I blog and comment on message boards and talk about issues as if I were American. Creationism, 'fuzzy' math in schools, Mike Huckabee etc. are all talked about as if I were sitting in Ohio somewhere and living in the society that's directly affected by those things. Instead I'm in Nova Scotia and at least one step removed from those matters. Creation isn't the same issue here and fuzzy math hasn't infected the schools. If I'm in a debate with someone on a message board and they check out my profile and point out, "You're Canadian, what do you know about this anyway?" I get a little disoriented. Canadian? Oh. That's right.
I suppose this happens because about 90% of the people I know and joke with and talk to online are Americans and to talk with them often means talking to them about issues that concern them. But it is a little weird. I'm still a true and committed Canuck offline and even online I do have to wave the maple leaf at times but still the feeling of being almost American is never far away when Opera's fired up and I'm surfing the web.
If there's not a name for this there should be one.