Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Oh, Canada

We went to Canada about a year ago with the girls. We explained to them that Canada is a different country but clearly they didn't quite grasp the concept. At one point, A-Girl said "Mom, I think Canada is a really nice state." Big D and I quickly looked around to make sure no actual Canadians overheard and were offended. However, it's possible that a writer for the very funny publication The Onion overheard as evidenced by this article.

2 comments:

Ky said...

This reminds me of a time my husband and I were eating with friends on a wharf in Seattle - I heard snippets of a conversation at the table behind us, and could not stop giggling as the husband stated that he enjoyed their visit to "downtown Canada." ahehehehe Later context clues revealed to us that "Downtown Canada" was actually Vancouver......

Mary P. said...

Canadians love stories like this. This will go right along with the urban myths about the Americans who cross the border in July with skis on their roof-rack, looking for snow. Or who write "Toronto, Canada", instead of "Toronto, Ontario". (Is that fair? Does "Toledo, USA" sound sillier to you than "Toledo, Ohio", or would you use them interchangably?)