Monday, December 18, 2006

Industrialization ain't all bad.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

actually, I feel like B would be "abandon it on a mountaintop so we can have son next time."

Dee said...

Perfection

Mikhela said...

what's a 529?
some sort of car?

Open Grove Claudia said...

America is a contintent. I don't think they have 529s in Brazil. Sorry it's a bit of a rant for me.

Anonymous said...

a 529 is a college savings plan..

good stuff!

Briana said...

No, open grove claudia, North America is a continent. South America is a continent. "America" is an internationally used term for describing the United States.

nightgigjo said...

Actually, "America" isn't an internationally used term, hence people from the rest of the American continent taking offense.

The N/S distinction isn't made in the most of the rest of the world, btw. Take it from the American girl who said "there are 7 continents" in a classroom full of students from the rest of the world (ah, cultural awareness training).

Most everywhere else, the continents are: Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica and -- America.

Internationally used terms for the United States of America: U.S.A. or U.S. or United States.

Anonymous said...

Well, think about it this way:
We cant' call ourselves just the US, since there are other United States. Mexico is one, technically, it's the United States of Mexico. So, using the same rule, you can call the USA 'America'. :3

Anonymous said...

The funny thing about calling Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica and America the six continents is that Europe's boundary is a fuzzy one when compared to the much more distinct line of separation of the Isthmus of Panama. Europe is more of a subcontinent than anything else, one with less distinct borders than say the subcontinent of India. Calling Europe a continent is just an artifact of colonialism's racist Eurocentric world view.

LaraClaire said...

strange but here in Australia we're taught 7 continents...

Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, North America and South America.

 
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