A friend of mine just came
back from New Zealand.

While he was there, it
seemed that every where he went people asked him if he was Canadian.  

Intrigued that not ONE
person had asked him if he was from the US, he asked someone if he "looked" Canadian (whatever that means!).

He was told that if you
ask someone if they’re from the US and they’re from Canada, you might offend them.  

However, if you ask
someone from the US if they’re Canadian they don’t seem to mind.

He was also told that if
you’re not sure if someone is from New Zealand or Australia, you should ask them if they’re from New Zealand for the same reason.   

Apparently, Australians
don’t mind being asked if they’re from New Zealand but the reverse is not true.

Is that true?


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