@medz then the people you’re hearing it from are always wrong
I figure the Encyclopedia Britannica is a good, definitive source, right?
I also like this GrammarPhobia post about it. Especially the final remark: “It is of course perfectly acceptable and correct to call one a ‘Canadian goose’ if you see its passport or some other verification of its citizenship.”
When I toured Alberta, Canada some years ago, driving from Calgary to Banff to Lake Louise to Jasper and back to Calgary over the course of 10 days, seeing a ton of diverse and amazing wildlife, the one thing that surprised me was that I’d seen far more Canada geese in just 9 holes of golf in Massachusetts than I saw on that entire trip through Canada.
(highly recommend that trip, btw - one of the best things I’ve done in my life)
@DennisG2014 Yes that is a nice trip. When I was fresh out of college we went backpacking in 2 of the parks that are right together there. Lake Louise though must be famous because it is accessible. We saw far more beautiful lakes while backpacking.