Canadians Are Really Annoyed By These American Things 

Nailed it!

Our American friends welcome us every year around this time to cross the board and shop in their malls. 

Americans are aware that some of the things they do annoy Canadians! So a list of Canadian grievances was posted by a Western New York local radio station to warn Americans about what to expect when the Canadians come…. Did they get it right?


1. Losing The Letter U From Their Favorite Words – The one difference between Canada and America is the English alphabet. Canada still uses the one from England while America has adopted its own. The biggest difference is the letter U in words like Color, Favorite, and honor. In Canada, they are spelled colour, Favourite, and Honour.

2. Too Much Gravy On The Poutine – Poutine is a Canadian favourite dish and many American places have it on the menu. The worst thing you can do is put too much gravy on the dish. It turns it into mush. To appease our Canadian friends, make sure to have just the right amount of gravy.

3. Milk In A Box – If you ever bought milk in Canada, you know it comes in a bag. Here in the States, it comes in cartons big and small. Your best bet is to hand your Canadian friend milk in a glass

4. Swear Words Being Bleeped On TV – If you grew up here in Western New York, you know that the Canadian government is a bit more relaxed when it comes to censorship. The CBC and CTV both let some “Adult” words make it on the air. In order to make our Canadian friends more comfortable, maybe drop an “S” word for H E double hockey sticks when talking with them.

5. All The Money Is The Same Color – Unlike Canada, when American business owners hand money back to Canadians, they hand them all the same colour green paper money which Canadians are not used to. So if possible, keep some colourful Canadian money on hand to give back to Canadian shoppers.