Not from Around Here

Late last week, two different people two days in a row asked me where in Canada was I from. Both times, I busted out laughing and explained that I wasn’t from Canada. I asked the second person why he thought that and he laughed and said that it was because I was nice and in his mind, nice people with my kind of accent are from Canada, not the U.S. SMH. Made me laugh all over again, but it got me thinking about whether or not I’m code mixing a bit amongst the Aussies despite all of us (technically) being English speakers.