Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"America". Define this word.

(I'm just interested in what other people think.)

11 comments:

RW said...

A country that exists on the North American continent between Canada, Mexico, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico that got started in 1776. It is the world's largest marketer of blue jeans.

my name is Amanda said...

America: A nickname used by citizens of the United States of America to refer to the United States of America.

tully said...

Land of culinary innovation where steak was invented.

Brian said...

Former British colony, noted for free speech and indifference to the metric system. Frequently cheated in soccer.

馨裕 said...

永遠支持你呀!!HO!!HO!!HO!!HO!!~~......................................................................

Anonymous said...

Good idea!!!
Amerida IS lund off big penisssss and supplys!
cum to these site fer big pennisss and supplys!
http://xxxplosssionware.net
馨裕 馨裕 馨裕 馨裕

don't mis aut!!!!!!

Brian said...

So...you're saying America is a place full of dicks and advertising.

Touche.

tully said...

(;

Thanks Brian!

kr said...

Two points to Brian :).

America. Hmm.

Well, I figure there's something to be said for defining America by the good ol' 20th c Open Gate Theory: when you open the gate, people come *in.* And even when GWB won a second term, precious few Americans *actually* left for Canada or Europe as they threatened to.

Which means however bad we might sometimes think it is here ... it's probably not so bad.

As for a positive definition ... America exists on too many levels. I suppose "a nation--being a body of laws and ideas generally accepted as a common ground by a body of people, which laws and ideas are still predicated deeply upon the historical material surplus perceived by earlier members of the nation, and upon European cultural assumptions brought by colonists and often established with violence."

W.B. Picklesworth said...

America is an experiment to determine whether life, liberty and property can co-exist with democracy.

tully said...

"Merica" in the singular with an indefinite article.