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Saturday, August 20, 2011

What do you call US?

Most of us call ourselves “Americans”. We call our country “America” or “U.S.A.” (we like to talk short). Technically, in reality, logically, sensibly, the U.S. of A. is only a part of America; other Americans include Guatamalans, Canadians, Mexicans, Argentinians, Peruvians, and more. Where do we get off presuming we are THE Americans? What would you call US: US-ers? U.S.-ers? USA-ers? We are special, dammit! Why can’t we come up with a special name?

2 comments: said...

I think I live in America and want to keep it ours!

The Grammar Anarchist said...

You're entitled. That's what the U.S. of A. is all about. However, realize there are Americans native to countries that do NOT allow that freedom of language choice.