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What’s That Nation’s Name?


If you’re a sports apparel company, and if you wish to outfit a team of players representing  a country, you’d better spell the country name correctly.

For the Copa America, Adidas didn’t, spelling one South American nation Columbia instead of Colombia.

Besides it probably annoying about 48 million people (the country’s population) as well as famous expats such as Sofia Vergara, it’s funny in that Columbia is a feminization of the name “United States of America.” (Too bad Adidas isn’t American, for that would be really funny; it’s German.)

What’s next? Spelling a long, skinny South American nation Chilly? How about Hatey, in the Care-i-bean? Peroo?

Puh-leeze.

Until next time! Use the right words!

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June 14, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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