Re: Regarding Statehood For Canada

Subject: Re: Regarding Statehood For Canada
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2002 14:29:24 -0400




Tom please,

Nation, State, Country, People. Please for the love of <insert favorite
deity/entity here> let's not go there. As a resident of Quebec I've had my brain
twisted around the nuances of these words (in English and French) far too often.
But, each of these words while they can be used a synonyms should be analysed
and used correctly in context. When discussing a country composed of states,
it's not quite right to refer to another country as a state. Besides, I could
repeat an off-list discussion about the egotistical appropriation of the term
American by the citizens of the United States. By dictionary definitions we're
all americans from the north pole to the southern tip of Chile.

Would be interesting if the original poster isn't a native English speaker (you
know who you are...). But from the last time this obnoxious thread was raised by
the same individual, it's obvious they won't be very forthcoming with actual
intentions or reasoning. I would suspect that an American resident that has a
xenophobic outlook about 'foreigners stealing our jobs' has a good chance of
being fluently English. Or, they have some interesting contradictions in their
logic processes.

While I may be showing my over-sensitivity, I really meant to inject a bit of
stupidity into a thread that really didn't merit serious consideration. That and
to quell the off chance the xenophobic navel gazers who think the 'foreigners
are to blame' really do have some 'manifest destiny' clap trap leanings. Not
that we have to worry about that too much. We beat them back all the way to
Washington last time they tried to exercise that option. You do know the reason
the Whitehouse is white don't you... <LOL>

Perhaps the original poster just needs a dictionary or atlas to know that <<the
people from the state of Canada>> are CANADIANS. <VBG>

Eric L. Dunn




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