Saturday, November 28, 2009

Be American?


"Stand up for America!! Be American!!" Hmmm. Wonder what that means? Since I live in the U.S., does that count? If I see George and/or Lois, I'll ask them.

Just to be picky, it should read "Stand up for the USA. Be a USA-an." Still sounds a little defensive.

I mean, Canadians are "Americans" (North Americans). Mexicans are "Americans" (Central Americans). Brazilians are "Americans" (South Americans).

8 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Personally, I say, "Stand up for Minnesota! Be Minnesotan!"
Is that so wrong?

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Yeah, it seems so Norski!

Small City Scenes said...

So they are driving around saying to 'stand up'---sounds odd. Oh well they are in golf land. MB

Vogon Poet said...

Just remember that you could have been all Vespuccians!

cieldequimper said...

I'll leave you guys to squabble over it. I'm an old European.

Jacob said...

@ VP - I kind of like that - has a nice ring to it! And Amerigo would have been proud!

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

I think you should just say: I stand up for my family. That's a lot easier. We all want to protect our family but we don't always agree with the crazy things our politicians do and think we should support-:)

Best regards
Asta

Rob and Mandy said...

In France, the government is asking people in meetings and in the press what it means to be French. Not quite sure what it means to me after the present president said: France, you love it or you leave it. Being in Spain, I suppose I am a bad Frenchman.