Posts Tagged ‘Canada arm’

Canadia, I Love You, Eh?

In Life, People, Social Commentary on July 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm


I may be in Scotland but that doesn’t mean I can’t spread the Canadian love. I even had some Tim Horton’s coffee this morning, thanks to a friend of a friend and the fact that said friend did not have a coffee maker of her own. Thanks Jen!

Anyway, I have something I wrote for a new online newspaper here in Scotland that I thought I’d post, since the newspaper never seemed to get off the ground.

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The Absent Foreigners: Getting to Know Your Local Canadians

It seems that every city, county, or country has its own group of people which bears the brunt of local ridicule. In about 97% of those cities, counties, or countries, as anyone will tell you, that group is the Americans: emphasis on the definitive article ‘the,’ with a capital ‘A’ – “the Americans.” And I’ve noticed since I’ve been in Scotland that people here love nothing more than taking the piss out of Americans. Read the rest of this entry »