Friday, June 13, 2008

The U.S. of E.

There has been some confusion about the use of the name "America" for the two land masses west of Europe and Africa. 

As you probably know, the continents known as "North America" and "South America" (and by extension "the United States of America") derive their name from the feminized Latin version of the name Amerigo Vespucci, a Florentine explorer and cartographer.

For reasons whocares, the words "America" and "Americans" have become synonymous with "The U.S.A." and "U.S. citizens". This hardly seems fair to Canada, Mexico and South America.

To avoid any further confusion it has been decided to rename the northern land mass after the man who actually found it, Viking explorer and cutthroat Leif Eriksson.* 

Henceforth, therefore, the northern continent shall be known simply as Erica.

Thank you. 

*)How the native Ericans lost it is another story.


Blogger suttonhoo said...

thank god already. it's about time.

u.s. of e.

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