I thought of the song Turning Japanese this morning as one of my fb friends referred to me as Steve the Canadian. I found this extremely funny, as I did watch five minutes of hockey last night, but that might be as far as it goes.
What do Canadians share in common, besides hockey? They are reputed to be polite, more polite than Americans (except for some folks in Sydney who insisted that Americans are polite). Does the word polite describe me? Um, no. I am not deliberately rude, but I do interrupt other people when they are talking, I am not at all deferential to folks due to their seniority or status, and I tend to express myself with only a slight filter in place.
What else defines Canadians or distinguishes them from Americans? I will have to ponder this some more as moose and health care attitudes do not really cover it. Suggestions?