Why say “homeland”?
Why not refer to the US as “the US”?
And why does this bother me so much? Is it the not-so-subtle fascistic undertones of “homeland”?
The “us against the world” mindset that it seems to engender?
What is it? Why do I mentally cringe when I hear this word?
Help me out here. I want to rant, but I’m not sure why this bothers me so much.