[hackerspaces] status of this list

Joe Bowser bowserj at uselessdegree.net
Fri May 15 17:07:39 CEST 2009

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albi wrote:
> On Fri, 15 May 2009 16:20:36 +0200 (CEST)
> apart from all this, i think that the USA citizens shouldn't be so
> arrogant (imho) and call them themselves Americans *all* the time while
> they mean to say/write/think USA citizens,  instead of speaking on
> behalf of all the people from the north and south american continent

I think this is a valid point.  The rest of the Americas are used to the
 Yanks calling themselves Americans, because that's really the only way
you can refer to them without calling them Yanks/Yankees/etc or dealing
with some clumsy thing like USian.

Most other non-US North Americans refer to themselves by the name of
their country.  For example, I am Canadian, and refer to myself as that.
 (In fact, being called an American can be considered derogatory in some
places in Canada.) In this case, I side with most of the Europeans in
their desire to not censor this list.

> it's imho not only arrogant but also confusing for non USA citizens

If you can come up with a better term than Yank/Yankee/etc or USian,
please let us know.

> or.. would this be a remark filtered out by a moderator ? :-]

Depends, is the moderator an American?  Nationalism is lame!  We're all
hackers here, right?

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