Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 08:45:04 -0600

From: Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU

Subject: Re: "Ami"

In message Thu, 5 Sep 1996 00:08:54 -0400,

Jason Wilke wilke[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]NJ2.N-JCENTER.COM writes:

BTW, where do you get "Ami" for "American"? That's a new one on me.

& how do you pronounce it?

I have been living in Germany. That's a colloquial term for Ami's in


It's not derrogatory.

It is considered by many to be derogatory.


Luanne von Schneidemesser

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