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?

America

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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Black First (US) says...
America WAS named after Tupac Amaru, you are only saying this "myth" bullcrap because you have been brainwashed by the White Supremecy media. You are trying to erase Black History from our continent because you are afraid that the days of White Supremecy are ending. Deal with it, we want you racists to be afraid of what we will do to you in the upcoming years. Blacks and ONLY Blacks First.
Yesterday 9:14pm
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
America is our country. We are Americans. These words are ours. They were originally a gift to us from the English. Now most of the world honors us with these names. Thank you all. We cherish these gifts so very much. 'America' and 'American' are beautiful words. We will keep them well.
Yesterday 6:32pm
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
Might often doesn't make right, but it sure as hell does make facts on the ground.
Yesterday 8:49pm
Black First (US) says...
America comes from Tupac Amaru, an African sailor who discovered the continent and helped bring civilization to this land by inviting other Africans over here many centuries before Columbus came and ruined everything. If you are white, Hispanic, or "Native" (really just Asian land theieves) then America DOES NOT belong to you.
Yesterday 9:20pm
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
AMERICA IS ONE CONTINENT NOT TWO: Many people in the world see it this way, many others don't. As far as most English usage is concerned, and especially the usage of its native speakers, the Americas are two continents. Is this correct? Yes. Is it also correct when people see the Americas as one continent? Yes. There is not one right answer because the conception of the continents varies depending on the evolution of the language, culture, history, and science of the world's different ... Read More
20th September 2017 6:05pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
I am aware of the changes in the name by the English speaking people. I am aware that this is spreading rapidly throughout the world! But, if we start with the original story and the origins of the name and how it was that it became a coloquial name for the U.S., then you will find out who really were the arrogant!
Yesterday 2:50pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous says..."I am aware of the changes in the name by the English speaking people. I am aware that this is spreading rapidly throughout the world!"
"Spreading rapidly?" Apparently you do live in some former century where your use of the term "America" was common. The acceptance of two "American" continents and the predominant recognition of the USA as "America" have been around for a very long time.
Yesterday 5:07pm
OFBG (US) says...
Sorry if I am being highly arrogant, but as I have explained before, there are two continents in "the Americas" as well as several islands. Blame it on the fact that I am a geologist if you wish, but that's just how it is, unless you wish to submit your own definition of "continent."
Yesterday 5:02pm
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
AMERICA IS THE NAME OF A CONTINENT: True, but since Misses the Obvious wrote this sentence in English, 'America' is also, and most commonly, the colloquial name of a country. One definition of 'America' in English is that it is the entire landmass. However, this is not the most common definition. Misses the Obvious's definitions are fine for her, but it is the height of arrogance to imagine they must be used by all peoples and all languages.
20th September 2017 6:03pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
The arrogance is those who like you pretend that there is no one original name and that the country kind of like stole the name! Your arrogance now is to try to diminish the past/grabbing of the name/ and call it a difference in language, when the ENGLISH, speaking your language ei"ENGLISH" called a continent by the name of "America". The Arrogance is the the one who pretends that this was okay to do and try to diminish it by inserting ideas in order to prove your stance on ... Read More
Yesterday 2:48pm
OFBG (US) says...
And again you offer a nearly-incoherent rant about "...those who like you pretend that there is no one original name and that the country kind of like stole the name!" The "original" name is irrelevant; many countries today have names different from their "original" names. Times change, names change, our view of the world changes. Even if we don't agree with the changes, those are the cards we are dealt. To quote Gunny Highway (Heartbreak Ridge, 1986): ... Read More
Yesterday 5:20pm
Black First (US) says...
The only reason why you ignorant idiots think that Tupac Amaru is a myth is because you racist white devils don't want to admit that a BLACK MAN did something important long before the white man did anything of note. We were discovering new lands, creating new inventions, and building empires long before you white people stole our achievements and nearly killed us off. Tupac Amaru is not taught in schools because of systematic racism, and it is a shame that Columbus and Vespucci get all the ... Read More
20th September 2017 11:25am
OFBG (US) says...
As I have stated before, Tupac Amaru is not a "myth," but he is not the source of the name "America."
No racism, just history and facts. Do some research, get informed.
Yesterday 5:29pm
Anonymous says...
To help my friend OFBG since he seems to be a bit confused with my login name of Mrs. Anonymous and for others who also get confused with this name and I guess they might be confusing it with the simple "Anonymous" Im going to try to find a suitable name to use in this website for those who need a little help in this matter. until then.
19th September 2017 11:35pm
Anonymous says...
As you can see I am not posting as Mrs. Anonymous because I am in transition of getting another name.
19th September 2017 11:36pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
I'd name you Dumb American as that is what you are. Stop trying to get us Canadians to use a name that you Americans (those from the US for those to stupid to read a book) simply because you are butt hurt that your home country is more of a failure than even the US. I dare you to come up to me and call me an American in real life. See what happens.
20th September 2017 11:28am
OFBG (US) says...
"To help my friend OFBG since he seems to be a bit confused with my login name of Mrs. Anonymous and for others who also get confused with this name and I guess they might be confusing it with the simple "Anonymous" Im going to try to find a suitable name to use in this website for those who need a little help in this matter." Thank you, but flattery will get you nowhere. I'm not confused; you have complained that your comments have not always been correctly attributed. ... Read More
Yesterday 5:35pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs.Anonymous says... "Sure, this was just to prove a point, and i did it. there are 3 dislikes so far. People just hit dislike for no reason or maybe just because it is me posting even though I could be posting something so true as "the sky is blue" but heck, they can't seem to agree not even with that. lol" No, I do not dispute the fact that "the sky is blue," nor did I dislike was posted by "you" - if "you" is actually "you." ... Read More
19th September 2017 9:25pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
OFBG said: The only point(s) you "proved" were that (1) you need a real screen name, and (2) you are an idiot" ...Idiot are the ones who can't keep up with my "Mrs. Anonymous" name because for some reason they can't see whether I am me or I am me but as you can read the whole website since it begun, the only time there has been another "Mrs. Anonymous" was when a troll tried to pretend he/she was me. However, one who notices my way of writing and my ... Read More
19th September 2017 11:12pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
OFBG said: "I suppose I might agree with you if I knew which "Mrs. Anonymous" you are. GET A SPECIFIC SCREEN NAME."........How can you know not who am I? You have been reading my post for a long time and you don't see my harsh English and some of my English grammar? You said I am an idiot, but it seems that you can't tell who I am by the way I write after so many posts? Please get back to the issue of the continent and country using the same name where the continent ... Read More
19th September 2017 11:18pm
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