Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #1

Here's to my first Thursday Thirteen

So, here are 13 things that I have had to explain to the locals...

1. The saying, "they couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery".

Meaning, the person/group are horrible at organizing; as a 'piss up' (getting drunk) would be incredibly easy in a brewery.

2. Universal Health Care

...and how you don't die waiting to be seen!

3. That not all Canadians say, 'eh'!

I have never said it in my whole entire life!

4. What a 2-4 is.

A case of beer, 24 in all.

This is actually only a 6-pack but I just love this picture!

5. The word bathroom or washroom.

Down here it is a restroom. I'm still trying to figuring out what 'resting' is done in there!

6. "bugger"

used either as 'little bugger' or 'bugger off'

7. Where Nova Scotia is

...northeast of Maine...Maine, is on the east coast kind of above it, and google Maine while you're at it!

8. That we drive on the right hand side of the road.

9. Christmas is celebrated on December 25th

10. The Queen does not make our decisions for us.

11. Not everyone is gay or a lesbian,

although there is not a problem with being either, or both. ;)

12. We say 'zed' instead of 'zee' and I say bum instead of booty.

13. We are not ruled by the United States!

No joke, someone seriously thought that the United States "owned us".


Monday through Sunday said...

good to know :)

Spice said...

I love me a 2-4!!! :) Great list! I've got mine up here: Spice World

Peyton's Mom said...

CUTE kid!!

Welcome to the T13 thing!!

Adelle said...

Welcome to Thursday Thirteen. I always get, how can you live with all that snow, like it snows all year around lol Happy T13 from Ontario.

Mandy said...

Out here on the West coast of CANADA, they don't know what a 2-4 is. Mostly because beer is so astronomically expensive in BC (as is any liquor or wine) that people don't buy it in flats of 24. They'd go broke.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Lucky me, reading your Thursday Thirteen today. Awesome list!

Wani said...

Great TT - thanks for sharing.

Chantal said...

funny! I would add that we don't all say "a-boot" instead of "about". I would hear these US comedians making fun of us Canadians saying "a-boot" and I would wonder who on earth were they talking about...