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...
"that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea?"...from wiki: "The seven-continent model is usually taught in China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, parts of Western Europe and most English-speaking countries, including Australia[22] and the United Kingdom.[23] The six-continent combined-Eurasia model is mostly used in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan. The six-continent combined-America model is often used in France and its former ... Read More
18th January 2018 12:41am
OFBG (US) says...
And yet again you do not see how your "evidence" contradicts your "truth," "that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea."
That "The six-continent combined-America model is often used in France and its former possessions, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Latin America, and Greece" hardly suggests "unanimity."
18th January 2018 10:56pm
Anonymous says...
Not all countries follow the two continent idea for America thus it is not unanimous as I have said. I have not contradicted myself at all.
19th January 2018 12:34am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
All the countries of the world do not share the same idea of the two continents in America. hence, there is no unanimity for that concept.
19th January 2018 12:43am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
the example is to show you that not all countries in the world share the idea of America as two continents. Yes, I see that there is a group of countries which see America as one, and this constitutes unanimity for that idea, but we were not talking about that, I was talking about the two continent idea that not all countries in the world are in unison with that idea.
19th January 2018 12:48am
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
so,isn't your reply an insult too, OFBG?
Well yes, of course if you wish to take it as such.
I would never use the term "retardation," but I frequently do find your ignorance impenetrable.
17th January 2018 9:45pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
OBFG said:"As for "damaging the human gene pool," however, unless she/he has procreated, I think we may be safe.".....yes you have insulted my kids and myself. Someone said that if you don't have good words to say, don't say anything.
18th January 2018 12:33am
Anonymous says...
Mrs. A has procreated!?!? The species is doomed!
18th January 2018 12:04pm
Anonymous says...
DOOMED, I tells ya!
18th January 2018 9:12pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
The difference between your truth of two continents and the truth of one continent is that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea but there is unanimity among countries in the world about the history when Europeans came and colonized the new world and that new world was named as one continent as America. This is not "my truth" but it is "the truth" because even you have to accept that fact. As your truth, we don't all have to ... Read More
17th January 2018 5:35pm
OFBG (US) says...
As I have asked before, can you provide any evidence beyond your own assertions "that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea?" Yes, the "new world was named as one continent as America" until we learned - just as we learned that whales are not fish - that "America" comprises two continents." As for "your truth" that only "those countries where English is their language or where USA has had a ... Read More
17th January 2018 9:40pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
The whale thing does not work here, since a continent is a continuous landmass and America is one. The two continent idea comes after the example of Asia and Africa, and that is an anomaly. Your example to follow is not the accepted characteristics of what a continent should be.
18th January 2018 12:22am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
how many times have I said that I see the usage of the name America as being the USA too many times and it is due to the distortions of what the people who came here did by calling a nation the name of the continent. I know that its used as the name of a country and this is why this is an issue.
18th January 2018 12:25am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
OFBG said: "that "America" is the commonly-used shorthand for the USA, you really need to get out more."....I don't need to get out to see the obvious. It is the kleenex example, when something is called something else's name like the USA is being called the name of the continent.
18th January 2018 12:45am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
OFBG said:"It is clear that you have proceeded from an a priori assertion that "America" is a single continent and have been fishing about to find "evidence" that supports your "truth."....Of course, because that is the issue here as well, for if the name America didn't belong to a one continent, we wouldn't be discussing it at all. But,since the issue is related to the name America, hence the one continent issue is still relevant to the conversation. ... Read More
17th January 2018 5:24pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs.Anonymous, as you have not answered my question regarding what defines a continent, I imagine that you either did not notice it, or perhaps do not wish to answer it.
So once again: is Africa a continent?
16th January 2018 7:42pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
there you are again imagining and directing the faults to me. Just ask and that will be answered when I visit this website. You don't have to make it a criticism as you did. Africa is known as a continent.
17th January 2018 5:38pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
But, one does not have to follow the same characteristics as Africa and Asia because they were named differently. America, was named as one and it does not really mean that it should be two just because Africa and Asia are supposed to be tied together by a small isthmus and are two. They had their own way historically on how they were named. America was named as one continent and it is accepted as one by many countries so there is no reason to part it just because Asia and Africa were named as ... Read More
17th January 2018 5:45pm
OFBG (US) says...
Ah, hoist with your own petard! If, using your definition of a continent, North and South America are one continent, then Africa is not, on its own, a continent, but one continent with Asia. The only thing that connects North and South America is the isthmus of Panama; are you unaware of the isthmus of Suez? If I may quote from Wikipedia: "The Isthmus of Suez is the...strip of land...linking the continents of Africa and Asia." "The Isthmus of Panama...is the narrow strip of ... Read More
17th January 2018 9:30pm
Anonymous says...
You did not read my post! OFBG said: "Ah, hoist with your own petard! If, using your definition of a continent, North and South America are one continent, then Africa is not, on its own, a continent, but one continent with Asia. The only thing that connects North and South America is the isthmus of Panama; are you unaware of the isthmus of Suez? If I may quote from Wikipedia: "The Isthmus of Suez is the...strip of land...linking the continents of Africa and Asia." "The ... Read More
18th January 2018 12:11pm
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