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Jun 29, 2009
*checks the date*

I swear, I've seen parts of this "America" debate copy and pasted from other strips. Is this a real debate, or just some PHB quality online scam that I don't get?
Jun 29, 2009
'America' is almost always used to refer to the United States, and the citizens of said states are refered to internationally and within their own borders as 'Americans'. I can understand why some Canadians or Brazillians, for example, may not want to be accidentally associated with the United States for a variety of reasons, but I think most people understand.

Evidently what Kobasa was correcting, however, was not widely understood, as the aforementioned Americans have a tendancy, demonstrated here, to not appreciate that some countries spell things properly. In this instance it is best that dknepp55 be corrected, otherwise a significant number of people would just think that Cloddy was an idiot, which, quite clearly, he is not.
Jun 29, 2009
Kobasa, "America" consists of 2 continents, South America and North America. The spelling "tire" is used in the Untied States and parts of Canada, not "America." If you are going to correct someone on linguistic terminology, make sure your linguistic terminology is correct. Thank you.
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Jun 29, 2009
PHB's directive is at least as incompetent as it is evil. All it might accomplish is to render the current reviews "stale." They'll soon be replaced by even more bad reviews, since the "new" product will have the same problems as the old one, but with one less feature.
Jun 29, 2009
I thought PHB was more incompetent than evil, and that his decisions came from doing what he naively thought was best for the company, as opposed to Catbert who is just plain evil. So, while I would expect him to give the advice to Dilbert that he does in frame two, I didn't think he would see it as evil and accept Dilbert's complement in frame three. Does no one else PHB as a bit out of character on this one?
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