And while it does seem at first glance (or second or third glance, as David will insist) like Canada is just America with a .ca at the end of it instead of .com (my own blog comes up as akabailey.blogspot.ca), there are actually a lot of British influences here in British Columbia as well as French and what can only be described as... "Canadian"... I guess.
The following are some examples of what I'm working with up here - a slew of things that I've had to get used to...
They spell stuff like Brits:
They used that cursed metric system:
|. i have to order "400 grams" of sliced turkey now .|
They have French translations on most of their foods:
And sometimes the front of a package will be in English,
and the back of the package will be in French:
Their temperature is given in Celsius - and who the crap can figure THAT out??
|. 1 g.d. degree celsius .|
Their currency is crazy looking...
|. the two top coins are their $2 (toonie) and $1 (loonie) coins... no bills for those .|
And yes, those are hockey players on their $5:
|. in hockey we trust .|
Plus, sup with all these Canadian flags??
And why the hell can't I find any Swiss Miss around here???
|. da fuck? .|