Christian Velásquez Pañganiban (tisoi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Christian Velásquez Pañganiban

US American

I'm not sure if you all have seen this video of the 3rd runner-up in the Miss Teen USA competition, Lauren Upton of South Carolina. But basically, she screws up big time on a question.

The reason I'm writing isn't because of that, but because 13 seconds into the clip she says "US American." Don't Germans say "US Amerikaner?" Most likely she blurted out it due to her state of mind at the time, but a part of me can't help but wonder if this is a trend starting in, uh, the Palmetto State. hah.

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