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Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
#1
Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
Even though their language doesn't add up to it?

UAE for example means something else in my language in norwegian
"De forente arabiske emirater"

USA would be "Amerikas Forente Stater", but for whatever reason we call it USA. I am just wondering? Maybe its marketing reasons?
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#2
RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
Linguistics.

For the same reason non-English languages don't have a proper translation in their own language for new English words that are created on a regular basis.
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
(December 3, 2020 at 9:56 am)Eleven Wrote: Linguistics.

For the same reason non-English languages don't have a proper translation in their own language for new English words that are created on a regular basis.

May be the arguments with why some name certain towns, such as Virginia, even though it probably doesnt mean that in certain languages. Countries i guess doesnt follow the same rules interms of naming
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
No, because even though Virginia is a state, it's also a name.
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
(December 3, 2020 at 10:05 am)Eleven Wrote: No, because even though Virginia is a state, it's also a name.

Exactly. Towns or such tends to be the same even if ones language isnt english. The exception is countries which is different naming depending on languages.
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
Names that can be spoken easily in one's own language will be used, while linguistically challenging names are avoided. "Deutschland" v. "Germany", for example.
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#7
RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
Because we make the rules, Sweden...we make the rules.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
(December 3, 2020 at 7:23 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: Because we make the rules, Sweden...we make the rules.

No Nobel Prize for you, sucker.


Signed

The Swedes.
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#9
RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
Swedes that have won the Nobel? 32

Americans? 388

Makes you think that something might be wrong with those fuckin swedes...americans aren't exactly the brightest bulbs. Whatever it is I'm sure it's genetic.
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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RE: Why do non english speaking countries call USA for USA
(December 3, 2020 at 10:05 am)Eleven Wrote: No, because even though Virginia is a state, it's also a name.






You can fix ignorance, you can't fix stupid.

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