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Born in US = American?
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Brazil Xambi 
twitter.com/brusnos/status/1404962189216.. thoughts on this? translation ''Im proud to be american'' '' Me too ''
2021-06-16 20:12
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Latvia FieryBlood
cant relate
2021-06-16 20:12
why would anyone be proud to be american in the first place
2021-06-16 20:12
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#5
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United States poL_aris
it's a bit stupid to have pride in or feel ashamed of one's country. After all, nobody chooses where they were born or what era they were born in. Also, in many cases, there is no concrete 'national identity' and I can find it harder to relate to my own countrymen than to foreigners.
2021-06-16 20:17
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#35
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Brazil RevvivaL
Regardless of the fact you have no control over it, in most cases, your country is the roots of your tradition and culture, so to have pride in or being ashamed of isn't stupid, not neceserrally bad to not hold those emotions either but its definitely not stupid,
2021-06-16 21:36
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100%
2021-06-16 21:45
+1 smart
2021-06-17 00:35
it's not stupid, if you live in an ethnocentric nation and your national identity is based on your ethnic background, cultural similarity, tradition, religion and history. when all of these come together the result is a very peaceful society. the greater the differences are the higher likelihood of conflict.
2021-06-16 21:38
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+1
2021-06-16 21:45
+1
2021-06-16 21:52
To make Euros seethe.
2021-06-16 20:19
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never heard of that word lol, very nice
2021-06-16 20:25
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Seething at the mouth is pretty common to hear here
2021-06-16 21:39
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i dont come to uk mens((
2021-06-16 21:40
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wtf come to uk mens))
2021-06-16 21:40
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i went to london once, enough uk for me for a while mens))
2021-06-16 21:41
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#92
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Ireland Sodaking
oh you mean Londonistan
2021-06-17 00:23
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No?
2021-06-17 00:32
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#98
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Ireland Sodaking
did you know London is not even 50% English anymore what a sad fall from Grace
2021-06-17 00:32
EU education Bro...
2021-06-16 21:41
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I only received Dutch education ;) Just can’t remember hearing or reading it
2021-06-16 22:21
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#89
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United States EaZy113
this could be the national anthem
2021-06-17 00:17
hahahah +1
2021-06-16 21:28
We get it man, you hate America or NA. But why would anyone who hails from their native country not be proud to be whatever nationality they are? Aren't you proud to be Brazilian? Nothing wrong with being proud to be an American/Canadian/Russian/South African/Australian/ list goes on.
2021-06-16 21:44
+1
2021-06-17 09:28
Don't fuckin lie that most Brazilians are not dreaming to live in the US. I personally know 2 girls from Brazil who moved here for 10x higher salaries.
2021-06-18 05:47
#3
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Russia amc20
I think there is a difference between being born/have citizenship in the USA, and being born/have citizenship in the American continents. But both sound and look the same so it's hard to distinguish without context
2021-06-16 20:15
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#9
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Argentina atriX^
It's actually much simpler than that. Full country name is United States of America. That's why they refer to themselves as "Americans". It's their demonym. I can say I'm American just like you can say you are European.
2021-06-16 20:21
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true, we should start calling people of USA USians
2021-06-16 22:18
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#73
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Argentina atriX^
Don't know about Portuguese but in Spanish, we call them "Estadounidenses" which is a valid demonym. But yeah, in English "American" is the only one.
2021-06-16 22:23
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I call like that too, but in portuguese "Americans" is more common to see
2021-06-17 09:40
#93
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Russia iamidiot
Russia is 80% in Asia xd
2021-06-17 00:24
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#111
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Argentina atriX^
Yes but unless I’m wrong most of the Russian population actually lives in the European part of the country. Either way, the point is more about the habitants rather than the country itself.
2021-06-17 01:18
#4
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Slovakia VERGiLx
If you are from Brazil you are Mexican, not American.. 🙂🙂
2021-06-16 20:16
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#6
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Germany BlastingDoc
Spittin straight fax
2021-06-16 20:18
#7
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Brazil Xambi
+1
2021-06-16 20:18
#66
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Brazil kindo
IF you are born in Canada you are oui oui baguette, not American.. 🙂🙂
2021-06-16 22:16
#78
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Romania GicuGicu
if u are born in france u are american, asian and european in the same time
2021-06-16 22:27
US = Unknown State
2021-06-16 20:22
#12
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Finland teukkjs
thank god i didnt born in the US yuck
2021-06-16 20:24
I'd honestly be shamed to be from US. But if I were born somewhere else then lived in US all my life and spoke english and had the american nationality, and worked there, I guess I'd have to live with the shame because I'm definitely part american.
