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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29th Jun, 8:57 AM
Believe whatever you want to believe, ignorance is not your fault... ignorance is spread by your goverment. You were educated that way, that doesn't mean it's right. The truth is that you don't like being called Unitedstatian. Call yourself American if you like, but that's not your nationality. America is composed by North, Central and South America.

29th Jun, 6:52 AM
Calling it "America" is the same thing as calling it "U.S.A" or "The States" or "The U.S." They're all short for the United States of America. It's no different than calling the University of California at Berkeley "Cal" or "Berkeley". Or calling your friend Elizabeth "Liz." Or calling yourself "bubbles." They're just nicknames. Get over it.

29th Jun, 6:49 AM
The boring truth is that Americans using “America” is not imperialist and jingoistic. It’s just intuitive and convenient, and though it rankles some South Americans (and, most likely, some Canadians and Mexicans too), it harms no one. True, it demonstrates that Americans don’t often think of the entire American continent as a coherent geopolitical entity in the same way they think of Europe. That’s not because they dismiss Latin America, though. It’s because Chile has never invaded Greenland and Canada hasn’t bombed Argentina. The idea of “America” as a continent doesn’t have many practical applications beyond soccer tournaments and plate tectonics.

29th Jun, 6:43 AM
Another butt hurt South Americans trying to educate the rest of the World, hahaha. Hence, even central Americans think they belong to South America, not the North.

27th Jun, 7:23 PM
Not one has yet anwered the question on how did the U.S. got the name America and from whom or from where and why?

27th Jun, 4:21 PM
A ME RI CA = north A ME RI CA, central A ME RI CA, meso A ME RI CA, middle A ME RI CA, south A ME RI CA, latin A ME RI CA, anglo A ME RI CA, etc.. really doesn't get anymore clearer than that.

27th Jun, 4:18 PM
America/American since 1507

27th Jun, 4:17 PM
It all makes sense, until U.S. Nationalists desired to try to reason their attempt to appropriate the name coined for the continent of America, by arguing that America doesn't exist while at the same time arguing that its Northern, and Southern subcontinental regions do, and calling them continents. while bearing the name of the continent of America prefixed by adjective north and south. Which denotes the region of the same (America).

27th Jun, 4:16 PM
etc.. etc.. etc.. It isn't rocket science.

27th Jun, 4:16 PM
AFRICA = North AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA, etc.. etc..etc

27th Jun, 4:16 PM
EUROPE = North EUROPE, central EUROPE, south EUROPE, latin EUROPE, etc etc...

27th Jun, 4:15 PM
ASIA = north ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA, southeast ASIA, etc..etc..

27th Jun, 4:13 PM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507

27th Jun, 4:13 PM
27th Jun, 3:50 PM Continents are not based on Tectonic plates. And Central America is on a separate plate, called the Caribbean plate. This a continent is a geographical concept that predates the geology ( science and knowledge) of Tectonic plates.

27th Jun, 4:05 PM
27th Jun, 12:49 PM Que pasa nena? Are you insecure about your sexuality? Ignorant fool.

27th Jun, 3:50 PM
Continents are based on Continental plates right? I believe Central is part of the northern plate.

27th Jun, 2:34 PM
for geographical orientation, not gender/sexual orientation!

27th Jun, 12:49 PM
hey maricon, go celebrate your historical gay achievements at an official GLBT web site with your supporters. this web site is if geographical orientation, not gender orientation, case closed! lol!

27th Jun, 12:18 PM
so 7 continents? Africa, America, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, Europe. I only count 6. where's the 7th?. . what?!!!! you wanna count America as 2 continents?!! and I guess the 2 due to a direction included in the name as for example, north and south america? well hold on there partner, let's back up the bus here. if that's the case then what about central America?!!!! hell, it's clearly marked on all the maps of that part of the world. so with your logic then, it's 8 continents! but wait! that's not all! since central America is cut in half by the Panama canal, shouldn't it be 9 continents?!!! Africa, north America, northern central America, southern central America, south america, Antarctica, Australia, Asia, and Europe. yup! that's right folks! 9 continents! simply amazing how so many people can look at the same globe or outer space views that clearly shows one long, continuous land from north/south and vice versa. only a close up from space reveals the Panama canal.

27th Jun, 11:50 AM
That's right one can not forget "Central America"....

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