Re: How should non-native speakers call the United States in casual conversations?
I am not sure that I agree that it's pointless, but I do feel that in a language forum we have to accept that many (most?) US citizens consider themselves to be 'Americans', and that their country, informally, is 'America'. One of their favourite patriotic songs is America the Beautiful.
Originally Posted by abaka
Some non-Americans (= non US citizens) and many Central and South American (and Canadian) citzens may object to this, but, linguistically, that's the way it is. I am not going to be the one to tell the
American US President that he is wrong to address his fellow citizens as 'My fellow Americans'.
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