One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
America (used especially to emphasize qualities regarded as stereotypically American, such as materialism or fervent patriotism)‘over here in 'Merica we do what we want’‘in 'Murica, convenience rules’
- ‘Detroit is plagued by 'Murica ' thinking'.’
- ‘Yes, we are gluttons - it's 'Merica dammit!’
- ‘If you love 'Merica you should buy everything on credit card!’
- ‘Surely there are no fascist nut-job media in 'Merica, are there?’
- ‘'Merica, you got yourselves a cool president there.’
- ‘So you're saying I should be suspicious of everything made in 'Murica?’
- ‘What about the 'Murica tour he takes them on, showcasing various points of interest in our nation's capital?’
- ‘It is sadly just the way it is in good ol 'Merica.’
- ‘We have to drop the once a year 'Murica nationalism.’
- ‘How much more dysfunctional and ineffective can 'Murica get?’
Early19th century: representing a regional or non-standard pronunciation of America.
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