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Re: American Stage Tour
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2128  Friday, 7 September 2001

[1]     From:   Vick Bennison <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 Sep 2001 09:27:46 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour

[2]     From:   R. A. Cantrell <
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        Date:   Thursday, 06 Sep 2001 21:36:25 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour


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From:           Vick Bennison <
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Date:           Thursday, 06 Sep 2001 09:27:46 EDT
Subject: 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour

One last flicker before this dies; just wanted to point out to whoever
implied that North America was USA plus Canada, that Mexico is also
firmly established as a North American country.

- Vick

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From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Thursday, 06 Sep 2001 21:36:25 -0500
Subject: 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2120 Re: American Stage Tour

> 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 prefer extending this less than slight discussion to repeating it.
>
> I suppose the question is whether we would smell as sweet with that
> name.

Some questions are; who diverted the discussion to this inane prattle,
and why.  The question would be, in microcosm, why this discussion group
tolerates that behavior, and why in the broader sense the academy
accepts it.  This seems, ah...oddly ignorant.

All the best,
R. A. Cantrell

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