I like Frank Lloyd Wright's attempt to get around the issue of how to refer
to yourself when you come from the United States:
>From the Usonia.com site,
The name "Usonia" is a term coined by Frank Lloyd Wright and first used
around 1910 when on his first European trip. He spoke, calling the U.S.A.
"U-S-O-N-A" to avoid confusion with the new Union of South Africa. As Mr.
Wright himself put it, "We have no real name for ourselves." Over time, Mr.
Wright made "Usonian" as much his personal word as he did "organic," and
indeed, the two came to mean much the same for him. "Usonia" was his name
for the reformed Ameraican society the he tried for the last 25 years of his
life to bring about. "Organic" referred to the way in which this change was
going to occur. Ultimately, both spring from Mr. Wrights deep conviction
that a culture or and individual should proceed integrally from its core or
roots, "out of the ground and into the light."
Inez H. Templeton
Stirling Media Research Institute
University of Stirling
Stirling FK9 4LA
077 2944 9596
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