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...
@Morgan

More the reason to qualify the term American and identify specifically as U.S. American or U.S. Citizen when referring to you national identity. Both terms are exclusively available and appropriate for U.S. Nationals.

e.g.
U.S. Army
U.S. Navy
U.S. Post Office
U.S. Government
U.S. President
U.S. Marine Corp
U.S. Air Force
etc.. etc.
U.S. Citizens
U.S. Americans

A new map of the whole continent of America, divided into North and South and West Indies
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ct007308/
24th February 2017 12:58pm
Morgan (US) says...
10th February 2017 6:11pm Morgan (US) said: “Hmm (Taiwan) said: "AMERICANS NEED TO LEARN TO RESPECT OTHER COUNTRIES." To come to think of it, this post is rather strange coming from someone from Taiwan, a country that, since 1949, has called itself 'China'. There's another country called 'China' too, you know. Do you show respect for that country, Hmm?” 20th February 2017 1:47am Hmmm (Taiwan) said: “We respect China by stating ourselves as a different country ... Read More
22nd February 2017 3:50am
Anonymous says...
I love America.
21st February 2017 4:52pm
OFBG (US) says...
I mean no insult, but I must say that your comment might have more clarity and impact if you posted with a more specific screen name.
Posting as "Anonymous," given the many other posts using that name, leaves me wondering whether you are stating a fact, or being sarcastic.
21st February 2017 10:53pm
Morgan (US) says...
I have to agree with OFBG's comment just above. If you want your post to be taken seriously it would be best for you to state a screen name and a country, and then keep them in all future posts.

As is, your message is ambiguous. Do you mean 'America' as a continent? Or do you mean 'America' as a country? In the context of this site and forum, these questions are important.
22nd February 2017 2:42am
Anonymous says...
It must be the continent named after Amerigo as there really no country by the name America. So it is not at all ambiguous.
23rd February 2017 4:51pm
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous said:

"It must be the continent named after Amerigo as there really no country by the name America. So it is not at all ambiguous."

If it were clear for everyone that there really is no country that goes by the name 'America' then we wouldn't be having this discussion. There is indeed an ambiguity in Anonymous's post.
24th February 2017 3:04am
Anonymous (US) says...
"that goes by the name 'America'"

That's an interesting way of avoiding acknowledging that it isn't named America, and saying that misrepresents it self by the name of America. But it is not named America.
24th February 2017 5:16am
Morgan (US) says...
Anonymous (US) said: "that goes by the name 'America' That's an interesting way of avoiding acknowledging that it isn't named America, and saying that misrepresents it self by the name of America. But it is not named America." Of course it isn't. It's named the United States of America. Everyone knows that. Why is it such a problem for you to integrate that? I suppose you'd have no issue if you couldn't constantly repeat that there is no country named ... Read More
24th February 2017 10:29am
Anonymous (Canada) says...
It's perfect that there is an ad on this site advertising free Latvian citizenship to anyone who has Latvian ancestry. I believe that other Eurotrash countries have a similar ancestral citizenship deal. So, when are you White Devils going to return all of the American lands you stole from the First Nations, and go back to Europe? I hear Nazi Germany is beautiful this time of year.
21st February 2017 2:02pm
OFBG (US) says...
I have never seen an ad on this site such as you describe. What I see are the ads like those I see everywhere else, e.g. those directed to me, personally, based upon my recent internet activity.
So where have you been surfing vis-a-vis your "ancestral citizenship?"
21st February 2017 10:58pm
Morgan (US) says...
OFBG (US) said:

"So where have you been surfing vis-a-vis your "ancestral citizenship?" "

Touché!
22nd February 2017 2:33am
Morgan (US) says...
Maybe Anonymous (Canada) is of Latvian ancestry.
22nd February 2017 3:53am
OFBG (US) says...
Sorry I missed this last time around...can you show or tell us exactly where "Nazi Germany" is today?
22nd February 2017 9:16pm
Morgan (US) says...
Again, touché.

Anonymous (Canada) seems to have lost her/his voice.
23rd February 2017 1:10am
Usonian (US) says...
Am I the only one who really likes the name Usonia/Usonian? It has a real smooth and dignified sound to it, and it also was created by Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect that I have great admiration for. Usonia and Usonian seem like a very classy way to solve the "American/American" name dispute. I'm not sure why it hasn't caught on, as the US government officially calls everything by a name that starts with "United States" so it would only make sense for Usonian to be ... Read More
21st February 2017 4:26am
Morgan (US) says...
You're not alone. I like it too, though it isn't without a potential problem. "Usona" ("Usono" in esperanto) actually means "United States of North America". The problem is that the US is not the only country in North America. I don't know for sure that this would cause any difficulty with respect to those countries. Also, I don't know to what extent a majority of the US population would ever accept to adopt this name. But I still like it.
21st February 2017 4:53am
OFBG (US) says...
There have been a lot of comments - at least lately, I haven't gone back very far - about who said what, when or just repeated old posts. That "discussion" might not have occurred if there were not so many individuals posting as "Anonymous," or some variation upon that theme. It's not a big deal to conjure up a screen name for yourself, and as a screen name would preserve your anonymity online, you have nothing to fear. Even if you posted as - for example - ... Read More
20th February 2017 9:27pm
Morgan (US) says...
Hi OFBG, and thanks for this post. I fully agree and have encouraged certain posters to take a screen name. "...as has "Anonymous (Canada)," (albeit an offensive contributor)..." This poster is not a 'contributor' at all, though certainly offensive. He is perhaps not even from Canada. His use of the term 'Eurotrash' reminds me of another poster from months ago who signed in as being from various countries, I believe, and who had a similar manner of ... Read More
21st February 2017 3:11am
OFBG (US) says...
Gee, Morgan, maybe we should sign on as the "Gang of Three." LOL!!
23rd February 2017 8:14pm
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