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Tired of the Misuse of the Term Americans.

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posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:01 AM
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a reply to: enament

Our country is called The United States of America. Your country is called Canada. I am American. You are Canadian.




posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

That's location. What do you call the people?

PS : Our country is not "the state's" That is a European contraction.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: enament

This bothers me, too. But I understand it. It's much easier to say, "I'm American" than to say, "I'm a United Statesian". What I find hilarious is when people say (about Spanish-speaking people), "This is America! Talk American!" LOL!


originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Our country is called The United States of America. Your country is called Canada. I am American. You are Canadian.


The Canadian is also American.
edit on 6/14/2015 by Benevolent Heretic because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

That's location. What do you call the people?

PS : Our country is not "the state's" That is a European contraction.


Humans.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: enament

You make it sound like its contrary to the definition.

It's not. Nearly every definition source lists American as pertaining to a person who lives in the U.S., as well as a person who lives on either one of the continents.

It os a completely, totally, widely, and commonly accepted definition. Words can have more than one definition, right?

Take the word I just used. "Right" has what, 6 definitions? 7? 8?


You do have a valid point, but I am still also an American and I am sure in the USA most people wouldn't see it that way.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: enament

They're not using the term incorrectly. I guess we could be United staters but that's cumbersome. American is the accepted term to call it's citizens. Since America is actually in our country name we're entitled to the name for our citizenry.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: enament

Our country is called The United States of America. Your country is called Canada. I am American. You are Canadian.


And together we are Americans ( North Americans )



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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edit on 14-6-2015 by enament because: I was wrong sorry.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: enament

As an American citizen of the U.S.A.soon it won't matter if you
are from the Canadian side or Mexican side.When the PTB have
their way it will be the North American Union!Papers please...



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: enament

Our country is called The United States of America. Your country is called Canada. I am American. You are Canadian.


I always though people of The U.S. defined themselves as from which state they hail from. i.e A Californian, Nebraskan, or in your case a Virginian etc.?



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: enament

Then consider yourself to be the better educated person and have a better day.

"American" beats "Unitedian Statesian of American-ian" any day of the week. Sorry, but thems the breaks.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

I'm an Earthling.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: enament

Then consider yourself to be the better educated person and have a better day.

"American" beats "Unitedian Statesian of American-ian" any day of the week. Sorry, but thems the breaks.


I don't dispute your opinion , you are entitled to it as am I.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:29 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: beezzer

I'm an Earthling.


I'm a Milky Wayian.



(and it's beezzer for the win!)

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha




posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: enament

Never said you aren't? Just offering a pretty simple solution. If somebody can't acknowledge that Canada is on the continent of North America and therefore also American, why bother?

Or move to America. Then everybody will call you an American.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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Does anyone know how people from American Samoa identify themselves?
...or am I being silly now



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Sorry I am already a resident of America lol.



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Americanian Samoanian.

Duh.




posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: enament

Not the one that'll get you called American on a daily basis



posted on Jun, 14 2015 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I had no idea it was a teritory of the USA.

en.wikipedia.org...



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