2021-06-16 20:26
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EliteOfTheMens): "I'd honestly be shamed to be from the US." Also EliteOfTheMens)): Is from France Nice one
2021-06-16 21:49
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I don't see what shameful being french is. I did not elect an 82 year old senile president I do not live in a country filled with influential political personalities older than my deceased grandma (getting strong Brezhnev praesidium vibes) I did not elect in the past a president with multiple sexual allegations I do not live in a country with weekly mass shootings I do not live in a country which denies their secret services warcrimes and crimes against humanity (coups d'états, targeted assinations, selling guns and missiles to terrorists -sold by government institutions, not from a private corporation-) I do not live in a country where people regularly get beaten up for their sexuality I do not live in a country where people aged 75 and more still need to work to live a normal life. I do not live in a country where you ignore your illness because it might cost you too much I do not live in a country that recently literally had a LITERAL civil war (mine has strikes, not civil war and ethnic wars) I do not live in a country that thinks the opposite party is completely evil I do not live in a country that is still not secularised. Sorry if I took your comment seriously larry, but as it is a politics thread anyone might be serious, you never know ;)
2021-06-16 22:03
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I have nothing against France. I was about to tell you to raise the white flag pussy no one cares. But I’ll explain it this way. People don’t realize that it is a privilege to live where you live because a lot of people aren’t as fortunate as us. I think people don’t realize how good they have it till you take it away. I think America gets a lot of unnecessary hate in all reality. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of shit in America but there is also tons of good. This literally goes for pretty much all countries. But you can’t really go and shame people for being proud or wanting to be proud of their nationality and when they are from but then go ahead and say well I see nothing wrong with being proud of being French if you get what I’m saying. No one shouldn’t have to feel shamed for being proud or there is nothing wrong with being proud of their nationality, where they grew up, or from. Also a lot of the stuff you said isn’t really true but that doesn’t really matter and it’s beside the point. I do agree though that Biden is an idiot and the people burning down cities and looting businesses (radical left) are all shit people. I know France had their fair share of problems that last few years.
2021-06-16 22:21
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#90
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United States EaZy113
+1 cant agree more.
2021-06-17 00:20
#94
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Ireland Sodaking
buddy your country will be Minority French within 30 years you really have no place shitting on other countries
2021-06-17 00:25
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Delusional racista italian spotted :/
2021-06-17 09:25
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i see you are also blind as well as Delusional good to know
2021-06-17 17:11
American as in the two continents
2021-06-16 20:26
I can't read
2021-06-16 20:27
ofcourse, borders are man made. the world is for everyone
2021-06-16 20:26
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Then keep your doors unlocked at night and we'll see if that logic stays with you.
2021-06-16 21:39
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what does that have to do with what i said?
2021-06-16 22:01
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Well you failed the intelligence portion of the quiz. The reason we have borders is the same reason people lock their doors at night - to protect what is inside. Open borders is a magnet for drugs, crime, and worse.
2021-06-17 00:35
Return to monke
2021-06-16 21:40
#80
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Romania GicuGicu
france undercover
2021-06-16 22:29
it's a difference in how geography is taught in brazil it is taught that there is only 1 american continent in the usa it is taught that there are 2 american continents, North and South America as a result it's normal to call one's self american, and be referring to being from the United States of America
2021-06-16 20:26
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I think you don't know how geography is taught in Brazil, so don't shit talk about it lol
2021-06-16 20:28
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Then how is it taught? Every brazilian I’ve met has referred to america as one continent, so I assumed that’s how it’s taught
2021-06-16 21:23
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#23
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Spain Quemadorr
America should be reffered as one continent as a whole in the first place
2021-06-16 21:26
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The panama canal splits the two, so it shouldn't))
2021-06-16 21:28
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#26
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Spain Quemadorr
But the Panama Canal is artifitial
2021-06-16 21:29
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Okay?
2021-06-16 21:29
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Are you saying 2 continents were created when the Panama Canal was made or?
2021-06-16 21:40
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Yes, he said that and it hurt my eyes.
2021-06-16 21:46
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Expected from USA
2021-06-16 21:46
+1 LOL
2021-06-17 09:43
I’m saying that it’s a defined border The other aspects also add to it
2021-06-16 21:47
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This guy was saying the Panama canal means that what would previously would be a "supercontinent" as you guys are putting it (in the UK I've never heard that term) into 2 separate continents solely based on that fact. I think that is a very stupid way of going about it. Of course, continents are very loosely defined but not all definitions were created equal and I think the Panama Canal dictating it would be a pretty bad one.
