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Created by John Eipper on 01/07/16 7:26 AM

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Bennifer, Brangelina, Ice Cube (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 01/07/16 7:26 am)

On January 1, 2016, Luciano Dondero wrote: "Currently, we get a somewhat ludicrous sobriquet, namely 'African-American.' This is modeled along the lines of other, equally politically correct, terms, like 'Italian-American,' 'Irish-American' and the like."

See: Language and Political Correctness (Luciano Dondero, Italy, 01/01/16:


In US pop culture, specifically in the entertainment/Hollywood scene, someone came up with super couple name combination. Here are some examples:

Ben Affleck and Jennifer López became "Bennifer."

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie became "Brangelina."

I'm curious why this Hollywood trend didn't catch on with international marriages. Maybe we should try it and see:

1. What should we call the couple when one is from Iceland and the other is from Cuba?

2. What should we call the marriage between one from Holland and a Filipino?

3. What is the super couple name for a French and a Greek?

4. How about an American and an Indonesian?


1. Ice-Cube.

2. Hollapino (pronounced Jalepeño).

3. Freek? How about "Greench" used only during Christmas?

4. Amnesian?

I think terms like "Italian-American," "Irish-American" and the like are not just politically correct.  They're just plain correct.

By the way, yesterday (January 6th) was the 75th anniversary of FDR's Four Freedoms Speech.

"We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression-- everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want . . . everywhere in the world.

The fourth is freedom from fear . . . anywhere in the world."

In August 1941, FDR's Four Freedoms became the founding principles integrated into the historic Atlantic Charter declared by UK PM Winston Churchill and FDR.

Through Eleanor Roosevelt, these ideals evolved into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations Declaration in 1948.



JE comments: "Freedom from want" meant something far more modest in 1941 than it does now.  I went to the mall just yesterday. What do we Americans do? We want.

Re:  international marriages, I've pointed out several times on the Forum that many of us have partners from a different country.  Here at WAIS HQ we're Amerpols.  OK, that one isn't funny.  WAISer Randy Black, by the way, is a citizen of the Republic of Amnesia, although I may not be remembering this correctly.

How about a Cuban who marries a Liberian?  Cuba-Libre.

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