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(MSNBC)   Who coined the phrase "United States of America"? Eh, let's just say it was Ben Franklin. He did everything else   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Ben Franklin, United States of America, Declaration of Independence, National Archives, Thomas Paine, common practice, Patrick Henry, phrases  
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2012-08-17 10:46:54 AM  
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beta_plus: Marine1: Just don't tell that to anyone from the Latin American countries.

I thought that it mostly Argentinians who are obnoxious about that.

Because they're stupid. One name can be used for several things.

Mexico, the city.
Mexico, the country.

New York, the city.
New York, the state.

The many Santiagos across Latin America and Spain.

But more importantly, do you know what's the official name of Mexico and Brazil?

United States of Mexico, but people call it Mexico.
United States of Brazil, but people call it Brazil.


United States of America, but people call it America.

Anybody who complains about this has the IQ of a mosquito.
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