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    Default Any Nicknames for Canadians and Australians?

    Hi! Americans are Uncle Sam, Britons are John Bull, and New Zealanders are Kiwi.

    What about Canadians and Australians? Do they have any nicknames?
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    Default Re: Any Nicknames for Canadians and Australians?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Americans are Uncle Sam, Britons are John Bull, and New Zealanders are Kiwi.

    What about Canadians and Australians? Do they have any nicknames?
    Thanks!
    Canucks and Aussies

    Also,

    Americans - Yanks / Yankees

    Brits

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    Default Re: Any Nicknames for Canadians and Australians?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! Americans are Uncle Sam, Britons are John Bull, and New Zealanders are Kiwi.

    What about Canadians and Australians? Do they have any nicknames?
    Thanks!
    If you mean do they have personifications, then Australia has the Boxing Kangaroo. I am not sure that Canada has anything in particular. France has "Marianne".

    "Kiwi" for New Zealanders is a nickname, like Yankee or Brit, rather than national personification.

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    Default Re: Any Nicknames for Canadians and Australians?

    Yes, as just mentioned, there's a big difference between a personification and a nickname. I've never, ever heard someone from the U.S. referred to as "an Uncle Sam," but it's pretty common to see something like "Uncle Sam will..." in reference to the US as a whole, or the US government.

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    Default Re: Any Nicknames for Canadians and Australians?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes, as just mentioned, there's a big difference between a personification and a nickname. I've never, ever heard someone from the U.S. referred to as "an Uncle Sam," but it's pretty common to see something like "Uncle Sam will..." in reference to the US as a whole, or the US government.
    Thank you! I mixed the concept between " personification" and " nickname" because I used to use an English-Mandarin dictionary, which does not clarify enough. Now I prefer using English-English dictionaries.

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