Re: OT: Notice of Revocation of Independence
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 15, 2004, 15:56|
On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 07:38:30AM +0100, Philip Newton wrote:
> Eh? AFAIK, the official name is "Unuigxintaj Sxtatoj de Nord-Ameriko",
> which is non-acronymic but not particularly handy. "Usono", which you
> may be referring to, I'd say is acronymic, being as it is the
> concatenation of the names of the letters U S N (it would be like
> writing "USA" as "Youessay" and claiming that's not acronymic).
Oh. I didn't know, or had forgotten, the derivation of Usono. Mia
> And then there's "Merkin", which is used occasionally... (look it up
> if you haven't yet).
But "Merkin" has somewhat derogatory connotations; not a suitable
general term. Unless you don't mind being universally derogatory to
USAnians, of course. :)