25 Funny Differences Between Canadians And Americans

Canada and the United States have somewhat of a love hate relationship. It’s a sibling rivalry that goes back centuries. So what exactly are the differences between the two? Today we’re going to take a look at how the longest unprotected border in the world has defined North America. These are 25 Funny Differences Between Canadians And Americans!

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In the US, talking about American politics is taboo, but in Canada, talking about American politics is a national past-time.

rubiks cubeSource: theglobeandmail.com

Canadians are more likely to take off their shoes in the house.

shoesSource: nboylie via reddit

Of course, this depends on location, but in many parts of the US, walking with shoes in the house is acceptable. Maybe it’s the cowboy influence?


Canadians think Canada is completely different from the US. Americans, on the other hand, don’t notice much of a difference between the two countries.

nothing was the sameSource: theguardian.com

Note: from a European perspective any differences will seem a bit overstated.


Americans have it easier when it comes to shopping online. Many stores DON'T offer online shopping, and many of them don't even have a website to begin with.


Canadan have two official languages on a national level, English and French. Americans have NO official language on a national level; each state decides whether or not to adopt (English) as an official language.

language chalkboardSource: washingtonpost.com, politifact.com, wikipedia.com

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