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  #1  
May 4th, 2007, 04:21 PM
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Do you think the US and Canada have different cultures? If so, what is different about them?
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May 4th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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Absolutely. There really are too many differences to list. Some are subtle and not something someone would think would be a big deal, but after having lived in both countries, they make a bigger difference than one might assume.

I also think that it is too broad of a comparison...some of the seemingly cultural differences don't seem to be specifically between the two countries. Sometimes it's the difference between eastern and western states and provinces. The differences are also more pronounced the further north and south of the border that you go.

Is there something more specific that you were wondering, or an example of something that made you wonder?
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May 4th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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even the US has different cultures across the country
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May 4th, 2007, 06:34 PM
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I quite honestly don't know enough about Canadian culture to even begin to compare them lol
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May 4th, 2007, 06:37 PM
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I know cultures are different across America (I just spent the week in Kentucky ). I was just thinking this because I have heard the words American culture a lot lately, and was wondering what that really means, and if Canadian "Culture" is similar or different.
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May 4th, 2007, 06:54 PM
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IMO, you can't really say "American culture" and "Canadian culture." There are regional cultures across both countries, and if you go from one similar area to another it isn't that different even if you cross a border. There are absolutely difference between the countries and their mindsets, but I attribute them more to regional things than anything... But then, that is coming from Edmonton (a large city in the middle of a prairie province) to St. Louis (a large city in the middle of a prairie state). Sure, there are a few differences, but honestly there are a lot FEWER than I ever expected there to be.
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IMO, you can't really say "American culture" and "Canadian culture." There are regional cultures across both countries, and if you go from one similar area to another it isn't that different even if you cross a border. There are absolutely difference between the countries and their mindsets, but I attribute them more to regional things than anything... But then, that is coming from Edmonton (a large city in the middle of a prairie province) to St. Louis (a large city in the middle of a prairie state). Sure, there are a few differences, but honestly there are a lot FEWER than I ever expected there to be.[/b]

Interesting.... I have lived on the East and West coast, as well as the mountain west, and I have found the three to be very unique. So you think it is more geographical than nationality?
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May 4th, 2007, 06:58 PM
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I don't debate Canada anymore..
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I don't debate Canada anymore.. [/b]

Why??
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May 4th, 2007, 07:14 PM
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I said something insulting about Canada in a thread before, not thinking anyone would take offense to it----well... they did. I think all of the Canadian's around here now despise me. That's why .
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Interesting.... I have lived on the East and West coast, as well as the mountain west, and I have found the three to be very unique. So you think it is more geographical than nationality?[/b]
I do. I've lived in the prairies in both the US and Canada and on the east coast of the US. I found the east coast very unique, but my two prairie homes had only minor differences.

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I said something insulting about Canada in a thread before, not thinking anyone would take offense to it----well... they did. I think all of the Canadian's around here now despise me. That's why .[/b]
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Interesting.... I have lived on the East and West coast, as well as the mountain west, and I have found the three to be very unique. So you think it is more geographical than nationality?[/b]
I do. I've lived in the prairies in both the US and Canada and on the east coast of the US. I found the east coast very unique, but my two prairie homes had only minor differences.

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Interesting.... I have lived on the East and West coast, as well as the mountain west, and I have found the three to be very unique. So you think it is more geographical than nationality?[/b]
I do. I've lived in the prairies in both the US and Canada and on the east coast of the US. I found the east coast very unique, but my two prairie homes had only minor differences.

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I said something insulting about Canada in a thread before, not thinking anyone would take offense to it----well... they did. I think all of the Canadian's around here now despise me. That's why .[/b]
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Interesting.... I have lived on the East and West coast, as well as the mountain west, and I have found the three to be very unique. So you think it is more geographical than nationality?[/b]
I do. I've lived in the prairies in both the US and Canada and on the east coast of the US. I found the east coast very unique, but my two prairie homes had only minor differences.

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Now I'm picturing you as Laura Ingalls!
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MY MOTHER NAMED ME LAURA AFTER LAURA INGALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha how appalling.
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May 4th, 2007, 07:45 PM
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I loved the show when I was younger.. But I think my mom wanted me to be an innocent little prairie girl. It's just odd.
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I will admit, the east coast and west coast (and far west coast, in Alaska) are nothing alike lol I grew up on the east coast, and moved to the west coast for about 3 years (almost a year in Alaska, the rest of the time in California, with a detour of 4 months in Texas). Everyone moves so slooooooooow in California! I'm used to the hustle of NYC! lol And I always, always, always got made fun of for how I said "coffee", "dog" and similar words with 'o's in them in California lol
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May 4th, 2007, 09:11 PM
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People tell me the city I live in is the least city that is like Canada in Canada lol Alot of trying to be New York references. I think our pop culture is very similar to the US because we watch mostly American TV.
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May 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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I said something insulting about Canada in a thread before, not thinking anyone would take offense to it----well... they did. I think all of the Canadian's around here now despise me. That's why .[/b]

I think you're taking things too personally girl. I know you and I have bunted heads because I felt you minilized our dead soldiers a few times but in no way do I despise you.

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People tell me the city I live in is the least city that is like Canada in Canada lol Alot of trying to be New York references. I think our pop culture is very similar to the US because we watch mostly American TV.[/b]
Hello, Canadian content...
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May 6th, 2007, 11:59 AM
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Canada in itself has different values and cultures from east coast to west coast. From Province to Province. As a whole, All of Canada.. absolutly has a lot of differences than the states.
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