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Canadian Students: "Honest" Abe Lincoln was Canada's First Prime Minster

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Babbler, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Damnyankee

    Damnyankee Honest Abe

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    I thought I was the only one, lol.
     
  2. Swiss_Mercenari

    Swiss_Mercenari Comedic Jihadist

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    Haha I feel the same way about geography as you sometimes. People these days...
     
  3. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Well at least they were close in time frame.
     
  4. silver 2039

    silver 2039 Deity

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    I was forced to take a Canadian History course in 10th grade.

    Canada has the most boring history ever. Ever I say. No wonder not even Canadians care about it.

    But I guess I know more about their history than Canadians...heh.
     
  5. dosed150

    dosed150 Emperor

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    they havent even had a civil war how dull :lol:

    this does seem to be quite a common thing in western english speaking countries, apparantly at least half of secondary school pupils here dont know ho winston churchill was
     
  6. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    The article could have been talking about current or just-past prime ministers. ;)

    Actually, we have them frequently. They're called hockey games. :D

    Then please tell us how "fuddle-duddle" became part of our political history. :mischief:

    What is the most significant fact about the federal riding of Kicking Horse Pass?

    Without cheating by looking it up, name the people whose portraits appear on Canadian paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100).

    What is November 11 also known as in Canada?

    Name the first known Viking child born in North America.


    The above five questions cover approximately 1000 years of Canadian history. ;)
     
  7. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    We're not allowed to use that kind of language here. ;)

    It's represented by that old Codger from Air Farce.

    Wilfred Laurier, Sir John A., HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Mackenzie King, Robert Borden

    Same thing it's called in the UK.

    Here's one back: Name a long running that Canadian tradition has been copied by the British?

    Don Cherry?
     
  8. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    Nate Burleson from Calgary Alberta was the first Viking born in Canada.

    7 MOST SIGNIFICANT ASPECTS OF CANADIAN HISTORY

    7) The sponsorship scandal, the reason for a conservative government :sob: and for this being said by our Prime Minister at the time: "A proof is a proof. What kind of a proof? It's a proof. A proof is a proof, and when you have a good proof, it's because it's proven."
    6) Conscription Crisis 1917, Conscription Crisis 1944, Zombie crisis.
    5) October Crisis, FLQ bombings/terrorism
    4) Oui ou non?
    3) Avro Arrow
    2) Fuddle-Duddle, Trudeamania, Constitution/CHARTER of Rights
    1) Evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet (Sorry.) - used in a 2003 election campaign press release by Ernie Eves about Dalton McGuinty. Attributed to an aid "on too much coffee". Funny nonetheless. (note that he is STILL premier, another stupid election mistake by the conservatives later.)
     
  9. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    That's a good one, but classic Chretch for me is still "The root of the homeless problem in Canada is that there are alot of people without any place to live."

    Erm... you mean the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Bill of Rights is the American document.
     
  10. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    Well, there was Diefenbaker's Canadian Bill of Rights ...
     
  11. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    Métis rebellion, Lower and Upper Canada rebellions, the Conquest, WWI, WWII, Quiet Revolution, October crisis... I could go on and on. Canada's history is plenty interesting if you actually study it.
     
  12. dosed150

    dosed150 Emperor

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    what i said was meant to be tongue in cheek, canadian history is actually much more interesting than most people think, you forgot the war of 1812 thats pretty major if only because we showed the americans what happens when they get too big for their boots
     
  13. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    There's also Pearson's defusing of the Suez crisis, one of the highest points of our history and it's one that very few Canadians know anything about.

    If one wishes to devle further into it, Sir John A alone was a bastion of good stories.

    My favourite being the one where he was nursing a terrible hangover during a debate, and after susequently vomiting on the stage in front of everyone he stood up and said "I am so sorry, but whenever I hear my opponent speak it turns my stomach".

    Probably more lore than truth though.

    Yeah, but he was talking Trudeau era.
     
  14. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    :rotfl: Brilliant! [/Guiness commercial]
     
  15. DinoDoc

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    Isn't that usually what happens when you fail a course?
     
  16. DinoDoc

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    Except that's UK history.
     
  17. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    not quite. they invaded us. they fought in Toronto, not London (England).

    London Ontario may have been involved as well. ;).
     
  18. DinoDoc

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    You, in the sense you mean it, didn't exist then.
     
  19. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    No, people use incorrect history to justify repeating it. That's why it is important to teach history.
     
  20. jeps

    jeps Arcadefire

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    So by your logic the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences have nothing to do with Canadian history but British history? interesting.

    Does British India still relate to Indian history? Is Ghandi an Indian or a Brit? Is Karlis Skrastins a Russian or Latvian?
     

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