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The Sciences

Meeting a Canadian

Gene ExpressionBy Razib KhanAugust 15, 2007 8:52 AM

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In a line. Guy in front of me: Line's long, hey? Me: You Canadian? Guy in front of me: [surprised look] What! How'd you know? How could you tell. Me: Well, you said "hey" in your first three words. I thought you were either joking and pretending to be Canadian for laughs, or actually Canadian. Guy in front of me: I didn't even know I said "hey." Me: Canadians are funny. Canada is funny. Guy in front of me: We're a much bigger country than you. Me: But you have a smaller population than California. And you're always frozen. Guy in front me: [nervous laugh] Well, that's pretty much right, hey? [shrug]

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