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Old 02-27-2013, 06:22 AM   #169
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I am sorry Carol, but you must now turn in your Canada Card. This blatant misspelling of neighbours is not to be tolerated within our borders.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:29 AM   #170
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The USN has never been good at getting to sea without collisions but sometimes this has been used to advantage. I believe the RCN has little to fear if they drive on their side of the ocean.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:51 AM   #171
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The USN has never been good at getting to sea without collisions but sometimes this has been used to advantage. I believe the RCN has little to fear if they drive on their side of the ocean.

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I don't think anybody has to worry too much about collisions at sea with the Canadian navy, I understand that our submarine is still in dry dock after a fire at sea several years ago.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #172
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I am sorry Carol, but you must now turn in your Canada Card. This blatant misspelling of neighbours is not to be tolerated within our borders.
Sorry Jim am going to blame it on my Apple it always wants everything the American way!

re our subs, we had 4 we kept parked at the West Edmonton mall just in case anyone to the south got some big idea to try and take over our oil fields in Alberta. Apparently that threat faded away as it turns out our oil fields are a bit to hot of a political topic, even for the politicians in Texas, as our fields make theirs look like a Greenpeace retreat. So we bought a couple of new subs from our Queen's Royal Navy to actually put out on the water on both coasts. Turns out they really were not all that new either and had actually been scraped by the RN already and so far they seem to be enjoying their first few years of retirement in Victoria where they decorate the local shipyard.

Currently this is about all we have that actually floats. Oh and PLEASE note the gun - yes we are to be feared!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #173
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Currently this is about all we have that actually floats. Oh and PLEASE note the gun - yes we are to be feared!
Wow, that's cool! Is that one of those ice-breaker model canoes?
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Please also note the hockey helmet...yes...the only thing more menacing would be the addition of the stick to go with...then I'd be REALLY afraid.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:19 PM   #175
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Wow, that's cool! Is that one of those ice-breaker model canoes?
Yup its been reported to have cost millions! We need it though to defend our North West Passage.

Oh and dont think for a minute that thing isn't loaded up to the gunnels with hockey sticks! Its a well know fact that most Canadians are far more deadly accurate in finding their target with a hockey stick than a gun!

Oh and dont believe what you might of heard in regards to us not having any aircraft carries. We got some of those as well!!

BE AFRAID!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 PM   #176
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Newfoundland declares war on the US:

President Barrack Obama was in the Oval Office wondering which country to invade next, when his telephone rang.

"Hallo, President Obama" a heavily accented voice said. "This is Archie, up ere at the Harp Seal Pub in Badger's Cove, Newfoundland, Canada eh? I am callin' to tells ya dat we are officially declaring war on ya!"

"Well Archie," Barrack replied, "This is indeed important news! How big is your army?"

"Right now," said Archie, after a moments calculation "there is myself, me cousin Harold, me next-door-neighbor Mick, and the whole dart team from the pub. That makes eight!"

Barrack paused. "I must tell you Archie that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command."

"Holy jeez," said Archie. "I'll have ta call ya back!" Sure enough, the next day, Archie called again. “Mr. Obama, the war is still on! We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!"

"And what equipment would that be Archie?” Barrack asked.

"Well sir, we have two combines, a bulldozer, and Harry's farm tractor."

President Obama sighed. "I must tell you Archie, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers. Also I've increased my army to one and a half million since we last spoke."

"Lard T'underin' bye", said Archie, "I'll be getting back to ya."

Sure enough, Archie rang again the next day. "President Obama, the war is still on! We have managed to git ourselves airborne! We up an' modified Harrigan's ultra-light wit a couple of shotguns in the cockpit, and four byes from the Legion have joined us as well!"

Barrack was silent for a minute then cleared his throat. "I must tell you Archie that I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes. My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites. And since we last spoke, I've increased my army to TWO MILLION!"

"Jumpins," said Archie, "I’ll have ta call youse back."

Sure enough, Archie called again the next day. "President Obama! I am sorry to have to tell you dat we have had to call off dis 'ere war."

"I'm sorry to hear that" said Barrack. "Why the sudden change of heart?"

Well, sir," said Archie, "we've all sat ourselves down and had a long chat over a bunch of pints, and come to realize dat dere's no way we can feed two million prisoners."

CANADIAN CONFIDENCE CANNOT BE SHAKEN!
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I see that there's an extra "r" in "Barack" when rendered in Canadian...

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I see that there's an extra "r" in "Barack" when rendered in Canadian...

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oh Francesca you have so much to learn about Canada. That's Newfoundland's English - another of our official langues!
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We can't help it if he spells his name wrong.
Not a common name up here. A few of use Jims around though.
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Sorry Jim am going to blame it on my Apple it always wants everything the American way!

One Canadian's take on that problem :

Canadian English, eh? - YouTube
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For those from the south heading up to the Newfoundland Fiberglass trailer meet this summer here is a link to a quick review of Newfoundland English and a translation to commonly heard phrases - might want to read ahead of time so you have some idea as to what is being said!

Same for anyone visiting Fort McMurray Alberta on your next trip north. Newfoundland English is starting to take a good hold there are well as many fisherman have taken up working the oil fields instead.
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A bit of free-form spelling is fine. I appreciate that Canadians show some class by using a form of address which conveys respect for the office of President of the U.S. (even in jokes) and it is devoutly to be desired that U.S. citizens would show this same level of public courtesy and respect for their current Commander-in-Chief, for the Canadian Prime Minister, and for heads of government around the world. Irreverence at home is healthy, in public not so much. If we're all at home here and still able to remember we're in public, we'll find the sweet spot I think.

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