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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Insults from Around the World

An article from today's Mirror discusses 10 insults from around the world and why they are considered insulting. Read the list, then come back.

Did you see #10? I'm not really sure if this was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek or not. Americans do make a lot of jokes about Canadians, but I always took them to be just that; after all, there may be some tension between cultures, but the jokes made about Canadians are usually done in a friendly way - they are "safe" to make fun of because they are such a close political ally.

Further, I have always lived down South so I could be wrong about this, but aren't the borders between our countries all but non-existent? I mean, from what I understand, there are lots of places where you can more or less just walk across the border without even going through customs.

I have never known there to be any real tension between us and Canadians, but I am far removed from both the region and subject - am I wrong about this?

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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