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...
Eric said: "A continent's dimension (as in Asia and Europe) is irrelevant. And moving forward there are plenty of maps depicting all the areas and regions which comprise the American continent." I know all of the maps and they show a sometimes contradictory and always evolutive development in the contours and names of the newly discovered lands. But there is no single, rigorous and unifying definition of "continent". What's important is to have consistent criteria ... Read More
21st May 2017 2:23am
Morgan (US) says...
Eric said: "...you simply hate history for the continent being named America. A name you like to misrepresent your country by." I love history, and I study it a lot, but I study the different phases in their entirety, so as to have a complete and balanced view. And I don't draw unjust conclusions with which to chastise others. And I don't represent/misrepresent/call my country by the name "America". If you'd read and understood my posts from the start you'd ... Read More
21st May 2017 2:28am
Eric says...
One has to be pretty stupid not to know this.
19th May 2017 5:31pm
Anonymous says...
Stupid is what stupid does. Just like your posts
20th May 2017 1:21am
OFBG (US) says...
Eric says...
"One has to be pretty stupid not to know this."
Your comment might have more effect if you defined what "this" is.
21st May 2017 8:59pm
Anonymous (Chile) says...
Finally! Finally someone got it!
19th May 2017 9:56am
Anonymous says...
Hopefully it is you who got that US Citizens are Americans. And you are Chilean or South American when you identify by continent. We good, thanks
19th May 2017 10:08am
Eric (US) says...
Chileans are South what?

What kind of argument is that. Stop being stupid. We are all Americans.
19th May 2017 5:29pm
Allan says...
Presumptuous retard, if anyone is American is thanks to the continent/The New World being named America.
19th May 2017 9:52pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Allan, who said:

"Presumptuous retard..."

For the relative newbie that you are here, to call others "fabulists" and "presumptuous retards" is, in itself, extremely presumptuous. If you want to be taken seriously I suggest that you speak to us more respectfully. You might also tell us what country you're from.
20th May 2017 1:57am
Allan says...
@Morgan

Where I'm from is rather inconsequential. Instead of projecting and deflecting, why not just admit to what everyone else is well aware of. The factitious nature of your views and insincere reason for posting here.

Anonymous posted:
"Hopefully it is you who got that US Citizens are Americans. And you are Chilean or South American when you identify by continent. We good, thanks"

This poster is of course one you don't disagree with.
20th May 2017 2:20pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Allan "Where I'm from is rather inconsequential." Your nationality is quite consequential, especially since many posters who take your point of view attribute motives to others based on nationality. You could at least level the playing field a little. "Instead of projecting and deflecting..." I'm not projecting or deflecting. I'm considering the issue in its entirety, including facets that make you uncomfortable. "...why not just admit to what everyone else ... Read More
20th May 2017 3:13pm
Morgan (US) says...
@Allan who said: "Anonymous posted: Hopefully it is you who got that US Citizens are Americans. And you are Chilean or South American when you identify by continent. We good, thanks" "This poster is of course one you don't disagree with." I'm familiar with this poster, if it's who I think it is. He's been here a long time. I neither agree nor disagree with him, though I find him abrasive sometimes. He's the pro-US equivalent of posters like Eric and Sarah ... Read More
20th May 2017 3:30pm
Anonymous (US) says...
No
17th May 2017 3:15pm
Morgan (US) says...
Sarah said @Morgan/ "What is there to have an in depth discussion about? The fact that U.S. Citizens misrepresent their nation and nationality at the expense of the continent and the people of the continent?" We can discuss how this controversial, awkward and perhaps unjust situation came to be. You, however, have already decided what the explanation is and contribute nothing but anger and insults. "Dear, it is the only reason why you'd rationalize America out of ... Read More
17th May 2017 2:49am
Morgan (US) says...
Sarah said @Morgan "That's because America is The continent. The partitions of the continent are specifically referred to as the sub continents." 'What' is because "America is THE continent?" @Sarah According to the historico-cultural school of thought, "America" may be a single continent. From a geographical point of view it is two continents. In any case, there is no rigorous definition of the word "continent". I don't mind which stance ... Read More
17th May 2017 2:26am
Arti (Germany) says...
@Morgan Geography wise there are different theories in how many continents are on the planet, and one of them has the following view: America is one continent and North & South are its subcontinents, the same applies to Euroasia and its subcontinents Europe and Asia. Hardly a misuse there Morgan. If the single continent theory of America was wrong, North America and South America would lose its legitimacy as well, due to being a result of the theory, requiring a name change of both ... Read More
17th May 2017 10:37am
Morgan (US) says...
Arti (Germany) said: "... America is one continent and North & South are its subcontinents, the same applies to Euroasia and its subcontinents Europe and Asia." This theory sounds too much like "category" and "subcategory" and thus seems difficult, to me, to apply to continents. Maybe it's the particle "sub" that conveys a notion of dependence. If Europe and Asia are the subcontinents of Eurasia, then what do you call the geographical area of ... Read More
17th May 2017 5:27pm
Eric says...
@Morgan
"More later.
Cheers,
Morgan"

Down with the American continent right Morgan?

More lies, distortions and misinformation later heh? LOL
20th May 2017 11:25am
Morgan (US) says...
@Eric who said:

"Down with the American continent right Morgan?"

That's absurd. You can't bring down a continent. Don't be stupid.

"More lies, distortions and misinformation later heh? LOL"

No! More discussion with Arti on some of his comments. He and I know how to have a rational and respectful debate, and can listen to each other, even though we often disagree.

That is something that is obviously totally beyond you. LOL
20th May 2017 2:12pm
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