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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Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
"Many have countered her false arguments with the truth that the US is, in fact, America because it is called America by billions of people."...........Give me one false argument that I have put on this site! One! You know that this discussion is on because of the very fact that the people call the USA America, and as you stated it is because "is called America by billions of people", the very questions I had asked here many times without having a good decent response by a ... Read More
3rd March 2018 10:46pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
"We all know that the word ‘America’ originated to name the continent, and that the word has evolved to have multiple meanings. The USA is America because America so very often means the USA.".........Ah, so now you agree with me, and you called this false arguments that the name is original of a continent? The word did not evolved, it just was borrowed by the English to use it on a country but the word is still being used with its original meaning, a continent, which you and ... Read More
3rd March 2018 10:53pm
Anonymous says...
"Mrs. A can pretend that usage is unrelated to meaning, but that is an ignorant lie. I doubt she is capable, but she needs to overcome her bias, ignorance, and emotions, and accept the truth."..............I am not pretending that usage is unrelated to meaning, for we use America as a continent in the world and that is its original meaning. Keep throwing the word "LIES" you like it I see, but no lies here. No incompetence, no bias, no ignorance, or emotions, what I have been ... Read More
3rd March 2018 11:05pm
Anonymous says...
In Europe, there have been violent protests in Greece over the use of the name Macedonia by a neighboring country. Would it be a good idea to militarize the “USA is not America” movement? I think it’s the only way to get the Stations o change their ways. Second 9/11 anyone?
20th February 2018 7:01pm
Jayden (US) says...
make sure the USA is not america military movement is actually on a september 11.
28th February 2018 12:43am
Anonymous says...
Try writing something that will get us to take your semi-literate ***** even the slightest bit seriously.
28th February 2018 2:41am
Anonymous says...
***** = a55
28th February 2018 2:44am
Jayden (US) says...
Make sure the USA is not america military movement is actually on a september 11.
28th February 2018 10:06pm
OFBG (US) says...
Hans Acompañado (Argentina) says...
"I bet I can beat 99% of US citizens in a Geography contest."
No doubt, as you should have surmised from my comment. Those, however, are not the fewer than 1% of US citizens who participate in this forum.
9th February 2018 11:55pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous says...
"That would not be the same because we know that there is only one continent in Africa and so South Africa would only mean the South of Africa."
Yet it is the same, for as you note "...since the name was coined when the new nation was known to be in the continent of America, thus they adapted the name of the one continent thus Of America."
9th February 2018 11:49pm
Anonymous says...
Which is why this is an issue. The example of the South African country is not the same as the country that uses the name of the whole continent to call themselves. This is never heard of anywhere in the world unless you have another example of this same issue from other countries. The USA has taken the name of a continent and the South African name has not.
10th February 2018 11:57am
Anonymous says...
Substitute "Name" for "Country" after South African. Sorry.
10th February 2018 11:58am
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
And they will bring all kinds of examples to try to make their point across but they have not succeeded at that yet.
10th February 2018 12:14pm
OFBG (US) says...
Anonymous says...
"The example of the South African country is not the same as the country that uses the name of the whole continent to call themselves...The USA has taken the name of a continent and the South African name has not."
So, taking the name of a whole continent is unacceptable, but taking the name of a portion of a continent is okay?
15th February 2018 11:18pm
Anonymous says...
There is no continent with the name "South Africa".
19th February 2018 1:29pm
Anonymous says...
If there is no issue with other countries in South Africa, it should be okay to use the name but, in the case of the USA, America belongs to more than just the USA and this is why there is an issue with that.
19th February 2018 1:31pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
The thing is that they can't agree with the truth since they are way too deep into their own little rhetoric that they are not ready to give up their ways even though we, the one continent named America, are telling them things they already know from having them studied at school or by having a decent understanding on the history of the new continent.
10th February 2018 12:11pm
Anonymous says...
10th February 2018 1:15pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
What do you do...push the unlike button when you go to different locations? If you are, you are just playing games and not being serious.
13th February 2018 12:21pm
OFBG (US) says...
Hey, Mrs Anonymous, back at ya!
15th February 2018 11:21pm
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