High Fidelity Gentility• redrum....I mean redshifter• Pee-pee. Hoo-hoo.• I ♥ Garfield
Aug 12, 2001
Originally Posted by saboteur1 /img/forum/go_quote.gif What I meant to say was that the general term for Americans from the US was, well, Americans. In the context, it seemed redundant to include U.S. with Americans.
But there are Americans all over the world. I guess you'd still be an American if you're from Newfoundland, all the way down to Chile, if you want to get technical.
This is EXACTLY what I mean.
Chilean = South American. Canadian = North American. "American" = North American. Panamanian = Central American.
/keep in mind I do not buy into the whole "common usage" argument--it is just an excuse for sloppy thinking
Of course I do not think that is what the beauty queen was thinking.
I think you have to feel sorry for someone stuck like that. Out of curiosity, I had to look up how she did though. Even with that answer she got third runner-up. Maybe the Q&A portion wasn't that important.
Originally Posted by Kirosia /img/forum/go_quote.gif I knew a guy who didn't know what the word sodomy meant, even though he'd done it. Twas an interesting conversation to say the least.
I just had a talk with four college students who didn't know what statutory rape or a pedophile was (I'm serious!). Luckily they did know what "rape" was, or at least so they claimed after I looked like I was about to have a heart attack.
Originally Posted by YamiTenshi /img/forum/go_quote.gif I just had a talk with four college students who didn't know what statutory rape or a pedophile was (I'm serious!). Luckily they did know what "rape" was, or at least so they claimed after I looked like I was about to have a heart attack.
What's a pedophile?
I've been talking to this really nice guy on meetups.alt.20somethings, he's promised me candy and everything. I'm going to drive over to his house tomorrow.