RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:56:54 -0800

Yes, absolutely your question needs to be asked, absent particular
knowledge about the region.

My point was only that assuming there WOULD be a problem is maybe not
justified.

(Although, I could easily be wrong about that. When it comes to humans
and their penchant for disliking "others", it's possible that trouble
might be more likely than not.)

-BH

-----Original Message----- From: Carla Martinek

Which is why my question is directed at the Kiwis and Aussies for their
input. :-)

As an American, it wouldn't bother me personally to see US/Canada/Mexico
lumped together, but as the translation coordinator of my company, I
understand that there are cultural implications elsewhere. Lumping Korea
and Japan together, for example, would generally not be a good regional
choice.

Too often "ignorant Americans" get it wrong when it comes to being
culturally sensitive when we go to or sell products elsewhere. My job
is to prevent such mishaps when I can.





> -----Original Message-----
> I'm not so sure about that, Julie. I don't think it would hardly
> register if I had to pick "U.S./Canada". Now, I would probably wonder
> about a "U.S./Mexico" grouping, but only because it's unusual to see
> them lumped together in anything other than a purely geographical
> context. But neither would bother me if there's a reason to combine
> them.


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References:
Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Julie Stickler
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla

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