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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Morgan (US) says...
Omar (US) said: "But that's just it. Our nation is not actually named "America." We only came to colloquially call it by the name of the continent to rationalize referring to our nationality as "American. ..." I agree that the country is not actually named America, but to say that we colloquially called it that to rationalize calling ourselves Americans is simplistic. The term "America" was broadly used to refer to the English colonies long before ... Read More
20th May 2017 4:10pm
Morgan (US) says...
Omar said: "Which is why you yourself like to think of it as such." But I don't think of it as such. That's an interpretation on your part. I've lived much of my life abroad or in very international circles and I know how people may feel about this issue. You're a newcomer here, or you'd know this. "Not surprisingly we stopped acknowledging the continent of America and popularizing a negationist view of geography." It's not a negationist view of ... Read More
20th May 2017 4:33pm
Morgan (US) says...
Omar said: "America is indeed the name of the New World. Yes as pointed out many times, the whole continent. Known as the forth part of the world. To which the north and south associated with the named continent America are inferred from. This is common sense." It is not common sense, Omar. It's a construct based on a given frame of reference. Other frames of reference also exist. "While not initially your fault, your use of the name "America" and term ... Read More
20th May 2017 4:49pm
Omar (US) says...
@Morgan

You seem to have a difficult time being honest with yourself too.

I'll just leave it that. Life is too short nonsense.
20th May 2017 4:53pm
Morgan (US) says...
Omar said: "I appreciate your ill motivated reason for doing so. And you did just conflate misinformation with information." What you call misinformation is really just supplementary information that doesn't support your point of view. I have a very well motivated reason for including additional information. It's necessary to include it to compensate for the omissions we often see on this site. "There is no complexity." The simplicity that you prone is just too ... Read More
20th May 2017 5:14pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Omar who said "You seem to have a difficult time being honest with yourself too." "Too"? So you admit that you're being dishonest with yourself? Anyway, so I don't agree with you, therfore I'm the one being dishonest with myself. Brilliant. "I'll just leave it that. Life is too short nonsense." You no longer have anything to say, so now you try to get away by taking a phony high road. And none of this was nonsense to you as long as you thought you ... Read More
20th May 2017 5:33pm
OFBG (US) says...
I don't assume to answer for Morgan but I will for myself - honestly and correctly speaking - give a very brief and precise answer to two simple questions.
What is named America? The United States of America (USA).
Who are American? Citizens of the USA.
That's what this long, and seemingly never-ending discussion is about.
21st May 2017 8:44pm
Eric says...
"Hopefully it is you who got that US Citizens are Americans. And you are Chilean or South American when you identify by continent." It always comes down to the malicious and retarded idea that deligitimizing America as the whole continent deligitimizes Americans from its North and South as Americans. These U.S. Citizens just want to continue to misrepresent their nationality by the term American. A term derived from the continent for all the people of the New World, America. Fact is, ... Read More
20th May 2017 12:09pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Eric and Anonymous (Chile) Eric said: "One has to be pretty stupid not to know this." Anonymous (Chile) said: "Finally! Finally someone got it!" "this"? "it"? Know whar? Get what? Could you be explicit, please? Some of us on this site attempt to respect at least a minimum of the academic standards necessary to coherent discussion, such as giving the name of the posters that we cite, identifying ouselves by a consistent screen name and by our country, ... Read More
20th May 2017 2:20am
Eric says...
Oh shut up troll. For your own self serving purpose, you and the other retard are just trying to delegitimize America as a continent.
20th May 2017 11:06am
OFBG (US) says...
Eric, Morgan is hardly a troll.
Might you define Morgan's "self serving [sic] purpose...and the other retard...?"
You might also tell us how and when "America" was legitimately "a continent."
21st May 2017 8:54pm
Arti (Germany) says...
@Eric I would like to know who "the other retard" is, I don't consider Morgan a troll, you on the other hand seem to have a passion to insult people.
Yesterday 4:48pm
Eric says...
Wow! mean just wow! reading through this forum isn't difficult to notice how much the yanks want America out of the picture. "I take the point of view that, though the New World may initially have been seen as a single continent, further explorations and discoveries quickly showed that there were two great landmasses (along with many islands)." One pretty much has to ignore the countless Completely detailed maps drawn of America, debase the term Continent of its genuine meaning ... Read More
19th May 2017 6:00pm
Anonymous says...
It is noted also that Martin and Amerigo were gay lovers. Do You really believe that Amerigo discovered America?
20th May 2017 1:20am
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous said:

"It is noted also that Martin and Amerigo were gay lovers."

Anonymous, this has nothing to do with our discussion.

"Do You really believe that Amerigo discovered America?"

Eric may believe this, but it's an incomplete, unclear and somewhat erroneous version of history.
20th May 2017 2:35am
Eric says...
@Morgan the dishonest troll "Eric may believe this, but it's an incomplete, unclear and somewhat erroneous version of history." What exactly is incomplete, unclear or erroneous about the fact that Matthias Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller named the continent America not Columbia? They may have credited the wrong explorer but nonetheless named the New World. And it is named America. Otherwise the continent would have been named Columbia. And the United States would've been ... Read More
20th May 2017 11:21am
Morgan (US) says...
Eric said: "What exactly is incomplete, unclear or erroneous about the fact that Matthias Ringmann and Martin Waldseemuller named the continent America not Columbia?" In your original post you cited Ringman: "There is a fourth quarter of the world which Amerigo Vespucci has discovered and ... We do not see why the name of the man of genius, Amerigo, who has discovered them,..." Vespucci did not discover the New World, so the citation is erroneous. The "fourth ... Read More
20th May 2017 2:48pm
Eric says...
Yet again morgan, your false argument is a result of the issue you (most U.S. Citizens) have with the continent/New World being named America. A name you wish for yourselves. The fact of the matter is that whether by mistake or accident the New World was named America and not Columbia. And this is due to Matthias and Ringmanns coining the name for our continent in honor of Amerigo Vespucci. A continent's dimension (as in Asia and Europe) is irrelevant. And moving forward there are plenty ... Read More
20th May 2017 4:40pm
Morgan (US) says...
Eric said: "Yet again morgan, your false argument is a result of the issue you (most U.S. Citizens) have with the continent/New World being named America. A name you wish for yourselves." It's not a false argument at all. There is a lengthy history behind the fact that many in the US call their country "America" and themselves "Americans". Whether right or wrong, to ignore it, call it invalid, dishonest, a false misconception, etc. leads to a very partial view ... Read More
21st May 2017 1:32am
Morgan (US) says...
Eric said: "The fact of the matter is that whether by mistake or accident the New World was named America and not Columbia." "The fact of the matter..." This is indeed a self-serving way to introduce an idea. It's as if you're stating at the outset that there is just one way to perceive the issue: yours! That's no way to debate. Why come to a forum if you're going to speak like this? Well, no one here is regretting that the New World was named ... Read More
21st May 2017 2:11am
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