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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 kulpo.
> 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. :) -Marcos