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The number one thing grinding mine has to be when you find that perfect write up for the exact scenario you are facing and every link and picture is dead.
Agreed! I usually give https://archive.org/web/ a shot but it won't work with all sites as some sites (like ours but for business reasons) block it.
Figured I'd post a second one back-to-back. I thought about this not too long ago.Question 1: Do you think it is okay for a citizen of the United States of America to call themselves an American? If your answer is yes, thenQuestion 2: Wouldn't you also agree that it is okay for a citizen of say Colombia to call themselves an American?If you answered No to the second question, then I believe this is a problem and citizens of the US of A are using the term "American" incorrectly. There seems to be two solutions: Either the term "American" should be acceptable for any one living in any of the Americas, or it should not be used as it is today by citizens of the US of A.Think about it. There are three Americas: North, Central, and South. It holds true that someone born and living in Canada must also be an American (from North America). Likewise someone born and living in Brazil is also an American (from South America).My wife is a natural born citizen of Japan. She has a right to claim herself as Asian (from Eastern Asia). On this same note, someone from Saudi Arabia may also claim to be Asian (from Western Asia). But my wife would not directly go around claiming she is "Asian" or patriotically shouting "Go Asia!" because she is proud to be Japanese. She would rather say "Go Japan!"So why then do we (citizens of the United States of America) go around saying "I'm American!" or "Go America!"? Consider how even patriotic songs of ours say things like,"...For purple mountain majestiesAbove the fruited plain!America! America!God shed his grace on thee..."A question could be which America was the song writer referring to? Do we talk this way because we are extremely passionate about all countries and people from Canada all the way down to Chile? The answer would have to be yes, correct? Likewise why don't we hear someone from Costa Rica using slang such as 'MERICA! when proudly (or comically) referring to their own populace? They have every right to say this beings they are also American (from Central America) just as I am American (from North America).Regards,BigMike
That is something I myself have considered Mike. Whenever I am outside the borders of the USA I make sure to say that I am from "The States" as most other nationalities say. What would be a good substitute for the term American? You could say "Go States" or "I'm a Statian". But those both sound terrible.
Just more evidence to prove that we're an arrogant bunch. It only works because everybody else chooses to not identify as American.
NOV. 22, 2012MEXICO CITY — With just over a week left in office, the president of Mexico has offered perhaps the boldest proposal of his six-year tenure. He wants Mexico to just be “Mexico.”The formal name of the country is Estados Unidos Mexicanos, often translated as “United Mexican States” or “United States of Mexico.”
Our local news station has their little saying, "We get the facts right!" I never thought twice about it, they're usually kind of a running joke anyway, but Stocker had to go and point out to me that you either have it wrong or you have the facts, but you cannot get the facts right...
Utilities constantly wanting me to goto paperless billing with this logic:"And remember, by taking advantage of Paperless Billing, you can cut down on your mailbox clutter"I think they have that backwards, the clutter is in my email................and I know snail-mail is legit
TV commercials, often in prime time, describing malfunctions & cures involving bodily functions and bodily fluids of all possible description. Add 'soothing' music to go with the legal disclaimer telling you that the cure may be much worse than the disease.
^^ Easy peasy. 2 digits are always seconds. 3rd & above are minutes, but 1 & 2 are still seconds.
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