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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OFBG (US) says...
"are we discussing Geography with people from the USA? They are the most ignorant people on Earth when it comes to Geography."
Indeed, many Americans are ignorant of geography, but are they really "the most?" How often do you hear about the geographic knowledge among people in other nations around the world?
More importantly, you have clearly not recognized that the Americans you are "discussing Geography with" are quite well informed, perhaps more so than you.
7th February 2018 9:49pm
Hans Acompañado (Argentina) says...
I bet I can beat 99% of US citizens in a Geography contest. I remember when Pope Francis was elected and CBS labelled "Argentina" over the map of Colombia. Imagine! People who work for one of the main TV networks in the USA can't place the eighth biggest country on Earth on a map! Besides that, US citizens think that all people south of the border of Mexico are indians. A few months ago I was on holiday in New York and, being white, many people were surprised when I told them that ... Read More
8th February 2018 11:20am
OFBG (US) says...
"Dunningo Krugerez (Paraguay) says...
But...but...the Olympic flag. And its 5 rings. 5. Game, set, and match to Dunningo"
FYI, we went through that months ago but I'll give you the "Readers Digest" version:
The Olympic rings represent only the "continents" that have nations who sent athletes to the "Modern Olympics" after their inception, not the continents as they physically, geographically, geologically exist.
31st January 2018 11:46pm
Unnamed (Ireland) says...
UK is NOT Europe
31st January 2018 1:07am
OFBG (US) says...
Right you are, but why your post?
Also - unless you are in the North - Ireland is not the UK.
31st January 2018 11:23pm
Petrika (US) says...
I agree 1000% US IS NOT AMERICA
Thank you.
28th January 2018 5:24pm
Anonymous says...
So you are completely wrong ten times over. Congratulations.
1st February 2018 10:51am
OFBG (US) says...
As you might know if you have not just jumped in with your comment, the United States of America is only referred to as "America" as shorthand by most of the world.
7th February 2018 9:56pm
Hyeni Park (South Korea) says...
This is this site's concern? You got to be ***** shitting me. Take what ever is out of your ***** and get over this dumb ***** to complain about.
27th January 2018 8:50am
Anonymous says...
They need to complain because their sense of identity and self-worth is so fragile. They see themselves as lesser human beings because a word is used differently in English and other languages than in their language. They have no concept of how all languages, and the meanings of many words in all languages, evolve over time. They don’t like what ‘America’ and ‘Americans’ means in English and other languages, so they fabricate preposterous rules of grammar and then pretend that the ... Read More
27th January 2018 1:52pm
Dunningo Krugerez (Paraguay) says...
But...but...the Olympic flag. And its 5 rings. 5. Game, set, and match to Dunningo.
28th January 2018 12:05am
OFBG (US) says...
Got to agree with you - mostly - but the bottom line is that they need a life.
Yes, I too participate in this "discussion" but only because I seek diversion, amusement, and - as has become increasingly less available - intellectual debate, not because I have any need to enlarge myself or promote any parochial philosophy.
31st January 2018 11:31pm
OFBG (US) says...
If that's all you have to offer, why comment at all? Just because you happened upon a website and read a few posts doesn't mean that to have to respond.
31st January 2018 11:34pm
Anonymous says...
OFBG. I see you are still debating with Mrs A. Do yourselves a favor and don’t. She is nothing but a troll on this site. She doesn’t want to contribute but only force you to believe in Her latam indoctrination as an absolute truth. She is not open to reason in any other way. Not worth continuing a conversation with her. I know as I spent almost 6 months before I figured it out
23rd January 2018 1:47am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
I bet ya have a mirror right in front of you when you wrote this post.. these words fit you perfectly Anonymous.
23rd January 2018 4:04pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Its not a Latin American Indoctrination as I have already shown you before and you continue on with the same old thing. It was started in Germany and spread throughout Europe and then to the new continent. In the other hand, your views have been picked by generations of people who have been told what to say without having a good explanation on how it got that way. You have not answered the questions on how did the USA get the name America? From where? You can not justify that because you have ... Read More
23rd January 2018 4:12pm
OFBG (US) says...
Thanks for the advice. You may have noticed that I don't check in more than once a week these days.
I thought that I should - as they say in American TV - "put the OFBG and Mrs. Anonymous Show on hiatus."
7th February 2018 10:02pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
"that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea?"...from wiki: "The seven-continent model is usually taught in China, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, parts of Western Europe and most English-speaking countries, including Australia[22] and the United Kingdom.[23] The six-continent combined-Eurasia model is mostly used in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Japan. The six-continent combined-America model is often used in France and its former ... Read More
18th January 2018 12:41am
OFBG (US) says...
And yet again you do not see how your "evidence" contradicts your "truth," "that there is no unanimity in the countries of the world as to the two continents idea."
That "The six-continent combined-America model is often used in France and its former possessions, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Latin America, and Greece" hardly suggests "unanimity."
18th January 2018 10:56pm
Anonymous says...
Not all countries follow the two continent idea for America thus it is not unanimous as I have said. I have not contradicted myself at all.
19th January 2018 12:34am
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