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Old 10-15-2015, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Vancouver -> Montreal
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Not really, I've never encountered any Americans who I feel don't know things that they should, and I'm sure if I met any of these people they would have wildly inaccurate mental images of Maine or California anyway :P
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Some Canadians are irked by Americans in general having low knowledge of Canada, but frankly I'm not one of them, I'm more annoyed by how little Europeans seem to know about Canada, in particular the British who have every reason in the world to know something about Canada. By contrast, the average American's knowledge of the country is often higher.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Some Canadians are irked by Americans in general having low knowledge of Canada, but frankly I'm not one of them, I'm more annoyed by how little Europeans seem to know about Canada, in particular the British who have every reason in the world to know something about Canada. By contrast, the average American's knowledge of the country is often higher.
It depends on where in the US they live. Someone living in Seattle all their life and never having been to Vancouver just seems odd to me.
I had a friend from Spokane, who had never been to Canada and knew NOTHING about us. His first trip to Vancouver was an eye opener.
The first words out of his mouth when I opened my door were " It's a city!? "
He admitted he wasn't sure what he was expecting, but it wasn't what he got.

I find people in the UK, a certain generation that is, are ignorant about Canada. The older generation seem to have at least some sort of idea.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Americans think little to absolutely nothing about Canada (some don't even know or care it exists) and others just know stereotypes and nothing else.

Does this ever bother Canadians?
If it is any consolation, many (if not most) Americans know little about their own country outside the locality in which they live.

Americans are generally not a very curious people when it comes things that are outside the bounds of reality in which they live.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Quebec
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Doesn't bother me one way or the other.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:33 PM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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" Canadians know everything there is to know about the United States and the States basically knows nothing about Canada"

What a ridiculous statement. This might be true in your mind, but nowhere else.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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If it is any consolation, many (if not most) Americans know little about their own country outside the locality in which they live.

Americans are generally not a very curious people when it comes things that are outside the bounds of reality in which they live.
I did find that when I was in NYC. This was a while go though. They new nothing then of Seattle, not even where it was. This was before " grunge " and the year before " Frasier " went on the air. ( However anyone getting their only information about Seattle from Frasier, will still be sorely lacking in knowing anything really about Seattle )
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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No, not really.

I lived in the United States before and people used to ask me if lies they heard about us in their media were true.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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I only get annoyed when they know too much about Canada.

I enjoy telling outrageous lies that feed into others stereotypes about Canada. I usually start small, then continue to embellish till someone calls BS.

Unfortunately for me, many Americans know a great deal about Canada and won't fall for even the mildest yarn.

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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I only get annoyed when they know too much about Canada.

I enjoy telling outrageous lies that feed into others stereotypes about Canada. I usually start small, then continue to embellish till someone calls BS.

Unfortunately for me, many Americans know a great deal about Canada and won't fall for even the mildest yarn.

Hahahaha like Rick Mercer when he went down to the USA and convinced people to sign a petition for Canada to stop leaving their senior citizens to die on the Arctic ice floes???

One person who signed it, Mike Huckabee, is now running for President.
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