Those Canadians not attempting to be urbane are crass and coarse, like other English speaking North Americans.
People from other countries commonly stereotype Canadian culture, though usually as a joke, but, sometimes taken seriously.
The most common stereotypes include:
-Living in igloos
-Saying "eh" a lot
-Being overly nice
-Mispronouncing words such as "house", or "about". ("Aboot, Hoose".)
-Being good at hockey
-Having a unique french accent.
-Having a horse-mounted police force
-Lack of military
-A love for maple syrup
-and so forth.
Many sterotypes hold some shred of truth, as every stereotype does.
-The Canadian military is miniscule in relation to it's land mass, though it is able to do it's duty without problem, in and out of the country.
-How Canadians speak depends on the province. Newfoundlanders (or Newfies) in particular.
-The general interest in hockey seems to be higher in Canada, though the lack of teams make it difficult to win a Stanley Cup.
Canadians are usually portrayed in the media as nice people with funny accents, occasionally riding a moose, wearing a toque, and emphasizing "eh" whenever possible.
In the end, Canadians are the same as Americans, and patriotism ruins it.
Everyone else can think of them as an American who happens to speak french.
This is assuming that American media has had a larger effect on the concerned party.
we do say eh on occasion, but hey at least we dont have southern accents eh? can take a joke. and only the male gender have penis's. somthing new to you yanks.
oh and by the way americans have french speaking states too.
We are the best skiiers, hockey players and skaters , other than maybe russians.
Basically we are awesome.
Frank: Why are you so happy?
Joe: I just realized something.
Joe:We are Canadians and..I live in CANADA!!!!!!!!!!
American: Non ! Je suis canadien, je jure No! I am Canadian, I swear.
Waiter:: Dans ce cas, je ne cracherai pas en votre nourriture. In that case, I will not spit in your food.
Historys' toughest soldiers with the biggest smiles and the by far largest hearts.
Men and Women of every race and culture living together in perfect harmony with little to no recognition of their differences.
Inventers of some of the worlds' most important inventions such as the Telephone and Insulin.
Also home to all those who are oppresed no matter how badly or who they are. (*cough* African Americans *cough*)
Oh and William Shatner.
Chris: What do you actually know about Canada?
Greg: Um.. Canada sucks! USA USA USA!
Chris: Uh Huh.
Greg: Wait aren't you American.
Chris: Yeah, and I know what's better.
Yeah remember when you all retreated on the beachs of Normandy and the Canadians' didn't? Because I sure as hell do.