2021-06-16 21:52
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I wasn’t the one saying it, just saying that the panama canal being artificial doesn’t make it any less of a border
2021-06-16 22:07
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Border of what? North and South America? You know its not the actual Canal that defines that but the previous isthmus that would be there right?
2021-06-16 22:11
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Brazil kindo
So Panama is splitted between SA and NA? Most nonsense bullshit i've heard today ngl
2021-06-16 22:28
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“North and South America [are separated] by the Isthmus of Panama.” - en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isthmus_of_Panam..
2021-06-16 22:30
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Brazil kindo
Yes but the whole country of Panama is an isthmus, and the isthmus doesn't finish in Panama, it actually finishes in Colombia. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t.. So the geopolitical border is there. The Panama canal is just a man-made canal where has no interference in any kind of border, not even inside of Panama itself. Not like the Suez canal where Egypt used it as a mark to delimit African Egypt and Asian Egypt. But even if the Suez canal wasn't built, the border already was at the same location where the canal is, so it wouldn't make any interference in the border between Africa and Asia.
2021-06-16 22:39
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Sorry I sent the wrong article en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent Scroll down to separations
2021-06-16 22:41
So is the concept of continents.
2021-06-16 21:41
#28
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Brazil Xambi
?? wdym, sa and na are connected
2021-06-16 21:29
Not really IMO Separate tectonic plates, cultural differences, and a border in the panama canal makes splitting the supercontinent reasonable to me
2021-06-16 21:29
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#32
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Spain Quemadorr
If we divide by tectonic plates then there should be 13 different continent, cultural differences then separate east and west Europe, North and South Africa and All the different cultures in Asia
2021-06-16 21:32
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Yes… if it followed 1/3rd of the criteria I said
2021-06-16 22:07
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#114
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Yugoslavia novuki
By your criteria then south america should end at mexico lol
2021-06-17 09:32
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Idk if two countries is enough to be a continent tbh
2021-06-17 19:53
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#121
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Yugoslavia novuki
Yes exactly, your definition of a continent by your exact words that SA and NA are two different continents because of the cultural division and the Panama Canal without considering the massive land mass that connects the entirety of the Americas. I dont think thisnis relevant but Australia is considered as a continent
2021-06-18 05:27
With that logic than Europe and Asia should be considered one continent too then.
2021-06-16 21:47
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#60
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Netherlands SpiceNut
It is, in Dutch we learn that Eurasia (Europe+Asia) is 1 continent, and that there are 2 worldparts (worldparts is literally translated): Europe and Asia We're also taught there's 2 American continents: North America and South America (they're so 2 worldparts)
2021-06-16 21:56
In my school we used to divide the american continent in three, north america, south america and central america, I only discovered that central america isnt a real continent years later (I was a child when first heard about this terms) just as middle east isnt a real continent but to me it would make sense to divide it in three at least in the political point of view of the whole thing.
2021-06-16 21:33
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#34
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Spain Quemadorr
I think continents should be kept as simple as posible so I thik dividing any continent in north, south, central etc... is just complicating things
2021-06-16 21:34
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#74
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Brazil kindo
+1 just like we know Asia as Asia, not a bunch of other microcontinents like Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, or even "Caribbean" Asia which would be Indonesia, Philippines, and other island countries
2021-06-16 22:25
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Brazil kindo
We see it from all the sides, not only one. The American continent: physical continent that starts in Punta Arenas and finishes in Alaska The Ethnic Americas: Latin America (South America and Central America) and Anglo-saxon America (US and Canada). The Americas: Geopolitical division made by the man which consists on South America and North America. So, not only in theory, but overall, brazilians are americans, peruvians are amercians, mexicans are americans, and unitedstatians (aka americans) are americans.
2021-06-16 22:22
Where we call US ppl as "american" because we are too lazy to say "north american", or in portuguese "norte-americano"
2021-06-16 21:32
there's a difference between continent and subcontinent, america is a continent, north, central and south america is subcontinent.
2021-06-16 22:23
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2021-06-16 22:25
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yes en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subregion i didn't know the exactly word in english: pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subcontinente
2021-06-16 22:30
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Subcontinents exist but splits it up into 3 continents For the Americas Supercontinent = America Continents = North and South America Subcontinents = North, Central, and South America Idk why that’s so hard for you to understand
2021-06-16 22:36
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this geographically depends on your projection model. it can be both, depending on aspects, europe and asia can be considered the same in some circumstances, it's not absolute. anyway this discussion won't get us anywhere, you got my point, i got your point, i'll not answer anymore.
