tabanca - "the forlorn feeling that one gets, when a love affair is over".....Cote ce, Cote la







So yuh tink is only Trinis does behave funny? Well let me tell yuh someting Canadians do some real funny tings too.....for example:


1. Only in Canada......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2. Only in Canada......are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
3. Only in drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
4. Only in people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a DIET coke.
5. Only in banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
6. Only in they leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put useless junk in the garage.
7. Only in they use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so they won't miss a call from someone they didn't want to talk to in the first place.
8. Only in they buy hot dogs in packages of twelve and buns in packages of eight. 9. Only in they use the word 'politics' to describe the process so well: 'Poli' in Latin meaning 'many' and 'tics' meaning 'bloodsucking creatures'.
10. Only in they have drive-up ATM machines with Braillelettering.


1. You only know three spices: salt, pepper and ketchup.
2. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
4. You have more miles on your snow blower than your car.
5. You have 10 favourite recipes for moose meat.
6. Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
7. You live in a house that has no front step, yet the door is one meter above the ground.
9. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with snow.
11. You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
12. The local paper covers national and international headlines on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.
14. The most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.
15. Your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.
16. You head south to go to your cottage.
17. You frequently clean grease off your barbecue so the bears won't prowl on your deck.
18. You know which leaves make good toilet paper.
19. You find -40C a little chilly.
20. The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.
21. You can play road hockey on skates.
22. You know 4 seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter and Construction.
23. The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus. 24. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.
25. You perk up when you hear the theme from "Hockey Night in Canada".
26. You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Canadian friends.

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