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. . . . . Nation

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by In Exile, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. In Exile

    In Exile Member

    Following up on the "Penultimate" thread, can we designate anything "..... Nation" to the dust bin? Apart from the fascist connotation, it is way overused and tired.

    Red Sox Nation, Patriots Nation, Kids Nation, Cardinals Nation, Cubs Nation, Trojan Nation, Idiot Nation, Aryan Nation, Cliche Nation, Lazy Nation, Lemming Nation, Illiterate Nation.

    All of it, please. Make it go away.
  2. Rosie

    Rosie Active Member


    100 percent.
  3. You forgot Uri Nation.

    I can't tell you how much I agree with you, In_Exile. It's trite and lazy. I've actually e-mailed a sportswriter acquaintance of mine who uses this all the time to tell him to stop. He hasn't.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I also agree, but I've never heard Cubs Nation.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    C'mon Doc, I hear it all the time. I also hear Packers Nation and it makes me want to puke.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Automatically sets off the Retard Meter.

  7. The "Who Dey Nation"...and the cutest thing of the month.
  8. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    She'll be dancing on a pole before the decade is out.
  9. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    "Red Sox Nation" was kinda cute before they won the WS, now that label is annoying and all the spinoffs are even worse.
  10. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I hate it and always edit it out of copy unless it's in a column or in a quote.
  11. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

  12. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member


    This thread sucks. Outlaw this, Exile!
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