Just a little joke…

*Canadian Temperature Chart*
50° F (10° C)
Californians shiver incontrollably. Canadians plant gardens.

35° F (1.6°C)
Italian Cars won’t start. Canadians drive with the windows down.

32° F (0 °C )
American water freezes. Canadian water gets thicker.

0° F (-17.9°C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat. Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60° F (-51°C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes. Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100° F (-73°C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173° F (-114°C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes. Canadians get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg.

-460° F (-273°C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops. Canadians start saying “cold, eh?”

-500° Fahrenheit (-295°C)
Hell freezes over. The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup.

Author: guerson

Born and raised in Brazil, a Canadian stole my heart and took me to Canada in 1999. After seven years between Montreal and Toronto, we then moved to Barcelona, Spain, where I did research for my PhD thesis. This blog began as a chronicle of our adventures while living in Barcelona and exploring the old world and has acquired a life of its own after we moved back to Canada.

4 thoughts on “Just a little joke…”

  1. I’m always complaining here how cold I was in the winter (where it doesn’t get much below zero celcius, except maybe at night). People kept saying “But you’re Canadian” and I replied “Yes, but in Canada we have proper HEATING in our buildings!”

  2. I know exactly what you mean! I felt the same way in Spain… Even though the temperature never really got close to zero we felt more uncomfortable there than at -20 in Canada!! I tell people that Canadians actually can’t really deal with feeling cold…

  3. We have a similar joke here in Brazil. However, it is a comparison among “pernambucanos, cariocas, paulistas e gaúchos”. It’s funny!
    Cheers

  4. Alexandra,

    I am one of these Californians who start to complain at about 50F.:-) Se bem que uma vez eu estive em NY durante uma tempestade de neve (-10F) e, na verdade, achei bem bonito.

    Beijos,

    Regina

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