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Quotes: Canada, Eh?


"They say 'Eh' instead of 'What' or 'Duh'
That's the mighty power of Canada
Five Iron Frenzy, "Oh Canada"

"Its a long, long way from Canada
A long way from snow chains"
Joni Mitchell, "Dreamland"

"They all live on donuts and moose meat
And they leave the house without packin' heat
Never even bring their guns to the mall
And you know what else is too funny?
Their stupid
Monopoly money
Can't take 'em seriously at all"
"Weird Al" Yankovic, "Canadian Idiot"

"Blame Canada!
Blame Canada!
It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Blame Canada!
Blame Canada!
They're not even a real country anyway"

"Well you can tell from the way that I say 'Eh', I'm from Canada
We can speak the English but we do Francais, up in Canada
And it's full of big, hairy guys named Renee"

"It's so clean and bland! I'm home!"
Marge Simpson, The Simpsons

Mountie: I don't know what you're talking aboot, eh?
Kabral: Aboot!? It's ABOUT!! And what's with this 'eh' business?!
Roy Boy: (pulls a gun) We have ways of making you pronounce the letter "O", pal.

(to himself) "Just be nice...just be nice...they're only Canadian, they can't help it."
God, the Devil and Bob, "Andy Runs Away"

“Canadian cities looked the way American cities did on television.”

Take Off! To The Great White North!
Take Off! It's a beauty way to go!

Brian: I apologize for the condensation on my frickin' beer bottle, that's wetting the entire table. Coaster!
Lockhart: Summer makes gaming an endurance contest.
Brian: It's a geek sauna, folks.
Lockhart: And we're weak Canadians. It's actually only, what? 22 degrees?
Brian: Yeah, we're not used to the snow melting at all.
Brad: The huskies running our generators are sweating!
Jade Regent, episode 20, from RPGMP3

Chugga: Go be Canadian somewhere else!
Shepard: I promise you, in a few months, we'll be sipping drinks back in Vancouver.
Samantha Traynor: Vancouver? Not Paris, not Venice. Vancouver.
Shepard: It's a lovely city!
Samantha: You never take me anywhere nice.

Shepard: What are we having? Canadian delicacy of some sort?
Kaidan: Uh, sure, exactly. We have beef, bacon, we have beer...the foods of my people.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Real Life

"Toronto is just like New York, but without all the stuff."

“I've been to Canada, and I've always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.”

“I get to go to overseas places, like Canada.

"You are the kindest country in the world. You are like a really nice apartment over a meth lab."

"Lovely people, Canadians. Gentle, civilized, beautiful people. 'Til you give 'em a hockey puck. Then they lose their freaking minds! I don't know why the Canadian Army bothers with tanks and guns and shit. They should just give the guys hockey sticks. 'There you are, boys. The Taliban is the puck."

"Remember, Canada is bigger and it's on top. If this were prison, the USA would be Canada's bitch."
Rick Mercer

"No one thinks of Canada as a hotbed of urban music. Canada let Tom Green have a rap career up there. (That's true.) We as Americans have this impression of Canada as this clean, magical place with poverty, crime, major cities, or any other culture besides boring white people...You say you come from the 'mean streets of Canada', unless you mean you took some rough checks in hockey, Americans will just laugh."
Todd in the Shadows on Snow, One Hit Wonderland

"Canadians tend to get a bad rap, because Americans are more or less in charge of the world and we're jerks like that. Whenever we need affordable prescriptions, or a place to crash for a few years when they start the draft up, you're always there... and we've been less than gracious. We make fun of your flag, your baseball teams, the way you talk, and the fact that you're part French... sorry about that, honestly (er, the making fun of you part, not the French part)."
Topless Robot, "10 Great Canadian Contributions of Nerd-Dom"

"I don’t want to live in a country where no one ever says anything that offends anyone. That’s why we have Canada."
Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher

"The Canadians are a people of the extreme centre. They have not been averse to the quiet life...nor keen to spend more money on defense or effort abroad."

"They are lucky we allow them to exist on the same continent."
Ann Coulter

"...for most Americans, Canada is sort of like a case of latent arthritis. We really don't think about it, unless it acts up."
Pat Buchanan

Greg Gutfield: The Canadian military wants to take a breather, do some yoga, pants some landscapes, run on the beach in beautiful white capri pants...Isn't this the perfect time to invade this ridiculous country?
Bill Schultz: We have bulletproof vests, they have wonderful little red jackets that can be seen a mile away. This is not a smart culture, Greg.

"My election platform was to build a giant robot sawblade that would cut Canada off the top and then attach it to Australia so they wouldn't bother us anymore."
— President-Elect Dr. Insano

"O Canada, you're so adorable with your maple syrup and hockey and 'Eh's and moose. You're like North America's great big fuzzy John Candy-shaped teddy bear."

"I like to imagine that Wolverine was wanted for questioning in regards to the murder of his father, and got the hell out of Canada in order to avoid being put in Igloo Jail (or whatever they have up there) by the Mounties. As anyone who watched WWF in the ’90s will no doubt recall, the Mountie always gets his man."

''The Great White North, CANADA! where you can enjoy a beautiful train ride, and go back to freezing cold temperatures, Hockey, Canadian bacon, Hockey, bears, Hockey, maple syrup, more bears, Hockey......wait, Did I mention Hockey?
Shawn Michaels to the Hart Dynasty, eh?

The tragedy of Canada is that they could have enjoyed French cuisine, British culture, and American technology.
Instead, they got British cuisine, American culture, and French technology.
—John Robert Colombo

If you die in Canada, you die in REAL LIFE!
Canada, xkcd

The only thing more Canadian than rioting after a hockey game is apologizing for it for two weeks afterwards
Most popular Twitter repost following the 2011 Vancouver hockey riot.

Hello, I'm MC Canadian Stereotype
I'm aboot to get started, so let me get off the ice
But I don't want any trouble, and I am always polite
Now let's hop on my Snowmobile and I will tell you what I like
But first I'll turn off curling and turn down Avril Lavigne
Et j'vais dire une phrase en francais, parce qu'ici on est bilingue
Ooh boy, I fell off my igloo and I hurt my knee
Let's go to the hospital, don't worry, here in Canada it's free
Jon Lajoie, "WTF Collective 2"

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