Mudcat Café message #251601 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22936   Message #251601
Posted By: Willie-O
04-Jul-00 - 10:25 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Oh fer chrissakes. We don't want to be Americans. That's why we live in Canada. We can tell the difference even if others can't! (This is the point where some well-intentioned American says 'I'd rather focus on our similarities'. Please spare us this remark.)

Why would native peoples of this continent want to be referred to by the name of an Italian navigator? They already have perfectly good names for their many and diverse nations.

Anyway happy fourth of July to Her Majesty's rebellious subjects in Central North America......hope the taxation n representation thing works out real soon. Then maybe we'll try it.