Captain America shouldn't be Captain EEUU?
i mean, he represents united states, not whole america, cause united states isn't really america, it's not even north america, i mean, don't sound so nice like Captain America, but fair is fair don't you think?, i know his origins, but anyways, the name it's offensive for anyone of another american country. I mean:
do you think in canada when you see this guy? or mexico, or nicaragua, or chile? i think that it's offensive and egocentric. EEUU ISN'T AMERICA
PD: SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH
PD PD: EEUU IT'S AN ABRIDGMENT FOR UNITED STATES, SORRY FOR THAT
I find no offense on Captain America
EEUU is united states in Spanish.
When people say America they mostly refer to the north when they refer to the other they refer to it as South America.
Besides, a single star, blue background and red and white stripes? he looks more like Captain Puerto Rico if you ask me..
But still is Captain America not Captain Boricua
Do I take offense in him wearing the PR flag and saying is the American one? No..
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Also it's been the common name of the USA to be America, that's why they call people from the USA Americans, this isn't new it wasn't until after the US Civil War that the term got popular, so blame the South if you really have an issue with it.
" @Band Lone: well maybe you feel like that but people like me find it offensive and egocentric "Get over it honestly, the term America referring to the United States has existed for centuries, it became the popular and common name for the US in the 1870's. Why is it all of a sudden offensive?
Maybe it offended you because you're south American
You maybe want a Captain Brazil, Venezuela, Chile or something like that :)
There's also a Captain Britain x)
Its a comic book character, fiction, why make it ruin your reality? Just avoid it if it bothers you
Besides Captain America was made to bug the Nazis not South Americans
Pick up your teeth Hitler XD
To be fair, I've always hated the term "american" when refering to the people of the united states. Although I don't know what else to call them in English
In spanish I always call them "estadounidenses" instead of "americanos" but the again it sounds better in spanish than in english (estados unidos is the spanish for united states)
maybe you don't know, but that has always been offensive for us (south america people), at least in my conutry, it's really offensive, you don't see that on TV cause you're in a bubble, just like everyone else. and times change you know?, my people think more in that sort of things, what i really wanted to do was to show my point, i wanted that at least some people could knew that there is people that found it offensive
PD: SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH
Captain America is so-called because of the country, not the continent...
If people do not understand that, then that is their fault... there is no ego involved and there is no good reason for anyone to be offended...
There is also the hypocrisy of saying that calling the USA "America" is offensive when the people who are apparently offended by this call the USA the "EEUU" - It's just childish semantics.
You have to remember that Captain America what created by English speaking people, and more specifically people from the United States. Therefore, his name is going to be based upon common usage of the English language in that area. In the United States, "America" is a commonly used name for the nation of the United States. When referring to the entire region of North and South America, the term is "the Americas."
So, if he was called Captain Americas, there there could be an issue with his name. Since this is not the case, it is appropriate that his name is Captain America. It is certainly not meant to be offensive in any way, that is just how the words are used in the United States parlance of the English language.
One of the biggest problems in the world today is that people are far to easily offended Yes I know bigotry is a problem but sometimes people become so obsessed with it that they see it in everything. Captain America was given his name for no other reason than the fact it sounded better than Captain USA no offence was intended so this shouldn't be an issue
the name could be made with the better intentions, but something that offense should be changed, if you know that something that has been done with good intentions offense, you should agree that should be changed
PD: SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH
read what i sayed to Mechanical_Ape, same goes for you, and maybe you think that the people it's is easily offended, but how would you feel when you know that in the country that steal your whole continent, the people win a minimal of at least 6,6 dollars per hour (the worst payed state in united states), and in your country the best minimal pay per hour it's 1,3 dollars per hour?, the minimal thing we can do it's get offended for things like this.
" @Band Lone: @TheCrowbar: maybe you don't know, but that has always been offensive for us (south america people), at least in my conutry, it's really offensive, you don't see that on TV cause you're in a bubble, just like everyone else. and times change you know?, my people think more in that sort of things, what i really wanted to do was to show my point, i wanted that at least some people could knew that there is people that found it offensive PD: SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH "When you Assume you make an Ass out of U and ME.
Sorry bro, I'm Iranian, with Canadian citizenships. I'm as far out of the bubble as one can get. And you've yet to explain why it's offensive to you, just that it is. I find the color green offensive.
