Do you live in America?

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AuthorTopic: Do you live in America?
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Assuming that a state larger than most countries only really has people living in one city is extremely insulting to the people from other places.

A typical conversation for me would go like this.

"I grew up in Queensland."

"Oh, what part of Brisbane?"

"There's a lot of Queensland that isn't Brisbane, you know."

"Oh, sorry. Where were you?"

"Do you know Aramac?"

"...no."

"Barcaldine?"

"Nope."

"Longreach?"

"Sorry."

"Rockhampton?"

"Oh, I know Rockhampton! So you were near there?"

"If eight hours drive is near, yes."

I still sometimes use "American" to refer to a citizen of the United States, but only through lack of a better polite word. The rest of the time, they're Yanks.

[ Sunday, September 04, 2005 05:05: Message edited by: Ash Lael ]

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