View Poll Results: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

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  • The United States

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    15 16.48%
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    47 51.65%
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Thread: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    in latin america if you say 'america', people immediately think of their continent. to refer to the country, you have say the 'united states' (los estados unidos).

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    I call it "Verenigde Staten" or "VS".

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    "United States". We use "America" for the continent, but "american" for the USA citizens.

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by Therion View Post
    From what traveling I've done over-seas I typically hear people say simply, "the 'states".
    +1 I'm from the U.S. but some of my family members that are not, call it that.

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    i would say i was "americano"
    and the mexicans would say "yo tambien" so id say "norte americano"
    they said i was americon not americano
    they told me that i was "gringo" not derogatory or yanky and the u.s.a. was
    always "el otro lado" or "chingolandia?"

    mexico is also estados unidos mexicanos
    so estados unidos alone dosnt work there either

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    We usually call it USA in Denmark. Can't speak for the Jyder though, they're weird.
    Last edited by NCLI; June 9th, 2009 at 08:05 PM.

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddrichardson View Post
    A bit inaccurate, try living in Scotland and being referred to as English. Which "Americans" are quite bad for.
    Most people I know refer to the whole British Empire , England, Ireland Scotland , as England.
    "The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can bribe
    the people with their own money." -- Alexis de Tocqueville

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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddrichardson View Post
    A bit inaccurate, try living in Scotland and being referred to as English. Which "Americans" are quite bad for.
    How about if we call you British instead? I'll bet you wouldn't like that, either, even though it's accurate.
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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    That's not wishful thinking. It's becoming more of a reality every day. Goodbye capitalism.
    hmmm i don't think so, i don't think anyone can imagine the us turning socialist

    Most people I know refer to the whole British Empire , England, Ireland Scotland , as England.
    actualy northern ireland. but anyway excuse me the british empire is much bigger than that.
    theres wales, the falklands, gibraltar, pitcairn, the virgin islands, chagos islands. the sun never sets on the british empire.
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    Re: What do people not from the U.S. call the U.S.?

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    How about if we call you British instead? I'll bet you wouldn't like that, either, even though it's accurate.
    Being as Scotland is the country that signed the act of union with England then no, being called British is perfectly correct. So I wouldn't "bet on it".
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