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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Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
so Panama is divided? One half is in one continent and the other one in the other? Tell that to the Panamenians...I don't think they will agree with that. America the continent is a continuos land with Island there is no interruption maybe there is a thinning in the Panama area but it is still continuous and it does not matter cause continuity is not a must for a country to belong to a continent. The continents were given names as they were discovered and by the old world with everyone ... Read More
Yesterday 1:55am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
They don't understand that even if the land is not continuous that does not take anything away from being a continent. Isn't England part of Europe but it is not connected to the main land of Europe? Is an Island right? So why is it not a different continent? Same as Greenland is consider part of the continent of America but is not connected to the mainland thus, your argument of connected or not connected is old and does not go with the naming of the continents. America is one land ... Read More
Yesterday 1:36am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Ireland is also an Island not connected to the land but part of the European continent. What about Iceland? It is an island far away from the mainland and it is still part of Europe. And people in U.S. want to divide a perfect delineated continent so beautiful and new...lol. It is one continent no matter what they like to say.
Yesterday 1:50am
Anonymous (UK) says...
England / GB is not part of Europe. We are NOT European
Yesterday 10:00pm
Lolwut (US) says...
What? Lol, the United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state in Europe.

If not, pray tell what continent the UK belongs to. It's still Europe, even if not situated in the mainland.
Yesterday 10:49pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Are you kidding? Great Brittain is part of the continent of Europe also Iceland.
Today 12:19am
Anonymous (US) says...
America/Americans=North+Central+South
America/Americans since 1507, not 1776.
29th August 2015 6:36pm
Not Bunti (US) says...
Quite simple. Africa, Europe and Asia do not share a name, nor do they include cardinal points in their names. North America, Central America and South America all make allusion to the same thing: America. It would be the epitome of stupidity to have three continents talking about 'America' if America did not exist, don't you think? There are only two real solutions to this issue: either the US stops referring to itself as America, or all three of these subcontinents are renamed and ... Read More
29th August 2015 5:31pm
Anonymous (US) says...
I guess the gringo argument is that only South America would was named as part of the continent of America. As it is indisputably where the name America was inscribed in 1507. But we all know that Martin Waldseemuller was naming the entire New World, America.

America/Americans since 1507
29th August 2015 6:18pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Same reason India (the former colony of the U.K., a U.S. Centric country) teaches that Europe, and Asia are separate continents. Because that's what they were christened as. America is the name the New World was christened as in 1507. Hence North, Central and South AMERICA. AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA, did you notice AMERICA? Get your head out of your rear.
29th August 2015 6:24pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America/Americans=North+Central+South
America/Americans since 1507, not 1776.
29th August 2015 6:31pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Central American is actually part of North America...
Yesterday 12:34pm
Jaime (US) says...
Central America sits between the North and South American region. Hence "Central" America. A five year old child can figure this out on his/her own.
Yesterday 2:46pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Never. Central America is the middle of America not part of North America. In the U.S. they teach this error that one can not understand since the Middle of something is called by the name and then where they are located such as America Central in Spanish or in Engish Central America. America being the place where the middle of is being called and the middle of America is Central America. If what the U.S. is teaching would be true then this region Central America would be then referred to as ... Read More
Today 12:30am
Bunti (India) says...
Why do you consider America one continent but consider the land Africa, Europe, and Asia which all connected to be 3 continents?
29th August 2015 4:17pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Same reason India (the former colony of the U.K., a U.S. Centric country) teaches that Europe, and Asia are separate continents. Because that's what they were christened as. America is the name the New World was christened as in 1507. Hence North, Central and South AMERICA. AMERICA, AMERICA, AMERICA, did you notice AMERICA? Get your head out of your rear.
29th August 2015 6:25pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America/Americans=North+Central+South
America/Americans since 1507, not 1776.
29th August 2015 6:33pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America/Americans=North+Central+South

America/Americans since 1507, not 1776.
28th August 2015 9:55pm
says...
Lol no
Do you even understand what a denonym is? This entire website is prescriptive denonymism.
28th August 2015 4:23pm
Just Read (Argentina) says...
Do you even know how to read? This is not about a demonym because the problem precedes the demonym.

The main problem is the notion that America is a country. The demonym is nothing but a tool/symptom of this.

Stop trying to grab the argument from its finish line.
28th August 2015 8:55pm
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