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    Scintillating sayings about Canada and the U.S. elephant

    December 10th, 2011

    The mouse and elephant metaphor, coined by Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, is probably the best-known quotation about the relationship between the two countries that share most of North America, but others have made some pretty sharp observations as well.

    MISSIONARY POSITION. Canada as a separate but dominated country has done as well under the U.S. as women, worldwide, have done under men; about the only position they’ve ever adopted toward us, country to country, has been the missionary position, Read the rest of this entry »


    Scintillating sayings about Canada

    December 8th, 2011

    Wonderful are the things that have been said about Canada. Also contemptuous, insulting, flattering, wise, witty, hopeful and hopeless things. Things said by Canadians, and by those who help us “see ourselves as others see us.”

    “YOU MUST COME TO CANADA. This is a wonderful place. I’m in jail and eat meat three times a day,” he tells his St. Petersburg friend. There was a long pause, and Read the rest of this entry »


    Quotes about Canada: Manifest Destiny, eh?

    November 23rd, 2011

    After almost 240 years of failure, the American hankering to acquire Canada, known as Manifest Destiny, seems to still be beating in at least a few southern hearts. Read the rest of this entry »