[Koha] Fwd: RFP: 3rd NAKUG/KohaNA meeting

glaws glawson at rhcl.org
Fri Nov 20 11:42:43 NZDT 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America -> With respect, in turn,
the right hand column specifically says "Countries 23", with a link to
those 23:

The list of 45 includes territories.


On 11/19/2015 04:32 PM, Paul A wrote:
> At 03:40 PM 11/19/2015 -0600, glaws wrote:
>> Concession: there is sometimes, and possibly in this case, the tendency
>> to equate North America (23 countries per Wikipedia) with the United
>> States. That is more a careless, linguistic peccadillo, I suggest, than
>> a felony warranting a call-to-arms.
> Very respectfully, <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America> lists
> 45 countries (colourful table about 20% down the page)[1] including
> what "old-fashioned me" used to call "Central America" and "the
> Caribbean." North America is, at the very least, Canada, the USA, St
> Pierre et Miquelon and Greenland.
> The phrase "Koha North America User's Group would like to invite
> agencies and libraries located within the United States to host its
> third annual meeting" is *NOT* a "linguistic peccadillo", it is an
> explicitly discriminatory invitation.
> Paul
> [1] Including, btw, La Navasse which is seen by most historians as an
> anomalous US land-grab under the Guano Islands Act of 1856 which
> allows the US President to "consider as appertaining to the United
> States" any piece of real estate covered in ... guano.

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