I'm really not sure if this thread even belongs on ATS. However, I'll carefully word this post so that it sounds somewhat like a conspiracy
For those of you have known me or seen some of my nutty posts, you can skip this paragraph. Even though I'm located in 'Wales, UK', I’m originally
from the Texas. That would, obviously, make me an American. The sole purpose of me being in the UK is to attend a local University and do some
A few of my friends went out to a club located in downtown. A few beers later, we are struggling to talk to girls. Note to everyone: After a few
beers, speech gets impaired. Now couple that with international language barriers and 'spitting game' becomes nearly impossible.
Anyway, my Belgian friend told me that there is this American
girl that wants to meet me. Great! Finally another American to talk to. We walk a
short distance and he introduces me to this gorgeous girl. I ask her where she's from and of course I’m expecting the typical response (Cali,
She tells me she is from Brazil.
Later that night, my Portuguese friend gets in a huge argument about this girl considering herself American.
He says that she is not American because Americans are from the USA
. She is from South America. If she was to be considered American, then
Canadians, Mexicans...etc would also be America as well.
I argue that she is
American based on the simple fact that she is from South America (nevertheless still America). And person from the Czech
Republic is just as European as a person from Spain.
I guess what I’m trying to get at is why aren’t people from North, Central, and South America considered American?