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Old 07-21-2005, 01:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My aunt just sent me this--and for some reason I can nod my head in agreement to almost all of them!

If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36
inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim
by, you
live in Ontario.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you
live
in Ontario.

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the
year,
you live in Ontario.

If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in
Ontario.

If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed
a wrong number, you live in Ontario.

YOU KNOW YOU ARE A TRUE Ontarian :

1. "Vacation" means going South past London for the weekend.

2. You measure distance in hours.

3. You know several people who have hit a deer more than once.

4. You often switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day and then back
again

5. You can drive 110 kph through 2 feet of snow during a raging
blizzard,
without flinching.

6. You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

7. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled
with snow

8. You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter and
road construction.

9. Your idea of creative landscaping is a statue of a deer next to
your blue spruce.

10. Down South to you means Windsor .

11. Your 1st of July picnic was moved indoors due to frost.

12. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.

13. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."


Oh, and I did have a July 1st BBQ where we had to turn on the furnace because it was really cold!
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Oh, and a couple weeks ago I was talking with an old roommate who's mom works for Heinz, he was saying that the organic heinz baby food sells at the employee store for $2.50 for a case of 24--the store is just outside Windsor (as is his mom) and I DID tell him--"well yeah, for sure let me know the next time you go down south and I'll give you a list of the veggies she likes!"
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If your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you
live
in Ontario.


If you have had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who
dialed
a wrong number, you live in Ontario.

I live in BC and both of these apply to me.... ;-)
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"well yeah, for sure let me know the next time you go down south and I'll give you a list of the veggies she likes!"

HAHAHAHAHA!

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13. You find 0 degrees "a little chilly."

Totally!! I haven't lived there in a while, but if I remember correctly, 0 degrees was shorts weather!! All those pale, pale legs scuttling along the ice of the Rideau Canal. To the pub.
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:LOL I can relate to a few of those!

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Hee hee. I'm not Canadian, but more than a few of those apply here, too. :LOL. My favorite is the potholes filled with snow. Ah, driving bliss.

It is 52 degrees right now!!! And I am too dumb to wear a real shirt over this tank top.
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: they are almost all true for Québec too!
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:26 AM
 
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:LOL Great list, Shannon!

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Yeah, the one I noticed is missing is
"If you can name the location of 3 different Tim Horton's in your small town--you live in Ontario"

Hmmmmmmmm Timmmmies
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I left Ontario closing in on 30 years ago, and I still remember some of those :LOL

nothing more to say I guess :
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Yeah, the one I noticed is missing is
"If you can name the location of 3 different Tim Horton's in your small town--you live in Ontario"

Hmmmmmmmm Timmmmies
That is absolutely true of WNY

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Really??? Now I have somewhere to go in the States!!!! Sure, I don't work any of the dogs there--no, I have to work dogs in places where Maxwell House is gourmet coffee!
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Hi neighbour *LOL*

I can relate to those

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Really??? Now I have somewhere to go in the States!!!! Sure, I don't work any of the dogs there--no, I have to work dogs in places where Maxwell House is gourmet coffee!
Ah, yes, you would be surprised how much we WNYers and you guys have in common! Hockey, ice fishing, snow :LOL

I even like some of you Canadians

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Ahhhhh, yes, hockey is still our passion
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That is absolutely true of WNY
Tim Horton's in the US - Watch out GWB - those Canadians are going to invade. :LOL




( I know that they are owned by Wendy's now. )
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I lived in Ontario in a town that was so small that we only had 2 Tim Horton's, and only one them had a drive through!!!!

We didn't have AC (it was only hot for 2 days in the middle of the summer).

Everyone we knew had a snowmobile and my neighbor actually told me she pitied my children because we didn't have one.

I also found out that "light" snow refers to how close the snow flakes are together rather than how deep they will be once they hit the ground

Things I would add to the list.

1. your city has a snow dump

2. every child you know plays hockey

3. swimming is an indoor sport

4. you know what poutine is

5. you have a pile of Canadian Tire dollars

6. It is normal to wear a snow suit and go to parade

Oh Canada!

but everything has pros and cons  shrug.gif

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People swim outdoors?????
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ALL of the first 5 are true for Minnesota, too. 3 of them are true for VT, too. (We don't have DQ and yankees don't waste yer time on the phone.)

Yer not so special.


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Ive heard putting vinegar on food is a mostly ontarian thing, but I mostly only know ontarians so that limits my experience lol
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I will only eat my french fries with vinegar...
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:LOL :LOL Oh so true!

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That's great, and perfect timing with our up and coming vacation on Ontario this weekend Can't wait to get to friendly Canadians :
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People swim outdoors?????

:LOL :LOL

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These are pretty true for Northern Michigan too...I've seen a very similar list titled "You know you're a Yooper when..."

Ya Eh!
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These are pretty true for Northern Michigan too...I've seen a very similar list titled "You know you're a Yooper when..."
may be....

but is there a sign your Post Office saying:
French or English, It's Your Choice!

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haha :LOL :LOL :LOL

The Wendys in NY thought that my mom was on crack when she asked for vinegar for her french fries.
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