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Posted: 10/8/2007 9:16:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 9:16:28 AM EST by Greenhorn]
Not exactly grammatically correct, but it kind of means "love riches" in Spanish. "Ame" is the imperative form of amar, "to love", and "rica" is the feminine form of "rich." Weird.

I'm not making a point or anything, I just thought it was interesting.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:23:03 AM EST
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:28:45 AM EST
I thought it was going to be, "There's no 'U' in 'America.'"
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:30:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:33:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep


If I remember correctly he was a mapmaker that was one of the first people to realize that the Americas were a new land/continent and not the "West Indies" that may Europeans had hoped they were.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:34:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


Don't you think "Vespucciland" would sound way better?
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:54:21 AM EST
Yeah, why was there a parade downtown yesterday?
Why is there a river, a space shuttle and towns all over our country named Columbus/Columbia?
Everyone knows that North America was discovered by Vikings over a thousand years ago, right?

I, for one, am a proud Vespuccian.


Colonel Hurtz
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 9:58:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep


Amerigo's parents named him that, because they wanted him to "love riches"...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:00:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep


Amerigo's parents named him that, because they wanted him to "love riches"...


Neocon bastages...
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:06:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep


Amerigo's parents named him that, because they wanted him to "love riches"...


The ironing is delicious.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:42:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2007 10:43:39 AM EST by Greenhorn]

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


Yeah, I know that. It doesn't change what I said.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:45:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By raven:

Originally Posted By Torf:

Originally Posted By buckfever34:

Originally Posted By JBowles:
America is named after Amerigo Vespucci's latinized name, Americus Vespucius


yep


Amerigo's parents named him that, because they wanted him to "love riches"...


The ironing is delicious.
Put your head out of your bun and listen to the terchers.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 10:45:23 AM EST
Its a conspiracy, skull and bones and all that shit. Its Bush's fault.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 11:04:01 AM EST
Bush turned me into a newt!
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