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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Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
As I had expected, people will not answer a rightful question with a decent answer, but they will begin attacking me. This has been going on throughout this site for a long time. When they don't have an answer they begin attacking the person. It is sad, but readers can see what they are doing.
Yesterday 2:55pm
Anonymous says...
Readers can also see your bias and astounding stupidity either by your debating prowess or just simply being a moron. One of those can be excused.
Yesterday 6:55pm
Anonymous (US) says...
The word "America" is a latin word so it's at least strange North Americans call North America "America" and central and south America "Latin America".
South America was discovered and named as America first. Just later they decided that this latin name could be used to North America as well.
Yesterday 1:00pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Sure, and the other side of Latin America is called "Anglo America". These people, you can put an elephant in front of them and they won't see it.
Yesterday 2:48pm
Anonymous says...
Close to 400 pages and it seems it’s the same people going back and forth. Isn’t it about time to agree to disagree and move on? Wait long enough and you will see Mrs A still talking and debating with herself. There are some pages where she takes the whole page answering her own questions. Reminds me of Cybil.
16th November 2017 8:30pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Why are you still here then? You! who are better than us, why do you stick around? For your info, there are people who come in and are new and want to discuss the issue with others so if you are done just go on with your life and let others be who they want to be.
Yesterday 2:41pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Look if you are here just to fight or quarrel with people like me, you made your point, now please leave us in peace and go bother some other forum with your criticisms.
Yesterday 2:50pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Why can't you answer the questions? Why do you instead of answering the questions you attack the person?
Yesterday 2:56pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
Is this website some kind of joke? Americans are not going to stop calling their country America because you disagree with it. REALITY CHECK! Dont these people have anything better to do, maybe take night classes or try miniature golf.
16th November 2017 4:45pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Look, we are not predicating to stop something they have been ingrained with since long ago. We are just putting here what is out there, historically, as it was but it doesn't go with their beliefs so they refute it. For example, no one can answer the question of "from what/who did the U.S. get the name "America"? Can you?
16th November 2017 7:58pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
nobody gives a sh***t. close this thing down and get a freaking job.
Yesterday 12:44am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You can go. No one is keeping you here. I am working on this subject and been for a while, so for me its a research duty to hear what others say about the issue.
Yesterday 2:44pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
The statement "Coming to America" is older than any colonies established by the British. The name "America" preexisted before the U.S. was even a thought for a nation.
16th November 2017 4:40pm
Anonymous says...
No proof. Again just your opinion
16th November 2017 8:25pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Map of 1507, is in the U.S. Library of Congress, if you need proof.
Yesterday 2:46pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
What was the name of the continent/land where the immigrants came to during the 1533 to 1600's?
16th November 2017 4:36pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
What was named America by the Germans Mathias Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller?
16th November 2017 4:33pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Where did the U.S. get the name "America from"?
16th November 2017 4:31pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
" What country in Europe is called United States of Europe?" Exactly! Not one country is called that in Europe because the name "Europe" belongs to a continent. That is why we say that America is the name of the continent and when the U.S. calls itself "America" is because it meant it was in the continent of America.
16th November 2017 4:26pm
Anonymous says...
Que estupidez,if you prefer to call it US, then why wouldn't you call Mexico the US? After all, son los estados unidos Mexicanos. It's just a name. You all overthink it way too much. In 5000 years or less, a new name will take its place. I get it, Gringos are ***** up, imperialism is ***** up, nationalism as well, but that has nothing to do with why we use the noun Americans. The reason Gringos call themselves Americans is because that is the name of the country. What country in ... Read More
15th November 2017 9:16pm
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