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Date Posted: 19:13:52 07/09/17 Sun
Author: simple
Subject: Oh, and they are the three countries recognized on the images used for the NAIDC. Not all countries found in NA are, so it would make sense to refer to those in referencing why there is not a North American NATIONAL, because there simply can't be one.
In reply to: sheesh, quibble much? 's message, "The use of ' xxx' means that it is out of context, and that there are more. But, yes, generally speaking, most people would identify with the 'three' main nations which occupy North America. The poster was acknowledging there are far more, including those in the Caribbean, etc." on 19:12:07 07/09/17 Sun


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  • Using quotes does not mean out of context. While the media often quotes people out of context, this person is not quoting anyone. (NT) -- Just saying., 07:45:14 07/10/17 Mon
  • The poster used sub-quote marks to indicate that the use of 'three' was not specifically exact. It's a method of typing on social media. There was not any direct quote, either. the use of quotation marks on social media (like "here" for instance) is to indicate bold or emphasis on a particular word or phrase. Basic writing conventions go out the (NT) -- window w/social media, 10:35:03 07/10/17 Mon

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