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...
Canadians are also reputed to be polite. You, Windsor, make a mockery of your own people.
25th February 2017 12:13am
Anonymous says...
ROTFLMAO- this Anonymous US also known as Jaime, Jacob Anonymous Canada and the Hawaiian guy from a few months back. Maybe the movie SPLIT was based on him. LOL. Now he is using as an argument what I have previously said to him on being ashamed of your country of origin and not identifying with that. Have a good trip Split and don't forget to ask for that "reach around" you deserve it.
24th February 2017 4:01pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous said:

"...this Anonymous US also known as Jaime, Jacob Anonymous Canada and the Hawaiian guy from a few months back. ... Have a good trip ..."

Anonymous, I'm beginning to think you're right about this guy's different identities. Now he's gone off on a roadtrip (or so he says), but at least four new screen names have appeared (though some of them may have signed in before, months ago).
25th February 2017 7:09am
OFBG (US) says...
Morgan, I haven't been following "the Anonymous 'J'" (which might be a great name for a rap artist, don't you think?). Do we even know that "he's" a he? I have known several women named "Jaime" over the years.
Heck, even "Morgan" has been a popular name for females.
One can only hope that if he/she is actually on the road he/she doesn't have a portable device and access to free wifi...
25th February 2017 10:05pm
Morgan (US) says...
OFBG (US) said: "Morgan, ... Do we even know that "he's" a he? I have known several women named "Jaime" over the years." No, I don't 'know' whether it's a 'he' or a 'she', but the posters style, types of references and tendencies in posting keep appearing under different screen names. I think that at some point over the last year or so 'he' must have let slip something that led me to believe that it's a 'he'. ... Read More
26th February 2017 3:57am
Anonymous (US) says...
Bye Morgan, and the rest of your many personas. I'm off on a road trip, so I hope you find something better to do with your weekend than loitering around coveting the name of America on this forum.

See y'all later
24th February 2017 3:31pm
Anonymous says...
Make sure to bring an extra set of diapers and Kleenex. I'm sure you're whining doesn't stop here
24th February 2017 3:47pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"Bye Morgan, and the rest of your many personas. I'm off on a road trip, ...

See y'all later"

And another one bites the dust. But he'll be back, with his eminently recognizeable manner of expression and his repetitious posts.
24th February 2017 5:28pm
OFBG (US) says...
Just out of curiosity, what are Morgan's other "personas?"
24th February 2017 8:08pm
Morgan (US) says...
I have only one persona. Morgan.
25th February 2017 12:15am
OFBG (US) says...
Morgan, no need to have replied to my question, I have never questioned your singularity, I just wondered what led "Anonymous" (unfortunately one of many) to believe that you were posting under other "personas".
25th February 2017 10:13pm
Morgan (US) says...
Hi, OFBG OFBG (US) said: "Morgan, no need to have replied to my question, I have never questioned your singularity,..." I know you don't question my singularity, but so many outlandish things are said on this forum that it's useful for those of us who debate seriously and under a constant screen name to weigh in when we can. I'm sure you've noticed that in the Anonymous vs. Anonymous (US) stand off about the mysterious 'Jaime' that Anonymous (US) has never ... Read More
26th February 2017 3:21am
Anonymous (US) says...
Apart from the entitlement mentality and ignorance, the prejudice nature which is typical of U.S. Americans of always wanting to exclude the OTHERS.

They are ashamed and/or hate the name of their country. Which is why they opt to misrepresent and refer to it and themselves after the name of the continent instead of their country.

The real and genuine America/Americans
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/

There is no independent state named America
https://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm
24th February 2017 3:06pm
Morgan (US) says...
Good grief. I've really prodded you into action, haven't I? Super sensitive, aren't you?
24th February 2017 3:10pm
Anonymous (US) says...
There is nothing sensitive about me. You however are dishonest even to yourself.
24th February 2017 3:15pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"There is nothing sensitive about me. You however are dishonest even to yourself."

Now you're in denial. You're desperate. digging yourself in, deeper and deeper.
24th February 2017 5:24pm
Real American says...
This whole topic is just plain stupid...its a sign of weak self-identity from the those not in the country called America. That is what the USA is called by everyone, even those in South/Central America and from Canada. Two big points...why do people from Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil etc think that they can dictate to the citizens of the country America what they can and cannot call themselves. The answer is: they can't! They have no right to take away the informal name America used by ... Read More
24th February 2017 2:35pm
Anonymous (US) says...
There it is,the arrogance. We are all Real Americans, 1. America is not a country, there absolutely is no country named. The America the United States lays mention to is the continent. This America: https://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm 2. Americans are the people of the American continent. All Americans are real Americans. Even those who are neither full nor part native Americans. Like yourselves. 3. The fact that some don't refer to their selves often or at all by the continent one ... Read More
24th February 2017 2:51pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Edit:

The America the United States lays mention to is the continent.

This America:
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/

There is no country named America:
https://www.state.gov/s/inr/rls/4250.htm
24th February 2017 2:56pm
OFBG (US) says...
You mention what you believe is "the arrogance" of those citizens of the USA who simply go with the flow of history and call themselves "Americans." Can you explain the neediness of your argument that "We [by which you mean non-USA residents in the Americas) are all Real Americans?" To borrow from Hillary Clinton, "What difference at this point does it make?" Other than as a talking point for individuals who have some peculiar animosity towards the USA, ... Read More
24th February 2017 8:25pm
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