2. a person who has excessive pride in something, i.e. a country, without any basis for that pride
3. a person who seems to get a lot of satisfaction from the blunders its southern neighbor makes; so in other words, a smug prig who is smug not because they do anything right or take any action and initiative in the international arena, but because they don't do anything wrong; i.e., they don't do anything period
4. a person that takes excessive pride in their peacefulness and healthcare and other domestic politicies; which is fine, but shouldn't be a point of bragging, because the only reason you have the domestic budget for those policies is because you have a junior military, something along the lines of an adventure camp; and the reason is because canadians rely completely on the U.S. armed forces and negating the need for their own, meaning they have a lot of money then to spend on social programs
5. a person who touts their nation's healthcare and low-crime rate to the point of moral superiority; that makes no sense considering the population of their country is a fraction the size of the U.S.; the only major steady flow of immigration comes from East Asia, esp. Taiwan, which is a hard-working and prosperous ethnic group where crime is almost non-existent; and also, the easiest way for an Asian to get Canadia citizenship is to prove to the Candadian government they have $1,000,000 in savings and assets; when that's the case, the immigrants have enough money to be taxed to support the canadian institutions, while American immigrants from Mexico are totally impoverished, so for them to get healthcare is to take from the U.S. government and give very little financially in return; crime in Canadian ghettos is very similar to American ghettos; if Canada had the quantity of ghettos as America does, the crime would be the same
6. a loser that trots around Asia because he can't get play from any of the good looking girls back home
7. slightly more evolved than an American redneck
8. a person with a questionable amount of nose hair growth
9. a person who thumbs his/her nose at American beer; which is easy to do when the American beer is one of the light beer giants--miller, bud, coors; but Yuengling, Sierra Nevada, and Sam Adams shit all over Molson
10. a person that says "oh yeah, Jim Carey's from Canada, so's Mike Myers"; first, Jim Carey is a has-been; second, these people live in America and Jim Carey actually got an American citizenship; but when it comes down to it, America would rather give ten million Mexicans citizenship and total welfare than allow Celine Dion sing one more song on American radiowaves
11. a person who idolizes American tv shows like the Simpsons and Seinfeld, who is completely soaked in American culture, who listens to all our hip hop and every other genre of music, watches all our movies with zeal, who in all matter of speaking is American, but talks trash on America all the same and inexplicably feels a sense of righteousness just because they are not actually an American citizen but in every other sense they are filled to the brim with American-ness; and they do this because they feel America doesn't respect them
12. A person who wishes they were American
Mike: "I didn't know they let canadians fly US Air.."
Morgan Freeman: "I am god."
Paul: "God is canadian? Since when?!"
Todd: "Mannnn this cereal is the shit!!!"
John: "Silly canadians, trix are for kids!"
Note that the above applies only to English Canadians. A French Canadian, be they Québécois, or French Canadian from any other province, is proud of their cultural identity, and their language.
Canadian: I'm from Canada
Frenchman: Oh, so basically you are American?
Canadian: No, I'm English, Welsh, and Italian.
People from other countries commonly stereotype Canadian culture, though usually as a joke, but, sometimes taken seriously.
The most common stereotypes include:
-Living in igloos
-Saying "eh" a lot
-Being overly nice
-Mispronouncing words such as "house", or "about". ("Aboot, Hoose".)
-Being good at hockey
-Having a unique french accent.
-Having a horse-mounted police force
-Lack of military
-A love for maple syrup
-and so forth.
Many sterotypes hold some shred of truth, as every stereotype does.
-The Canadian military is miniscule in relation to it's land mass, though it is able to do it's duty without problem, in and out of the country.
-How Canadians speak depends on the province. Newfoundlanders (or Newfies) in particular.
-The general interest in hockey seems to be higher in Canada, though the lack of teams make it difficult to win a Stanley Cup.
Canadians are usually portrayed in the media as nice people with funny accents, occasionally riding a moose, wearing a toque, and emphasizing "eh" whenever possible.
In the end, Canadians are the same as Americans, and patriotism ruins it.
Everyone else can think of them as an American who happens to speak french.
This is assuming that American media has had a larger effect on the concerned party.