Scandinavia and the World

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The roof is on fire, eh? 28 4, 2:08am

@Vexillo If you mean the "America" thing, I certainly have met Latin Americans who were displeased by the way the U.S. has appropriated the word "American." ("Only we are Americans! _You_ guys obviously aren't Americans! I mean, you guys don't even speak English!")

I think it has a lot to do with different senses and uses of "America" in English and Spanish, and also obviously with a lot of the fault lines around race, economics, immigration, perceptions of U.S. cultural arrogance and ignorance, etc.

There are a lot of discussions online that go into it in more depth (though to get both sides of the picture, of course, you'd want to read the ones in Spanish as well.) Here's one. https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/3487ht/eli5_why_do_some_people_get_annoyed_when_you_say/







America wearing England's shirt