Over at Live Journal there is a thread going on about the differences between Americans and Canadians. The thread can be found here. It’s interesting stuff.
Here are a couple of comments about the thread:
Where I live we commonly call soda “pop”, which is similar to a couple of the northern american states. Some pop is caffinated while others are not. I guess the most caffinated drink in the states is Mountain Dew while it is not allowed at all in the Canadian version. As far as I can understand pop producers can’t add caffeine to drinks that are primarily citrus based. At least that is what I think. I’m not really sure. Our pops are made with real sugar as well and not corn syrup which I believe makes it taste better.
We do have weird potato chip flavours such as smokey bacon (not smokey beef as someone said), all-dressed, the works (which is suppose to taste like a fully loaded baked potato), ketchup (which I despise) to name a few.
Poutine (french fries, cheese curds and gravy) is a Quebec thing more than a Canadian thing but we love it none the less.
It isn’t difficult to find Ginger Ale in Canada (we have a brand called Canada Dry). If you ask for Ginger Ale in the States a lot of the time you get mixed sprite and coke which is NOT Ginger Ale!!!!
We have $1 and $2 coins which we refer to as the loonie and the toonie respectively. The loonie is named that because there is a picture of a common loon on the tails face of the coin.
And no we don’t all love Celine Dion. Most of us would like to see her thrown into a vat of boiling oil or at least put on one of those fear factor/survivor type shows. I think that would be kind of funny.