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LoveFifteen
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:00 PM
trying to describe my nationality in Spanish is either politically charged or slightly annoying.

I don't like calling myself a norteamericano because I feel like it's not totally precise because it includes Canada.

I don't like calling myself an americano because that produces a ":mad:me too!:mad:" response.

I don't like calling myself a yanqui because that's like calling myself a ****** ... something I only do when I am talking with other ******s! :lol:

And I don't like calling myself an estadounidense because it sounds contrived and I never hear any native speakers of Spanish saying that.

I wish the USA had a different name, that we were called United Statesians, or something else. Damn you, Continental Congress!

LH2HBH
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:10 PM
Is your nationality Spanish or is your ancestry Spanish?

Sounds like you have the two confused.

Nationality = Citizenship

Ancestry = Where your family originally came from

LoveFifteen
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:12 PM
My nationality is American. My ancestry is German, French and Swedish.

I am trying to say that I don't like any of the options given to me when I say "I am American" in Spanish. Each of the options presented annoys me slightly. I just say "Soy de EE.UU." instead, but I wish my country had a different name just to make things easier.

Helen Lawson
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I was the Bombshell from Brooklyn, so it was easy for me to describe myself!

LoveFifteen
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:19 PM
I was the Bombshell from Brooklyn, so it was easy for me to describe myself!

*DEATH*

I guess I could call myself the walking VD from the OC. :shrug:

kiwifan
Nov 28th, 2006, 09:38 PM
...it should be called Funky Town. :dance:








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*JR*
Nov 28th, 2006, 10:19 PM
To me it represents states' rights. Merely annoying re. needing to get a new drivers license and car registration if one moves what may be a short distance. More significant re. the sad history of states' rights in oppressing the former slaves and their descendants for another century after the end of the Civil War. :(

BTW, I'm extremely moved to have gotten Kiwifan back in touch with his long repressed West Coast Coalition identity. :D (CKB and DD, where RU?)


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