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Originally posted by thomas_
reply to post by tristar
Why should they feel pleased to be called Americans while on their own land and not being Americans?
Would Americans like to be called Canadians or Mexicans while in US soil? Brits be called French while in UK or vice versa?
Guess not. This doesn't make any sense whatsoever. It smells like yet another attempt to stamp a "Americans we don't like you" all over the news for Americans to read with the intent of causing a fuss over nothing.
People that were expecting something different should stop using the American flag as underwear and rethink things a bit.
Originally posted by Tykonos
I'm terrible with accents and once when I was on holiday in Spain, I thought the barman I was chatting to for ten minutes or so was a Spaniard and complimented him on his English. He was from Liverpool in the UK. Boy did I feel a bit of a twit. ( I blamed the loud music)
[edit on 11-8-2010 by Tykonos]
Originally posted by plube
I will tell a story
there was a plumber called to fix the washer(worsher)...he wanted a drink of water(warter).....the canadain was ABOAT(about)...the house and he ran into his BUD(pal)[inter changable...with a (twang)]
we he decided he needed a caprenter...to go on the roof(ruf)..but there was a problem he fell(Feell) of the roof(ruf).
when it came to payment i gave them a toony(two dollars) a looney(a buck).
then life was good.
Originally posted by wrathchild
Canada has 6 accents
western provinces..B.C. and the prairies... Ontario...French(Quebec)...
Nova Scotia..(trailer Park Boys). Newfie.... and Aboriginal
I like how the rest of the world thinks the entire country says "eh" and "aboot"
[edit on 12-8-2010 by wrathchild]
Originally posted by carpenter84
Canada is in North America so they're americans, everyone who lives in South and North America continents can be considered americans, North America was invaded by european twats, but call himself a true american and not occupant from Europe is the one who resided in these areas long before appear of Europeans.. Reds, Aztecs and so on...this is too much of a nationalism that "americans" from united states are ill about.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
we play better rugby - in fact - our team is by far the most prestigous in the world and our soccer team is the most respected.
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
No argument about the All Blacks, but since when did the NZ football team become the ''most respected'' ?
Originally posted by ash81
Since I've been here I've been mistaken for Australian, Scottish, Irish
Originally posted by Kryties
Originally posted by christianpatrick
reply to post by intrepid
Why'd you Australians get into that mess? To make the world safe for opium poppy growers? Bush's lapdogs, I say. When Bush f*rted, the Canadian and Australian PMs thanked him and told him how good it smelled.
That was our Prime Minister at the time John Howard and his band of Liberal cronies. (Im speaking of Australia here of course.)
Note that we got rid of him at the next available election.
Note also that the majority of the Aussie public disagrees with the war and never wanted to go there in the first place.
Oh and we hated Bush.
That about sum it up for you?
Gillard remains committed to Afghanistan
August 11, 2010
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she remains committed to the Australian mission in Afghanistan despite a warning of rising casualties....