It’s America, not ‘Merica, ‘Murica, or ‘Mairica
I live in the United States of America.
George W. Bush said “America” but his Texan accent made it sound like he said “‘Merica.” He was saying America, you are saying Merica to be ironic or to make fun of Bush. I don’t care if you make fun of Bush. But I’m pretty sure if I walked around mispronouncing your name to mock you, you wouldn’t like it.
So stop mispronouncing our country’s name. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t going the way you want, be respectful.
“A philosophy without heart and a faith without intellect are abstractions from the true life of knowledge and faith. The man whom philosophy leaves cold, and the man whom real faith does not illuminate, may be assured that the fault lies in them, not in knowledge and faith. The former is still an alien to philosophy, the latter an alien to faith.”
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel