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41 thoughts on “Where is America? | BWG

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29g57XTYgLE


    I am not American,

    Though I live in North America

    Which is part of the Americas

    Which should make me an American

    Geographically Canadians,

    Are certainly Americans

    As are Venezuelans,

    But not Hawaiians

    They're out in the middle of the Ocean

    Just like the U.S. Virgin Islands,

    They really shouldn't say they are Americans,

    Or even virgins

    How could two whole continents,

    Lose their name to one constituent?

    Where were we when the U.S. went,

    And took the word American away?

    But to be fair to them,

    Their other name options,

    Like U.S.A.ers or United Statesians,

    Were pretty bad

    Still I want to be as American,

    As the French are European,

    Or those in Antarctica are Antarctican

    Even if they're just penguins

    That leaves us Canadians as Northern North American,

    But Alaska's Norther curse them

    We're surrounded by Americans

    Americans, Americans!

    I just called those U.S.A.ers Americans

    A name meant for two continents not just them

    For if I said I was American,

    People would probably think I came from Maine

    Still I think I have a plan,

    Let's become Antarctican,

    And join up with the penguins

    For just like them, we're not American!

    Source: LyricFind

    I Am Not American lyrics © O/B/O Apra Amcos

  2. Did I hear correctly that when Columbus "discovered" land "there were no people living there" or is this a poor joke as because "everyone knows there were indigenous people"… There's crazies out there who would take this to heart…
    Poor form guys. You were too deadpan about this…

  3. 1 important note with Columbus is that Europeans at the time new the world was round, but everyone knew/thought it was too far to sail from Europe to east Asia via the west (and they were right). He thought the world was significantly smaller than it is. This is probably why Amerigo and others realized it was a new continent(s) and not east Asia.

  4. I never thought the name had much issue. The United States are on the continent of America. They are states which are united on America. Sure people shorten the name to America and call us Americans, but that’s just out of convenience. Calling Americans United Statesians sounds silly don’t you think? The name in no way excludes any other country from using America in their name, America is a continent, the nation is the United States.

  5. While some people here call this country America, there are plenty of us who call it the US or United States. I will say that I've rarely heard anyone outside of the US call this country anything but America. So…why do you guys persist in calling it America, rather than calling it the US/United States?

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