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’
- ‘If you love 'Merica you should buy everything on credit card!’
- ‘Yes, we are gluttons - it's 'Merica dammit!’
- ‘So you're saying I should be suspicious of everything made in 'Murica?’
- ‘Detroit is plagued by 'Murica ' thinking'.’
- ‘We have to drop the once a year 'Murica nationalism.’
- ‘Surely there are no fascist nut-job media in 'Merica, are there?’
- ‘How much more dysfunctional and ineffective can 'Murica get?’
- ‘It is sadly just the way it is in good ol 'Merica.’
- ‘What about the 'Murica tour he takes them on, showcasing various points of interest in our nation's capital?’
- ‘'Merica, you got yourselves a cool president there.’
Early19th century: representing a regional or non-standard pronunciation of America.
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