Canadian Jokes; Funny Canadians and Their Sense
of Humour ☺
Have you heard some of the funny Canadian jokes reflecting the
humour of Canadians? And have you noticed I spelled it as "humour" and not as "humor" like the
Americans do? This is another thing that sets Canadians apart from
Americans. Canadian English is based more on British
English, although it has many other influences, one of which is from
Americans. But let's get back to the topic... eh?
Following are some of the most common Canadian jokes and
humour about this
country and its citizens:
Beer Commercial, also known as "The
I’m not a
lumberjack or a fur trader
And I don’t
live in an igloo
blubber or own a dog sled
And I don’t
know Jimmy, Sally or Suzy from Canada,
they’re really, really nice.
I have a
Prime Minister, not a President
English and French, not American
pronounce it “about,” not “aboot.”
I can proudly
sew my country’s flag on my backpack.
I believe in
peacekeeping, not policing
Diversity, not assimilation
And that the
beaver is a truly proud and noble animal.
A toque is a
chesterfield is a couch
And it is pronounced zed, not
is the second largest landmass
nation of hockey
And the best part of North
My name is
[insert your name here]
And I AM
Another popular list that falls under Canadian jokes is this
- You know how to pronounce and spell
- You put on shorts as soon as it hits plus 10,
even if there is still snow around
- You know what a tuque (toque?) is
- You are excited whenever an American television
show mentions Canada
- You make a mental note to talk about it at work
the next day
- You use a red pen on your non-Canadian
textbooks and fill in the missing
'u's from labor, honor, and color
- You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen
- Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a
- You drive on a highway, not a freeway
- You know what a Robertson screwdriver is
- You understand the sentence, "Could you please
pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine."
- You drink pop, not soda
- You love your fries with poutine
- You go to the washroom, not the restroom or
- Someone accidently stepped on your foot. You
- You stepped on someone's foot. You apologize,
then apologize for making them apologize
- You have worn shorts and a parka at the same
- "Eh" is a very important part of your
vocabulary and you understand all the 1,000 different meanings of
A few of my own Canadian jokes adding to the above list, which actually
have more of a culture
element to it:
- You know schools don't issue a snow
unless there is a severe blizzard (at least in Saskatchewan, my
- You don't mind leaving your wet winter boots at
the door when visiting your dentist, etc.
- You order a "double-double" at Tim Horton's
(famous coffee shop, Canada's pride), not two cream and two sugar
(funny thing is, that when we first went through a Tim Horton's
drive-thru, we kept hearing the words "gobble-gobble" over the outside
speaker, and we were wondering why they were gobbling like turkeys,
More Canadian Jokes
Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canucks:
You may be
in Canada if:
- Your local Dairy Queen (ice cream shop) is
closed from September through May
- Someone in a Home Depot offers you
assistance... and they don't work there
- You've worn shorts and a parka at the same time
- You've had a lengthy telephone conversation
with someone who dialed the wrong number
- “Vacation” means going anywhere south of Muncie
for the weekend
- You measure distance in hours
- You know several people who have hit a deer
more than once
- You have switched from "heat" to "A/C" in the
same day and back again
- You can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow
during a raging blizzard without flinching
- You install security lights on your house and
garage, but leave both unlocked
- You carry jumpers in your car and your wife
knows how to use them
- You design your kid's Halloween costume to fit
over a snowsuit
- The speed limit on the highway is 80 km and
you're going 90 and everybody is passing you
- Driving is better in the winter because the
potholes are filled with snow
- You know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter,
still winter and road construction
- You have more miles on your snow blower than
- You find 2 degrees "a little" chilly
- If you actually understand these Canadian
definitely live in Canada! :)
From Canadian Jokes to Canadian Sarcasm
was hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics, here are some silly questions
that were asked
by people from all over the world. Believe it or not, these questions
posted on an International Tourism Web site. Obviously the answers are
not to be
taken seriously, but the questions were indeed asked and are now
another addition to the collection of Canadian jokes!
I have never seen it warm on Canadian TV, so
how do the plants
A. We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around and watch
Will I be able to see Polar Bears in the
A: Depends on how much you've been drinking.
I want to walk from Vancouver
Can I follow the
Railroad tracks? (Sweden)
A: Sure, it's only 4,000 miles, take lots of water.
Is it safe to run around in the bushes in Canada?
A: So it's true what they say about Swedes.
Are there any ATM's (cash machines) in Canada?
Can you send me a
list of them in Toronto,
A: What, did your last slave die?
Can you give me some information about hippo
racing in Canada?
A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe. Ca-na-da is
that big country to your North… oh
forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Calgary.
Which direction is North in Canada?
A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get
here and we'll send the rest of the directions.
Can I bring cutlery into Canada?
A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.
Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-ma-ny,
which is... oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every
in Vancouver and in Calgary,
straight after the hippo races. Come
Do you have perfume in Canada?
A: No, WE don't stink.
I have developed a new product that is the
youth. Where can I sell it in Canada?
A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.
Can you tell me the regions in British Columbia
where the female population
is smaller than the male population? (Italy)
A: Yes, gay nightclubs.
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada?
A: Only at Thanksgiving.
Are there supermarkets in Toronto
and is milk available all year round? (Germany)
A: No, we are a peaceful civilization of Vegan hunter/gathers. Milk
I have a question about a famous animal in Canada,
forget its name. It's a kind of big horse with horns. (USA)
A: It's called a Moose. They are tall and very violent, eating the
brains of anyone walking close to them. You can scare them off by
yourself with human urine before you go out walking.
Will I be able to speak English most places
I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you will have to learn it first.
you have it, pure sarcasm as part of
these Canadian jokes.
As a final part to this Canadian jokes section I'd like to ask you: How do you
This Canadian joke originated as follows:
The original name for Canada, dreamed up by a parliamentary committee
London, was "Cold North Dominion," but that was too long, so they
abbreviated it to C.N.D. The King's Royal Governor presented the new
name to the inhabitants, but they didn't say a word. "Well,
what do you think?" asked the Royal Governor?
"C, eh?" said the first fellow, and just looked at the Governor.
"N, eh?" says the second guy.
"D, eh?" says a third one. Then silence.
"Hey," says the Governor. "I like that. It's a helluva lot easier to
pronounce when you spell it that way." And that's how Canada got its
name. :) (Kidding!)
Canada! Hope you have enjoyed these Canadian jokes and humour. :)
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