Stop Calling Us Swedes!

Sweden != Swede!

"How sensible people can go around and equal the citizens of
a sovereign democracy with vegetables is unbelivable"

List all the supporters & suggestions!

There is a race of people in northernmost Scandinavia that have always called themselves Sami, at least when speaking their own languages. In many other languages, like Swedish and English, they have been called Lapps. Everyone who understands that two languages are not the same if they are different should have no problem with that - Lapp in Swedish is Sami in Sami is Lapp in English. Easy enough.

Now, there are some people who think that since Sami call themselves Sami, so should everyone else. They even claim that the word Lapp has an oppressive, discriminating value, and that people who use it perceive themselves as somehow superior. The same goes for Eskimos who should be called Inuits, American Indians who should be called American Natives, Negroes who should at least not be called that, and so on. Using the old words is a clear sign that you're a narrow-minded, old-fashioned racist, and since no sensible people want to be regarded as such, they adapt and alter their vocabularies accordingly.

There is, however, one race, which in English is named in a most discriminating manner. I am, of course, referring to the people of Sweden, who have for time untold been called Swedes!

How sensible people can go around and equal the citizens of a sovereign democracy with vegetables is unbelivable. I therefore demand all users of English everywhere to stop using this word for anything but Brassica napus. What you should call us instead is not yet settled, but you could start with calling us what we call us, that is Svenskar, pronounced swen-scar. Since hardly any speakers of English can pronounce even simple words properly it will sound hilarious of course, but it will do until we find a better word.

Show your support for our struggle! Sign the list! And if you think you have an idea of what we should be called, feel free to submit it as well! (Max. 500 characters, mind you.) Thanks.

Update: Got enough suggestions, thank you. Now make up your minds.

Put an end to this foolishness!