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Btw, I forgot the question: how do you feel about other native English speakers (Irish/Australians/Canadians/Americans), i.e. closer/more related or same as about any foreigners, just they happen to speak English.
I don't know- sure there's more in common and communication is easier but I wouldn't consider myself any closer to them than say, the French or Belgians which are the nearest countries geographically that don't have English as their language.