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New Canadian Christmas Carol

 
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I just love how Canadians can't show national pride without getting all sardonic and silly.  (and if you're from Canada, you know that's a compliment - that's another national trait.  This country has weird humour)



Learned a new Christmas Carol for 2020.  

 
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Gosh, I forgot about milk in a bag.  I haven't seen that since I moved to BC.
hmmm... Is BC still in Canada?  We also can't get good poutine and the Timbits are always stale.  
 
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That reminds me, when I lived in the UK, most of the milk wasn't even in the fridge for some reason.

Neither were eggs.
 
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Brace yourself, R. The timbits are terrible now. The chocolate ones used to be my favourite, and now they taste like plastic. Even the coffee is terrible now, ever since they were bought out by RBI.

And wait a second... bad Timmy's availability, no good poutine... oh, and in the blast radius of the next subduction event. I know, and am proud, that BC is a part of Canada, but is it really the best part to live in? I mean, poutine?

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4 words.

Hardy boys smoked salmon!
 
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oh, and nanimo bars
 
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Ummm...

Hate to break it to you, but Leslie McFarlane, who wrote 19 of the first 25 Hardy Boys Books, grew up in Haileybury, Ontario, and most of the setting was actually based on the surrounding area, with Lake Temiskaming standing in for the Atlantic.

Or was that for Canada in toto?

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not the books, the salmon!

it comes from Port Hardy.  in British Colombia.

it is what the queen eats when she visits Canada.

it shows I've lived on the west coast too long when I find it hilarious that someone from the'far east' (East of thunder bay) immediately assumes ontario.  
 
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r ranson wrote:4 words.

Hardy boys smoked salmon!

To alleviate the confusion, it's "buoys" not "boys".  http://www.hardybuoys.com/  Very yummy indeed!
Waaayyyy better than Timbits!
 
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r ranson wrote:not the books, the salmon!

it comes from Port Hardy.  in British Colombia.

it is what the queen eats when she visits Canada.

it shows I've lived on the west coast too long when I find it hilarious that someone from the'far east' (East of thunder bay) immediately assumes ontario.  



I mean, I wasn't the one citing an obscure local brand, but okay, whereas the Hardy Boys are so well-known, americans think it originated there.

But I suppose if you sent me some, I might be convinced that the true representative Hardy Boys was actually spelled with an "u." Maybe.

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Chris Kott wrote:

r ranson wrote:not the books, the salmon!

it comes from Port Hardy.  in British Colombia.

it is what the queen eats when she visits Canada.

it shows I've lived on the west coast too long when I find it hilarious that someone from the'far east' (East of thunder bay) immediately assumes ontario.  



I mean, I wasn't the one citing an obscure local brand, but okay, whereas the Hardy Boys are so well-known, americans think it originated there.

But I suppose if you sent me some, I might be convinced that the true representative Hardy Boys was actually spelled with an "u." Maybe.

-CK

Knowing Canadian's love of puns, I suspect it was someone's sense of humor - let's *look* like we're naming our product after our town and port markers when we're really capitalizing on a famous series of books!
 
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The grocery stores here sell them as both Boys and Buoys.  My spellcheck doesn't like me writing "hardy buoys" so it automatically 'corrects' it for me.  I suspect that's what happens at the grocery store when they print the labels (since it's owned by Sobeys, the labels are printed in Eastern Canada).
 
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Good morning from Beachville, Ontario, Canada.
Enjoyed reading the banter this morning. Will give the song a listen and comment afterward if I have anything witty or stereotypically Canadian to add.
I do think both Canada and the USA have beautiful redemptive gifts buried within their cultures and their national "personalities" to bring to the world (other than "Dancing With The Stars" and three day old plastic timbits.)
May both countries fully embrace all goodness and wholeness...and the purposes for which we were established.
Lamps on a hill cannot be hidden.


Merry Christmas everyone, from The Great White North eh?!!
xo
 
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Hi Pamela,

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As the daughter of a Canuck who spent most of her young life in the great white North I can only say

YOU ROCK CANADA!
 
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