USA is not America

Indeed, U.S.A. is not America!

America is the name of a whole continent. United States of America means that the United States belongs to America and NOT that America belongs to the United States. So, next time you want to refer to The United States of America, you can do it as U.S. or the States or whatever you want but not as only America. Gotcha?


How should I use the term America then?

Here we will show you some wrong and correct uses of the term America:

  • This is how we do it in America.
  • This is how we do it in the States.
  • America is my country and I love it.
  • The United States is my country and I love it.
  • America lost the Vietnam war.
  • U.S.A. lost the Vietnam war.
  • Here in America we love Mc Donald's.
  • Here in the U.S. we love Mc Donald's.

Please, note that this page in not about demonyms (gentilics) but about the way to call a country.

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Hey Kids (India) says...
I have a new poem to teach you and it's about clocks, and I know you United States Americans think you invented that.
Hickory Dickory Dock
The Mouse Ran Up the Clock
The Clock struck 12
And Mouse ran down
Hickory Dickory Dock
Are you smart yet US American? You naughty boys don't wash your hands.
I don't wash my hands but it's because you dumb Americans blew up Bhopal and poisoned our water. Naughty stupid US people.
20th March 2017 7:30pm
Brian (US) says...
Bolívar, the great liberator, said the following things about the Hispanic America of his times. These are excerpts from one of his many writings. "La única cosa que se puede hacer en América es emigrar." "Este país [la América española en su conjunto] caerá infaliblemente en manos de la multitud desenfrenada, para después pasar a tiranuelos casi imperceptibles, de todos los colores y razas." "Si fuera posible que una parte del mundo volviera al caos primitivo, ... Read More
19th March 2017 10:11pm
Brian (US) says...
Bolívar uses 'América' to refer to Hispanic America. The name of the whole single continent (in the Latin American conception) names the part (Hispanic America). I have also seen this usage on TV and in print. This feature of language, called 'totum pro parte', is a form of metonymy in which the name of the whole is used to name a part of that whole. Another example is the use of 'Norteamérica' and 'norteamericanos' to specifically name the U.S.A. and its ... Read More
19th March 2017 10:16pm
Brian (US) says...
If Spanish speakers use the name of the whole of the Americas to name a part of it, why is it so terrible when Americans do EXACTLY the same thing? We use the name of the whole ('America', in its original meaning in English) to name a part (our nation, America). Is it not a double standard and the height of hypocrisy to condemn us for doing exactly what you do?
19th March 2017 10:19pm
Anonymous (Mexico) says...
When are you going back to Europe you dirty Nazi Jews? You don't belong on the Brown, Red, and Back continent.
18th March 2017 5:19pm
Suzan says...
Today one often hears of identity theft, but U.S. Americans took it to a whole new level.
15th March 2017 3:08am
Brian (US) says...
How weak is the identity of Latin Americans? You know you are from the Americas. Most native English speakers know you are from the Americas. That is why we regularly use words like South American, Latin America, North America, Central American, and the Americas to describe peoples and parts of these two great continents. I assume many of the speakers of other languages of the world know that you are from the Americas. The people who don't know you are from the Americas are definitely ... Read More
15th March 2017 11:57am
Anonymous says...
I know I'm an american of the ONE and only american continent. There is NO such thing as "the americas", as there is no the europes, the asias and the africas, quite the *****. By the way, it's actually the other way around, how weak is YOUR identity that you have to steal other peoples identity to have it as your own. How pathetic is that? And what's even more pathetic is that you have come to believe you're actually right while we are wrong. Ignorant and uneducated ... Read More
15th March 2017 2:19pm
Final Post by Anonymous US (US) says...
Really go out of your way in avoiding referring to the New World by its name, America. And just as adamant incorrectly refer to the United States by the name of the continent it is of, America. As always, in a childish futile effort to disenfranchise non-U.S.Americans you (as were taught) continue to substitute America with its subcontinental regions (north and south, the so called Americas). I predict you will continue pedaling this nonsense ad nauseam. Latin Americans comprise a total ... Read More
15th March 2017 2:35pm
Anonymous says...
Perception is Reality 90% of our global citizens associate "America" to the USA. I know, because when I travel abroad, I always offer the friends or acquaintances I'm with in that country, a plane ticket to "America". I then ask them what is one of the first things they want to see when they arrive, and it is ALWAYS a location or a site in the United States - NYC, San Francisco, Statue of Liberty, the Arch, Niagara Falls, Washington D.C., Grand Canyon, etc. ... Read More
14th March 2017 1:03pm
Anonymous says...
That's because unlike you, we all have our own unique nationality but we also share and recognize our common american identity and it has nothing to do with you and the fact that you've distorted the real meaning of being american.
14th March 2017 1:48pm
Anonymous (US) says...
You say you support a pan-American identity, but then state that the US has nothing to do with this. Does this mean you don't see the Navajo, the Hopi or the Apache as your extended family?
14th March 2017 2:59pm
Anonymous says...
@Anonymous (US) Actually those people are the ones with more right to claim the territory in which you live now, well, the remaining of them since you almost killed them all. Also, half of your country belongs to Mexico.
14th March 2017 5:55pm
Windsor (Canada) says...
I really hope you aren't including Canada on your shìtlist just because we are Anglo, because if you are...let's just say I'm an expert at destroying the "kind Canadian" stereotype...
15th March 2017 12:17am
Anonymous says...
Shut it up already, you yanks have nothing to so with America. Just go back to whatever country you came from, be it in Europe, Asia or Africa. You are all immgrants. This is not your land and you don't belong here! Viva la América hispana y portuguesa!!!
13th March 2017 7:44pm
OFBG (US) says...
While you have a point that most "yanks" are or are descended from immigrants, how do you see "hispana y portuguesa" as American natives? Not to mention that your use of the term "yanks" is seldom used by anyone other than Australians today. Or that, technically speaking, even today's "Native Americans" are descended from immigrants to the Americas. And as I have noted before, comments such as yours might carry some weight were they not posted as ... Read More
14th March 2017 2:01am
Anonymous says...
"The history of America, from the Incas to the present, must be taught in clear detail and to the letter, even if the archons of Greece are overlooked. Our Greece must take priority over the Greece which is not ours. We need it more. Nationalist statement must replace foreign statement. Let the world be grafted onto our republics, but the trunk must be our own. And let the vanquished pedant hold his tongue, for there are no lands in which a man may take greater pride than in our ... Read More
14th March 2017 1:30pm
Apollonia Jackson (US) says...
The only one who should be shutting up is you you stupid *****. The Africans are the true natives, as they traveled from Africa to the American continent centuries before you slit-eyed ***** ever made it across Alaska. How about you return the American continent to the native African Americans and go back to Asia you nasty dog-eater?
14th March 2017 2:18am
Anonymous says...
What kind of drugs are you on?
14th March 2017 1:31pm
Anonymous (US) says...
A new Captcha system? I like this. This site is starting to get better. Now if only we can get rid of some of the hateful trolls...
Just don't feed the trolls :)
10th March 2017 5:31pm
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