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.


Add Comment

* Required information
 
Bold Italic
 
1000
Enter the word shark backwards.
 
Enter answer:
 
I have read and agree to the terms and conditions. *
 

Comments

Sort
FacebookGoogle+Twitter
pretending to be french online (US) says...
Amérique = Le Nouveau Monde ! = Les Etats-Unis

continents = régions des continents respectifs
==========================================

AMÉRIQUE = Amérique du Nord, Amérique Centrale , Amérique du Sud , etc ..
Today 2:38pm
pretending to be french online (US) says...
Amérique = Le Nouveau Monde ! = Les Etats-Unis continents = régions des continents respectifs ============================================= ASIE = Asie du Nord, Asie centrale , Asie du Sud etc .. EUROPE = Europe du Nord, Europe centrale , au sud EUROPE , etc ... AMÉRIQUE = Amérique du Nord, Amérique Centrale , Amérique du Sud , etc .. AFRIQUE = Afrique du Nord , Afrique centrale , Afrique du Sud, etc ... AUSTRALIE = Nord Australie , Australie centrale , Australie du Sud , etc ... ... Read More
Today 2:36pm
Jean-Philippe (France) says...
Est-ce que tu penses que si tu répètes ça suffisamment de fois qu'on sera d'accord avec toi?
Today 2:44pm
pretending to be french online (US) says...
Amérique = Le Nouveau Monde ! = Les Etats-Unis continents = régions des continents respectifs ============================================ ASIE = Asie du Nord, Asie centrale , Asie du Sud etc .. EUROPE = Europe du Nord, Europe centrale , au sud EUROPE , etc ... AMÉRIQUE = Amérique du Nord, Amérique Centrale , Amérique du Sud , etc .. AFRIQUE = Afrique du Nord , Afrique centrale , Afrique du Sud, etc ... AUSTRALIE = Nord Australie , Australie centrale , Australie du Sud , etc ... ANTARTICA ... Read More
Today 2:35pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America = The New World != The United States
continents = regions of the respective continents
=============================================

ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA etc..

EUROPE = north EUROPE, central EUROPE, south
EUROPE, etc...

AMERICA= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, etc..

AFRICA = north AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc...

AUSTRALIA = north AUSTRALIA, central AUSTRALIA, south AUSTRALIA, etc...

ANTARTICA = west ANTARTICA, east ANTARTICA
Today 2:30pm
Jean-Philippe (France) says...
Anonymous wrote:

"Irrespective of how committed to this propaganda..."

"Propaganda", is a very subjective term and a heavily-laden one, too. I would suggest you be more careful.
Today 2:01pm
Anonymous (US) says...
It is propaganda. And the agenda is to appropriate the name of the continent of America. Motivation for which the U.S. promotes the idea that the continent of America doesn't exist. Yet some how it America has a North and South.

America/American is the continent/people of the New World. The name was coined for the New World by Martin Waldseemuller in 1507. For the New World, not The United States.

The Unite States != America.
Today 2:24pm
Anonymous (US) says...
continents = regions of the respective continents
=============================================

ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA etc..

EUROPE = north EUROPE, central EUROPE, south EUROPE, etc...

AMERICA= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, etc..

AFRICA = north AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc...

AUSTRALIA = north AUSTRALIA, central AUSTRALIA, south AUSTRALIA, etc...

ANTARTICA = west ANTARTICA, east ANTARTICA
Today 2:25pm
Jean-Philippe (France) says...
There is no rigorous definition of the word "continent". The least controversial definition is "a continuous land mass" or "continuous expanse of land". If Africa is a separate continent, then the Americas are two distinct continents. If the Americas are a single continent then there is no argument for saying that Europe and Asia are two different continents. And there is no arguement for saying that Africa and Asia are two different continents. We can all think ... Read More
Today 1:08pm
Anonymous (US) says...
It's America, not America+S. There are not 2 continents named the same, they are subcontinental regions of the same continent, America. A subcontinental region which is North, and South of America. Europe, and Asia were name separately, and hence are distinguished as two continents. Irrespective of the fact that you can walk right across. Greenland is part of America, that is, north America. The northern region of America. Not its own continent. But part of the same discovery, The New ... Read More
Today 2:06pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America is not the name of your country. It's the name of the continent. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not. Whether you refuse to call it by its proper name, America. north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, latin AMERICA, etc.. refer to the regions of the continent of AMERICA, known as The Americas (as in the American regions). Even when you refer to it as AMERICAs (which really is a term derived by OAS (Organization of AMERICAN states to refer to the plurality of American ... Read More
Today 2:17pm
Anonymous (US) says...
continents = regions of the respective continents
=============================================

ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA etc..

EUROPE = north EUROPE, central EUROPE, south
EUROPE, etc...

AMERICA= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, etc..

AFRICA = north AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc...

AUSTRALIA = north AUSTRALIA, central AUSTRALIA, south AUSTRALIA, etc...

ANTARTICA = west ANTARTICA, east ANTARTICA
Today 2:28pm
Anonymous (US) says...
America/Americans since 1507.
1st August 2015 10:55pm
Anonymous (US) says...
AMERICA = The New World != The United States
1st August 2015 10:54pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Continents = their respective regions
=============================================
ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA etc..
EUROPE = north EUROPE, central EUROPE, south EUROPE, etc...
AMERICA= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, etc..
AFRICA = north AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc...
AUSTRALIA = north AUSTRALIA, central AUSTRALIA, south AUSTRALIA, etc...
ANTARTICA = west ANTARTICA, east ANTARTICA
1st August 2015 10:53pm
Babette Plana (US) says...
The number of continents will vary depending on what the student was taught in their country of origin. Students in the U.S. are universally taught that there are seven continents. Students in Europe and Latin America are taught that there are five or six continents. The fact that we are taught differently does not signify that we were taught incorrectly. Here is a link to national geographic which clarifies the issue:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/faq/geography.html
1st August 2015 10:51pm
Anonymous (US) says...
This isn't about what is taught. This is about what is truth. America is one continent. And if its north and south had been deemed two continent, only its southern subcontinental region would be known today as America. And there would be no central America. It's precise north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, because these are the north, central and south region of AMERICA. Self explanatory, not rocket science.. And the fact that U.S. nationals want to appropriate the name of the ... Read More
2nd August 2015 10:00pm
Jean-Philippe (France) says...
Anonymous said:

"This is about what is truth."

That is a very heavily oriented statement. What gives you the right to say what the truth is?
Today 1:39pm
Anonymous (US) says...
continents = regions of the respective continents
=============================================

ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA etc..

EUROPE = north EUROPE, central EUROPE, south EUROPE, etc...

AMERICA= north AMERICA, central AMERICA, south AMERICA, etc..

AFRICA = north AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc...

AUSTRALIA = north AUSTRALIA, central AUSTRALIA, south AUSTRALIA, etc...

ANTARTICA = west ANTARTICA, east ANTARTICA
2nd August 2015 10:02pm
Anonymous (Australia) says...
all of my friends say America and it pisses me off because I'm from South America Uruguay
1st August 2015 10:16pm
1 2 3 > Last
Page 1 of 3

Like us on Facebook or Share with your friends.

Let the world know that USA should not be called America! America is one whole continent.