Is it offensive to ask 'What is so and so like in Canada'?

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  • Is it offensive to ask 'What is so and so like in Canada'?


Answer #1 | 25/10 2013 03:50
Do you mean like this: "What are restaurants like in Canada" or "What is the winter like in Canada?" If so, no this is not at all offensive.
Answer #2 | 25/10 2013 03:52
This is not a US only site. It is for countries all around the world. I am in Canada. If you have a question about something in Canada by all means ask I'm sure someone will be able to answer it. There is nothing wrong with asking questions, it's how you word the questions that can get you reported in this site if you violate the rules. Please feel free to ask questions.
Answer #3 | 25/10 2013 07:34
These questions are shown around the world. Your questions are fine. Sounds like you need a new boyfriend.
Answer #4 | 25/10 2013 11:37
There is nothing offensive about the question. However, it is just so vague that you aren't likely to get a serious answer. Canada is a vast country with thousands of years of history, culture, laws, climate, geography, language, politics, etc. each of which could fill a dozen book with. If you ask such an open-ended question, you are just going to get a vague answer or else you are asking him to be your Canadian history, social studies, political science, economics, etc. for the next ten years. "Same at the United States" is the best answer to a vague question someone can realistically give in a few minutes. Anything else get into answers which could last for years. When faced with open-ended questions, most people skirt the question because they don't have time to realistically answer, they aren't qualified to condense a university degree into a few minute answer, and they typically feel put on the spot that you expect them to be able to do so. Most people dismiss vague questions as not being serious. If would be the same if I asked you to 'What is the banking system like in the United States?'. You are going to give a vague answer or... you are an economics professor willing to spend the next couple of days explaining it to me. You need to be a lot more specific if you want a serious answer. If you want general knowledge, look it up or read a book yourself. Then come back with specific questions.

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