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?


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 says...
So why are sooo many people leaving California?
California does not represent the U.S. as you might think. California is more Hispanic than you think. Just check out the names of its cities...Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Jose, Laguna Beach, Redondo Beach, etc. etc.
11th June 2017 8:11pm
Anonymous (US) says...
More unrelated facts and incorrect assumptions masquerading as a coherent argument. Mrs. Anonymous proves yet again that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
17th June 2017 9:18am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
I am not an anti U.S., I love the U.S, however, California is not the state to represent the best of the U.S. sorry to tell you that. I have been in California, from San Francisco to San Diego and it is beautiful but it has a very Spanish influence and that you can't deny. I would not live there for there are earthquakes and I hate them. People are leaving California for many reasons and one of them is the High Taxes.
11th June 2017 8:22pm
Anonymous (US) says...
California is absolutely representative of a lot of the best of America. To say otherwise is to reveal great ignorance of both California and America. Of course there is a historical Spanish influence. Of course there is a historical and contemporary Mexican influence. Of course there are many other influences from many other peoples. These influences do not mean that California is not representative of a lot of the great aspects of America. California is a national and world leader in ... Read More
11th June 2017 10:05pm
Anonymous (US) says...
I am aware that California is very Hispanic. I also recognize how Anglo the state is, with lovely Victorian mansions and bold Art Deco/Classic Hollywood influences throughout the state. Easily one of the finest places on the continent. The Hispanic/Anglo influences makes California one of a kind, but it seems like its reputation is being tarnished with our association with the USA, which is unfortunate. California could easily be seen as a unique cultural region on the continent but there is ... Read More
11th June 2017 11:18pm
Canuck (Canada) says...
I agree. Very happy I found this website. I have always questioned this. How arrogant of a country do you have to be to call yourselves Americans. It's the same as you calling native people "Indians". So offensive, and nobody bats an eye at it. Even naming sports teams after that offensive term. I refer to US citizens as "Staters". It sucks, and as Canadians we can't even refer to ourselves as American because of how bad of an image that is, so thanks for that too. ... Read More
11th June 2017 4:21am
Windsor (Canada) says...
Is this some kind of joke? I hope you are joking because to me, when I hear of the word "America", or "Americans", I think of ignorant, obese, white trash that think an orange baboon makes for a great leader. If anyone dared mistakes me for those monkeys that live south of our border, then they should expect a visit to the emergency room. The name Canada brings respect and admiration from the rest of the world. You NEVER hear "Death to Canada" but "Death to ... Read More
11th June 2017 11:38am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
People in the world are envious of the U.S.A and they can't stand the idea that it is the best country in the world. It is also, at least up until now, the freest country in the world. But, the envy is trying to change all that and it is so sad to see the U.S. being destroy from within just because of what others think about this powerful and wonderful nation. Not one nation is free of sin and so those nations that call the death to the U.S.A, are envious nations who can't have what we ... Read More
11th June 2017 8:27pm
Canuck (Canada) says...
You have some serious deep seeded issues. I'm white collar from Toronto, and French Canadian. Love my country, and you obviously don't get what it takes to be Canadian. White're hilarious. How would you even know if I'm white. Are you racist too? We have tons of different cultures, and races here and that's what makes Canada awesome. There are good people everywhere, include the US. I think you need to get out of Windsor and travel more. I think my comment ... Read More
11th June 2017 9:29pm
Anonymous (US) says...
"Windsor", "south of our border". Have you ever seen a map of Metro Detroit?
11th June 2017 11:21pm
Freedom Fries (US) says...
Morgan, have you been getting your recommended weekly allowance of Liberty Cabbage? It is un-American if you have not. Please be an upstanding American.
10th June 2017 12:41am
butch says...
The united states for America is America's United government to protect America NOT THE UNITED STATES of America! Which taken over my the act of 1871 you tube birth certificate bond
7th June 2017 3:14pm
Anonymous says...
The united states for America is America's United government to protect America NOT THE UNITED STATES of America! Which taken over my the act of 1871 you tube birth certificate bond
7th June 2017 12:29pm
Anonymous says...
The US is not America you are either a American Citizen or United State citizen most don't know the difference! We all in America have been trapped into becoming a United States citizen by the United States government who is not the American Government you have been sold by the Vatican, England and the bankers of England on the New York Stock by using a birth certificate issued to you.
7th June 2017 12:24pm
Richard Gazer (US) says...
America is not a country!

Nonetheless, USA needs to rename itself Divided States of America in light of its recent political climate and unrest... Then Canada could become NPTA or the Northern Provinces and Territories of America. Mexico to SSA or the Southern States of America, etc.
2nd June 2017 2:00pm
OFBG (US) says...
Only have a few minutes today so I can't read all of the threads since my last post, but I thought I'd add a few words to stir the pot... Richard, if you really believe that the "...USA needs to rename itself Divided States of America in light of its recent political climate and unrest..." what do you think about the recent elections in France, Canada, and other nations with strong liberal/conservative, Left/Right, or other divisions, not to mention even more serious ... Read More
4th June 2017 7:25pm
Hey Kids (India) says...
Hey kids, I'm back, and so are you. I'm here to teach you dumb Americans about education stuff. New rhyme: Rain Rain Go Away. Sport shoes ready?
Rain Rain Go Away,
Come Again Another Day.
Rain Rain Go To Spain,
Give Those Yanks Some Rightful Pain!
Get it? You dumb Americans deserve a drought!
I'm done. Remember: Peace, Love, and Prosperity.
1st June 2017 4:55pm
OFBG (US) says...
And let's not forget that much of your nation's prosperity comes from providing largely useless and/or unintelligible "customer service" and "tech support" to us "dumb Americans" so yes, "Yanks" do feel the pain, deserved or not.
4th June 2017 7:32pm
Anonymous (UK) says...
I hate America. Garbage people, garbage culture, garbage place.
29th May 2017 6:20pm
Morgan (US) says...
Denouncing an entire continent like this, in such extreme and categorical terms, makes you sound perfectly bigoted and unintelligent. And you sound so much like someone else from the UK whom we've heard before.
30th May 2017 1:02am
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