Wayne Piekarski writes:
Guess what? I made the move over to America!
It’s rather notorious out in the rest of the world that New Zealanders get very upset when they get mistaken for Australians, and likewise Canadians go ballistic if they get asked “where in the States are you from?”
Having been abroad and an expatriate for almost a decade, I’ve realized that there are some clues that you might not have noticed:
A Canadian would never call it “America” — the country south of the border is “the States” or “the US”. After all, America is not one but two continents and at best describes the spherical lune between roughly 40° West and 150° West. Canadians in particular are big on the fact they live in “North America”. Dead give away if anyone says that. Surprisingly, though, referring to the citizens of that conglomerate below the 49th parallel as the “Americans” is fairly common. Go figure.
So Wayne is clearly not a Canadian. Might be a Kiwi, though. Never can tell