Jokes aside. I have to say I prefer the term English, being an Englishman. Although much like many Englishman - I have Irish/Welsh and of course Scots in my blood - the latter of which gave me my surname - Sinclair. Which is actually Norman and not from the UK at all. I shall leave you to ponder over that...
What a wonderful website. I have to say I am little shocked one of its ilk actually exists. I have enjoyed my visit though and I shall endeavour to return.
Dear Gaz, I am happy that you like my website and pleased that you have taken the time to post a comment. I've heard many people ask whether a term for "lovers of the U.S." exists--i.e., a term comparable to "Anglophile." Sadly, there is not. Certainly, we can create a word....but even if we do, until or unless it gains common usage and gets included in dictionaries....well, it's just not *real,* is it? (Americans got the short end of the stick on that one!) At any rate, I'm glad you like my country--for I certainly like yours!
"Americanophile, n. and adj." - Word of the Day from the OED
Etymology: < American adj. + -o- connective + -phile comb. form, perhaps after Anglophile n., Francophile n., etc. Compare earlier Americanophobia n. A. n. A person who loves or admires the United States or its culture.
1894 N.-Y. Times 26 Feb. 3/2 He was transformed from a bibliophile into an Americanophile.
1939 Sunday Times-Signal(Zanesville, Ohio) 17 Sept. i. 4/6 The Association‥is composed of French Americanophiles and American Francophiles.
1972 C. Barnett Collapse Brit. Power v. 346 A sentimental Americanophile whose pro-American sentiments were shared by his colleagues.
2000 Publishers Weekly 4 Sept. 54/2 An Americanophile who has put America into more than one of his own novels.. adj. Characterized by love of or admiration for the United States or its culture.
1919 N.Y. Times 12 Oct. 6/1 The‥British view of our country and our people‥[is] undoubtedly Americanophile.
1942 Dunkirk (N.Y. )Evening Observer 12 Oct. 16/4 The president of Chile, whose sincere Americanophile disposition‥[is] the same as his government's.
1979 Rev. Politics 41 495 The existence of well-defined Americanophile groups is not often immediately evident.
2003 Maclean's (Electronic ed.) 21 Apr. 4 This is when Canada's national magazine should defend Canada and not be Americanophile sycophants.
Ok, that's not really my name. :-) But it makes me laugh every time i see it in a can. We have a special British aisle in our local grocery store. LOVE IT! I can't wait to visit england someday. I got hooked on all things British after watching The Tudors. Then i started reading books about the Tudor era, and the Wars of the Roses, the Plantagenets, etc etc. SO INTERESTING!