Re: CHAT: "have a nice day"
|From:||Robert Hailman <robert@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, March 4, 2000, 3:43|
Barry Garcia wrote:
> CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU writes:
> >I never thought that you neccesarily believed it, but I must point out
> >how much is wrong with the concept of Canada being a suburb of the US. I
> >hope you understand.
> The reason a lot of Americans at least compare Canada to being like a
> suburb or state of the US is because culturally (disregarding the
> Quebecois), as well as from the accents, there's not that big of a
> difference (outwardly).
True, but the only thing that defines Canadian culture is a desire to
make ourselves culturally different from the Americans, and that's a
difference, so we usually stop there. It's true that the two are
outwarly the same, but life in, say, Toronto and New York are both
completely different. You probably couldn't tell if you put someone from
urban Canada and urban America in a room together, just by looking at
them, that's for sure.