2021-06-16 22:47
In their defense, there isn't a specific term in english for US born like the "estadounidense" in spanish and portuguese.
2021-06-16 20:31
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Spain Quemadorr
Then make one
2021-06-16 21:25
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We did… American
2021-06-16 21:30
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Shouldn't you call yourself US-American instead
2021-06-16 21:49
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No that’s too wordy
2021-06-16 22:26
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#91
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United States EaZy113
+1
2021-06-17 00:22
Cringe Only USA should be proud of being americans lol
2021-06-16 21:37
The name of their country is (United States of) "America", just like our is (Republica Federativa do) Brasil, and just like ours was previously also United States of Brazil In Brazil, we learn from (left-wing) geography teachers that the entire continent is just "one America", while elsewhere in the world it's THE AMERICAS (South, Central and North, with the demographic division of Latin America). The left-wing cucks from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay love to spread this stupid narrative about "being american" too. And this is coming from someone that despises everything the US stands for.
2021-06-16 21:45
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#96
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Canada JC_123
+1 and #95
2021-06-17 00:30
#57
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Spain H0TDOGG
Born in american continent = american
2021-06-16 21:50
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#95
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Canada JC_123
"American" is the one and only denonym for people from the USA. If you use that for all people from North and South America it is too broad and not useful as a denonym. If you are from NA sure, say "North American". If you're from SA, sure say "South American", but "American" is really only for specifically the USA.
2021-06-17 00:27
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100% incorrect.
2021-06-17 00:41
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ok what is the demonym for USA then
2021-06-17 00:43
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Emphasis on the keyword OF in U.S.A. United States OF America. Did you not learn geography in the Canadian education system?
2021-06-17 00:47
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What are you talking about? I don't think you understand what I am typing here. For 300 years the only demonym for people from USA has been "American". They are called that BECAUSE their country is called "The United States of America". If it were called the "United States of [X]" They would be a demonym based on X. It is that simple. Then the issue of people from other countries in North America and South America using the broad term "American" for themselves is that typically it is reserved for people of the USA. They should just be slightly more specific, that's all.
2021-06-17 00:56
Imagine I said to you "I am a New Yorker". What did I mean by that? You would mostly likely think that I am from New York City. What if, actually, I was from rural New York State? I was still accurate, but I was not precise sp typically someone would think I was from NYC. Or how about if I said I was "South African", while being from Namibia? Namibia is in the south of Africa. It's just that there happens to be a country called South Africa with the demonym "South African".
2021-06-17 00:58
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1. NYC is a city, inside a state, inside the country United STATES OF America. 2. South Africa isn't a continent though brother, it's a country in Africa. 3. Anyone in South America can call themself America as they are in the western hemisphere. America was literally invented by the East because America was new land. 4. Not all countries associate AMERICAN soley with USA.
2021-06-17 01:05
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1+2: Yep. I know that. But you still aren't understanding the issue. It is just an issue of precision and old connotations. "New Yorker" is most used for people from NYC, and for that reason, people from other parts of New York State simply do not refer to themselves as "New Yorker". It would be imprecise and just cause confusion. South Africa is a country in the South of Africa, similar to how USA is a country in North America. Both have demonyms that could be used elsewhere if those countries did not exist, but becuase they do, it will only cause confusion if you use them while not being from that country. 3. I disagree because of all the above reasons I have been saying. "American" for too long has meant "from USA" to be precise enough to describe someone from elsewhere on the American continents. 4. That's the issue. As I said, at least when they are speaking in English internationally they should be a little more specific (ex: "North American", "South American"). That way they would not be using the demonym which is only used specifically for a country in much of the (English-speaking at least) world.
2021-06-17 01:16
Born in US = 50% chance to be mexican
2021-06-16 22:25
#83
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United States NABOT
I'm born in the US so I'm American.
2021-06-16 22:30
Born in US = d0g
2021-06-17 00:33
America was a term to identify the whole western hemisphere. The new land. If you look at old maps, some in Spanish say Américo(s). South America is American. It's all just labels. Borders. Division. Anyways, it's not silly to be proud of where you are from. With deep space exploration underway in near future years, I'm going to identify soley as an Earthling. Fuck Martians, they so uptight and can't take a joke.
2021-06-17 00:40
Am I American?
2021-06-17 00:42
brazil is in america. Therefor brazils are americans.
2021-06-17 09:34
uggggggggghhhhhhhhh will you guys chill the fuck out it's just a name
2021-06-17 09:39
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