Only In Canada, You Say?

01 Jul
Canadian Tire

Canadian Tire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Lake Lousie, Alberta, Canada

Lake Lousie, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


There are some things that belong to Canada — most we take for granted.  Mottos are a great example of that.  So many we hear often, and yet we don’t remember that they’re ours.  Such as:

English: A Tim Hortons in South Portland, Maine

A Tim Hortons (Photo credit: Wikipedia

Always got time for Tim Hortons.” (Coffee and Donuts)
At Speedy you’re a somebody.” (Mufflers)

Canada, the world next door.” (Tourism Canada)

“Ever been to sea, Billy?” (Cap’n Highliner foods)

Ex says it all.” (Beer)

Only in Canada? Pity.” (Red Rose tea)

The Champagne of Ginger Ale.” (Canada Dry)

Where you give like Santa and save like Scrooge.” (Canadian Tire)

I am Canadian!” (Beer)

I challenge everyone to come up with others!


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40 responses to “Only In Canada, You Say?

  1. Mark Armstrong

    August 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    How about: “Canadian bacon– so good you might forget to eat the eggs.”

    Uh… I just made that one up… : )

    • tkmorin

      August 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm

      OMG I love it!! Thank you, Mark! 🙂

  2. irishroverpei

    July 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog

    • tkmorin

      July 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      You’re welcome … Thank you for dropping in! I like the name Irish Rovers. 🙂

  3. Gypsy Bev

    July 18, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Do you think Canada would mind if we used your Canadian Tire quote during our Dickens Victorian Village this Christmas? It is perfect! “Where you give like Santa and save like Scrooge”. I think I can work that into our presentations some way.

    • tkmorin

      July 18, 2013 at 8:54 am

      I remember hearing that when I was a kid … It’s funny now when I remember hearing my parents tried to explain it, yet not tell me Santa was fiction! 🙂

  4. Theresa

    July 16, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Is there anything for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? [Please excuse my ignorance of Canadian phrases, but I so enjoyed this post…]

    • tkmorin

      July 16, 2013 at 10:43 am

      “We always get our man,”. Or something very close to that! If I recall, it’s in one of the comments below. Thanks for dropping by, Theresa! 🙂

  5. avwalters

    July 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm


  6. michaelmulholland

    July 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Our home is never without a case of Canada Dry…love it, grew up on it…

    • tkmorin

      July 2, 2013 at 12:34 pm

      It’s long been a faovurite of mine as well! Now, it’s Canada Dry and Diet Ice Tea! 🙂

      • michaelmulholland

        July 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm

        Sounds delicious…

  7. Michelle Bennetts Heumann

    July 2, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Have you heard Paul Brandt’s “Canadian Man” song? It’s full of wonderful Canadian clichés. 🙂

    • tkmorin

      July 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

      I’m not sure. I’ll look it up. Thank you for the suggestion! 🙂

      • Michelle Bennetts Heumann

        July 2, 2013 at 11:02 am

        Whenever I hear it, even though Paul Brandt sings it, I picture Paul Gross as he was in ‘Due South’. 🙂

        • tkmorin

          July 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

          I didn’t know he sang … But then I suppose most actors do. Thank you. I think that will with my search! Thanks Michelle! 🙂

  8. moyermama

    July 2, 2013 at 9:14 am

    “Canada lives here” – CBC

    • tkmorin

      July 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Oh yeah, I’d forgotten that one! Thank you! 🙂

  9. Jennifer's Journal

    July 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Someone beat me to it about Canadian Club whiskey. Happy Canada Day!!!

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      And a happy one to you and yours! 🙂

  10. denmother

    July 1, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Canadian Club (booze, right?)

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      Whiskey! Thanks! 🙂

  11. seeker

    July 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Reblogged this on theseeker and commented:
    The best Canadian Blog Site, ever! Bite Size Canada… Oui!

  12. seeker

    July 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    there is a song in my head that I can’t get out: “we are Canadians, Soccer is our game….” la la la… I am going nutty…

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Ummm I don’t know which one that is … 🙂

  13. Escaping Elegance

    July 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Harvey’s makes your hamburger a beautiful thing!
    It tastes awful and it works – Buckley’s Cough Mixture
    When you eat your Smarties do you eat the red ones last?

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

      Oh, those are great? Thanks! 🙂

  14. Maurice A. Barry

    July 1, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Purity Syrup. For those of us in NL, that says it all. No slogan required.
    But if you want Canadian, how about GWG :>) Best Jeans ever!

  15. ♔ la dauphine ♔

    July 1, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    happy Canada day, brother blogger of the North

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      A happy Canada Day to you and yours! 🙂

  16. karmami

    July 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I am Canadian ( proud )…enough said

    • tkmorin

      July 1, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Got it!! heehee …. 🙂

      • karmami

        July 1, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        Happy Canada Day

        • tkmorin

          July 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm

          I hope you have a grand one too! 🙂

          • karmami

            July 1, 2013 at 7:03 pm

            Thank you…same to you

  17. apronheadlilly

    July 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Reblogged this on A p r o n h e a d — Lilly and commented:
    **************Happy Canada Day, y’all, youse guys, everyone! Amusez-vous!


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