The Canadians found it interesting that we know practically nothing about Canada, calling it 'American wonderment' and unfamiliarity 'with what they seemed to consider their quaint neighbor to the north.'
"One CNN reporter had apparently never seen the Mounties before, and those who recognized one of Canada's most iconic national symbols noted the absence of their horses."
What?!? Who doesn't know that in Canada the Mounties will help you out if you're in trouble. Just look how heroic this graphic is - but a pale reflection of the heroic actuality of the real Mounties. The unfortunate CNN reporter who was apparently puzzled by the Mounties, after a confused pause, lamely referred to them as 'troops'.
The Associated Press screwed up Prime Minister Stephen Harper's title, calling him 'Premier' - that is a pretty embarrassing mistake considering that Canada is the US's number one trading partner (over a billion dollars cross the border each day). All of the French terms the Fox News people said were horribly butchered, and after the terminological slaughter, the reporters attempted to brush it off, saying, "It's French." Don't they have people to coach them on how to properly say things? Come on people, really.
In other notes, this is a photograph from something that is called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride. Musical Ride! I kind of don't even know what that means! Would 'troops' have a Musical Ride? I think not. But! If this photograph is any indication of what happens at/in/on the Musical Ride, I'm totally there!