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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Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
There they go again, attacking the messenger and not answering or debating the message. No falla!
13th January 2018 11:22pm
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says...
OFBG: said of me: "At the recent Golden Globes award show, Oprah Winfree admonished her audience that they should find "your truth." Not "the" truth, but their "truth."
You, even before she stated it, have clearly been following her advice." This could had been kept out of the debate but no, they love to attack the person. ?
13th January 2018 11:24pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says... OFBG: said of me: "At the recent Golden Globes award show, Oprah Winfree admonished her audience that they should find "your truth." Not "the" truth, but their "truth." You, even before she stated it, have clearly been following her advice." This could had been kept out of the debate but no, they love to attack the person. ? No, I was not attacking you as a person, just the way you approach this "discussion." It is ... Read More
16th January 2018 7:36pm
Anonymous says...
Anonymous said of me: Your mild retardation is really getting on my nerves. Stop damaging the human gene pool!!!" Stick to the issue, this spychoanalysing is not the answer.
13th January 2018 11:26pm
OFBG (US) says...
While I regard your comment - as my old friends in Rhode Island liked to say - "rude, crude, and socially unacceptable," I have to agree with your concern that Mrs. Anonymous fails to "stick to the issue." As for "damaging the human gene pool," however, unless she/he has procreated, I think we may be safe.
15th January 2018 8:45pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
so,isn't your reply an insult too, OFBG?
17th January 2018 5:14pm
OFBG (US) says...
I'm not "they," I am me.
My comments have not attacked you, just the arguments you continue, ad nauseam, to submit.
I have, also to the extent that offends you and some others who follow this "discussion," repeated certain arguments concerning the premise of the site; not that there is a single continent of "America" but that "America' is the commonly-accepted name for the USA.
15th January 2018 12:04am
Anonymous says...
Yes, you are not them, but you have also helped in this by rather than commenting on the issue, you say things like I am following Oprah's advice about "Their truths" and not the truth, and that I somehow put three exclamation points etc. Why do you have to focus on things like that rather than focusing on the issue? Does it even add any substance to the truth? NOPE. You know why? Because the it is not my truth, but the truth, if it were my truth, there would not be historical ... Read More
15th January 2018 2:51pm
Anonymous says...
OFBG said: "At the recent Golden Globes award show, Oprah Winfree admonished her audience that they should find "your truth." Not "the" truth, but their "truth."
You, even before she stated it, have clearly been following her advice." Nope, don't like how she thinks. I must be your truth that she is talking about.
13th January 2018 11:20pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs.Anonymous (US) says... "...There is no mistake in claiming that America is the name given to a single continent...Prove that America was not the name given to a (one)continent please!!!" As HAL said to Dave in the movie 2001: "I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over." As I have said before, the name "America" was indeed "the name given to a single ... Read More
11th January 2018 11:27pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
OFBG said: "America" can and should only be used to refer to what they also mistakenly claim to be a single continent." and he also said: "As I have said before, the name "America" was indeed "the name given to a single continent" when it was believed that the Americas comprised a single continent.". Is not about what is believed or not believed, it is not how the English work that the rest of the world works, when a continent is named, it retains ... Read More
13th January 2018 11:17am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
If geography was updated after the naming of the continent, probably it was then that the sub regions appeared to be more useful: South America, Central America and North America plus the Caribbean. There is a difference with what is accepted and what is believed. The English speaking world and their surrogates believe there is two continents in America, the rest accepts the original version. Nothing to do with mammals or whales because the way continents are named or categorized varies among ... Read More
13th January 2018 11:29am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
WIKI: "" Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria". So to who's convention are we to believe in a two continent idea?To the USA? to the country who is using the name of the continent? Sure, how convenient! No?
13th January 2018 11:47am
OFBG (US) says...
At the recent Golden Globes award show, Oprah Winfree admonished her audience that they should find "your truth." Not "the" truth, but their "truth."
You, even before she stated it, have clearly been following her advice.
13th January 2018 8:52pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says..."By the way, I am relaxed."
If that's so I suggest you use fewer exclamation points, as with your comment: "Prove that America was not the name given to a (one)continent please!!!"
13th January 2018 9:16pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Who is to say what is a continent? the USA? at least he marine scientist have a specific category for the mammals and thus the whales, even thought they are all marine animals, they posses other characteristics than what the fish do. In the other hand, in the world of continents, what are the specific categories that define them? According to wikI: " Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria,..Geologically the continents largely correspond to areas of continental ... Read More
13th January 2018 11:44am
Anonymous says...
Who is to say what is a continent? The USA? Mexico? Brazil? China? Mrs. Anonymous?
13th January 2018 12:55pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
WIKI: "By convention, "continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land, ideally separated by expanses of water."....This is exactly what America the one continent is;
a
Continuous,
Large mass,
not separated by expanses of water,
thereby; One continent not two.
13th January 2018 11:51am
Anonymous says...
Your mild retardation is really getting on my nerves. Stop damaging the human gene pool!!!
13th January 2018 12:58pm
OFBG (US) says...
If you wish to be taken seriously I suggest that you not rely on "WIKI" to back up your opinions. "WIKI," in its various manifestations is an open-source site with only marginal oversight and fact-checking and as such provides an interesting, but not definitive source of information. Your continued references to centuries-old maps and documents, while no more persuasive, are far more reputable.
14th January 2018 7:59pm
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