Poking fun at ourselves in a witty way, a nod to Canadiana, and a base understanding of historical facts?
The #fakehistoryfromcanada hashtag encompasses three of almost any Canadian's main interests, so it's no wonder the campaign is trending on Twitter. The hashtag — which was started by Canadian online news satire site The Beaverton to celebrate the release of their new book — was the top-trending topic in Canada overnight Monday.
Mustering the same enthusiasm we usually reserve for pub trivia nights, Canadians flocked to Twitter to add their own fake history to the canon. And the results prove what we already knew about ourselves: we are a country of hilarious geeks.
The tweets poked fun at our dialect, our borders, and our idiosyncrasies.
One hundred years ago today Canada decided "eh" would be the sound the question mark makes. #fakehistoryfromcanada— Deaglan O'Hara (@DeaglanOHara) November 14, 2017
Every year since 1983, Canada has been moving the border farther into Alaska by 1 meter hoping America won't notice. so far, they have not #fakehistoryfromCanada— Lil Dano from the 905 (@DanielMac104) November 14, 2017
A group of Canadians is called an "apology" #fakehistoryfromcanada— Andrew Roesch (@AndrewRoesch69) November 14, 2017
And our sports teams, our housing markets, and our climate.
The NFL cancelled its Canadian expansion plans in 1973 when all 7 proposed cities demanded their team names would have to be Roughriders #fakehistoryfromcanada— JKRamon ]]>🎵