Re: Incorrect use of "it's" in package control files -- file mass bug?
Brian Nelson wrote:
> I hate contributing to this drivel, but this is just asinine.
> On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 11:33:34PM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> > Having been borne and raised in the US, I support and use the term
> > ``Usian'' to refer to those from the US. American is not precise enough,
> > as it can refer to anyone from either continent.
> > Yes, Canadians, Brazilians, Mexicans, and Colombians are all Americans.
> > Just like how Frenchman, Germans, and Spaniards are all Europeans.
> Complete bullshit. Canadians and Mexicans are North Americans, and
> Brazilians and Colombians are South Americans. I don't know where you
> learned geography, but North America and South America are different
I learned geography in school. There is also a third ``continent''
called Central America. It acts as a land bridge between North and
South. At least until the Panama Canal was completed.
Central America includes countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, El
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
I still stand by ``If you are from the Americas, you are American.''
Period. You can claim all that you want otherwise; few will actually
argue with you. You can also claim that the sky is blue, and few will
argue with that. That does not make you correct.
Shall we discuss Eurasia?
> If you want to claim that is somehow imprecise, go somewhere else and
> do it.
Differentiating between the Americas is, of course, more precise than
lumping them all together.
To claim that you are American is to make only one claim:
you are from the Americas. Sad truth is, only one group commonly makes
that claim, and it is those from the United States of America.
If you want to argue geography, or my lack of knowledge thereof, this is
also not the place.
I believe that I have made my point clearly enough. If you want to argue
the colour of the sky with me or the significance of Eurasia vs Europe
and Asia, please take it off-list. Thank you.
John H. Robinson, IV email@example.com
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