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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OFBG (US) says...
"Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Well at least I am popular look at how many read my post! Lol....hahahah 15 and 12! wow I must be getting to someone's mind!"
Okay, but how many readers agreed with your post?
Yesterday 10:48pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
Mrs. Anonymous wrote: “What we are discussing here is the WHY? Why is it that the name was taken from the continent and how? Who named the US? How did they discovered the name? How did it go from naming a continent to naming a country?” This is another falsehood. The site is usaisnotamerica.com, not thehistoryofwhytheusaisamerica.com. She has mostly been arguing (very incompetently) the false point that the US is not America. Many have countered her false arguments with the truth that the ... Read More
Yesterday 1:23pm
OFBG (US) says...
As I was advised by another contributor to this forum, don't waste your time either disputing Mrs. Anons' assertions or presenting evidence as to her
"bias, ignorance, and emotions."
To apply an old saying, "Don't try teaching a pig to dance. You won't succeed, and besides, it annoys the pig."
Yesterday 10:55pm
Anonymous says...
In Europe, there have been violent protests in Greece over the use of the name Macedonia by a neighboring country. Would it be a good idea to militarize the “USA is not America” movement? I think it’s the only way to get the Stations o change their ways. Second 9/11 anyone?
20th February 2018 7:01pm
OFBG (US) says...
Hans Acompañado (Argentina) says...
"I bet I can beat 99% of US citizens in a Geography contest."
No doubt, as you should have surmised from my comment. Those, however, are not the fewer than 1% of US citizens who participate in this forum.
9th February 2018 11:55pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous says...
"That would not be the same because we know that there is only one continent in Africa and so South Africa would only mean the South of Africa."
Yet it is the same, for as you note "...since the name was coined when the new nation was known to be in the continent of America, thus they adapted the name of the one continent thus Of America."
9th February 2018 11:49pm
Anonymous says...
Which is why this is an issue. The example of the South African country is not the same as the country that uses the name of the whole continent to call themselves. This is never heard of anywhere in the world unless you have another example of this same issue from other countries. The USA has taken the name of a continent and the South African name has not.
10th February 2018 11:57am
Anonymous says...
Substitute "Name" for "Country" after South African. Sorry.
10th February 2018 11:58am
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
And they will bring all kinds of examples to try to make their point across but they have not succeeded at that yet.
10th February 2018 12:14pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous says...
"The example of the South African country is not the same as the country that uses the name of the whole continent to call themselves...The USA has taken the name of a continent and the South African name has not."
So, taking the name of a whole continent is unacceptable, but taking the name of a portion of a continent is okay?
15th February 2018 11:18pm
Anonymous says...
There is no continent with the name "South Africa".
19th February 2018 1:29pm
Anonymous says...
If there is no issue with other countries in South Africa, it should be okay to use the name but, in the case of the USA, America belongs to more than just the USA and this is why there is an issue with that.
19th February 2018 1:31pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
The thing is that they can't agree with the truth since they are way too deep into their own little rhetoric that they are not ready to give up their ways even though we, the one continent named America, are telling them things they already know from having them studied at school or by having a decent understanding on the history of the new continent.
10th February 2018 12:11pm
Anonymous says...
DOOMED!!!!
10th February 2018 1:15pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
What do you do...push the unlike button when you go to different locations? If you are, you are just playing games and not being serious.
13th February 2018 12:21pm
OFBG (US) says...
Hey, Mrs Anonymous, back at ya!
15th February 2018 11:21pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Well at least I am popular look at how many read my post! Lol....hahahah 15 and 12! wow I must be getting to someone's mind!
21st February 2018 11:11pm
Anonymous says...
There is no continent with the name South Africa.
19th February 2018 1:28pm
OFBG (US) says...
Philipp (Germany) says...
US citizens are AS Americans as Canadians, Argentines, Brazilians, etc...
So why would you refer to "Canadians, Argentines, Brazilians, etc." as "true Americans?"
9th February 2018 11:44pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous says...
"Widely used but not rightly used, which is different."
Perhaps - at least in your mind - but irrelevant to my question.
9th February 2018 11:03pm
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