I discovered that Canada had in fact won the Hockey World Cup last night, after hearing many hoots, yeahs and hooplahs coming from downstairs, accompanied by Led Zep being played nice 'n' loud (like you can play it any other way). How could they do anything but win, really... I mean, Canadians are fairly serious about their hockey. And, Florida wasn't playing...

What a fabulous opportunity for me to outline some of my very favourite Canadianisms:
  • "I had to listen to her for hours... it was brutal."
  • "Everything he said was retarded."
  • "Man, that dude is a fucking nut bar."
They feel things, these Canadians... including the SLAM of the full-contact-your-face-meets-that-hard-perspex-at-speed feeling.