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Re: American Stage Tour
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2120  Thursday, 6 September 2001

From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Wednesday, 05 Sep 2001 14:58:13 -0500
Subject: 12.2096 Re: American Stage Tour
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2096 Re: American Stage Tour

Sean Lawrence writes:

>Yes, but at least in the adjective form, things and people associated
>with that country are usually referred to as "American".  As far as I
>can think of, there isn't another current adjective to describe things
>American.  "United Statesian"?

Not wishing to extend this rather slight discussion unreasonably, but
readers might want to know that some (perhaps many) Latin Americans have
started to refer to us ("Americans") as "Estadunideros." That is, United
States-ers.

I suppose the question is whether we would smell as sweet with that
name.

don

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