How many times have you heard a sports team say "we're gonna cream 'em." or "we're gonna kill 'em." or "we're gonna kick their @#$%ing asses." How about "FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!!!" There's no actual creaming (whatever the hell that is), no actual killing, no one's ass is actually kicled, and the only "fighting" is what naturally occurrs in a game.
And what about Canadians, and Americans? I can't count the number of times when Americans have poked fun at Canadians. We laugh, and then we "get even." Then the Americans laugh, and find some other way to tease us. I'm a Canadian married to an American, and Walker and I goad eachother all the time.
Walker: My country t'is of thee....ummmm I can't remember the next line.
Walker: Not funny. You're making a damn CANADIAN out of me. All I can think of is "God Save The [@#$%ing] Queen!!"
Walker: And I'm learning FRENCH, too!!!! SHIT! And hockey!
Walker: AARRGGHH!!!!!!!! Don't you DARE get that song in my....oh crap. Too late. Damn f*cking Canadians!
Me: I may be turning you into a Canadian, but you're turning me into a damn GEEK! The other day someone misquoted Spock, and I picked up on the mistake.
Me: Not funny.
Walker: OH YES IT IS!!!!!!
Me: Dumbass GEEKS!!!!
Friendly rivalry. No competion, no harm done, no feelings hurt, and now we're both sitting here laughing our drinks out of our noses.
So today on another site, I was talking about maple syrup. Take a look at my flag, and see the maple leaf. It's not uncommon to hear me use the phrse "American crap" when refering to manufactored fake-maple syrup. The majority of Canadians will use that phrase, when refering to that stuff. Now, even my AMERICAN HUSBAND says "American crap." haha It sure doesn't mean we hate America. I remember the second night I was in AZ, he made the mistake of making me a couple of Eggos with Log Cabbin syrup on it. Rookie mistake when newly involved with a Canadian. It would be like a southerner wanting sausage, biscuits, and gravy, and a Canadian going to McDonalds for a sausage biscuit breakfast sandwich, and then pouring some leftover gravy over it. hahahahahahahahaha Having had sausage, busicuits and gravy Southernstyle on many occasions, I'd never do that to someone. Most Canadians don't know what GRITS are either.
Anyway, someone, somewhere else, took offense at my use of "American crap" when talking about manufactorered maple syrup, and suggested that Canadians have nothing better to do than complain. LOL....um, really?
Do you see the humour in this statement, or do you think I hate America, and Americans?
What do you think of the teasing rivalry between Canadians and Americans, in general? Do we hate eachother, or are our two countries just acting like two siblings teasing eachother when Mommy's away, only to get together for ice cream after, and trade baseball cards, at the end of the day? If Canada and America weren't siblings, I doubt we'd be able to joke around.