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Hello! I know that the exact term for naming a person born in the USA does not exist in english. You know, in my language we call them ''Estadounidenses'', or ''Yankees'' or ''Gringos''. Pick the one you like the most. It's better than ''American''.

You know, the rest of the continent does not like that attitude. Those guys took over the name of the whole continent, is disgusting. I'm American too, from Argentina. We share the same continent, you know, with the yankees, i mean, but we don't share ANY of their policies.

So now i would like to speak to the europeans, especially, and every other country in the world. When you spell ''American'', referring to a person born in the USA, you are saying a word made for naming the people born in the whole fucking continent. So imagine how it would it be for a Italian, or a German or a Greek, if, i don't know, the spaniards would like to call themselves ''Europeans''. And every time a person from China, or Chile or Canada says ''Europeans'' they would be referring to spaniards and not to people born in the whole continent! It's not horrible? Well, that's exactly how we feel every time you say American to a Yankee.


Thanks for reading.

Hi, sorry for my bad eng... SHUT UP!

Thorvaldo Blog 2 comments

I'm the only one who hates when people says ''Hello, your mod is good (sorry for my bad english)''?? C'mon man! Nobody is expecting of you an excellent foreign language performance. In fact, there are native english speakers, as in every man-made language, who speak that language worse than you. So don't be afraid to mess up your reputation in front of yankees or english people, just give your best and don't be sorry :P
P.D: Oh, and before i forget, please, for your own good in the process of learning another language, be english or any other, limit to minimum the use of the google translator, it will help you some times, like correcting orthography issues, but for the rest of the time it will be a double edged sword, be aware :)

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