[ANNOUNCE] [REMINDER] Social Tonight - The Maple Leaf, Covent Garden
candace at epistolary.net
Thu Apr 6 17:21:43 BST 2006
On Thu, 6 Apr 2006, Lyons, Myke wrote:
>> Americans are still generally treated with benign condescension. No-one
> blames you for your government.
> I have had some tough times here when people asked where I am from.
No one really hassles me. My accent, first off, is so weird that no one
knows where I am from, so generally it doesn't come up unless we get stuck
into a conversation.
If it does come up, no one to wit has given me any shit. If it starts to
look that way, I say something along the lines of,'Why do you think I
left?' This usually does the trick.
Honestly, I think I get hassled by other Americans more than anyone.
Canadians *do* dislike being taken for Americans, though. They're pretty
easy to tell apart. The loud obnoxious one is the American, and the quiet
one in the flannel is the Canadian. ;)
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