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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Arti (Germany) says...
@Morgan It's just like in the movie "12 Angry Men" when the jury gathers to vote whether the young suspect should live or die and juror 10 wants to tell a joke and juror 8 cuts him off by saying: "We are not here for jokes". This is what "dear" Windsor and others on this forum lack, seriousness to approach the matter, rather babbling like uninterested buffoons. Thank you Morgan that you gave him a taste of his own medicine by using your irony. :)
26th February 2017 4:04pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Hey there admin, thank you for changing "Holland" into "Netherlands".
24th February 2017 11:12pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Admin

Have you also changed "How many legs does a dog has?" to "...does a dog have?"

If you've corrected this mistake you should now do the same thing for "How many legs does a cat has?"

I'm thinking only of your credibility.
25th February 2017 12:18am
Arti (Germany) says...
I agree with Morgan,admin correct the grammatical mistake please.

It makes the forum more authentic if its texts are written in grammatically correct English.
25th February 2017 12:33am
Morgan (US) says...
Arti (Germany) said:

"It makes the forum more authentic if its texts are written in grammatically correct English."

It would make the forum more credible, too.
25th February 2017 6:33am
Dominique (Argentina) says...
Hello I really like the US movie and music culture, but can you please respect the entire continent is called America? We are all Americans, and it would be respectful if you called us American too. We will even call you US Americans if you like too. Thanks.
Yo soy del continente americano y ustedes estúpidos gringos robaron nuestro nombre. ¡Déle los americanos falsos! ¡Vuelve a Inglaterra, ésta es una tierra latina!
Dominique De Vargas, La Plata, Argentina
24th February 2017 9:44pm
Anonymous says...
I will respect your culture in your country but when in the USA, we the only American. You are Argentinian by nationality and South American by continent. Again when I am in Argentina, I am an American by nationality and by continent we both are as well
24th February 2017 10:19pm
Anonymous says...
Please Excuse me, I meant to say that by continent we are both Americans and by nationality I'm a US American. But we are not from the same part of America. You are a North American and I'm a South American.

I should make sense everyone.
25th February 2017 12:45am
OFBG (US) says...
Don't cry for me, Argentina.
24th February 2017 10:29pm
Morgan (US) says...
LOL.
25th February 2017 12:04am
Morgan (US) says...
@Dominique

You're polite in English and then very rude in Spanish. You thus show that you are of no interest as a participant in this discussion.
25th February 2017 12:11am
OFBG (US) says...
I believe that, like some others in this forum, she really does believe we are "estúpidos gringos" who, even if we do not have full command of Spanish, cannot figure out what she is saying.
Basic ignorance like that makes ferreting out worthwhile comments on this site so tedious.
25th February 2017 9:39pm
Morgan (US) says...
OFBG (US) said:

"Basic ignorance like that makes ferreting out worthwhile comments on this site so tedious."

Amen.
26th February 2017 4:00am
Windsor (Canada) says...
Us Anglos aren't ***** retards. As someone who technically lives in a Latin country (French language) I'm well versed in the Romance languages to know that you basically told all of the Anglo-Americans (America and Canada, and some Caribbean islands) to ***** off. Now you know why I look down equally on both the Americans and the Latin Americans. Canada might was we'll be the hemisphere's only hope. Stupid idiot.
25th February 2017 12:48am
Anonymous says...
@Windsor

Tu dis que tu es du Canada francophone et que tu es donc ‘techniquement’ un latino-américain. Néanmoins tu dis du mal ces derniers, ton propre peuple si je comprends bien. Ceci est incohérent et pathétique. Pauvre imbécile.
25th February 2017 6:56am
OFBG (US) says...
Windsor, not all of us are "Anglos." That was a useful term back when native peoples and earlier immigrants were deluged by mostly English-speaking immigrants. I live in the US Southwest, where "Anglo" is now used as a synonym for "White." Only Americans of British descent are truly "Anglo-Americans." You do not live "in a Latin country" technically or otherwise. While you seem to recognize French as a Romance language, you are incorrect in ... Read More
25th February 2017 9:54pm
Rose (US) says...
I'm actually answering Anonymous who told you off, not you Windsor, since the system won't let me reply to him.

I don't know where Windsor is from, but maybe it's Haiti. You might think before you speak...
26th February 2017 7:19pm
OFBG (US) says...
"Rose (US) says...
I'm actually answering Anonymous who told you off, not you Windsor, since the system won't let me reply to him.
I don't know where Windsor is from, but maybe it's Haiti. You might think before you speak..."
Rose, scroll down ad read "before you speak." Windsor is admittedly Canadian.
If you accept that French is the primary language in Haiti, then regardless of its location, it is not a "Latin" country.
26th February 2017 10:08pm
Windsor (Canada) says...
Actually, you are all wrong. I don't know who this Anonymous Canada guy is, as I use the name of the city I USED to live in, but that Anon is a lier. We call ourselves Canadians because that is our nationality. We don't call ourselves Americans because that name already took on a new meaning: A country that is obese, unintelligent, violent, and rotten. The name America has lost all positive meaning, so I don't know why you ignorant Latins want to associate yourselves with a terrible ... Read More
24th February 2017 7:13pm
OFBG (US) says...
One thing I have always heard is that Canadians are, if nothing else, egalitarian. You have corrupted that with your comments about "ignorant Latins" and "if you Latinos had brains." Those suggest, if you actually represent "ourselves Canadians," that "Canucks" - if you will forgive my slang - are equal-opportunity bigots.
24th February 2017 8:06pm
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