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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Anonymous says...
No, America is a nickname for the United States of America. The AMERICAS are the landmass that includes North, South, and Central America. No one says "America" and means the entire landmass, the mean the United States of America.
Yesterday 4:07pm
Anonymous (US) says...
What would have happened if it was the other way around? What if there was a North and South Columbia, the USA still has its name, and Colombia as a country existed. Would people still be upset at Colombia taking the name of the continent?
Yesterday 2:27am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
There would be conflict if for example the continent was named "Colombia" and a country Colombia existed at the same time too. However to answer to your question, I would think that having two different continents with names such as South Columbia and North Columbia, and then a Country named Colombia seems conflicting however the very changes of names in dividing the continent makes the name of a country less conflictive but still somehow debatable. The case here is not real though, ... Read More
Yesterday 12:32pm
Anonymous says...
I believe you mean stupidity not civility... it is also clear you don't want a discussion but only for people to take what you say as "true" and they have to change...
Yesterday 4:17pm
Anonymous says...
Yes Mrs A. Again you were challenged about your bigotted behavior and you post as if you're taking the high road. Play the victim again and go away. As you have been doing for the past year, we all know you will be back posting the same nonsense soon.
Yesterday 1:30am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
I am done with talking with you anonymous and Windsor. Hope that normal people without traumas could come and have a healthy debate without having to recur to insults such as the ones these two posters are constantly doing. Seriously, you both need to get some help for you both seem to have psychological problems which you have exhibited here. I would only debate with normal healthy people in this website.
25th August 2016 11:46pm
Windsor (Canada) says...
You're a typical Yank. You people always start trouble, yet you never have the guts to come and finish it. Don't you ever wonder why events like 9/11 and Orlando happen in your country. I'm also done talking with you too. Americans never seem to have the intelligence to talk about anything other then themselves.
Yesterday 12:00am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
"Mrs. A you have proven time and time again you are a hater of the USA" So according to you how can you prove that I am a hater of the USA? For stating the obvious is not a proof. Talking about how history is so complex and how a name "AMerica' is still a controversy is not hate. To point out what has happened in history is not hate. YOu don't like to hear it because your love blinds you. One can't love seriously if one is blind and can't see the beloved for the ... Read More
25th August 2016 10:28pm
Anonymous says...
Who are you to decide if the name America and American is in conflict? Your arrogance is offensive! You don't know what it means to be an American as it is clear by your posts the blind one is YOU. You are so ingrained in the teachings of the country you came from and believe that country to be right. AMERICA may have its faults but the name is not one of them. One fault is that we allow people like you to come here, prosper and then protect your freedom to hate and spread lies you believe ... Read More
25th August 2016 10:51pm
Windsor (Canada) says...
Please, stop talking. You already lost what little credibility you had when you announced that you were a US citizen. That simple fact answers ever single question I had in my mind: Why is this girl so stupid? The American (yes, I'm calling your failed state America, deal with it)broken school system must have failed you towards the point of retardation, and you are beyond repair. If you made the right decision, and moved to Canada, you probably wouldn't have ended up so mentally ... Read More
25th August 2016 11:14pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
"The name America was first used in a Map by cartographer Martin Waldseemuller and Matthias Ringmann along with a piece of work where they state the reason why the name should be "America" on the new continent. Many people think that it was Martin Waldseemuller who coined the name, but according to a book I read it was actually Matthias Ringmann the one behind the name given to the continent of America. Matthias was the writer of the Cosmographiae Introductio." Cannot ... Read More
25th August 2016 4:41pm
Anonymous says...
We're not denying history just your perceived pathetic latin American driven narrative version of it.
25th August 2016 7:01pm
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous says..."even the powerful fall. In history this is what has happened to the mighty ones who think so much of themselves. Actually the higher they are, the faster and harder the fall will be." And you say you don't have a Latin American agenda! What is your plan since you have already immigrated here and became a US citizen. To now change the USA so it mirrors your native country Ecuador? The USA WILL fall if we continue to let people like you in. You come here work ... Read More
25th August 2016 3:38pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
This phrase is a well known fact popular so where is your assertion that this is a Latin American agenda? Do please read the interchange of posts before you rush to criticism. So what was your ancestors plan to come to the U.S.? Do you even know? Then don't speculate on my reasons. If you have not checked these immigrants in the last years have been hard workers the backbone of the United States. Its funny how you are playing with calling me from Ecuador when you know pretty well that I am ... Read More
25th August 2016 4:23pm
Anonymous says...
Actually, your Eurotrash logic is wrong, idiot. The natives had their land wrongfully stolen from them. Take your illegal immigrant a$$ back to Spain where you belong, white devil. And that goes for the crooked Limeys in the US and those fake frogs in Canada.
25th August 2016 5:00pm
Anonymous says...
Here's my story mrs. A my grandfather came to the USA from Spain in the 19 hundreds fought in World War 2. Raised a family where my father fought in Vietnam. I then also served in the military. Since the day my grandfather set foot in the great USA he instilled in all of us the values of this nation and what it meant to be an American. We assimilated and prospeed. We accepted the United we stand as one and answered the call when help was needed. Now people like you instead of assimilating ... Read More
25th August 2016 6:55pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Call us what you want in Spanish, but y'all have no right to dictate the English Language
25th August 2016 12:25pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
And who does? who has the right to dictate anything in the English language? You? or those who can speak it perhaps?
25th August 2016 12:46pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Everyone who speaks it, and the vast majority of speakers mean the United States of America when they say America and American
25th August 2016 12:58pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
I speak English and I am a U.S. Citizen and have you not heard of the Freedom of speech? Are you not from the U.S.? How come you act like if you are in a fascist country where only one idea rules. U.S. Citizens have the right to oppose this type of ideas and thanks to that the country has been the example in the world but people like you make it less of an example by trying to instill your fascists ways as if its the rule of law. Like I have said before, one can love the country and yet not ... Read More
25th August 2016 4:08pm
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