ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 5 23:17:20 UTC 2013

 Victor Steinbok
> The naming was deliberate. I've already inquired about that, but no one
> seems to be able to tell me why. On the other hand, "Amerika" has come
> acquire some rather negative connotations. Then, there's Kalifornia...

All these names indubitably trace back to acolytes of Franz Kafka and
his uncompleted novel about the United States.

>      VS-)
> On 3/5/2013 5:13 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>> Th CNN crawl mentions an "Afrikan Heritage House" at Oberlin College.
>> What's this "Afrikan" business? I can remember when radicals were using
>> "Amerika" and even "Amerikkka." But they were being critikal. So what gives?
>> JL
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