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https://www.duolingo.com/Hafu.glindia.59

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

My name is Madeline, and I want to wish all of you American Duolingoers in the U.S.A. and abroad a very happy Independence Day!

239 years ago on July 4th, 1776, America gained it's Independence from Great Britain. From 13 colonies then, to 50 proud states now, this day has been special every year for Americans. This day is a great way to spend time with family, have barbecues, and watch fireworks!

Now, something very special I'd like to say:

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY! IF IT WASN'T FOR THEIR HARD WORK, THIS DAY MIGHT NOT EXIST TODAY. I HOPE THEY ARE CELEBRATING THIS DAY, WHEREVER THEY MIGHT BE. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE!

I wish everyone a happy Fourth of July! Enjoy your day! :D

--Madeline Sinclair

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/thenick.
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I am proud to say... I have 2 parents who both served in the US Navy!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Sapphira-
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Great post!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703
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Hi, Madeline. Excuse me please, I didn't know your age. I really sorry that I have started such an angry discussion, and I didn't had to make a incident. But remember, I likely discuss with the other American Duolingoers. Your post is very good, and I say "Happy Independence day to you!"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Arthur, you are a true gentleman, you have my greatest respect for your kind and thoughtful post to Madeline. Have a great day, you deserve it. :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703
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Thanks :) But I think that everyone would have to behave so in such situation :) And you're a very watchful: before doing something you look in person's profile. It's good to check beforehand and then act. P.s. In Russia the day is ending now :) I wish good day to you))

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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:-))

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703
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But I still have another viewpoint to the name of your nation. But I don't argue with you or accuse you :D. Good luck :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90
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Happy 4 of July.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/solidgitarius
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...you Duolingoers in the U.S.A. and abroad a very happy Independence Day!

You mean American Duolingoers. A lot of Duolingo users are not Americans.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hafu.glindia.59

Oh, whoops. I will edit that.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ryanford06
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Doesn't "you Duolingoers in the U.S.A. " mean the same thing?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QQJoy

Yay!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ifphigenia
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Whether you like it or not Arthur and Spoderowl in English we use American to mean a citizen of the United States of America, everyone else we refer to as being Canadian, Mexican, Venezuelan, etc. ..... it is the correct word and your liking or disliking it will not alter that. All you have succeeded in doing is making a young girl's good natured and happy post a battleground for your personal likes and dislikes, which seems a little cruel to me.

As I said before, I'm British and if I can, genuinely, wish my American friends a Happy 4th of July, bearing in mind that they are celebrating not just their independence but effectively also our defeat. I don't understand why you should feel it is necessary to try to change the English language .

Edit. My thanks to you Arthur, for your thoughful response, I look forward to seeing you in the future. :-)

3 years ago