Originally Posted by tncruiser
i was taught Canadien and i realize canuck is a hockey team but in the early 50's when i was a Canadian thats just the way it was in school we started the day with God save the Queen,there was no looney or twoney and we had meteor and laurentian cars and fargo trucks i am not trying to put any body down i was just posing the question . so i am still curious when did it change
proudly a former Canadian and now a proud American vet
Hi Brian. It was a fair question - I don't think you were trying to put anybody down.
I'm less than two years shy of my fiftieth birthday and In all my years, the term "Canuck" has never been derogatory to me or anyone I knew (Leafs fans notwithstanding
I recall our Olympic downhill ski team being referred to with much pride as "The Crazy Canucks". For that matter, there's an old WWII vintage warbird at the Hamilton Museum with "Canucks Unlimited" emblazoned on the side.
And the aforementioned "Johnny Canuck" who was a 1940's cartoon hero -certainly not the type we strove to embrace in the 60's-70's!
I strongly suspect that those of us, here in Canada, who still find the term offensive are the same ones who are looking for something -anything- to be offended about. Especially, sadly, if it's something being said by an American.
Those types are still with us, I fear, but they're not as prevalent as they used to be.
I doubt any of them would ever be caught dead in an RV but you'll find plenty of them teaching university, or maybe working for the CBC. And that's as political as I want to (or should) get.
Personally -yeah, I'm a Canuck. A canucklehead even, if you please.
Make fun of my country and I'll laugh and make fun right back -while I hand them a beer (a good Canadian
I understand where you're coming from -yup, it used to be an insult to some.
Probably still is.
But not to the easy-going RV crowd here -at least I hope not!