Better informed about what? - "America" is a common name for the United States of America... and of all the common vernaculars for the country, it is the only single-worded synonym.
"read this, you need to be better informed"
" @Hunter114: and i know that you know that i mean that what offense people, it's not his popularity but the name, if you don't get that it's your fault "
I wasn't talking about popularity... in fact, never once did I use the word "popularity" - and it was blatantly obvious that I was referring to the name and use of the word "America" and how the word name refers to the common vernacular applied to the country and not the continent after which it was named.
What I am saying... to make it perfectly clear... is that if people are arguing over a name and saying that applying the name "America" is offensive, then there is an obvious hypocrisy when those people apply any other name than the United States of America.
Arguing over semantics is childish and pointless.
They wont change a comic book Icon that's been around for so long just because some people find it offensive
If they didn't cancel South Park, which is a show dedicated to insulting other people's religions, race and views, they wont change Captain America.
" They wont change a comic book Icon that's been around for so long just because some people find it offensive If they didn't cancel South Park, which is a show dedicated to insulting other people's religions, race and views, they wont change Captain America. "Actually they tried to change Cap. That's why US Agent was created and then got trashed because people hated the change. How about a happy compromise, Captain America keeps his name and he works for the benefit off all mankind?(Pssst he already does)
" @joshmightbe: dude search about el robo de la mina de pascualama in south america, and you'll see it, they ''buyed'' this site (bush), for a 5% of his real price, and my people hasn't seen a single cent of that money "Wouldn't that be an issue between the government that allowed the purchase and the people? The world is in a free market system now meaning all transactions are voluntary. Your people got screwed by your government, as for "they" who bought(buyed) it, they're not American, multinational corporations haven't been American( the USA) since the late 1970's.
The records show that there was a glitch in the Matrix and suddenly a circus clown was placed in office somehow xD
The problem was corrected a few years with the help of voters and Spider-man
" @Hunter114:I am not going to read something without knowing the context of your argument... I don't even think that you have an argument, you are just saying that you (and others) find Captain America offensive because of his name.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estados_Unidos again, read this "
My counter argument (which I have stated twice already) is that the name has nothing to do with the continent of North or South America and refers to the country of the United States of *America* and that finding offense in the name is completely childish and baseless
What you are saying has very little merit to it... and giving me a Wikipedia page with no context or argument to focus on will not change my opinion on this... because there is nothing that support your claim or opinion.
If they felt that the name was truly offensive, I'm sure they would change it. After all, that's the reason Joto is now known as Hot Spot, and Yellow Claw is typically called the Claw or Golden Claw. Whether or not you have an issue with the United States, that doesn't make the name inherently offensive.
the same that y sayed to crowbar what i mean it's that all the money it's going for the usa pockets, and if oyu think that they don't manipulate the money, you're really wrong,the usa people believes what the TV shows them, it's true that there are corrupt politicians in my conutry (like everywhere), but usa keep doing deals like these, and you're being manipulated too, tell me something, who you think that was guilty about all the whole thing of the 911?
Well of course I'm not going to understand... you haven't given any kind of argument, as to why you personally find it offensive... that means I want your opinion in your words... not a website that isn't has no passion or emotion to it and going to tell me anything that I want to know at all.
"then you're not going to understand"
If you have an opinion, but cannot express the reasonings behind that opinion, then you need to rethink whether that opinion is right or wrong... or you could have just copied and pasted from the site and at least pretended that it came from you... and sure that would have probably been ripped apart, but at least it would have been something.
" @d34dp00l: Wait so you're not willing to back up what you're saying with any real facts so you're just gonna leave it at accusing everyone of ignorance thats childish "Quote For Truth!
People from Canada are known as Canadians.
People from Mexico are called Mexicans.
People from Cuba are known as Cubans.
People from the United States are known as Americans not United Statesmen/women.
You say it's arrogant and/or egomaniacal, but It's what we've been called for out entire history.
I'm quite certain we didn't choose the name; it was given to us by our former European masters.
That said; I like the name and am proud to call myself American. I wouldn't choose to relinquish the name to assauge the feeling of modern-day anti-Americans or to placate those with feelings of inferiority or jealousy.
If you want to be an American; apply for a visa, move to the United States and become one.
Welcome, one and all, to the United States of America where our most nationally iconic and repesentative superhero is Captain America.
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