We Canadians have two somewhat annoying habits. One: when we are with American friends (or relatives), we feel the need to remind them of every entertainer or celebrity that is Canadian. For example, if a Canadian is watching a movie starring a Canadian we are compelled to say, â€œHey did you know heâ€™s Canadian?â€ and then weâ€™ll go on to list off almost every Canadian in the entertainment business: Mike Meyers, Michael J. Fox, Jim Carrey, Keifer Sutherland, Elisha Cuthbert, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams (sheâ€™s hot), William Shatner, Paul Shafer, Neil Young, Avril Lavigne, John Candy, Alex Trebek, Howie Mandell, and on and on. Usually we hope for an argument, so its best to say â€œthatâ€™s nice.â€
The other Canadian habit is comparing everything to hockey. We are a hockey-crazed nation, so when we tell a parent that he should get his child into lacrosse, we usually tell them that it will toughen them up for hockey, keep them in shape for hockey, or improve their hand-eye coordination â€“ for hockey. Then we will go on to list every NHL hockey player that ever played lacrosse: Brendan Shanahan, Joe Nieuwendyk, Adam Foote, Adam Oates, Joe Sakic, Wayne Gretzky, Stan Jonathon, John Ferguson and on and on.