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Old May 21 2012, 05:37 PM   #54
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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For some writers, the difference between Scots and English is too subtle for some of us over here.
It's basically geography. You don't call a Texan a New Yorker and vice versa. Want a catch-all term, you have 'British.'
More like the difference between "American" and "Canadian"
Not quite.

Texas and New York are both states of America with their own government, flag, stereotypes etc. but are still also both part of a single country, same currency, etc.

The United States and Canada are two different countries. Comparison for that would more likely be the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
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