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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Morgan (US) says...
On 15th January 2017 12:07pm Eli (US) said: “Most Unitedstatesians that say/believe the US is America, ... a relic of a bygone era ... wanted to create an empire and ...lands/possessions of the then declining European empires. ...make the concept of an empire palatable to the US population ...turned south America (the southern part of the American continent) into South America, Unitedstatesians wouldn't think 'Americans' ...If people knew that IMO they wouldn't use it in ... Read More
Yesterday 8:30pm
Morgan (US) says...
On 15th January 2017 8:09 pm Arti (Germany) said: “@Anonymous (UK): Where did I write it has nothing to do with science? I wrote that science has refuted it, linguistics belong to science, therefore it has something to do with science. ‘Scientifically speaking’ does not mean that it has nothing to do with science.” Arti, I don’t think that Anonymous (UK) was saying that you said that this matter had nothing to do with science. I think that she had understood that you were saying that ... Read More
Yesterday 8:18pm
Anonymous (UK) says...
I realize that you are just cheesed off over the fact that the chart presented (which you wish to discredit) confirms that your country is in fact not named America.

Bid you well.
Yesterday 9:10pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (UK) said: “There is no like wise here. Brazil is to the Federative Republic of Brazil what the United States is to the United States of America. America is not the short-form name of any Republic.” There certainly is a ‘likewise’. In popular parlance, the linguistically standard thing to assume when one hears ‘United States of America’ is that ‘America’ is the name of the country. That’s what most people will do, regardless of history, or if they have a different ... Read More
Yesterday 7:57pm
Anonymous (UK) says...
@Morgan/Anonymous Your aim is to discredit the chart because it confirms that there is no country named America. I'll state it once more. You haven't found any discrepancy. None whatsoever. All names as listed are the real names of the countries. GENC coding convention used is also correct. This debate is not about coding standards. Be it FIPS or GENC, or any other. Again, officially neither Ireland nor Hungry have a distinct long names. So the short serves as both. The United States ... Read More
Yesterday 9:00pm
Anonymous says...
I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for us.
17th January 2017 10:08pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Ohh Mrs A. Your comments always bring a bit of laughter to my day. You are so entrenched with your Latin heritage that you actually believe that only what you have been taught by your Latin nation is resolute and everyone else (especially the USA) is indoctrination. Ha ha ha ha ha..... your senseless mind has shown on several fronts. It's like your stuck in some psych ward and are allowed some free time every now and then. I mean who else makes a post and then responds to the post written ... Read More
17th January 2017 3:04pm
Eli (US) says...
Why attack the person? If you disagree with her statement debunk it, there is no need to attack the person.

Recently there was a post here that was all emotion, no content. It elicit a lot of replies, precisely because it was all emotion. However, posts of the sort only serve to lower the quality of the discourse, and because of that IMO it is up to us to not respond to such posts. Ignoring such posts helps keep this forum at an intellectually satisfying level.
17th January 2017 6:08pm
Anonymous says...
Intellectually, I guess that leaves you out Eli. Nice knowing ya!
17th January 2017 11:26pm
Anonymous (UK) says...
You are only kidding yourself.
17th January 2017 10:28pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
I think the one that needs attention is yourself. There is no post of yours where you have contributed to a positive rebuttal to our posts only attacking the person who is posting. This shows that the one in need of medical help is you. You have been here for so long and have been attacking me insulting me and had not changed for the better only to continue insulting and damaging your own reputation by showing everyone who you are by the way you write and express yourself. I will pray for you.
Yesterday 6:33pm
Morgan (US) says...
On 15th January 2017 at 5:54pm Anonymous (UK) said: “@Morgan or Anonymous, which ever you prefer.” I prefer Morgan. I sometimes forget to type in my name. Sorry. It would be nice if you’d give us a screen name too. “In simple terms, America in United States of America is no more a reference to a country than is Great Britain and Northern Ireland in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.” If this were the case then we’d see ‘UK’ and ‘UKGB’ and not simply ... Read More
17th January 2017 2:07pm
Eli (US) says...
I'm having trouble understanding your position here. You agree that 'America' is not part of the name, yet you seem to be OK with calling the US America, something you just agreed it is not. Why?

And following that line of thought would you support calling Germany, Europe? Or, China, Asia? Why, or why not?
17th January 2017 2:52pm
Anonymous says...
Eli you remind me of a defense lawyer (cheap one) trying to pigeon hole someone to answer a specific question in order to push your narrative with having them elaborate. Why cant we call China oh I don't know. china! And Germany Germany ..... there are some people who have pride in their country and want to be called as such.
17th January 2017 3:09pm
Eli (US) says...
alol That is what is called the Socratic method the important aspect is that "it is employed to bring out definitions implicit in the interlocutors' beliefs, or to help them further their understanding.... ...The Socratic method is a method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those that lead to contradictions.... ... Aristotle attributed to Socrates the discovery of the ... Read More
17th January 2017 5:59pm
Anonymous says...
Again Eli. But why? Let's be honest here. You the self proclaimed master mind with several companies and all knowing. Why use this method other than to show your fascist nature. You and Mrs A with your "there can only be 1 true answer". When will you accept that this is a culture thing somewhat like religion. If you really want to move the discussion I suggest you employ the Socratic Circle instead. But you new that and don't prefer it because you want to be a "winner ... Read More
17th January 2017 11:38pm
Morgan (US) says...
Eli (US) said:

"You agree that 'America' is not part of the name, yet you seem to be OK with calling the US America, something you just agreed it is not. Why?"

Valid question. I'll answer in a day or two. Right now I haven't got the time. I think I still owe Mrs. Anonymous an answer from a few weeks ago. Cheers.
Yesterday 3:01am
Eli (US) says...
@ Anonymous (2nd post on this thread)
I'll ignore the nonsensical ramblings.
"When will you accept that this is a culture thing" Doing so would mean that those that don't have the same culture must accept cultural abuse as normal. Why do you think people speak up about this? Because they/we find it offensive.
Yesterday 12:28pm
Anonymous (UK) says...
@Morgan, Anonymous, who ever "If this were the case then we’d see ‘UK’ and ‘UKGB’ and not simply ‘GB’ and ‘GBR’ in the GEN columns." Not an error, it's the correct GENC code. The coding standard used on the chart correct and irrelevant. Try again. "There are probably other discrepancies in the chart too that undermine its usefulness in this debate. " You have yet to find one error in your effort to discredit the chart because it confirms that there is ... Read More
Yesterday 4:44am
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (UK) said: “@Morgan, Anonymous, who ever” Why do you say “who ever” and not the correct “whomever”. English isn’t your native language, is it? You aren’t really “UK” are you? "If this were the case then we’d see ‘UK’ and ‘UKGB’ and not simply ‘GB’ and ‘GBR’ in the GEN columns. Not an error, it's the correct GENC code. The coding standard used on the chart correct and irrelevant. Try again.” You say “…used on the chart correct and ... Read More
Yesterday 7:21pm
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