WOOOOOOOO! I am going to go tell my grade five teacher and then go to University and tell them. Then I will use the washroom and write a cheque!
I had no idea any of these things were Canadian things...
Is it fifth grade instead of grade 5? We use both I guess.
And University? I guess you guys just call all of them college? Even University of Washington and all that?
And washrooms? Bathrooms? I think we just call them washrooms because public ones dont actually have a bath in them. Either way for the week after sasquatch I was just calling them Honey Buckets. People thought I was a bit off.
As for the cheque / check thing, news to me. I love learning new things.
Post by StormyPinkness on Jun 8, 2011 15:17:07 GMT -5
Totally Canadian things. Yes, we call it fifth grade and college. University is in the name but we don't say we are 'going to university.' I was talking about the whole washroom/bathroom thing with Friendly at Sasquatch and we decided they both are kind of weird things to call it.
Haha I never understood the spelling differences. I dont think the extra U's we throw in there (or you guys take out) make any difference either way.
It did remind me of this though. I was probably 16 when I read it and I nearly pissed myself. I dont know if more mature people (even ones ever so slightly more mature as my 16 year old self) will find it as funny, but its a good way to kill 10 minutes.
Apparently the original author deleted it off his site so I have found a copy of it somewhere, but it lacks all the hilairious images, but it still gets the point across.
I now understand why the gas pump was asking bout my checkings account, seriously I knew about most of the American linguistic differences, but I had no clue you called them checks, I still don't really get that.
In Canada a college or going to college is seen a bad thing, or something of lesser quality.
Post by cityofbridges on Jun 16, 2011 16:09:23 GMT -5
We were camped in A1. Monday Night, we set up a bunch of blue LED Christmas lights inside of our tent; from the outside, it looked like a giant, blue glowing orb. Over the course of the evening, we heard several people commenting on the color of our tent and its intensity ("It's SO blue!" "That's the bluest thing I've ever seen!" "It's glowing! It's beautiful!")
That was the same night that someone walked by and said, "It smells like marijuana! It smells delicious!" Also our fault.
Am I the only one that actually forgot Know wasn't actually Günther? I was seriously searching for his avatar. Actually when I got really loser pissed, I was only looking for avatars. At one point I was actually looking for Larry David until I realized Lumps wasn't even in Washington. This may have been my biggest mistake that weekend.
There needs to be an episode of Curb where Larry is forced to go to a music festival. If that's not entertainment, I don't know what is.