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Now that we have an Indo-American Vice President this is going to have to be changed...

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Pommer, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Pommer

    Pommer Autodidact polymath

    United States
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  2. Hammster

    Hammster “Safeism” is the new religion. Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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  3. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

    United Kingdom
    I assume it's about the misnaming of the original inhabitants of the USA as Indians. Last time I checked they have nothing to do with India. Unlike the Vice president who is descended from a citizen from India.
  4. That Guy 11200

    That Guy 11200 Newbie

    Of course, 'India' isn't actually an Indian word either. It comes from the Sindhu River, which the Persians called Hindu, then the Greeks called the river Indos, based on the Persian, and the land beyond it they called India.

    We don't always call people what they call themselves. We sometimes even use a name that a completely different group use for themselves.

    For example, we call the people of the Netherlands, 'Dutch', which comes from 'Deutsch', which is the German for 'German'.

    I'm not making an argument here. I just find it all interesting.
  5. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

    United Kingdom
    Agreed. And in regard to the OP her ancestry would have not impact this law anyway. It is just an older law using outdated language.