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Re: CHAT: SV: Re: CHAT: silly names, prepositions

From:Tristan McLeay <zsau@...>
Date:Friday, March 23, 2001, 7:05
> > Unless you all would like to hear American slurs for > your nationality... >
Yeah, shoot. (as in, what are they) And in response to what follows, (from Adam Walker), I'm an Aussie, pronounced /ozi/. Not an Orstrailian (as you extra-Oz people are want to call us). If you must, then australian is pronounced /@stræilj@n/. Me too! There is one and ONLY one acceptable self-designation for citizens of the United States of AMERICA, and that is American. You may call us whatever you wish when speaking of us in French or German or Swahili or Russian or Spanish, but when speaking to us in English PLEASE have the courtesy to call us by our self-designation!!! Call me an estadoeunidienso (or whatever) in Spanish if you so desire (We call no one by their self-designations either.), but when speaking English call me an American. How incredibly arrogant to try to force another people to change their name for themselves!!! _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free address at