Canadian Proverbs

By | December 28, 2017

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Sayings of Canadian origin

Throw the baby out with the bath water.

His bark is worse than his bite.

Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.

Easier said than done.

All Hallows moon, witches soon.

You can’t catch skunks with mice.

Waste not want not.

Through other people’s faults, wise men correct their own.

A penny saved is a penny gained.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

All that glitters is not gold.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t beat about the bush.

Look before you leap.

Don’t judge the book by the cover.

Pot calling the kettle black.

Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.

The devil places a pillow for a drunken man to fall upon.

Once the last tree is cut and the last river poisoned, you will find you cannot eat your money.

Laugh all the way to the bank.

Once bitten. Twice shy.

When you talk about the sun, you will see her beams.

Walk a mile in my moccasins to learn where they pinch.

Throw the baby out with the bath water.

His bark is worse than his bite.

Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.

Easier said than done.

All Hallows moon, witches soon.

 

Canadian Political Map

Canada is a country which is located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area, and the fourth-largest country by land area. Canada’s southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border. The majority of the country has a cold or severely cold winter climate, but southern areas are warm in summer. Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land territory being dominated by forest and tundra and the Rocky Mountains. It is highly urbanized with 82 percent of the 35.15 million people concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. (Source)

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the core of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR).

A multitude of languages are used by Canadians, with English and French (the official languages) being the mother tongues of approximately 60% and 20% of Canadians, respectively.

“O Canada” is the title of the national anthem of Canada.

Lyrics

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

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