An American in America!
I have the most interesting 'discussions' over at the Marmot's Hole, as regular readers have recently seen -- and now this objection from a certain 'M1M0' to calling the US "America":
"America" is not an accepted term for the United States, it refers to both continents of the Americas. this is my main objection.I've often heard such 'objections' -- and I ordinarily ignore them, but I felt like responding this time:
But "America" is an accepted term for the United States. It's short for the "United States of America" and accounts for the fact that this country's citizens are called "Americans." Everybody knows what country is being referred to when the term "America" is used, just as everybody knows who is being referred to when the term "American" is used.His response:
fair enough, if you want to argue it that way.To which I responded:
Thanks! What 'way' would you argue it?No response yet, but he's far more reasonable than ENNSE was . . .