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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Anonymous (US) says...
Several of the anti-America U.S. Americans who post here, previously made and/or approved of the claims that Hispanics didn't recognize the American Continent until after U.S. nationals became interested in expropriating the name of the New World.

Wrong Again

La America: 1754
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ct007293/
24th February 2017 2:02pm
OFBG (US) says...
As Anonymous (US) says..."Wrong Again." While you may be correct that "Several of the anti-America U.S. Americans who post here, previously made and/or approved of the claims that Hispanics didn't recognize the American Continent until after U.S. nationals became interested in expropriating the name of the New World," I have not seen any posts to that end. Most of the people who insist that everyone in the "New World" should be referred to as ... Read More
24th February 2017 10:53pm
Morgan (US) says...
May God Bless the Great Continent of North America

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3300.np000059/

“A new map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish dominions on that great continent; and the West India Islands,”
24th February 2017 10:13am
Anonymous (US) says...
LOL
The subcontinent of North America, as opposed to

A map of the whole continent of America, divided into North and South and West Indies with a copius table fully shewing the several possessions of each European Prince & State, as settled by the definitive treaty concluded at Paris Feby. 10th 1763 the clauses of which relative thereto are inserted.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/
24th February 2017 12:10pm
Anonymous (US) says...
24th February 2017 12:29pm
Morgan (US) says...
Yes, I do. Latin America, in your view, has now become a continent.
24th February 2017 3:03pm
Anonymous (US) says...
@Morgan

Continent = Geographical Division

Relative to the continent of America, yes it is. But more specifically a subcontinental region of America.

The major continents from where we draw the other sub continental regions are as follow:

America
Europe
Asia
Africa
Australia
Antarctica
24th February 2017 3:11pm
OFBG (US) says...
Here in the United States we have for a long time recognized 7 continents, not 6 as do you.
Indeed, if we recognize "major continents from where we draw the other sub continental regions," there would be 5, as Europe and Asia have a major physical and geographical connection - much more so than North and South America - and by your reasoning should be a single continent called "Eurasia."
25th February 2017 10:24pm
Anonymous (US) says...
Just in case you don't get it:

The East Indies including more particularly The British Dominions on the Continent of India
https://www.raremaps.com/gallery/enlarge/43329
24th February 2017 1:12pm
Morgan (US) says...
LOL. You'll believe anything, as long as you can find it in print.
24th February 2017 3:08pm
Anonymous (US) says...
@Morgan

As long as it makes sense. You however are only expressing your desires to expropriate the name of the whole continent. Because you hate the name of your country.
24th February 2017 3:13pm
OFBG (US) says...
Yes, and before we learned more about them, we thought that whales were fish.
Today, for various reasons, some refer to "the Indian subcontinent," but not to India as a continent.
Please try to keep your posts on topic.
25th February 2017 10:33pm
Anonymous (US) says...
May God Bless The World.

The real and genuine America:
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/
24th February 2017 5:27am
Morgan (US) says...
Lo and behold, North America is indeed a continent in its own right: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3300.np000059/ “A new map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish dominions on that great continent; and the West India Islands,” Printed for Robert Sayer, Map and Print seller at the golden Buck in Fleet Street, London Circa 1750 "North America is divided into the Continent and the Islands." "The Continent is divided as follows: Labrador New ... Read More
24th February 2017 10:09am
Anonymous (US) says...
LOL In a way yes, It is , but a sub continent. As in continent derived from the continent of America. That's why I always refer to it as the subcontinental region of north America and south America. The term continent means geographical division. L That's what you guys don't quite understand. That's all it really means. It just isn't a continent relative to Europe, Asia, etc.. one of the major subdivisions of the earth. That would be America; north and south are ... Read More
24th February 2017 12:04pm
Anonymous (US) says...
A map of the whole continent of America, divided into North and South and West Indies with a copius table fully shewing the several possessions of each European Prince & State, as settled by the definitive treaty concluded at Paris Feby. 10th 1763 the clauses of which relative thereto are inserted.

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/
24th February 2017 12:06pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"In a way yes, It is , but a sub continent."

'In a way yes...'. You're making progress. But the map doesn't say 'sub continent'. It says 'the continent'. Do you know what 'the' means?
24th February 2017 5:22pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous said: "The U.S. isn't named America. You seem argue this to justify claiming your national identity should be American, when in fact it is more appropriately and specifically US-American. American means precisely someone from the American continent." I do not at all argue that the US is called 'America'; just look at some of my recent posts on that subject. You, with your different ways of signing in, continue to claim the contrary. As for national identity, the ... Read More
24th February 2017 3:35am
Anonymous (US) says...
Right because not qualifying the term American is so much better.

Fact is U.S. American is no different than saying Latin American, or Central American, etc.. all appropriate and specific about which Americans. In this case Americans specifically from the United States, hence U.S. Americans.

Jesus Christ, it's like trying to communicate with a retarded child.
24th February 2017 5:23am
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said: "Fact is U.S. American is no different than saying Latin American, or Central American, etc.. all appropriate and specific about which Americans. In this case Americans specifically from the United States, hence U.S. Americans." Quite right, if you're only interested in a continental identity. Fact is that most all people speak of themselves first of all in terms of national identity. "Jesus Christ, it's like trying to communicate with a retarded ... Read More
24th February 2017 10:21am
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