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Old 08-05-2010, 01:52 PM
 
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Every where we live, my husband and I fly our Canadian flag. In Canada, we are so multicultural that seeing another nations flag is no big deal. I was just wondering if SC natives would mistake my patriotism for something else.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Heavens no! You see people with stickers or front plates for England and Germany, etc fairly regularly here. I happen to like that - it shows the multiple influences our area is enjoying!
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:43 PM
 
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Yay!
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I did a study abroad in Canada in college (yes, that does exist!). I picked up some Canadiana when I was there--things like shirts, stickers, etc. Once I got home and sometimes wore a shirt with a Canadian flag or reference on it, some people thought it was because I was some kind of ultra liberal protesting my own country (I couldn't be farther from being that kind of thing!)

When I see a car with, say, an Irish or Italian flag sticker on it, I just think that's a statement of that person's pride in their ancestry. If I saw a car with a Canadian flag on it, I would think that person is a Canadian expat living in SC. But I guess that's still a statement of pride.

Actually, I picked up one item in Canada that had both the US and Canadian flags on it and then some phrase like "Friends Forever" written in English and French. Maybe you could display something similar!
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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Wow! I wish I could find a shirt like that. Maybe at the airport haha.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Here's a shirt you could wear here:

"Canada: Living the American dream..." - T-shirt by Roderick Greene

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Old 08-06-2010, 06:10 AM
 
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Yeah, she could make a list of why she thinks Canada is better than the USA on the back! Like:

1. Free healthcare
2. Better hockey
3. Better bacon
4. Better beer
5. No death penalty!
6. No defense spending
7. The best syrup
8. We have moose!
9. More oil than Saudi Arabia
10. Ours is bigger than yours (referring to the CN tower)

and so on!

BTW, I'm kidding. Canada is cool with me, like it matters.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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That I find offensive.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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Every where we live, my husband and I fly our Canadian flag. In Canada, we are so multicultural that seeing another nations flag is no big deal. I was just wondering if SC natives would mistake my patriotism for something else.

i don't find the canadian flag offensive. i think it is fine to show your pride.

can't guarantee everyone, of course, but i imagine if they're smart enough to know what it is, they're smart enough not to be offended.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Personally... I feel like if you're living here, you can show pride in your ancestry, but you also shouldn't be putting it in people's face. I'm fine with seeing a Canadian flag as long as a US flag is with it.

Bumper stickers are a different story in my opinion... That's just showing pride in your heritage. =/

But I would tend to think that most people wouldn't be that offended...
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