Beginners Guide to De-centering the USA in Your Writing:
• Prefer metric and SI units.
• Specify all units, including currency (“$5.00 USD” instead of just “$5.00”).
• Use “USA” as a descriptor instead of “American” when you actually mean “from the USA” and not “from North America or South America”.
• Don’t assume your experiences are universal.

@Sapphicgiraffic also my pet peeve, when people talk about where they're from, most people will say the country, but Americans will say the state

nothing wrong with it on its own, but the trends imply a "our geography is more prestigious" attitude, like if i said which voivodship i'm from, you probably don't even know what the fuck a voivodship is


@kiilas @Sapphicgiraffic yeah, i was talking to an american friend of mine about this one. it feels like if i said i'm from Sussex instead of the UK -_-

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