I'm sorry, I did mean the original list was probably not real. Didn't mean to infer you were lying!

 

I stink at geography myself, but would probably not make that known in a chat room!


Latebloomer

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Rick Mercer- a noted Canadian comedian had a show here called "talking to Americans"

 

He would go down there, camera on and suggest or ask all kinds of things- along the same vein as the questions above. he even talked to some US politicians- take a look:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~wwwstephen/americans/


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It always amazes me how many ignorant people are out there. When it comes to basic geography, I think immigrants might know more than the people who were born and educated here. I had a call from a person who sounded like someone who was raised in the USA and she asked me where the check was coming from, I told her the bank was in Rhode Island, (She was calling from Maryland) she asked if Rhode Island was in New York, I said NO. She asked where it was, I said next to Connecticut, she asked if that was in New York or Vermont. Losing a little patience, I said it is the really little state between Connecticut, Massachusetts and the Atlantic Ocean. Oh she said, so it's in Boston. I said yeah sure and I hung up. And these lovely intelligent people work in hospitals, air traffic control and sit on juries, now I know why I can't sleep at night.

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That show is a riot, but it's not really fair. It's sort of Borat style, taking advangtage of people's nervousness on camera and their inherent politeness. (Presenting the lie such as "Canada is on a 20 hour day" and seeing what people say in response) I often wonder if I would be able to stop myself from saying "BULL****" if someone did it to me. Maybe I would be a deer in the headlights as well.....

 

Thanks yet again for the giggle!


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I am also relieved to hear that the initial list was all made up, although I have no doubt that there are many such ridiculous questions out there! The average American is sadly ignorant in so many ways; if we didn't laugh, we'd have to cry, right?

 

Thanks for sharing these, have2laugh.


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Rick Mercer- a noted Canadian comedian had a show here called "talking to Americans"

 

He would go down there, camera on and suggest or ask all kinds of things- along the same vein as the questions above. he even talked to some US politicians- take a look:

 

http://home.comcast.net/~wwwstephen/americans/

I am american and I LOVE THAT SHOW.. I laugh my butt off everytime I see those segments.


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