"I'll wear a maple leaf so everyone will think I'm Canadian and be nice to me!" *travels to a non-English-speaking country and tries to communicate by speaking English loudly and slowly like everyone is deaf and stupid* (I know not all Americans are like that though)
Canadians *do* wear a maple leaf on their clothing when they travel abroad, but it's because we believe that many foreigners treat Americans poorly, and that identifying ourselves as Canadian prevents that. Of course, Americans are doing their best to ruin that by wearing maple leaves themselves and then being assholes abroad.
You forget how long I've been on the Fringes for. I saw an archive gif of Applejacks Barn exploding and a targeting computer for the Orbital Friendship Cannon and it just dawned on me. I've been meaning to ask a lot of people what their names mean and I might do a post about it rather than ask everyone individually.