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Old 04-28-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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A large plurality of Americans probably don't know Quebec wants to be independent; .
I would submit that without being too knowledgeable on the details, most Americans are at least vaguely aware that there is this part of Canada called Quebec where there are "Frenchies" who stir up 5h1t from time to time, are stubborn about remaining "French" (sic) and have attempted to separate/secede.

I say this as someone who's travelled a lot through the States identified (via casual conversations, ID documents or my car's licence plate) as a person from Quebec.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm in favor of Quebec independence providing they offer up the sacrifice of Celine Dion as retribution
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Very few Americans can find Quebec on a map or know whether it is independent now, or if not, tell you what country it is part of, or have any idea what language people there speak. So what Americans "think" of Quebec is perpetually mired in the quicksand of the same ignorance that would make American foreign policy in general so laughable if it were not so tragic.

In the future, if need be, what the American electorate will "think" about Quebec will be what the for-profit media-industrial complex deigns to tell them.

Vote by vote, igno-democracy will destroy the world.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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I would submit that without being too knowledgeable on the details, most Americans are at least vaguely aware that there is this part of Canada called Quebec where there are "Frenchies" who stir up 5h1t from time to time, are stubborn about remaining "French" (sic) and have attempted to separate/secede.

I say this as someone who's travelled a lot through the States identified (via casual conversations, ID documents or my car's licence plate) as a person from Quebec.
Living in New England would dispel that notion. Some folks around here vaguely remember we even have a foreign country less than 7 hours away.

I have had folks discuss Canada as if it was in Europe, after I came back and told them about my trips. Not even kidding.

As a tourist, you probably encountered more "cosmopolitan" folks than say the regular townie.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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Very few Americans can find Quebec on a map or know whether it is independent now, or if not, tell you what country it is part of, or have any idea what language people there speak. So what Americans "think" of Quebec is perpetually mired in the quicksand of the same ignorance that would make American foreign policy in general so laughable if it were not so tragic.

In the future, if need be, what the American electorate will "think" about Quebec will be what the for-profit media-industrial complex deigns to tell them.

Vote by vote, igno-democracy will destroy the world.
+1

I had this colleague ask about whether or not Canada was in North America. I answered in the affirmative and made a passing reference to the US being part of NA, as well. She was floored. Gotta love it.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Living in New England would dispel that notion. Some folks around here vaguely remember we even have a foreign country less than 7 hours away.

I have had folks discuss Canada as if it was in Europe, after I came back and told them about my trips. Not even kidding.

As a tourist, you probably encountered more "cosmopolitan" folks than say the regular townie.
Could be...
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'm in favor of Quebec independence providing they offer up the sacrifice of Celine Dion as retribution
Can I get an Amen? LOL
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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+1

I had this colleague ask about whether or not Canada was in North America. I answered in the affirmative and made a passing reference to the US being part of NA, as well. She was floored. Gotta love it.
Well, I had a Canadian colleague who visited Texas and actually bought a huge, white cowboy hat, a loud western style shirt, and a belt with a huge silver buckle, and then wore it when we went out to eat - because he thought it made him look like a native. I was embarrassed - not for myself but for him. He looked ridiculous and thought he looked so cool.

I see stupid people...from every country on this planet. And smart ones too. And everything in between.
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Old 04-28-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Randolph, MA
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Well, I had a Canadian colleague who visited Texas and actually bought a huge, white cowboy hat, a loud western style shirt, and a belt with a huge silver buckle, and then wore it when we went out to eat - because he thought it made him look like a native. I was embarrassed - not for myself but for him. He looked ridiculous and thought he looked so cool.

I see stupid people...from every country on this planet. And smart ones too. And everything in between.
Ah, people.

All part of this great Human experience!!!
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Quebec folks are known to be extremely opinionated on American matters. They'd probably have more to say about Arizona than New Mexico, though.
I once met a Quebecois couple in New Mexico. They told me that they drove from Quebec down to Nashville, and then hopped on their motorcycle to head out west.

They said that we had a beautiful country.

I told them that so did they.
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