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Old 11-27-2012, 04:58 PM   #113
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Gettin quiet after 8 pages? Was this why Canadians are more interested in using em or building em? I've never been anywhere except Hamilton and once thru customs on a road bike at dawn in a rainstorm from Campobello ( I remember nothing about the Evangeline Trail but I remember that storm!) and I listened to Ian & Silvia a lot and know Canada is biggern Texas. Could Canadian trailer ownership be owing to a relative lack of roadhouse accomodation at reasonable intervals?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #114
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but for those of us further from the border ...
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #115
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The difference between Canadians and Citizens of the US. In the states we know who George Simpson is and the Canadians know who George Simpson was.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #116
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The difference between Canadians and Citizens of the US. In the states we know who George Simpson is and the Canadians know who George Simpson was.
But we ALL know who BART Simpson IS!

It's the little things that bind us together...

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Old 11-27-2012, 07:24 PM   #117
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Hi: All...The reason things got quiet north of the 49th. was that most of us were watching the east/west rivalry called "The Grey Cup". In 1909 Lord Grey donated a cup, to be played for annually, by the best footballers from Canada's east and west. He only forgot one thing and that was to pay for IT!!!
Only once did we lose the cup. 1995 saw an expansion team from Baltimore take it...but not for long!!!
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No, you can go Google the rather rude answer.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #119
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Hi: All...The reason things got quiet north of the 49th. was that most of us were watching the east/west rivalry called "The Grey Cup". In 1909 Lord Grey donated a cup, to be played for annually, by the best footballers from Canada's east and west. He only forgot one thing and that was to pay for IT!!!
Only once did we lose the cup. 1995 saw an expansion team from Baltimore take it...but not for long!!!
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Is it real football or that kind with a round ball, nets, and knee socks?????

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #120
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If you live in a country as beautiful as Canada, it's only natural that there would be a huge market for trailers capable of getting you out into all that beauty (and all the warm beauty of the US Southwest in the winter!).

Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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I see all the comments on beer, above, and such are duly noted: but it cannot explain the concept of Coors Lite.... "Dude, is the beer cold yet" "I dunno - what color is the mountain?"
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Hi: Francesca Knowles...Yes the CFL plays real football!!! Seems the Americans didn't like our style as we had bigger balls and a different number of downs. We ceded the ball size but wouldn't give up on the downs.
Knee socks are an issue of individual support more likely to show up on a baseball diamond.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:40 AM   #123
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OK, now that I have put my beer down, and on the ninth page, I will try to address the OP's question.

I think that Canada has much more wilderness per person. As such our relationship with it is a big part of our lives. The fact that small fibreglass trailers seem more popular here then in the US is, I think, a function of our slightly more practical nature. Winter is rough on things and we recognize the durability of fibreglass. We have to pay more then Americans do for most things, so we want them to last. We travel longer distances to vacation in this vast country, so gas consumption is also important.

It's funny. I understand that Bolers were around in larger numbers then Trilliums, but I don't have any childhood memories of Bolers. On our 9 hour drives to the cottage on Manitoulin Island, I remember many Trilliums. Maybe it was the Logo being the same as the official flower of Ontario, or maybe the design just struck a chord with me. But what ever the reason, the seeds of my current obsession were sowed early.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:05 PM   #124
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Is it real football or that kind with a round ball, nets, and knee socks?????

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In Canada we have three popular games all often referred to as football. Only 1 of them uses nets & a round ball.
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When the one dollar coin was introduced and "coined" the Loonie, I was ticked. Sounded foolish. Then we followed up with the Twoonie. All was lost.

However you get used to these things and they eventually blend with every day speech. For instance if I'm looking for some spare loonies and twoonies I'll check the pouch in my bunny hug.
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Loonie and twoonie's do come in handy at Timmy's to Roll up the rim or buy a jambuster or if your heading to the Depanneur to buy a seltzer. Or if your a Newfie or a cod chocker you can toss them out a folks that are mummering at Christmas.
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