|America is a pair of continents|
America usually refers to North America, when you are referring to both continents you would say Americas.
|Fredbill30 I think the correct name for american football should be|
|The Rock wrote:|
|I doesn't matter what you think it should be named.|
Heh sorry I saw the opening :).
|it was saftey checked in texas|
And? It could have been safety checked in Inspections States R Us, doesn't mean the person checking it was thorough or competent enough to catch flaws in it or that they even had a test to catch the flaw that happened until it happened. Kind of the whole reason we have the term "human error".
|I just want to know why people from Britain always bash us Americans.|
The entire world bash us, but it is because our government tries to act like the world police and more and more Americans are getting the attitude of being entitled to whatever they want. Not to mention the fact that there is still some people that hate the US for breaking from the King of England and having a war with them.
|I've been called a Yankee, a Colonist, a rebel - The names go on.|
Yankee is what the south called northerners. A colonist refers to the fact that the US started out as 13 colonies. During the Civil War the confederate states were called rebels and people from the south still say they are rebels.
|Then they say we are all fat, we have 5 billion McDonalds, and we are gun-tottin'.|
You have got to watch news more. We have released studies ourselves saying our nation is mostly fat obese citizens. Well we don't have 5 billion, but having 12, 804 McDonald's restaurants is still bad as a Google search shows and estimate of serving 46 Million people a day McDonald food. As for guns, that part is true:
[quote=Gun Estimates from Blaze.com]According to the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey – the leading source of international public information about firearms – the U.S. has the best-armed civilian population in the world, with an estimated 270 million total guns. That’s an average of 89 firearms for every 100 residents.[/quote]
|Oh yea, don't forget how much they scream when you call football soccer. (Not American Football).|
Can't say I've ever had this happen and IU has people from all over the world so we have British, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, French, etc on our campus and I'm sure Indianapolis's IUPUI campus is loaded too.
|They claim we butcher the language when infact we do speak the same language, just a different dialect.Also, before you say we have a messed up accent, it seems as though you guys do: ||| . You get all butthurt just because we took out the u in color and armor. (I actually spell it colour and armour). |
Check your facts on that one. Historically, the reason we took out -u from words like colour was because Webster had an agenda when he wrote his book. If you look now (at least in my newer Webster dictionary) they have put u back in some words and have flipped er to re (like theatre became theater but is now back to its origins). As for dialects, American English is the language and we have southern dialect (which has other dialects as you go further south), northern dialects, etc. British English is the language and they have different dialects like we do, but they have similarities but are not the same.
|Then you guys say we are colonists and come up with all sorts of ways to try to make it look like we're the bad child and stuff.|
We are the bad child. We fought them to gain our independence, fought the French, Indians, then when every one was realized not to fight us we fought ourselves.
|You guys bash us all the time, and call us names. But you don't see us Yankees calling you Limeys and stuff.|
Actually we do, just like some of us use the N word when talking about African Americans (Paula Dean in the news for it just the past few weeks).
@Fredbill30 Are you kidding me? Every point you brought up wouldn't have even made half the guys here bat an eye if someone came up and said every thing you ranted about.