I don't know why, but this thread has really worn me out! I tend to look upon the entire English-speaking world as one giant nationality of which I am a part. I'm American. By the way, an American couldn't detect a Canadian accent if his/her life depended on it! They sound American to us, except for that different pronunciation of "out". I've been watching UK television my entire life, and I haven't learned to distinguish all the local accents. Maybe my brain was hard-wired in a certain way early on, from having been born here. Liverpudlian's easy. I'll have to remember that handy hint about Scottish people becoming enraged when you can't understand them. I'm wearing myself out now. Sorry, is this really boring? I can't tell. I'm very sleep-deprived and I could very well come back here tomorrow and find I've just posted random letters, numbers, and punctuation symbols and not words. That did happen once. My brain feels as if it's going on strike.