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    What are some terms, preferrably disparaging, to refer to Canadians? I've heard "cheeseheads", in reference to Canadians who come down into the U.S. specifically to purchase cheese, and "canucks", meaning I don't know what. I've also heard Canadians refer to themselves as "cakers", which I took to mean a regular-old stupid white Canadian. And what are some terms that Canadians use for Americans? Thanks for your responses.

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    I've heard of "canucks" too but have no idea what it means. However, "cheeseheads" is actually used to talk about people from Wisconsin. Lots of cows, lots of cheese... have you ever seen those big hats at football games?

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    I have heard the term "canucks" too, and the Spanish-speaking community of Toronto turned it into "canacas"... it all sounds so despective to me and Canadians are so nice people!

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    since I am not from Canada, I don't know if "canucks" is a derrogatory term for them, but many of their sports teams are the canucks...Vancouver Canucks hockey team, Canucks rugby team, seems to me that used among other Canadians it has to do with their history/culture, but probably is offensive from non-Canadians referring to them.

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    Canuck is similar to Yankee in the States (mostly historical) or "sudaca" here in Argentina, as well as numerous other terms that have a neutral or positive connotation within a social or ethnic group, but have the opposite effect when someone from another group uses it.

    Americans don't have one word to speak negatively of their northern neighbors. The sad thing is that many view "Canadian" as a pejorative term in itself...

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    I`ve never heard of the word "Canuck" before...very interesting...Though it really surprised to learn that the word "Canadian"...a neutral word for me, can also have a negative connotation for Americans...strange...

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    Canadians have always been punching bags for Americans, but in a good-natured way. All in good fun.

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    Many years ago I spent some time in British Columbia and Alberta. I had wonderul experiences with Canadians. Many English speakers looked down their noses at French speakers, but I found the latter to be very much like Latin Americans and chose their company when I could.

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    mira vos....

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    I wonder why there's always competition between the different regions...our instinctive thirst to show we are always the best?

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