Wordless Wednesday: Canada Day Edition!

by The Mayor!

I speak Canadian eh! That means I spell words like colour, humour, or favour properly. It means that my alphabet ends with a Zed, not a Zee. It means the beer store is a couple of kilometres away rather than a mile & a half or so. It means that when I say a bag of milk, I really do mean a BAG. And it means I pepper my speech with eh instead of y’all. Yes, that’s my subtle way of pointing out to non-Canadians that, despite what your dictionary says, my blog is not full of spelling errors…because…

I AM CANADIAN!

 

Canadian flag image

All kidding, & stereotypes, aside, July 1st is the day for Canadians everywhere to stand proud & celebrate the great blessings of our incredible country. So in honOUr of Canada Day, I will now revert back to the kidding & the stereotypes to amuse & delight folks from all nations! 

Canadian eh funny cartoon

Canadian beer prayer funny

Canada funny on top image

Canadian rant I am funny

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians across the globe! And of course, a Happy Independence Day coming up to all of my American friends…from the only country to ever invade yours & burn down the White House..which, ya know, is kind of misleading since we ourselves were still under British rule during the War of 1812 & not technically a country in & of ourselves. But it’s fun to poke fun eh! And quite possibly some of you may get your retribution on @$#*%! Friday! But I’m okay with that…’cause we Canadians are a polite, laid back kinda folk…so I’m told…apparently I’m not your stereotypical Canadian! But I AM all about the honesty, so I feel compelled to confess to something…I actually DO say Zee.  I attended Kindergarten in Poughkeepsie, New York, thus my first introduction to the alphabet, & the one that stuck with me forever, included the letter Zee. Besides, Zed just doesn’t rhyme with the damn song…I have to say, the Americans got THAT one right! Don’t forget to link up your own Wordless Wednesday with the dashing man-about-town, Mr. Linky!

Signed,

The Mayor!

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alicia June 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm

Sorry. You probably won’t like my WW then. Haha. But, happy WW! Thanks for linkin up!
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Sukhmandir Kaur June 29, 2010 at 11:32 pm

I’m not Canadian nor a Brit, but I still favour spelling grey with an e honour with a u a as well as colour, don’t know where I picked up the habit but y’all know it’s might hard to break eh. I find furry animals much less threatening the Uncle Corporation, but American I am for all that.

Corey~livingandloving June 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Happy Canada Day to you! :)
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alicia June 29, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Your comment was too kind. And you could actually do any shape or color too. Hope you enjoy making it! It’s easy and fun.
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CJ June 30, 2010 at 12:00 am

I too am down with Grey versus gray!
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GrammyMousetails-Faythe June 30, 2010 at 12:13 am

Happy Canada Day to you! it is kind of nice we both can make a lot of noise in the same week! thanks for stopping over again & linking up! I always get a good chuckle when I stop !
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allison June 30, 2010 at 12:19 am

The zed not rhyming thing has always bugged me too. And when I started reading you, I could have sworn you were American — your daughters are cheerleaders, for cryin’ out loud!
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Danelle June 30, 2010 at 12:59 am

Being married to a Canadian and having lived there for five years, I got a good laugh out of this! He likes to bring up the War of 1812 too. And although I’m not Canadian, I am so going down to the local Whole Foods on Canada Day because they’ll be handing out free Nanaimo bars!
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Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) June 30, 2010 at 1:10 am

The beaver is PRICELESS! Love it so much.

PS. My linky is working now.
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Will June 30, 2010 at 1:13 am

I am not Canadian, but I play hockey so many of my friends are. Odd bunch they are though eh? Thanks for a bit of explanation. And Happy WW!
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CB June 30, 2010 at 1:14 am

HAHA!!!

That’s what WOLF said to me in our first blog post!!!

We’re bigger and on top, so if this were prison you’d be my bitch!!!!

STILL FUCKING HILARIOUS!!!!

LOVE the first one too hooker!
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Beki June 30, 2010 at 1:24 am

Funny!
Happy WW

Beki
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The Drama Mama June 30, 2010 at 1:29 am

Happy Canada Day to you!!

Mrs. Cox June 30, 2010 at 1:32 am

Having pride in your country is a good thing. Even if you’re Canadian ;) I kid. Happy day to ya!

Angela @ Nine More Months June 30, 2010 at 1:42 am

Happy Canada Day to all those up there in America’s Hat!
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Nicole June 30, 2010 at 2:32 am

Oh, those photos are FANTASTIC!
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Poppy June 30, 2010 at 2:35 am

I went to college 30 minutes from the Canadian border, and the only ID required to get an ice cold Molson (or 12, apparently Canadians are a little lax on the whole “overserve” issue too) was a piece of paper that said “I am 19″. Go Canada!

