Re: OT: Bush quotes
On 02/05/2009 10:02 AM, Johannes Wiedersich wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
On 02/05/2009 08:44 AM, consultores1 wrote:
Are you refering to Unitedstatesdians? because i am from El Salvador and
without any dude i am American.
The oldest nation in the region gets to pick it's name and
abbreviation. That would be "us".
Nonsense. Names are not picked, names are given. The first person to
discover a new species, area, star, whatever has the right to name it.
(The reason we don't use the ancient name for the continent is that is
What was the ancient name?
not in one of the European languages that are dominating the continent
now, in particular it is not an English name. )
There may be different names for countries: Germany is called
'Deutschland' in German, 'Germany' in English, 'Allemagne' in French,
English speakers *should* refer to your country as "Deutchland".
'Tyskland' in Danish, 'Germania' in Italian (although the inhabitants
are called 'tedeschi'), 'Niemcy' in Polish, Německo in Czech, just to
pick a few from the countries around us.
Just imagine if there was a referendum and the German people decided,
that in order to stop this confusion, their state should internationally
be known as 'United states of Europe'. Very fortunately, no one in
Germany would be so arrogant as to suggest such a thing.
I don't know, why the US's founding fathers did not pick a more
Ron Johnson, Jr.
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