Just one more comment before I go ....
Not arguing, mind ... just wanting to set things straight, OK?
What the hell is this USians crap?
It's an anti-American slur that you see here and there on the Internet. Like calling the Chinese chinks or a Korean a gook.
Engineer, that is absolutely not
the case & I don't know how you formed that opinion (if you're serious, that is). You'll just have to take my word (or not) on that.
If anything, I always understood "USians" to be a light, almost affectionate term.
I can recall, quite a while ago, a US A2Ker handing me a bit of a serve for using that term & feeling quite bewildered.
I no longer use it because apparently some people do
feel offended by it, though I honestly can't understand why they would.
And I would never
use terms like "chinks" or "gooks". Ever.
But hey, "USians" is hardly in the same league, is it?
What's the difference between that & "Ozzians"?
I don't feel in the least
bit offended or put-down by being called that.