“My Partner”

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ali baba wrote:I think he was being polite. Like if you met someone with a N American accent and assumed they were American. A Canadian might find that offensive. Ditto Kiwis and Aussies.
Kiwis and Aussies definitely find it offensive if you assume they are American. Just sayin'.
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^ And so do Canucks!

Though I have American friends who I really like... strange how that works.
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StroppyChops wrote:
ali baba wrote:I think he was being polite. Like if you met someone with a N American accent and assumed they were American. A Canadian might find that offensive. Ditto Kiwis and Aussies.
Kiwis and Aussies definitely find it offensive if you assume they are American. Just sayin'.
What is someone assumes they have basic reading comprehension skills and can place words into a broader context?

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ali baba wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
ali baba wrote:I think he was being polite. Like if you met someone with a N American accent and assumed they were American. A Canadian might find that offensive. Ditto Kiwis and Aussies.
Kiwis and Aussies definitely find it offensive if you assume they are American. Just sayin'.
What is someone assumes they have basic reading comprehension skills and can place words into a broader context?

Bro
Have I offended you there, ... 'bro'?
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What's the difference between a kangaroo and a wallaby: they are gay. Joking aside, well there is no joke...one eats the animal of their representative the other one dont. Their excuse? Because they aren't endangered yet!
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StroppyChops wrote:Have I offended you there, ... 'bro'?
Excuse me but the correct term is 'mate'.
How very dare you!
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I was watching ChannalnewsAsia 2 days ago....prior to the kick off they were chanting the Ozziie ozzie ozzie oi oi oi. When they got their ass kicked...when asked "how do you feel the Socceroo were performing?. the supporters were like...well, we are here for the experience. Hahaha.
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I don't mind it when gays use the term partner, but I secretly feel a little bad for them for having to resort to such a poor description of their commitment to each other.

How about when long-term couples who have children and/or share major life-long commitments like owning a home together, refer to their spouse as their "boyfriend" or "girlfriend". The term is suitable for teenagers or casual dating, but to me, it sounds too frivolous for a committed couple who're raising kids or who have major, long-term commitments together.

I have a relative who has been living with the same man for 12 years and has two kids by him and refers to him as her boyfriend. Grow the fuck up! You didn't meet yesterday and you're way beyond dating, so let's use labels that hold a little context for a change.
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ali baba wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Have I offended you there, ... 'bro'?
Excuse me but the correct term is 'mate'.
How very dare you!
I say! I say!
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ali baba wrote:Like if you met someone with a N American accent and assumed they were American. A Canadian might find that offensive. Ditto Kiwis and Aussies.
When I meet someone with a North American accent I always assume they are Canadian, or at least that's what I say, because if you call an American a Canadian they just say 'no, I'm from the US' and the conversation moves on. But if you call a Canadian an American, they whine like little girls for 15 minutes then do another 30 minute tirade on how they are Americans (but not USanians) too.
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