Monday, June 27, 2011

Meaning the impossible construction of "America"


So this one is deeply contradictory. It questions the existence of the idealized America, and then claims you must love it or leave it, decrying the very ambivalence the quotation marks suggest! Thanks, Camille.

4 comments:

Schlake said...

This makes perfect since, since America is a land mass. A pretty big one, that includes such places as Argentina and Canada.

toep said...

Agree with Bethany, sounds snarky.

Old Dog said...
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Old Dog said...

I agree that this one is probably meaningful. When the average person in the USA says America they are referring only to the United States of America. They fail to consider that there is an entire hemisphere of Americans in North, Central, and South America.