What are some good jokes about Winnipeg or the Canadian prairies?
July 30, 2013 8:53 AM   Subscribe

A friend of mine is moving from Southwestern Ontario to Winnipeg next month. We're throwing a going-away party and I'd like to give a speech and tell a few jokes. What are some good jokes I can tell about Winnipeg or Manitoba or the Canadian prairies? Thanks!
posted by obscure simpsons reference to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
"If your dog runs away you can watch it go for three days."

Basically, watch Corner Gas. Hell, give them the entire series on DVD/Blu-Ray as a going away gift.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 9:04 AM on July 30, 2013 [4 favorites]

Be sure to use "Winterpeg" in your speech.

You know you live on the prairies :

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with ice and snow.

If you design your kid's Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

While driving, you've gone from heat to A/C and back again in the same day.

You measure distance in hours not kilometres.

Here is a link to some prairie jokes.
posted by Snazzy67 at 9:37 AM on July 30, 2013

"If your dog runs away you can watch it go for three days."

I heard this joke three separate times, from three separate people, over three separate days in Regina last month.
posted by lstanley at 10:04 AM on July 30, 2013

The dog joke is definitely an old one, and a regularly used (over used) one. Maybe that fact can be included in the speech, like "Realize you're going to hear that "you can watch your dog run away for days" joke at least three times a month. Get used to it now. Devise a convincing fake laugh now so that you're prepared." And then demonstrate a couple fake laugh options for them.
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 10:10 AM on July 30, 2013

This one doesn't seem to have been covered yet, but:

There are three seasons in Winnipeg: winter, construction and mosquitos.
posted by urbanlenny at 11:12 AM on July 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Sorry, don't have a joke, but be sure to play The Weakerthans' One Great City! (here's the song on youtube) at the party.
posted by backwards guitar at 11:45 AM on July 30, 2013

"If summer falls on a weekend, we can have a picnic."
Don't know if that really fits Winnipeg, but I read it somewhere last week.
posted by LonnieK at 2:19 PM on July 30, 2013

Mosquitoes are the provincial bird.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 11:18 PM on July 30, 2013

Response by poster: OP here. Thanks everyone for the responses.
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 8:49 AM on July 31, 2013

Somehow bring up this album: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_Is_a_Frozen_Shithole
posted by jlibera at 7:31 AM on August 1, 2013

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