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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30th Oct, 7:40 AM
El Mundial for us is the el mundial de futbol: soccer

30th Oct, 7:00 AM
Just go to bed 2:49 you r sleepy

30th Oct, 6:59 AM
Hahaha oh my God you reach. New stupidity level pink guy

30th Oct, 6:04 AM
that's belief

30th Oct, 6:03 AM
30th Oct, 2:49 AM: I am of the believe that every region of the continent of America has its particular charm

30th Oct, 2:49 AM
North America is best America

30th Oct, 2:48 AM
North America > South America

29th Oct, 11:25 PM
The person on the font was a USA man, and he always wrote USA and called people from USA USAians. And he's from USA O.o, that's not so common.

29th Oct, 11:04 PM
It also was sponsored by the New York World newspaper.

29th Oct, 11:02 PM
I'm sorry. I just reas from a reliable font that it was called World Series because it was the "Absolute Series" because both NY league (Actual "American" League) and central (current National) played separated from each other and each one had their champion. Then they organized a final match between the winners of both leagues to define what was the best, the Absolute, and the word world was widely used for total... so it was the World Champion, refering to it as the Absolute Champion. So it is not a mistake calling it World Series, if it is refering to the absolute champion between that leagues. The real mistake is the Worldwide meaning. And another mistake is calling it "Serie Mundial" In Spanish, that would be Worldwide Series. So the mistake is ours for translating it wrong. So it is not the Champion of the Planet, is the absolute champion of the USA.

29th Oct, 10:48 PM
And the San Francisco Giants won the National Series, not the World Series, xD. That's so funny.

29th Oct, 10:27 PM
Both messages are directed to the person who commented on pink right below me, at 10:17 of 29th Oct. Halloween is near, and no, it is not a USA original holiday xD. I mention this because I have known some USA people that actually think that's true.

29th Oct, 10:26 PM
Although it would be great if all of them learned that some day, I think it is possible but it is a little far from now that time.

29th Oct, 10:25 PM
I agree. But we have to accept that many people from the US maybe won't learn that and we don't have to get angry about that. Just learn the history, let them know they are wrong and learn some history about them in the way fo interchanging knowledge, as well as they learn about us. I think this tool must be to join more the cultures than to separate

29th Oct, 10:17 PM
29th Oct, 8:47 PM I agree, the only one thing offensive is when you support what really America means, what's its origin and identity of "America" as the name given for a Continent, then many ignorant people from The U.S. says that you are ignorant. Really, the ignorant are them because of a misconception and adapted misuse of the name for a convenience. This is not an issue of if you speak English, Spanish, Italian or french. This is a matter of History, Cartography and the time line of the events related with the authenticity of the name America for the new world as a new continent. This is not a matter of fashion or makeup. It is History. All the manipulation, or diffusion, and stupid splitting of America, even ignoring the domain name for their names having the name " America" as the root!, (North America (The Northern of AMERICA, and North America (The Southern of AMERICA) , all of this just to try to own the name for them. These gringos guys can't think, just repeat and "whatever", how they usually say. Technically, Historically, and by a common sense of belonging America = North America + South America. Everything else is just a vernacular misuse adopted for this people, and its cultural misconception. THEY WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS FOREVER.

29th Oct, 8:47 PM
I think 8:41 it's right. Look I know people from the US that's not very intelligent and it is a general idea about that... but everyone can learn, I mean, Latin countries we have to accept we are not that bright too... the whole continent is way behind from Europe and East Asia, and that includes the USA and the majority of Latin countries too, Canada is the top. And I say again, everyone in this world can learn. In fact, if we get to interchange information we can do better. I'll tell you that I talked about this with a USA citizen and he understood my point, so it is quiet possible. Don't underestimate people and generalize. I agree that US people may think that they invented a bunch of stuff such as tv's, cars, computers and they actually didn't and they are too proud of their country, but not all of US people is like that.

29th Oct, 8:45 PM
I think 8:41 it's right. Look I know people from the US that's not very intelligent and it is a general idea about that... but everyone can learn, I mean, Latin countries we have to accept we are not that bright too... the whole continent is way behind from Europe and East Asia, and that includes the USA and the majority of Latin countries too, Canada is the top. And I say again, everyone in this world can learn. In fact, if we get to interchange information we can do better. I'll tell you that I talked about this with a USA citizen and he understood my point, so it is quiet possible. Don't underestimate people and generalize. I agree that US people may think that they invented a bunch of stuff such as tv's, cars, computers and they actually didn't and they are too proud of their country, but not all of US people is like that.

29th Oct, 8:41 PM
If you know you are right you don;t have to fight.

29th Oct, 8:41 PM
C'mon ppl from the US barely knows English how can we ask them to know bout history?????? Dear guys plz don't waist your time trying to teach gringos about history cuz their brains can explode go better teach a donkey how to read cuz it is easier .

29th Oct, 8:40 PM
I think that the fact they call their country America is not something to get mad, I mean if someone is wrong it is sad but you don't get mad about that. The mistake is that a person from the rest of the continent call USA América or a US citizen Americano, that is a huuuge mistake cause we know more about that kind of history, in USA they teach things just they teach and they are not opened up to the world as us, so it is normal that people from the US think like that. I think we should use this to tell them about some international history, and if they already know, to reinforce and they can teach us something too; I have learned several things from here in a time when people didn't commented insults. I think it should stay that way

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