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EgoFG
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Posted - 17 May 2019 :  12:14:42  Show Profile Send EgoFG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Was throwing this around with some friends.

The "United States of America" is an interesting name for a country.
It does not unambiguously refer to a specific country.

Firstly: they are not really "united" - most taxes are State - including tax on your income. States could choose whether or not to have the death penalty, or abortion (not wanting to open up these topics, just noting the difference)

Secondly: they are not all "States" - there are a bunch of territories (mainly Pacific Islands) and a District

Thirdly: they are not particularly "America". America is two continents. They are in North America at best, but Pacific, Antarctic as well.

Actually there are other American countries that also have states that are arguably more united.


So lets discuss and come up with another name.

Some Rules:
Not a (very bad?) Insult
Less Ambiguous than "America" or "United States of America"


Edited by - EgoFG on 17 May 2019 12:23:58

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I rather dislike exclusively calling the USA citizens "Americans".

They are Americans, but so are Canadians, Mexicans etc. etc.
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A land of so many juxtapositions, contradictions and opportunities
.....Mellencamp always knows!

https://www.google.com/search?q=Mellencamp+crazy+island&oq=Mellencamp+crazy+island&aqs=chrome..69i57j0.6712j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8


Hey hey America
You're some kind of crazy island
You're a place where dreams can grow
And there's history in your mansions
Good fortune in your plantings
You're well respected we all know
Hey hey America
Let's check your children
And see what they might know
Hey hey America
With your salesmanship and your salaries
And your strip malls a growing
And your handguns and your heresies
Don't hold no responsibility
In this land of easy millions
Hey hey America
It's so thrilling to see you grow
You're some kind of crazy island
You're some kind of crazy island
Well I prefer a sunny day
I just thought maybe I'd live a little bit longer that way
I don't think we should look the same
Or talk the same
Yeah I think it's a shame
And hey hey America
Across the new horizon
Are you sure that's the way we should go
'Cause I don't know
Maybe it's too late for all that
And hey hey America
You're wrapped up in your red, white and blue
Hey hey America
Wrapped up in yourself and your red, white and blue
Hey hey America
You're some kind of crazy island
You're some kind of crazy island
Hey hey America
You're some kind of crazy island
You're a place where dreams can grow
And there's history in your mansions
Hey hey America
You're some kind of crazy island
Some kind of crazy island

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