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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by soulgeezer, Aug 9, 2018.
you know how you can tell the colonist from the imperialist? Just ask them to smile!
I think there's just something about us Americans loving our country so much that pisses off some people of other nationalities.
Sorry, but you gotta learn to live with it, and claiming we shouldn't call ourselves American is pretty ridiculous, you know?
Like, do you actually think that other countries in North, Central or South America have any right to call themselves Americans!?
What about Unitedists?
Nope. Keep on pushing.
I hear Boris Johnson and the Duke of Edinburgh have your back...
So it should be called 'LiefErikssonland' ?
Australian Shepards aren't from Australia.
French Fires aren't from France.
Names aren't always literally correct.
This is all so simple. I'm a Yorkshireman, you lot are all foreigners.
Calling us "United Statesians" sounds pretty stupid. So, we just say "American."
Why is this a thing is the more important question...
I think the name was applied by other countries, “American” is easier to say than “la gente de Estados Unidos,” or “Le peuple de les Etats Unis,” and a dozen other ways to say it. Here in Japan it’s アメリカ人, “ah may ree kah jin.” (American person.)
In Spain, the people from USA are "estadounidenses".
So, Why people say spanish referring to the language when proper term is castillian?
DoE is a national treasure, but if people associate me with Bojo for the comedic stance I took then time for me to unmask myself as a person who doesn't care either way
I wholeheartedly agree.
The DoE is awesome.
Boris, on the other hand, is an intolerable tw*t.
It's true that Magna Carta had a direct influence on the construction of the American Constitution but there's a common misconception that Magna Carta was a constitution for "the people". It wasn't.
It was to help settle the ongoing feud between King John and his Barons. The rich who continued to literally "own" the rest of us for several hundred years.
British monarchs and their various (and numerous) hangers-on clung onto power, status and money for as long as they could. Like him or loathe him, Oliver Cromwell's army brought the perception that Kings and Queens were anointed by God to an abrupt end.
”Why do we call people from the United States "American"...”
_ _ of America, eh!
The official name for the sovereign state comprising England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Although some refer to the constituent parts as "countries" that's not the whole truth as the "countries" have separate / local laws, they all fall under the UK Federal Government.
Most, as you say, use / misuse countries in a sporting context.
Someone make an ungainly version of 'United Statesian' with THAT mouthful
English, British, European is all very well but Subject of Her Brittanic Majesty is how I prefer to identify myself
Nah.....I won't see it in my lifetime but I've always lived in the hope that one day, we'll realise that boundaries are there for the protection of those with vested interests that don't benefit 99.9999999% of the population, and get rid of them.
My garden wall just got 10 feet higher.... and you are going to pay for it
I have started calling myself German-American.
All people from Europe can and do call themselves Europeans , same as anyone who lives between Tierra del Fuego and Old Crow IS an American