This post is inspired by a Tweet sent by @Pipper7600, aka Janelle from JunkFood4theSoul.com. Since she used some of my Tweets as inspiration for one of her posts, I thought it would be only fair that I use one of her to write a post of my own. Like Janelle said, if this makes you mad in any way, send a message to Janelle. 😉
Here’s the essence of the Tweet: “What do you mean you can’t do that? Well in America, we can do that!”
Let’s step into the classroom, shall we?
All right class, who can point out America on the map?
I’m assuming you’re raising your hands now. Since I can’t pick one of you to actually point to something, let’s do this:
If you pointed there…
You’d be wrong. I tricked you. There’s no “America” on the world map. There’s many Americas. You have North America, South America and on some maps, Central America.
If you pointed to there:
you’re just weird. Please see me after class.
Back to the Americas. Can someone explain this to me? If you live in… you’re a…
But if you live in the United States you’re an American. Why?
This would be like saying that if you live in Italy you’re an European. It’s not really wrong, but you agree that it’s not really right either, right? If you live in Italy you’re an Italian. There’s not one Italian walking around saying to a German “Well, in Europe we can do that!”. So, for you “Americans” out there, tell me: Are the United States not good enough for you? Not big enough? Huh?
In truth I tell you, I am also in America, and that makes me an American. I’m retaking America from you, Unitedstatsians! A-ha, you’re Unitedstatsians now! Spread the word. Blame Janelle. 😉