Of course, as Mr. Big Food commented, that’s nothing compared to what’s coming. We had a brief downpour at 6:43. Right humid. Hum. I see a large portion of these United States are quite warm this morning.
You know, if I had nothing better to do, I could answer the question, “When did we switch from referring to this country in the plural– as in these United States, the sovereign entities– to the singular– the United States?” I certainly have the resources. When I search the tags, “history” and “American” in my card catalog, I get 802 hits. That would be a good place to start.
We should start doing that again. These United States.