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...
Did they not teach you that America is TWO continents? I've seen this a lot in older videos, before correcting us in your not native language, you learn how many continents their are in the world, and how many you live on. Thank you
Today 3:05am
Anonymous (US) says...
It's "There" you idiot. Are you some kind of hypocrite French speaker who doesn't understand that the Spanish had been here long before you frogs were?
Today 11:33am
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says..."The two continent idea is for a few countries...You try to speak for all people's in the world and you know that half of the world keeps the one continent stance." Please stop diverting the discussion. You have been fixated upon the use of "America" with reference to the USA; that is, has been, and will be the case regardless of whether there are one or two "American" continents. Can you provide any evidence that "half of the ... Read More
Yesterday 10:46pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
No, I don't miss the obvious, I see the obvious, and it is obvious that the name given to a continent is being used by a nation located in that continent. It is obvious that the English thought they owned the name of the continent they once stood upon and taught their minions- the colonists- to do the same. Monkey say monkey do....waaala then the name got stuck in the English language and so they had to make it right and began saying that the continent is not one but two because there is a ... Read More
Yesterday 10:01am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
The interesting part is that those who live in the area that the U.S. deems part of North America, have more say in where they live than a country that has always tried to manipulate them. Central Americans do not accept the two continents and do not belong to a North American continent because they have ALWAYS been Central America located in one continent "America". Being those countries the MIDDLE of the continent America and thus keeping their name that they are proud of ... Read More
Yesterday 10:07am
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
Thanks for clearing that up, Mrs. Obvious.
Yesterday 10:42am
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
Central Americans can and should think of themselves and their continent however they want. They can and should call themselves whatever they want. Unlike you, Misses the Obvious, the better-educated and less-biased commenters here are not telling people of other cultures and languages how to think and what to call themselves and their country.
Yesterday 10:51am
Black First (US) says...
The name America is from famous Black explorer Tupac Amaru, who came here centuries before the Spanish came. You have no rights to that name.
Black First
Yesterday 12:23pm
Anonymous says...
Amaru is not the same as America...sorry
Yesterday 9:44pm
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.
21st September 2017 9:14pm
Anonymous says...
It goes both ways, you are being brainwashed by your black leaders into violence so you are no better.
Yesterday 9:47pm
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.
21st September 2017 6:32pm
Anonymous (Djibouti) says...
Might often doesn't make right, but it sure as hell does make facts on the ground.
21st September 2017 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.
21st September 2017 9:20pm
Anonymous says...
this is the trash that is being brainwashed into your people, there is no black history before the African slaves came into the new world, the indians were not black, and the Amerindians were descendants from Asia not Africa.
Yesterday 9:51pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
A gift from the English??? that is the origin of the name? So, where did the English get the name?
Yesterday 9:52am
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!
21st September 2017 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.
21st September 2017 5:07pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
FBG (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 ... Read More
Yesterday 9:58am
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