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 says...
What exactly is this misconception that you mention? Please elaborate.
5th December 2017 1:37am
Anonymous says...
Amerigo doesn’t deserve to have anything named for him. Anyone who still supports this murderer and r@pist can go fück themselves.
29th November 2017 11:03pm
Anonymous says...
Here we go again. The raving lunatic Mrs Anonymous taking up a whole page talking to herself.
29th November 2017 2:10pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You know, as far as I remember this page is dedicated for discussing an issue and if you don't like it why don't you just leave! Are you some kind of police for this website that you are counting how many posts a person writes?Please go spill your hatred and bully tactics somewhere else.
29th November 2017 8:41pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
And, no to those who say that progress has changed the name of America and that scientists have divided the continent into different tectonic plaques, or because of the Panama Canal, or because in a map it looks like two big masses rather than a continual landmass. But, this is not an argument for the continents, they all were named accordingly to their history and the time and era when they were discovered and named. I don't think there was any particular rule as to when the continents ... Read More
29th November 2017 12:50pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
America is the name of a continent, in honor of a man, a navigator who sailed the continent and mapped its borders. The United States became a nation 200 (Two Hundred) years after the naming of a continent!!! Just think about that.
29th November 2017 12:40pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
Mrs. Anonymous (US) wrote: America is the name of a continent, in honor of a man, a navigator who sailed the continent and mapped its borders. The United States became a nation 200 (Two Hundred) years after the naming of a continent!!! Just think about that. This simply shows that ‘America’ referred to a continent before it referred to the United States. Of course, ‘America’ most commonly means ‘the United States of America’ in today’s English. ‘America’ also means ‘the ... Read More
29th November 2017 9:42pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
We have talked about this before, that the English accepts what it created after taking the name of a continent, however, in the rest of the continent, those who speak either Spanish, Portuguese, and perhaps even French, have not changed the name of the continent and it still the same for millions of Americans from the same continent, America. Believe it or not there are people, even in this site, who came to say that there was never a continent named America and those have laughed at the fact ... Read More
30th November 2017 12:24pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Mrs.Anon Greatest hits said: "This statement is false. Place names, which are proper nouns, have different meanings when they represent different places. For example, Valladolid, Salamanca, Durango, and Guadalajara are among many cities that exist in both Spain and Mexico (and also other countries). Personal names, which are proper nouns, have different meanings when they represent both a person and a place. For example, San Francisco, Lincoln, Hershey (the trifecta: person, place, and ... Read More
29th November 2017 12:15pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
America, was original a name for a continent, and the continent did not loose its name just because a nation wanted to copy it. But, many here allege that there was no one continent named "America". But I ask them who then did the nation found that name and from who did it get it to use it in its name? Noone can answer that because they know that it is originally meant to name a continent so they can't argue with that.
29th November 2017 12:19pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
Nobody can answer that? Really? A number of people here have written that the name ‘America’ originated with the continent and then later gained the additional meaning of ‘the United States of America’. You know this, yet you pretend that it isn’t so. You appear to assume that anyone who opposes any of your views cannot possibly know any of the historical facts. Is this the case? You certainly write like it is.
29th November 2017 9:55pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Yes, some people come and state that the name was for a continent, but they usually leave and don't come back because of all those who stay and combat that same argument saying that there has never been one continent but two and that America is only the name of the U.S. etc. These are the people who I keep asking to support their stance. They stay silent. Why? Because the name America is originally of a continent, not two, but one and that this continent saw the birth of a nation and that ... Read More
30th November 2017 12:31pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
But that did not happen because Mexico did not allow the expansion to continue. Although, some said that a country in Central America, possible El Salvador, was ready to join with the United States too. William Walker, a U.S.representative came to Central America to try to annex and rule these countries so that they become part of the United States. He was president of one or two of the C.A. countries for a while until those countries got together to take him out. But he was supported by the ... Read More
30th November 2017 12:36pm
Guadalupe Hidalgo says...
“...Mexico did not allow the expansion to continue.”

Yes, Mexico allowed the United States to take only half of Mexican territory. They showed the Americans who was boss.
2nd December 2017 4:18pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Not only America is the original name of a continent but it comes from a proper name of an individual. According to history, USA and Latin American, America comes from a navigator who sailed around the south of the new world mapping it and tracing its borders using navigational maps and making new ones. His name, Amerigo Vespucci. German Cartographers, Martin Waldseemuller and Mathias Ringmann, hwile uptdating Ptolemy's world map, added the new world using Amerigo's navigational maps ... Read More
29th November 2017 12:30pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
and what I have been saying here is that the U.S. has taken the name of the continent. So, in order to go around the facts I just mentioned, they immediately state that there was never one continent and that there was always two continents. However, I ask them to put the facts on that statement and they just can't answer. Most just like to press the dislike bottom but no answers. And they call me all types of names so that it seems like they are the ones winning the argument, but we all ... Read More
29th November 2017 12:35pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
America is the name of a continent, in honor of a man, a navigator who sailed the continent and mapped its borders. The United States became a nation 200 (Two Hundred) years after the naming of a continent!!! Just think about that.
29th November 2017 12:39pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
Mrs. Anonymous (US) wrote: America is the name of a continent, in honor of a man, a navigator who sailed the continent and mapped its borders. The United States became a nation 200 (Two Hundred) years after the naming of a continent!!! Just think about that. This simply shows that ‘America’ referred to a continent before it referred to the United States. Of course, ‘America’ most commonly means ‘the United States of America’ in today’s English. ‘America’ also means ‘the ... Read More
29th November 2017 9:12pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
A lot of people who comment here disagree with you about a lot of things. However, everyone who disagrees with you is not actually ignorant of very basic facts. Many here know that the name ‘America’ originated with the continent. Many know that the name originally referred to one continent. Many know that most Latin Americans and many others still see the Americas as a single continent. Many know that most Americans and many others see the Americas as two continents. Many also know that ... Read More
29th November 2017 10:06pm
Mrs. Anons Greatest Hits says...
You don’t know what I have forgotten, what I think, or what I know. Don’t assume you know what another person thinks. Only attempt to counter what they actually wrote. I don’t think and never wrote that Salamanca, Spain, ceased to mean or to be Salamanca, Spain, once Salamanca, Mexico, was named. I never wrote and do not think that America (the continent) ceased to mean, or to be, or to be called ‘America’ once the U.S. started to be referred to as ‘America’. You wrote that ... Read More
29th November 2017 9:45pm
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