Canada: Even FINLAND makes fun of it!

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Postby mazater » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:53 am

Vagrant wrote:Finns don't make fun of Canada. Finns love Canada.


You should watch a finnish TV show called Kummelit, they've made quite a lot of canada jokes.

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Personally I have nothing against canada, I'd actually like to go there for a while.
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Postby Vagrant » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:36 pm

Those are not Canada jokes. It's just a meme in the show.
Only real Canada joke (sketch) i remember them having is the one about a hockey player hired to a Finnish lower series team.
Even he was a rather heroic figure.

Southern shore of the Great Lakes though... "Michigan-boy"
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Postby mazater » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:51 pm

Vagrant wrote:Those are not Canada jokes. It's just a meme in the show.
Only real Canada joke (sketch) i remember them having is the one about a hockey player hired to a Finnish lower series team.
Even he was a rather heroic figure.

Southern shore of the Great Lakes though... "Michigan-boy"


Oh well, I've always found them pretty harassive jokes, but I guess I'm just a carebear.
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Postby guillex » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:25 pm

Mazater wrote:
Vagrant wrote:Finns don't make fun of Canada. Finns love Canada.


You should watch a finnish TV show called Kummelit, they've made quite a lot of canada jokes.

"känädä!"
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Personally I have nothing against canada, I'd actually like to go there for a while.


Hey, lemme know if you're coming to Montreal. I'll show you around. :)
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Postby Jtree » Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:23 pm

Guillex wrote:Texans deep fry their turkeys at thanksgiving. Trufax.


Are you saying that's a bad thing?
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:48 am

Jtree wrote:
Guillex wrote:Texans deep fry their turkeys at thanksgiving. Trufax.


Are you saying that's a bad thing?


There is no foodstuff that cannot be improved with deep-fat frying.

Well except maybe lettuce.

Lore wrote:why would you deep fry a perfectly good pizza


The real question is why wouldn't you?
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Postby cdan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:04 am

When I was working in Edinburgh I used to get a "fish supper" on the way home on Fridays. Always amused me that instead of just fish and chips it was fish, fish and chips. What about adding an extra piece of fish makes adding "supper" to the name logical?
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:14 am

A "Supper" is basically any single portion (sausage, haggis, fish, etc) plus chips. Well a fish by itself is just a fish. Fish and chips is a meal, and since most chip shops are traditionally only open in the evening, they're suppers.

Not hard when you think about it.
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Postby cdan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:56 am

Its an extra portion of fish, not just one. Fish and Chips is Fish and Chips. Its the extra portion that makes it a supper. You sure you are even Scottish? How many pints = "enough for one night"?
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:43 am

cdan wrote:Its an extra portion of fish, not just one. Fish and Chips is Fish and Chips. Its the extra portion that makes it a supper. You sure you are even Scottish?


I've lived in Scotland my whole life, almost 31 years. In fact I've lived in Edinburgh for eight of those and I'm afraid it's part of Scotland only by an accident of geography. Live in Dundee or Glasgow for a while and you'll understand that.

Now maybe your local chippie chucked an extra piece of fish in with a Fish Supper, but I assure you, if I walk into any chippie in Scotland and ask for a Sausage supper or Fishcake supper, then I'll get a portion of whatever I mentioned plus chips.

You could have, of course, been confused by people who ask for "a single fish", which is a single portion of fish, not a solitary fish.
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:49 am

As for the pints thing Scottish != alcoholic. Sometimes I'll have a couple, sometimes I'll lose track, entirely depends on the mood or the company.
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Postby cdan » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:55 am

Ulushnar wrote:
cdan wrote:Its an extra portion of fish, not just one. Fish and Chips is Fish and Chips. Its the extra portion that makes it a supper. You sure you are even Scottish?


I've lived in Scotland my whole life, almost 31 years. In fact I've lived in Edinburgh for eight of those and I'm afraid it's part of Scotland only by an accident of geography. Live in Dundee or Glasgow for a while and you'll understand that.

Now maybe your local chippie chucked an extra piece of fish in with a Fish Supper, but I assure you, if I walk into any chippie in Scotland and ask for a Sausage supper or Fishcake supper, then I'll get a portion of whatever I mentioned plus chips.

You could have, of course, been confused by people who ask for "a single fish", which is a single portion of fish, not a solitary fish.


- Exit Scottish Widows office on Morrison street.
- Walk downhill towards the Haymarket train station.
- Enter the first chippie you come to.
- Approach the counter and say:
"Can I have a fish supper please?"
- Pay.
- Wait.
- Receive package from server with comment, "Here you go."
- Open delicisously fragranced package.
- Discover two pieces of fish and one portion of chips.

or

- Walk two blocks from the Safeways on Dalry Road towards Hearts football stadium.
- Enter the chippie across from the petrol station. Approach the counter and say:
"Can I have a fish supper please?"
- Pay.
- Wait.
- Receive package from server with comment, "There you are."
- Open delicisously fragranced package.
- Discover two pieces of fish and one portion of chips.

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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:58 am

cdan wrote:No confusion.


Ask for a "single fish" and see what they give you. Or did you miss the part about two pieces of fish being a single portion?
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Postby ulushnar » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:03 am

Anyway idioms vary from region to region. Where i grew up, if you went into a chippy and asked for "a chip" they'd give you a portion of chips. A couple of hours north and I'd be asking for a poke or a portion (although there could be an argument for my own speech being slightly anglicised in the intervening years).
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Postby Barathorn » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:13 am

Guillex wrote:
Mazater wrote:
Vagrant wrote:Finns don't make fun of Canada. Finns love Canada.


You should watch a finnish TV show called Kummelit, they've made quite a lot of canada jokes.

"känädä!"
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Personally I have nothing against canada, I'd actually like to go there for a while.


Hey, lemme know if you're coming to Montreal. I'll show you around. :)


I might take you up on that Guillex in the next 18 months, my wife and I both like the look of Canada for a 3 week holiday.

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