My simple retort to the pinheaded who argue to me that they have the right to define the terms by which we Americans describe ourselves is to enlighten a lower being and ask how many other nations that have the word “America” in their name.
In ignorance, the answer nearly without fail is “all of the nations in the Americas.” I then ask them to name them.
The only nation other than the Unites States of America that has the word America in its’ name isn’t in the Americas: it’s American Samoa.
Remember, because they are inherently higher beings whose egos generally cannot bear even the most discreet bit of correction or presicion, you must insist that they’re right in order to make them go away or give you your measly €0,14 in change at the register.
États-Unien » est parfois préféré à « américain » afin de différencier les États-Unis du Canada et du Mexique.No it isn’t.