On Tue, Jun 12, 2001 at 03:37:49PM +0100, Miles wrote:
> Hmm, I think kev was being sarcastic there.
> As a very sweeping generalisation, I've found that most yanks don't get
> sarcasm or irony - well, in california anyway. An example is that Alanis
> Morisette song "ironic" - none of those things are ironic, just dumb
> (I know she's from canadia, but it's close enough). Any time I was sarky
...i used to live in buffalo, ny which is near the canadian border.
canadians get very cranky about comments like that (saying alanis is
canadian, or saying there's not much difference). it's like calling
a texan a yank - well, not exactly, you probably won't get shot in
the former case. in fact a cranky canadian is kind of hard to notice
i suppose. they just say please, pardon and thank you in angry tones.
ok, now i'm making sweeping generalisations...
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