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#153 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
We had a German exchange student in grade 10, his name was Kai. At the end of the year, we bunch of classes came together in the library to talk to the exchange students about their stay. Someone asked Kai what his favourite thing about Canada was, and he responded:   
   
"I love that every morning you stand up for your national anthem. We don't do that in Germany, because we're not very proud of our history."   
   
<MRW I wanted to cry for him.
We had a German exchange student in grade 10, his name was Kai. At the end of the year, we bunch of classes came together in the library to talk to the exchange students about their stay. Someone asked Kai what his favourite thing about Canada was, and he responded:

"I love that every morning you stand up for your national anthem. We don't do that in Germany, because we're not very proud of our history."

<MRW I wanted to cry for him.
User avatar #309 to #153 - metalmind (04/27/2013) [-]
I'm sad that we don't sing the German anthem, but happy we don't sing the bavarian one. (It starts: "God with you, land of the Bavarians. German soil, Fatherland. ... all be blessed by his hand" , aso. And in America they complain about the wprds "under god" in their pledge. In the Bavarian one, there is nothing BUT god.
#304 to #153 - thascomrad (04/27/2013) [-]
In Sweden you can't celebreat your contry beacus you apperantly are a racist and wants to kill every one who is'nt a swede if you do
#299 to #153 - dementos (04/27/2013) [-]
In Denmark it's illegal to fly flags from other countries than Dannebrog (our national flag).
In Denmark it's illegal to fly flags from other countries than Dannebrog (our national flag).
#326 to #299 - Womens Study Major (04/27/2013) [-]
Tell me then why i saw someone flying a Turkish flag outside their house then? ******** . If you live in Denmark you should know that if you celebrate anything about Denmark your a nazi. ******* Perkere
#331 to #329 - Womens Study Major (04/28/2013) [-]
Thats ******** cause I live in Denmark, I have seen people flying German, Turkish, Kurdish, Norwegian, Swedish, Greenlandic, Faroe, Iraqi, Bosnian flags here and its not illegal. Where did you get that useless articale?
#332 to #331 - dementos (04/29/2013) [-]
People cross the road at red lights even though it is illegal. It still is illegal but not every person knows it.

It is, however, legal to fly a foreign flag as a "Guest Flag" meaning that Dannebrog has to fly ABOVE the foreign flag (The Swedish for example). With that said I don't think it is that common that police comes and takes it down but I have heard it happen.
#333 to #332 - dementos (04/29/2013) [-]
oh wait a sec I just read the rules again. Actually you may fly the other Scandinavian countries' flag.


It's called Flagloven You need to login to view this link
#334 to #333 - Womens Study Major (05/05/2013) [-]
Yea but you must agree that You can't celebrate anything about Denmark without being called a racist. Say you love Denmark and they think your hitler. In my senior high school there are so many perkere/Muslims and they have banned many danish traditions. They ruin Denmark and I hate it, they won't go back to their own country even though its not war there anymore, they hate Denmark and Danes and love their own country but still they won't go back, They rape, steal, and more! Skide perkere!
#302 to #299 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
Huh. I did not know that. Learn something new every day :)
Huh. I did not know that. Learn something new every day :)
#263 to #153 - magicboudha ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
I'm canadian and I never sang the anthem, or heard it in real life, that must be because I'm not a big fan of sport, or it MIGHT be because the rest of Canada dislikes us I don't know...
User avatar #266 to #263 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
Where do you live in Canada?
#269 to #266 - magicboudha ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
Quebec, the land of french and poutine.
User avatar #271 to #269 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
Well I don't hate you.

