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View Poll Results: America VS Australia VS Canada
America 61 39.35%
Australia 36 23.23%
Canada 58 37.42%
Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-07-2020, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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This has got to be the best post I've read in a long time. Exactly. For some reason non Americans have this perception that outside Hollywood, Silicon Valley, and New York, America is an ultra conservative, ultra religious, land where everyone owns guns, drives pickups, dresses up like cowboys, works in an oil field, and speaks with a Southern accent. The sheer diversity of America is very hard to grasp for outsiders. On the other hand, I can see why Texas and the South is seen as the most American part of America. It's because in reality, many Northern and Coastal liberal states are similar to Canada in terms of their progressive bent. And the California accent actually is pretty similar to the Anglo Canadian accent. So the part of America that is most different from Canada, I.e. the South, is the part of America that is stereotypically and uniquely American.

But no, Americans do not all speak with Southern accents.
Its a universal problem Australians are not Steve Irwin or crocodile Dundee clones either.
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Old 08-07-2020, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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Not sure whether this poster, who is accessing very old threads and arguing that the US is superior in every way to any other country, has really done much research on places like Australia.

For example, Sydney has an extremely extensive public transport network and its details cannot be accessed just by googling Sydney metro or whatever. It comprises heavy rail, light rail, metro, buses, ferries and shuttles to stations.

I am not sure how economy and wealth are to be measured but Australia has the second highest median wealth per capita in the world, after Switzerland, according to most reports. Mean wealth is not as high.

I cannot really see the point of these type of comparisons.
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Old 08-08-2020, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Its a universal problem Australians are not Steve Irwin or crocodile Dundee clones either.
I see you've played knifey spoonie before...
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Old 08-08-2020, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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I see you've played knifey spoonie before...
The trick is to use sleight of hand to make your spoon appear like a knife. As Australians are universally descended from english petty criminals, we are brilliant at it.

Some of the cultural referances to Canada from the simpsons are brilliant. Love the episode where homer ends up smuggling prescription drugs out of Canada.

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Old 08-08-2020, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The trick is to use sleight of hand to make your spoon appear like a knife. As Australians are universally descended from english petty criminals, we are brilliant at it.

Some of the cultural referances to Canada from the simpsons are brilliant. Love the episode where homer ends up smuggling prescription drugs out of Canada.
Is that the episode where they run into the Canadian Ned Flanders? That was hilarious!
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Old 08-08-2020, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Is that the episode where they run into the Canadian Ned Flanders? That was hilarious!
Thats the one
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