canadians in comic

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 27 03:24:39 UTC 2008

And then there's also the covert use of "America(n)" to mean
"European-America(n)," as when the cartoon character notes that,
though he himself is willing to vote for a Canadian, he's not going
to, because he doubts that the rest of _America_ will. [Presumably, he
doesn't want to "waste" his vote.]


On 3/26/08, Lynne Murphy <m.l.murphy at> wrote:
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> I think we covered the covert-racist 'African-American' sense of _Canadian_
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