The kids and I have a list of a number of FAQs we get from Queenslanders that we meet. Those top three questions are: Why are you here? Do you like Brisbane? and Are you from Canada?
But the jig is up!
We know the secret code!
Australians have discovered that Canadians are slightly offended when it is assumed that they are from American whereas Americans are not similarly offended when asked if we are Canadian. Thus, Australians, in their endless capacity for peace and good international relations have given up asking people "Are you American?" And risking offending half of the people...
So they simply ask everyone from the North American continent Are you from Canada?