Monday, July 11, 2022


 Have you ever heard anyone pronounce America this way in a non-ironic way?  The Urban Dictionary:

The term "murica" is the way how many people with extremely thick, American accents, pronounce "America". The term is used to denote extreme, extreme nationalism and patriotism, but not necessarily facism. It is generally seen as a derogatory yet humorous way to describe most Americans: fat, lazy, gunwielding, war loving, horse riding, saloon fighting, beer drinking, sex wanting or etc.

according to knowyourmeme, murica originated from a post in 2003, but then re-appeared a year later from the red states who voted for George Bush's re-election.

I hear privileged whites use it as a way of distinguishing themselves from those ignorant deplorables, but I cannot ever recall one of them using it. This satirical or ironic use reminds me of this scene from Airplane:

It was funny, but would never be allowed today by the voices of cancellation.  The next time you hear your privileged American friends use it, ask if it would okay to speak in an exaggerated black, inner city accent or jive.  No?  Then if you do the equivalent it is just racism!

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