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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Anonymous says...
Bye Jaimie. Have fun with your anti American friends celebrating Festivus with Mrs A sitting next to you
7th December 2017 1:38pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You are assuming that we are anti-American, shame on you! Right after we have heard from posters that the name "America" is only used commonly in the English language to call the U.S. but not an official name of the country, this is clear and tells us that we as "Americans" from the same continent are not in any way anti-American! Talking about how a name is used or became to be, does not categorize a person into being anti-the name or the bearer of the name only that you ... Read More
7th December 2017 1:44pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
It is a shame when people hit dislike for a harmless greeting from a person to another person, this is what is wrong in the world, too much hate not enough love for others.
7th December 2017 1:49pm
Anonymous says...
What’s a shame is your disdain of the USA and it’s masses referring to themselves as Americans to identify ones self. You are an immigrant who chose to leave your country but still identify as that country and would like the USA to bear the burden to change rather than you assimilating to her. People like you is what is wrong with this country. As a person I’m sure you’re nice and follow the laws and are entitled to your opinions living in the USA and converting to a US Citizen. My ... Read More
7th December 2017 2:13pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You don't know my thoughts so please stop assuming things you don't know. You don't know the minimum about nor my country or my situation, so stop assuming what you don't know. It is not customary to involve personal issues with public discussions like this on the web, and you focus on personal, rather than the issue which shouldn't be personal.
7th December 2017 6:36pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"Most United Statesians really do hate the truth."

That doesn't matter. The truth is of no importance or relevance
7th December 2017 6:24pm
Anonymous says...
Just as you hate the truth that a great majority of the people call USA America and Americans
7th December 2017 6:32pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous (US) says...
I'll check up on you guys in a few months.
Yet you keep coming back.
8th December 2017 10:49pm
Anonymous says...
It amazes me that commenters such as Mrs. Anonymous (US) and Anonymous (US) so often confuse a list of facts with a coherent argument. Sure, facts are important. However, if the facts are irrelevant to your argument, and therefore do not support your argument, then they are not helping your cause. For example, Anonymous (US) copies and pastes ad nauseum that ‘America’ is not the name of any nation state. This is true only in the sense that ‘America’ is not the OFFICIAL name of any ... Read More
5th December 2017 9:08pm
Anonymous (US) says...
LOL Sure you wish to believe that facts don't support my arguments because you don't agree with the natural conclusion, American is not a nationality. Which is as you admit, there is no nation state named America. Which naturally means that the term American used as a nationality is a fallacy. The fact that you rationalize the use of the continental term "American" as a nationality on the basis that the United States is popularly misrepresented and hence misconceived as being ... Read More
6th December 2017 9:41am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
I only read a contradiction on your statement. So which is which? Are you saying that you agree with our stance that the name of the country is not officially "America", but only a name that people picked up and started using? Then you might agree that the name corresponds to a continent in the Western Hemisphere in honor of the navigator Americus Vespucci, or not? Do you deny that too? I tell you, people here have had a small change since the very beginning of this discussion, and ... Read More
7th December 2017 12:18am
Anonymous says...
There is no contradiction in what is written. You have fabricated a contradiction. Once again, you assume you know what the commenter thinks. When something is written that is contrary to your assumptions, you falsely believe that there is a contradiction. You make so many fundamental errors for someone who claims to be engaging in rigorous debate. Stop assuming you know what others think. If they didn’t write it, don’t assume they think it. Also, those who disagree with you are not part of ... Read More
7th December 2017 9:08am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Let's start with this statement from anonymous: "Once again, you assume you know what the commenter thinks."....You are ridiculous! Asking questions does not fall under the category of assuming what others think. And you are also guilty of the same thing you say is a crime! Right there on this very sentence you assume that I am assuming that I know what the commentors say and in other sentences as well. You said: " you falsely believe" are assuming that I falsely ... Read More
7th December 2017 1:29pm
Both Country and Continent says...
What contradiction? I don’t see one.
7th December 2017 4:57pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
There is a contradiction when he criticizes the very facts that have been put forth by me and others and then he agrees with the same facts by saying that yes the name of the U.S. is not America, officially, but that is is just a common name used by the English speakers in the world. So, first he/she says that our facts don't help our cause but then he dives right into supporting what our facts have been saying all along. What I get here is that our facts have worked and what he is saying ... Read More
7th December 2017 7:04pm
Anonymous says...
Nonsense. We are Americans. All other are just wannabes.
5th December 2017 6:24pm
Anonymous (US) says...
LOL sure pumpkin
6th December 2017 9:51am
Anonymous (US) says...
If we in the U.S. knew what a fuss it was all going to cause, we might have come up with a different name. But we didn't. And saying Staters or other is really awkward. I do try to say here in the U.S. and other things. But when using the forms "We are or I am or using a one-word description it doesn't fall off the tongue as well. I do think it's great to make people aware but no, it's not going to change. But if other nations want to call themselves Americans also, I'm ... Read More
5th December 2017 5:35am
Anonymous (US) says...
They are Americans, whether you like it or not. Whether one living in the American continent wants to refer to themselves as American is as inconsequential as one's desire to acknowledge one self as an Earthling. It's the truth and nothing changes that. The fallacy is using the continental term as a nationality. Irrespective of popular nonsense (which English dictionary publishers subscribe to), there no nation state named America. But like I ... Read More
5th December 2017 11:42am
Anonymous says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"... there no nation state named America."

Likewise there is no nation state named Britain.
6th December 2017 4:25am
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