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When is Great Britain going to change its name then, since it is: A Secular Social Hellhole Of Loser Engel Scum ... Oh look, that spells ASSHOLES

We Brits would be puzzling over why our country was being named after an orifice in a donkey.

Peter Duncanson, UK
(in alt.english.usage)
On 09 Mar 2007, gn gnu d wrote Nice try, but no they don't.

Can you think of any nation that is totally homogeneous???

More genius less homo.
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On 09 Mar 2007, gn gnu d wrote Nice try, but no they don't.

Can you think of any nation that is totally homogeneous???

Most smaller island nations, I think.
I stand to be corrected, of course, but I don't think New Zealand (for example) has provinces/states as those would normally be defined there are District/Regional Councils, but those strike me as not the same thing at all as a "province" or "state".

Cheers, Harvey
Canadian and British English, indiscriminately mixed
This may be a wild and crazy idea, but the ... short. This would be an accurate description of its location.

I think it should be called "Coruscic".

After Coruscistofo Colombo?

Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org

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The current name is unsatisfactory: all nations consist of provinces ... Americas (North, South and Central), not to just one part.

Please, please, please, drop this idea. There is a danger that some USAites will seek to correct this nominational anomaly by forceably uniting all of the countries/states/nations of the Americas.

You mean bring Guantánamo Bay under the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court? Not under the current administration.
Still, it would be interesting to see the results of widening the electorate. "One nation under Chavez, indivisible, ..."

Castro said "I like it, let's
Hang 'em up some more."
Now he has all three
Bush, Rummy, Cheney
Hanging permanently.

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Alternative names for the USA ... * El CiD (Canadians in Denial)

You can't put Canadians in Denial. They'll scare the crocodiles.

Peter Moylan http://www.pmoylan.org

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On 10 Mar 2007, Greg Procter wrote

Can you think of any nation that is totally homogeneous???

Most smaller island nations, I think. I stand to be corrected, of course, but I don't think New Zealand (for ... there are District/Regional Councils, but those strike me as not the same thing at all as a "province" or "state".

Harvey, you should keep in mind you are talking to an imbecile with absolutely no comprehension, ability to provide proof of his claims, and a guy that believes everything the Chinese government mandates his people to know. Just giving you the heads up.
This may be a wild and crazy idea, but the correct name for the "USA" or "America" should surely be ... provinces or states which are, by definition, "united"; and America refers nominally to the entire Americas (North, South and Central),

No it doesn't.
not to just one part.

Just us, Booby.
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Please, please, please, drop this idea. There is a danger that some USAites will seek to correct this nominational anomaly by forceably uniting all of the countries/states/nations of the Americas.

Not a chance. Such a step would largely eliminate the "illegal immigrant" issue, and U.S. politicians would no longer be able to rant and rave about it.
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