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Enviado el: miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2002 01:31 Perhaps we ought to be looking for another name for the Americas as a whole, considering who they are named after and his less than currently acceptable observations on the "Americas." If we are to re-imagine "American" identity, a new name for the continent might be in order. Certainly not North and South Columbia. If naming them after European explorers is the desired course of action, why not North and South Leifia or Erika after the Vikings. We could all be Leifians or Erikans. Perhaps there is an indigenous title out there that might work, a Tahuantinsuyo sort of name (though that is probably not the one to go with). Any suggestions? As for the United Statesian problem, when I lived in LA, I always met Mexicans that said Yucatan or Michoacan or some such Mexican state when I asked where they were from. U.S. citizens could adopt the same practice, "Where are you from?" "I'm Montanan." Though when I tried this in Oaxaca a couple years ago it went over very poorly. Perhaps with some time, it might work, and I think it might already work for those from "major" states like "La Florida" or New York. Massachusetts might be tough though.... Jason Dormady UC Santa Barbara firstname.lastname@example.org