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CHAT: Gay Normand and Albion (was: RE: CHAT: the gay Canadian(was: "have a nice day")

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, March 13, 2000, 22:56
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> I don't think we have such a name for France. France is the country of the > Francs, even Gaulle comes from the names of the people that lived there at > those times. Too bad...
And we over here have the exact opposite - we have no name for ourselves that isn't derived from the place, i.e., American from America. For that matter, we have no name for ourselves as distinct from other North or South Americans, and a name that is not distinct - we're not all of the American continents, and we're not the only country with United States in the name, Mexico is _Estados Unidos Mexicanos_ after all. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor