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Discussion in 'Site Support' started by BoltSnap, May 7, 2021.

  1. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I see that you're really in touch. Ask any Canadian how they feel about being called an "American". :eek:
     
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  2. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's okay by me. I'm both. I'll take the credit for either and put the blame on the other.
     
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  3. Murky Waters

    Murky Waters Contributor

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    Canadians (like me) never refer to ourselves as Americans, as citizens of the USA do. Nor do we take any offense as far as I have noticed from United States of America(n)'s doing so. Most people take the abbreviation without a problem, unless I suppose they are looking for one.
     
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  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I once spent a post-grad year touring in Europe. Heaven forbid someone called a Canadian from Quebec an American.
     
  5. Murky Waters

    Murky Waters Contributor

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    I am a Canadian from Quebec. When having travelled and met new people, the assumption of my being an American happened from time to time. The similarity of our spoken English is generally the clue they take. An honest mistake, and never one that bothered me. It did bother me a little however the anti-Americanism that they sometimes felt at liberty to express thereafter. Still does. Tribalism is terrible.
     
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