I was on The Comics Curmudgeon the other day, when someone in the comments pointed out (comment #54) that Canadian cartoonist Lynn Johnston who writes For Better or For Worse never draws people with shoes on in the house. This lead to speculations by American comentators that Lynn simply doesn't know how to draw shoes very well, or is lazy about it. As a Canadian, it was obvious to me -- you always take your shoes off inside! Other Canadian commentators agreed (hey, you know that your house party is in full swing when there is a mountain of shoes at the door). Perhaps this difference is because of the long, slushy, snowy winters we have to put up with (wikipedia agrees). Now, I realise that in many non-western cultures it is considered polite to remove ones shoes, but I never knew there was such an ettiquite divide between the USA and Canada. All the Canucks I talked to in Ottawa agree that you should take your shoes off. Which leads me to my question: Shoes On or Off in your neck of the woods?
Cuirios George: Shoes on or off in the house? (more inside)