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Old 11-29-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Both coasts
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What I mean by this, is that if you imagine the context of English-speaking-countries & their cultures, the US and the UK are most different from each other and can be considered to be at the opposite ends of a English-language-cultural spectrum.

So the other English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada (which all have their own distinct but nonetheless less prominent cultures) are in between the UK and the US on the cultural spectrum.

AMERICAN CULTURE- United States<> Canada <> Australia <> New Zealand <> Ireland <> United Kingdom- BRITISH CULTURE
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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What about places like, oh, say, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Zimbabwe, etc., that aren't even western cultures?
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:20 AM
 
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I would say no, but it might be close. Even looking through countries where English is the majority, rather than just official, language I think there are probably places more different from the US than UK or vice verse. Probably some English-speaking nation in the Caribbean or Pacific is a great deal different than either of us. Guyana seems to have a majority speaking a form of English. I think they might be more unlike us than Britain seeing as they're more socialist and Hindu.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:00 AM
 
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Well I've always felt like Australians were a lot like American Southerners and Canadians were like Northerners.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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The US state of Georgia and Australia were both penal colonies.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Well, I'm not so sure, but I have always thought that the US and the UK were completely different culturally. So maybe. Though, are we talking about all English-speaking countries or just western countries? It seems like you are referring to the west, so it's a possibility.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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Oh i'm sorry, I meant English-speaking-western countries.

I am aware that Caribbean countries, many African countries have English as the main/ official language..but their cultures are really different from the west to even compare, I apologize for not specifying.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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so, the caribbean is not in the west? Then neither are most of the US states!!
get an atlas, man, or keep quiet!
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Oh i'm sorry, I meant English-speaking-western countries.

I am aware that Caribbean countries, many African countries have English as the main/ official language..but their cultures are really different from the west to even compare, I apologize for not specifying.
No it's cool. I see where you're coming from because I do think that both countries are different in a cultural aspect. So I guess you could say what you originally posted.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:53 PM
 
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so, the caribbean is not in the west? Then neither are most of the US states!!
get an atlas, man, or keep quiet!
The 'West' means a part of or descending from 'Western Civilization'. The U.K, the U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as well as all of the European nations are the 'West' despite being located in disparate parts of the globe.

It is a cultural term, not a geographic term.


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