Tommie Powell wrote: > > But then, is it the United States of America, or the United States > > of Mexico? ;p > > >"United States" is a pair of English words, and other languages >substitute their own words for "united" and "states" when they >translate "United States" (so, for example, Mexicans refer to >the USA as the EUA). But "America" is virtually the same in >all languages. That's not entirely true. For example, in Swedish we translate "The United States of America" as "Amerikas Förenta Stater", but we usually speak of the country simply as "USA", not "AFS" or something like that. Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.