I'm in Ontario. Pretty sure most of Canada hates us... lol
User avatar #323 to #271 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
I can't tell if someone liked my comment because I don't hate people in Quebec ... or because they hate me for being from Ontario >.>
#252 to #153 - finni (04/27/2013) [-]
That actually gave me a feel
That actually gave me a feel
#256 to #252 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
I know. Every time someone comments on this it hits me all over again and I feel just as sad as I did that day.
I know. Every time someone comments on this it hits me all over again and I feel just as sad as I did that day.
#257 to #256 - finni (04/27/2013) [-]
The US got a lot to be ashamed at as well, but they seem to just be fine with being patriotic. Not saying Americans shouldn't be allowed to be proud of themselves, just saying that if America can be proud, so can Germany
The US got a lot to be ashamed at as well, but they seem to just be fine with being patriotic. Not saying Americans shouldn't be allowed to be proud of themselves, just saying that if America can be proud, so can Germany
User avatar #259 to #257 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
... I can't tell if you think I'm saying Germans shouldn't be proud, so just to clarify that is not what I'm saying. I think it's sad he couldn't be proud of his country.
User avatar #260 to #259 - finni (04/27/2013) [-]
Oh, no, I agree with you. I was just stating that if Americans can be proud, so can Germans. That was all
User avatar #216 to #153 - bossdelainternet (04/27/2013) [-]
Lucky. We had a french kid for a semester and all he did was insult us and boast.
User avatar #221 to #216 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
We had a bunch of Europeans. I only remember the two Germans and this girl from Belgium. They were all pretty awesome.

Kai would copy off me in French class, but that was cool. He tried to be all stealth about it at first, but I would just lean back and let him see since it was always for daily work that wasn't getting marked anyways. By the end of the year he would just get up and read over my shoulder.
User avatar #222 to #221 - bossdelainternet (04/27/2013) [-]
I thought most Europeans were bi-lingual at the least?
last year there was this brilliant German in my year. He spoke German, French, Danish, and English.
User avatar #224 to #222 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
They are. French just wasn't his best other language. He had some minor issues translating from French to English and vice versa, rather than from and to German.
#207 to #153 - garymuthafuknoak (04/27/2013) [-]
always have sung the anthem since kindergarden even now in grade 12
User avatar #163 to #153 - drego ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
We don't sing it in Canada... And I'm sorry aboot it :(
User avatar #171 to #163 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
a) I am Canadian, hence asking Kai his favourite thing about Canada.
b) Obviously we do sing it where I am from.
c) We don't say "aboot."
User avatar #173 to #171 - drego ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
Strange, For some reason we don't do it everyday like that. Though for the big things like band concerts we do.

Ya I kinda know that... that was a joke on the Canadian stereotype -_-
User avatar #174 to #173 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
It's only in elementary school/high school we did it every day.

And sorry, couldn't tell if you were serious or not, and too many people believe in that haha
User avatar #175 to #174 - drego ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
Sad that we don't do it in highschool anymore then :( Well assemblies don't count since thats a no-brainer.

I cringe at the whole MARS BAAAR commercial. So I feel your pain. :P
User avatar #179 to #175 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
My old schools definitely still do it. So it must just be in certain places.
User avatar #182 to #179 - drego ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
British Columbia acts like actual Britain :O
User avatar #192 to #182 - poutinesalad (04/27/2013) [-]
I'd say we act more like columbia.

minus cocaine and plus pot.
its an "industry" that exchanges more money than softwood lumber.
User avatar #195 to #192 - drego ONLINE (04/27/2013) [-]
That money sure would fill the "pot holes" in our infrastructure...
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User avatar #218 to #156 - bossdelainternet (04/27/2013) [-]
We had a similar situation. During Cinco de Mayo some kids were sent home for having the American Flag on their shirts.
User avatar #167 to #156 - biggydy (04/27/2013) [-]
What? That's ******* stupid. If they went to England, they have to accept that you sing your national anthem and/or fly your flag, because, well, its' your damn country. "Ugh, look at this racist bastards, singing their national anthem and waving their flags, in THEIR OWN COUNTRY, that's so offensive"
User avatar #159 to #156 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
Here when you're in elementary school or high school you have to stand for the anthem unless you're native (I won't get into those politics though). And you can fly whatever flag you want. My house has the Canadian flag, and flags for Newfoundland, since that's where my mom is from. I've seen houses and businesses with Canadian flags alongside other countries', or just another country's flags. Places like police stations will often have the national and provincial flag.

We're pretty chill about it.
User avatar #170 to #159 - mantaur (04/27/2013) [-]
Fact: Illegal to have another flag flying ABOVE the Canadian flag on the same pole, this Italian restaurant where I live got a big fine for doing so.
User avatar #172 to #170 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
The only ones I've seen had them on different poles, or didn't have the Canadian flag at all, so I never gave it much thought.
User avatar #154 to #153 - nyxeos (04/27/2013) [-]
a* bunch >.>
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