RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: "Porrello, Leonard" <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com>
To: reshma pendse <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in>, "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>, "Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:51:30 +0000

Reshma said, "As an Indian, I would not like to see Bangladesh/ India/Pakistan/SriLanka combined in whatever order."

The analogy with AU/NZ fails miserably considering India and Pakistan are pointing nuclear weapons at each other, India liberated Bangladesh from Pakistan, Bangladesh has territorial disputes with India, and the SriLankans can't even get along with themselves. I don't think relations between Australia and New Zealand are quite that acrimonious. Culturally, they are arguably very similar (like, as others have pointed out, Canada and the US).

If I was using an application that lumped in the US with another country, I would assume that the US and the other country share some commonality that is material to the application. Many things are not politically motivated (unless you are a Marxist).

Having said all that, I would be put off if I had to look for the United States under "C" (CAN/USA) in an alphabetically ordered list, but this objection isn't political; it is practical.

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Subject: Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

As an Indian, I would not like to see Bangladesh/ India/Pakistan/SriLanka combined in whatever order. Even though all 4 countries are geographically close, we're culturally vastly different. Makes no sense!

regards,
Reshma


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From: "Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com" <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Tuesday, 21 February 2012 11:41 PM
Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

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.

I should add: I would absolutely NOT tolerate "Canada/U.S.". That's just wrong!

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Julie Stickler

I think most people would not appreciate seeing their country lumped in as part of another country just because they are geographically close to each other.
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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: reshma pendse

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