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Old 04-03-2012, 03:27 AM
 
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...No were in the US would you found a community where people speak ...French.

Shhhh! Better not tell these people!
French in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Yes, there is a small number of places in the U.S. where community life can be said to be conducted mainly in French. Of course, French is losing ground in all of them and "officialdom" is still in English, but French is still there in some surprising places.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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Over-all Canada is a mix of French, United Kingdom (Not just England, we take from Ireland and Scotland too

Ireland is not part of the UK
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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The most obvious things are the Canadian type and style of government and our entire judicial system that are almost exact copies of the British system.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Ireland is not part of the UK
It was at the time we were colonized, and Northern Irish are still British.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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It was at the time we were colonized, and Northern Irish are still British.
But its not anymore. Northern Ireland is not part of Britain. Its part of the UK. Britain is England, Scotland and Wales.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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But its not anymore. Northern Ireland is not part of Britain. Its part of the UK. Britain is England, Scotland and Wales.
Hmm... for fun just try and tell loyalists in North Ireland that they are not British.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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Dude, I'm British and I don't know of anyone in the UK who stops for afternoon tea and scones. That'a such a stereotype.
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Old 04-14-2012, 04:12 AM
 
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Yeah, that's the thing though.

It seems that for Canadians, British = past. American culture = present.
Canadians don't "follow" events in the UK as much as they do in the US if at all.
Look at all the American election coverage in the newspapers and news media etc. I'm hearing all this stuff about Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

During British elections, do you hear about that as much? I bet all the Canadian youths are much more familiar with American politics than British politics -- many not even know much about the individual political parties and figures etc. on the other side of the pond but everyone will hear about the Republican candidates 2012.
How is any of this surprising though? One country is 4000 miles away the other is right next door. The fact is canadians and americans have more in common history wise than canadians and brits.

They've grown up toghether side by side for 200+ years now there is a common north american culture, two immigrant nations that happened to take divergent paths with their former mother country. The people lamenting the dissapearance of british culture are looking into the past that never was.

Also what great relevance should britain be to canada now? they're not the greatest trading partner they're behing china i believe in that regard and of course the us. All that is really share now is a head of state. (Who many canadians picture the govenor general is )
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Dude, I'm British and I don't know of anyone in the UK who stops for afternoon tea and scones. That'a such a stereotype.
Only if you are on holidays or out for the day.
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