Russ June 30, 2010 at 5:33 am

Happy Canada Day. I spent a little time in Montreal. The Canadians are a much prouder people. They actually put their trash in the containers rather then on the ground. And for the most part very friendly.I loved it there. Hope you have a good day.
Always enjoy your WW Comedy.

Dumb Mom June 30, 2010 at 6:44 am

And, happy Canada day to you too! I wouldn’t have known about it were it not for reading your post. See, blogging makes people smarter. Or at least, more informed and worldly and stuff!
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And Miles To Go.... June 30, 2010 at 7:00 am

oh Canada! Happy Canada Day.
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Dina @ 4 Lettre Words June 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

LOVE the beer prayer!
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DogsMom June 30, 2010 at 7:33 am

We too buy milk in a bag (when not taking it straight from the cow or goat.) I alternate my spelling of grey’s/grays just beause I can. Zed sounds more like a name than an letter, but so do Bea, Cici, and Jay. Doesn’t stop parents from using them.
Even being a non smoker or toker, your post had me smiling.
Happy Canada Day!
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Amy @ babybabylemon June 30, 2010 at 9:09 am

Love the beer prayer.

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos June 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

Ya!! I love Canada Day!
A happy one to you as well, cheers my friend!!
:)

Tammi
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Jessica June 30, 2010 at 9:16 am

Happy Canada Day!
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Auntie E June 30, 2010 at 9:25 am

That’s okay, I spell the same way some times. color is just better spelled Colour, Don’t you think? Have a great Day.
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KLZ June 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

Hang on a cotton pickin’ minute.

Your alphabet ends with Zed?

Zed’s Dead, baby.
(*1 billion bonus points if you understand what I’m referring to.)
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Jodie at Mummy Mayhem June 30, 2010 at 9:41 am

Well, I’ve gotta say, hon – you also spell like an AUSSIE!

Yes – we also write colour, favour, humour.

Happy Canada Day to you, eh!
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Lauren @ Hobo Mama June 30, 2010 at 9:56 am

Happy Canada Day, my friend! My SIL, who’s Canadian (I know! We let her into the family!), gave us a hand-me-down toy that sings the alphabet. And, yes, it ends in Zed. Which throws me every time, but I must admit I now sing it that way on occasion. :)

Hey, did you see my husband finally got around to finishing my blog button? I have to get the code in my sidebar, though. I think you must have inspired him!
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Devan @ Accustomed Chaos June 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

Us Canadian ROCK! Happy Canada Day
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An Imperfect New Momma June 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

I’m not canadian but I had a roommate who schooled me on how cool ya’ll are…LOL. Love your post as always! :) Happy Canada btw

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud June 30, 2010 at 10:35 am

I had no idea that you were Canadian! I guess I’m going to have to rethink our friendship. lol Just kidding. Happy Canada Day. I loved the thing about Canada being on top. Too funny!
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
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Amy @ Marvelous Mommy June 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

Haha I love your post!! I’m following you now too!
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Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You June 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

Happy July 1st :) (Even though it’s totally NOT yet LOL)
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kiki June 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

Love this post – my first time at wordless wednesday….

XOXO
Kiki
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Uyen June 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm

tooooo funny!!! Happy Canada Day!!!
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Pamela June 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Happy Canada Day!! I gotta agree with you on the zee vs. zed thing. I grew up watching Schoolhouse Rock & THEY never said zed. But they did teach me how to unpack my adjectives:)
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Natalie June 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Love the beer prayer…and I’m not Canadian!!

Tell KLZ that the quote she’s referring to comes from Pulp Fiction ;)
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Simply Delicious June 30, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Happy Canada Day!
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Maria @ LSS June 30, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Funny! Hope you’re having a wonderful celebration.
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Cafe au lait June 30, 2010 at 2:49 pm

I like the prayer. :)
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Liza June 30, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Happy Canada Day!

My entries:
Moms… Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be
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The Empress June 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Whew… so much to say to that.

First off, ’tis no secret that I majorly crush when I see someone is from Canada, eh? You girls is just so free and let your freakflags fly.

Second, glad to hear you’re laid back and all beeeeeeeeeecaaaaaaaaaaaaause….. I was going to ask you if I could early Friday Funny link up with you on thursday since I leave on vacation after that, for 10 days. And I don’t do email, or check msgs or anything when I’m gone.

Since you’re all chillin’ and relaxin’ like that in Canada, I’ll take that as a “go ‘head, girl.”

Thanks, mama.
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Brenda June 30, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Happy Canada Day!
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Callista July 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Well I’m late visiting from the Blog Party. I was busier than expected and didn’t get to everyone but wanted to visit everyone who visited me. So Happy Belated Canada Day!

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