This sounds pretty catchy as a new name for the blog. It sounds patriotic and fun. That's us! It sounds like the name of a really great show on TLC.
It's accurate. We are in America, the part of North America that is the United States of America, more specifically, Omaha, Nebraska.
But is is fair?
Most people living in the U.S. are unaware of this particular issue, but here it is: people living in the non-U.S. Americas (Mexico, Honduras, Canada, Brazil, ect.) boil gently when we call our country America and ourselves American. They're not hopping mad like the veins on their foreheads are going to explode, but they feel it's a little presumptuous, maybe a little big-headed of us to expropriate the proper name for two continents and go ahead and call ourselves that.
But there is really no adequate alternative. We believe in accurate and efficient language. It's a core American value.
It's a core United Statesperson value. It's a core United States of American value. It's a core person-of-the-United-States value.
Well, we're still thinking about what to call our blog now that we're back in the United States of America. But we're glad to be home. And we'll just have to go ahead and ask for the continued patience and understanding of our fellow North and South Americans as we call ourselves American.