post #61 of 170
8/26/07 at 8:28pm
Seems to me, best as I can figure out, is if you start from the north part of North America and work your way south, you begin with "folks generally called" the Alaskans, then the Greenlandics, then the Canadians, then the Americans, then the Texans, then the Mexicans, and so on into Central America then on to South America and so on.
I don't think it's so much that US citizens wanted to be call "Americans" so much as we probably didn't want to be called "Uniteds" or "Statsests" or something weird like that.
...actually; I'm not really sure what the folks in Greenland like to call themselves, but I'm sure it has a Danish accent.