At 11/29/10 03:23 PM, Dean wrote:
People from 'Europe':
- Would you rather be known as a European, or named after your country? (e.g. German/French)
I don't care that much, to be honest. I live in a european country, so it's not wrong to call me "european", even though I think that the differences between the single countries in europe are pretty big; ie a person living in Spain has a totally different cultural background than someone living in Norway; I don't think the same holds true for the US, like someone from California doesn't have that much of a different cultural background than someone living in New England. I might be wrong here, though.
Anyway, I still don't have a problem with being called "European".
- Do you consider the British to be Europeans?
Yes. The UK belongs to Europe, so british people are european.
People from elsewhere:
- Can people refer to you in a way that might annoy you? (e.g. calling a Canadian an American)
I am bothered by canadians who are bothered to be called "american", lol. "America" is the continent they come from. "America" doesn't mean "The United States of America" even though it is often used synonymicly, but "America" describes the whole continent with all it's countries.