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 says...
It's a shame to see so many wetbacks leech off of Afro-American culture. Especially with stealing the name of Amaru. The name Amaru comes from the name of an African sailor who was part of the many expeditions that took place in the 1200s. Nothing to do with you spics. And the best part: These explorers landed in today's Georgia and Carolina because tobacco,(which is from the Southern states) was found in ancient Egyptian tombs. So the name America (Amaru's Land) has nothing to do ... Read More
Yesterday 12:35pm
OFBG (US) says...
While must applaud the fact -for its entertainment value alone - that you argue a new and different assertion about the derivation of the name "America" ("Amaru's Land") from those previously posted here, I feel compelled to advise you not to believe everything you read online, and if you do, try to get the "facts" straight. I am familiar with the Amaru story. Where and how you made the connection between an African name and that of a Native American ruler, ... Read More
Yesterday 10:37pm
Anonymous (US) says...
***** "Black/Brown Unity"! Where were you wetbacks when the whites were using blacks as slaves? When Jim Crow laws were making our lives a living hell. When lynchings were a daily occurrence? You spics were spending a good part of the century being Honorary Whites, yet when whites show how much they really hate you, you want to join with us blacks in "solidarity". ***** that! Once Trump starts to deport everyone of you wetbacks to your 3rd world ***** hole, I'll just sit ... Read More
17th August 2017 10:39am
Anonymous says...
Spoken like a Nation of Islam militant. Do you think you're any better than the KKK? Racism is racism, no matter what color you are
17th August 2017 11:08pm
OFBG (US) says...
Are you, as your comments imply, a Black person? If so, I find it amazing that given the events of the past few months, and especially the past few days and weeks, you consider yourself (and other Blacks) and Mr. Trump to be "us."
Of course I must grudgingly approve of your comments in the sense that they support the opinion held by many Americans that racism is a two-way street.
Yesterday 10:46pm
Anonymous says...
I actually hate Trump. He is a major racist and bigot. The only thing I "like" about this Eurotrash is that he is about to throw all these "honorary Whites" under the bus. All these Latinos and Asians thought they would become a "model minority" by trashing the blacks. Seeing them get their White Supremecy moment is hilarious and satisfying. But it still unfortunately shows that we have no friends in this world, and we must fight back ourselves.
Yesterday 10:57pm
OFBG (US) says...
TO Mrs. Anonymous (US): "America was a name given to a continent." No, it was a name given to several continents. "If the U.S. added America to its name it was because it was located in the continent bearing the name of America." Yes, but what's your point? The simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent." If (pardon my editing of your ... Read More
15th August 2017 9:59pm
Anonymous says...
OFBG said about America: "No, it was a name given to several continents".
@OFBG: could you show me the historical papers where the name was given to a bunch of continents and not one whole? Especially something like Matthias Ringman's Universal Cosmography.
15th August 2017 11:54pm
OFBG (US) says...
"@OFBG: could you show me the historical papers where the name was given to a bunch of continents and not one whole? Especially something like Matthias Ringman's Universal Cosmography."
No, I can't, I can only suggest that you enlighten yourself to the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, even 19th century referrals to North and South America as "the Americas" by Brits and Europeans.
16th August 2017 8:54pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You mean when the continent was split into two by the Enlgish? But that still does not answer the question because it is still originating from one continent and named America. You said that they named various continents, but I say no, I say that they named one continent. What happened was that they split the continent into two and then changed the name into a plural. This was done by the English and the English did not give its original name to the continent.
16th August 2017 11:10pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Otherwise Matthias Ringmann would had said "The Americas" or Las Americas and would had mentioned two new continents and that you know that is not the case.
16th August 2017 11:12pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Sorry I was the one who wrote before this. So, OFBG you say :"The simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent.",but that implies that the U.S. has taken the name for itself because, if you don't know, the name America was given to the fourth part of the world: or the new world, the continent, America.
15th August 2017 11:58pm
OFBG (US) says...
I accept your apology, but I really don't know why it was proffered in the first place. I stated "the simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent." You stated "that implies that the U.S. has taken the name for itself..." but that is not correct. The USA did not suggest that it should be referred to as "America." That was ... Read More
16th August 2017 9:05pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
People of the U.S. should be worried about what is going on in the U.S. I have seen this before and it did not end well. The U.S. will fall from within, and it is its own citizens who will make it fall. SO SAD! Stand against any kind of division, a plan the liberal/progressives have been working on for a long time and that is destroying freedom as we know it. At that point who will really care whether is America or the U.S. since it will not be recognizable.
15th August 2017 4:31pm
California (US) says...
So you really are against Progressives and Liberals then. I Always fu^king knew it. How was that KKK rally in Charlottesville, you racist Nazi? Is that why you haven't been posting lately, you were out hanging out with your fellow Klansmen? The sooner California leaves this failed state, the better.
15th August 2017 6:47pm
OFBG (US) says...
WWMLKD (What would Martin Luther King do)? Since when did allowing people to express their ideas - regardless of how reprehensible they may be - become intolerable? Could those who opposed the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville not have simply protested elsewhere, seeing as they should have known that getting in the faces of a bunch of skinheads would lead to violence? Outrage over the white supremacist rally might have more credence if "outrage" were not the first reaction to anything and ... Read More
15th August 2017 9:21pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
I am not a progressive/liberal. Do not like communism, socialist, dictators like Kim un, or Castro, or Maduro of Venezuela, don't like Hitler nor Stalin, nor Lenin nor MAo etc...These are the liberal progressives heroes who they follow and who they wear in their shirts, hold their flags, etc. If California wants to be a communist country, go ahead, but let me tell you something, that government who you put in, will one day come after you too. They use people to come into power and then they ... Read More
16th August 2017 12:10am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Nothing to do with white supremacists...not me. The Hitler's of today are the people who massacre the humans of the generations to come, those who kill the unborn human beings just because they are unwanted, or have some type of illness or come with down syndrome. These are the Hitler's of today. About 40 million people have died through the massacre of abortions. One interesting point that I have read, the abortion clinics are strategically placed close to where black and hispanics ... Read More
16th August 2017 12:16am
Anonymous says...
***** Dirty US Terrorists. Americans are horrible and ***** despicable people. Your government is a Terrorist organization, you Dirty propagandistic media is a Terrorist organization, your people are Dirty US Terrorist supporters, and your "soldiers." Your "soldiers" are ***** Dirty US Terrorists that need to be annihilated.
14th August 2017 11:00pm
OFBG (US) says...
I'd love to hear more. Do I need to link to an ISIS, Al Quada, or Taliban website to do so?

And another "shout out" to whoever is supposedly monitoring this site: can't you cut this sort of ***** off the site? Forget about the fact that it is objectionable, just go for the fact that it is monumentally off topic!
15th August 2017 9:27pm
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