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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Anonymous (Canada) says...
Europe is a dirty filthy trash heap where the White Devil came from. They came to America (NOT USA) to steal the land of the natives and tried to exterminate them. The White Devil then created two European puppet states, the United States of ***** and "Canada" (a First Nations name that the Eurotrash stole from us). The Hispanic countries still seem to have their native cultures intact, but the English Eurotrash countries might as well and European because of how fake and unauthentic ... Read More
Today 5:40pm
Anonymous says...
Your tin hat fell off, hurry and put it back on before someone puts thoughts in your head. You are a prime example of why I believe in abortion. It's unfortunate your mother didn't.
Today 6:16pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
Why is there a Nazi kraut telling Americans (that's right, everyone who lives on the continent from Canada to Chile) how to call themselves? How about you mind your own business and stick to what's going on in your own continent? How are those refugees dealing with those nasty racist Nazis, Artie?
Today 3:32pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Oh the aggressor is back, welcome dear Canadian man/woman. Explain to me how my comments make me a nazi? I made it my business and can debate about whatever I like, I don't need anyone's permission for that. Why don't you make it yours to learn manners instead of insulting people, or is your self-esteem so low that you have to use slurs?
PS: Your comments make you a nazi, boss.
Today 4:10pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
The only ignorant one here is you, Eurotrash. Your people came to the American continent, stole the land from the Natives, and committed the worst genocide on Earth until the Nazis killed the Jews. Shut up, and go burn some more Jews, White Devil Eurotrash.
Today 4:17pm
Anonymous says...
Arti, and this is a person whom is on your side of the argument.
Today 4:28pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Aha it's not like they weren't your ancestors as well? How twisted is your logic, to even write so much *****? Since when do people have to be guilty and justify their whole life because 300+ years ago some Europeans came to America and killed the natives? Not the first time something like this happened in human history, deal with it, no country or nation is without blood on its hands. PS: Europeans came and killed natives, and your direct ancestors nearly exterminated them. Way to go, ... Read More
Today 4:25pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
And I really wished we exterminated them too. You White Devils don't deserve to live on the American continent. You poisoned our beautiful paradise. Go stay in Europe and I hope you never visit our American continent.
Today 5:07pm
Anonymous says...
Don't forget how we took Hawaii too. Why don't you tell us what you are so angry about? Is it really because of how people address US Citizens as Americans or because the USA didn't care enough to purchase your country along with the Louisiana purchase and left it with the French. I think this is really it, you don't feel special.
Today 5:28pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
As long as these three posters, anonymous, OFBG, and Morgan monopolize this forum/website there is not going to be any decent nor healthy discussion. What is wrong with bringing up the same opinion over and over when they do the same? what is wrong with discussing a thing many times? Nothing. Nothing is wrong with discussing one thing many times for there are many new ideas and new posters who can help in bringing a new even an old idea or fact into the debate but it is wrong to demean the ... Read More
Today 2:02am
Morgan (US) says...
Look at it this way: every time we post a message, it gives you and others a chance to respond, to bring up new arguments, furnish new information and present your positions under a new angle, all of which may serve to refine your own points of view and to better equip you for future debates. It also gives you the chance to work on the weaknesses and inadequacies in your previous arguments and to strengthen your discussion. I think you're simply confronted with the fact that the thesis of ... Read More
Today 2:34am
Arti (Germany) says...
@Mrs. Anonymous I partially agree with the inappropriate behavior of some people here, but that is life itself, just accept it, you can either complain about it or leave the forum, I did the first, just ignore the aggressive ones, it might actually help. A much bigger problem still remains, this site isn't being managed at all or rather poorly. Morgan can recall how many times I have asked the host to change "Holland" into "Netherlands" in the country selection, yet not ... Read More
Today 10:50am
Morgan (US) says...
Arti said:

"Morgan can recall how many times I have asked the host to change "Holland" into "Netherlands" in the country selection..."

I certainly remember this. There are plenty of other dumb things too, such as right now: 'How many legs does a dog has?'
Today 4:51pm
Anonymous says...
It is more of your mindless rambling that takes away from the debate. You cast dispersions again without thought. Do I need to sit here and educate you on SEO on why traffic is light here? Or maybe just maybe, there really aren't that many people who really care about this subject. As always you want to make more out of nothing. Maybe some self reflection is necessary. Then when you decide to post something make sure it's well thought out. You blame Morgan and OFBG of taking up the ... Read More
Today 2:35pm
Andrew says...
OFBG said: "Indeed, I recognize that anyone living in "the Americas" is an "American," but only when continental, rather than national, identity is discussed" I would say I largely agree with this. Forgetting the North/South divide (Which unless you were to totally dismiss the 'ideas' of what continents are has fair grounding) even if you were to say the continent is just one whole entity 'America' political/national identity is different to ... Read More
Yesterday 5:41am
Morgan (US) says...
@OFBG and Andrew

I fully agree with both of you. You've nicely summed up what I've largely said here over and over again. Context clears things up, so the same name 'America' can be used for both frames of reference. And no one says that Latin Americans cannot also be 'Americans' and no one says the US is, strictly speaking, named 'America'. Live and let live, people.
Yesterday 7:20am
Anonymous (Canada) says...
I'm in Canada and would choose to fukin starve to death before jumpin the border into the black hole that is the "mighty" u.s.a. what a ***** show of a country full of poor misguided fools. I can't believe I share a land mass with these people.
Yesterday 12:40am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
People here just waste time writing about the other posters rather than debating the issue and bringing ideas, opinions and facts about America as a name for a country or as a name for a continent. Other newcomers leave as soon as they read the comments that some posters like to write about others maybe because no one likes to be insulted and demeaned so they leave. If you cared to have more people stay and debate, stop the bickering and focus on the theme at hand.
18th February 2017 1:29am
Anonymous says...
Please don't come here and try to be a moderator. Your are not mentally equipped to boil water let alone try and reason with someone. It's time for you to leave as well since you are another non objective person. You never rationalize your thoughts but just spew out what comes to mind no matter our incoherent it is. It is you who wastes people's time. Be gone!!!
18th February 2017 12:47pm
OFBG (US) says...
People here write about some of the other posters because they don't bring new ideas to the discussion, they just keep regurgitating the same bankrupt notions again and again.
No one would be insulted or demeaned by sane and serious contributors if they posted facts rather than opinions.
Furthermore, all too many contributors to this forum, much like the current US President, view any refutation of their position as an insult.
18th February 2017 10:27pm
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