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"America"


Ken Harrison
 

Thank you, Anne
This also applies after the revolution.
Ken

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From: Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io <Scots@Scotland-Genealogy.groups.io> On Behalf Of Anne Burgess via groups.io
Sent: December 14, 2020 3:26 AM
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*Yes, I know that the USA as such did not exist until after the wars of independence, but it sticks in my craw to use the term 'America' when I don't actually mean the entire continent all the way from Cape Columbia to Tierra de Fuego, or even the entire continent of North America.

Anne


Anne Burgess
 

Of course. What I said was merely intended to forestall any objections to me using the acronym 'USA' for events that took place before the United States of America existed.