Explanation of this Python language feature? [x for x in x for x in x] (to flatten a nested list)

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sun Mar 30 12:44:13 CEST 2014

On Sun, 30 Mar 2014 00:32:58 -0700, Larry Hudson wrote:

> Unfortunately, there is no good word for "USA-ian".  "United States
> Citizen" is too long and awkward and "United Statesian" is ridiculous. 
> The common usage of "American" for this is at best ambiguous, and
> definitely inaccurate (as well as chauvinistic, and rather insulting to
> other North and South Americans outside the US).

Among fans of the British writer Terry Pratchett, the usual term is 
Merkins. Including among Merkin fans.

Steven D'Aprano

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