It's fine in moderation but don't go in depths unless you're armed.Canada: leaving behind people who are too cautious about casually speaking their stronger beliefs because we're so "live and let live" that they're afraid of giving off the impression that they don't respect your beliefs (I'm over-exaggerating, it's fine to have at'er and all, especially when people intend to talk politics or religion, but it feels like sometimes it's not appropriate to ever bring up politics and religion in ways that it'd be appropriate in The States for just a sentence or two in the middle of a different conversation topic)
Yay!America: I can order stuff online without ginormous international border crossing fees
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. From what I've seen Canadians are moreso about national identity because they want to differentiate themselves from the US.America: weirded out by the patriotism (in Canada, "being Canadian" is secondary to "being yourself"; you're allowed to live and let live more, but OTOH, it makes people less united
There were several attempts to introduce dollar coins but none of them ever really caught on. It seems you can only have one or the other, and while Canadians chose coins Americans chose bills.Canada: I like my toonies and loonies (wtf is with paper money for such small amounts, Americans?)
If you miss toonies too much, though, there's always this:
Good luck finding them, though.
The problem is that you can't find much that's completely widespread in the US that's not political AND not shared with Canada. We're looking for American culture, right? Not American/Canadian culture. That's why this is so difficult.Also: I don't think the reasoning, "America is unusually diverse" is a good excuse, because while it's certainly true that America is incredibly diverse, it's not uniquely diverse. A lot of this is just in-group v. out-group stuff; you can see the nuances a lot better in places where you spend a lot of your time. There are old European nations who have many languages and cultures to the point that they cannot understand each other speaking. Sure, the USA has a lot of geography differences, but so does Canada and a number of other countries.