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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Arti (Germany) says...
Dear Host, Holland is not a country but two provinces of the Netherlands (North Holland and South Holland), please edit this in your country selection.
Yesterday 6:45pm
Morgan (US) says...
Good luck if you can get them to change anything at all. Many here on this site have pointed out their errors, for months and months now. They can't be bothered.

The example you cite is an interesting one, though: "Holland" as a name for two different provinces and "Holland" as the popular and widely used name for the Netherlands. It's yet another example of how such a practice, once anchored in broad public usage, is very hard to change.
Today 2:00am
Anonymous (US) says...
America is not North America which, by the way, includes Central America. Central America is not a continent, it is part of North Amerss, and other islands in the hemisphere such as Easter Island and the Perlas Islands south of Panama.
26th September 2016 11:14am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
Just as people here say that one is not to tell the U.S. people what to call themselves, I tell you that U.S. people should NOT tell Central Americans that they are in the supposed continent of North America. Central Americans are AMERICANS for the right to be in the one continent founded by Columbus and not because some northern country which has used its meddling hands in Latin America countries should decide it so. If Central Americans are in North America as U.S. suggests then why when they ... Read More
26th September 2016 11:58am
Gray (US) says...
Central America, when it has to be included with North or South America, is usually put with South America. I'm not saying that it's a good thing, just how people usually do it, at least in the Anglosphere.
Yesterday 8:56am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
So was it out of ignorance, for a subtle adaptation of the name, from a thought of encompassing the whole of the continent, or from being egotistic that the name "America" is thought of as only being a country today?....out of ignorance: that The settlers or colonists or even the British did not know that America was a continent that even the Spanish claim to have colonies in....Was it a subtle adaptation of the name as time went by: Most say that this is what happened, and yet ... Read More
25th September 2016 10:48pm
Anonymous says...
Don't you ever get tired of repeating yourself and your Latin American propaganda
Yesterday 1:39pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
People of the United States, you got to understand the nature of how the union became to be in those days and around that time. We can not put it into what it is today because circumstances were different. There were sovereign States back then. The British crown ruled upon them. The British crown had colonies and dominions all over the world. So, the hope was to separate from the European ruler the British Crown. These sovereign States decided to form a union to become stronger and be self ... Read More
25th September 2016 10:33pm
OFBG (US) says...
After reading the last few comments - the more-or-less intelligent ones, that is = I finally have to ask: Is there any data to support the notion that anyone outside of a relatively small number of clearly disaffected individuals actually care that the USA is typically referred to as “America?”
24th September 2016 10:10pm
Anonymous says...
No there really isn't. Just a few butt hurt people
Yesterday 7:25pm
Morgan (US) says...
I suspect that most Latin Americans, if asked, would say yes, that they do care about the US being called "America", because in their languages and cultures the name refers primarily to a single continent they call "America". I doubt, though, that most Latin Americas will bother to make an issue of it.
Today 2:09am
Anonymous (Brazil) says...
As far as I know, Americo Vespúcio, never put his feet on the northern part of the continent. He travelled around the coast of Brazil and Argentina. The name America is a homage to him.
The name America first appeared in 1520 more or less. 250 years before any country was constitued in the continent.
All in all, applying the name America to a single country is a prove of dishonesty or ignorance.

All in all, the name
24th September 2016 1:55pm
Anonymous says...
Bravo, Admin and/or site owners. With your site you continue to attract the creme de la creme.
21st September 2016 3:49pm
kawaidesu (Japan) says...
ching chong litle boy was nothing compared to 9/11 or Pearl harbour fatty's
19th September 2016 4:44am
memefag (Japan) says...
what if America is actually japan. hav u ever tougt abot dat you cis-male
19th September 2016 4:43am
keemstar (Norway) says...
am i america
19th September 2016 4:42am
Anonymous says...
lol I'm surprised they even have internet in Latin America. If feel like you guy can spend a little less time worrying about what we call the Western Hemisphere, and a little more time running from the cartels. Your country is so ***** trash covered that you have to wipe ***** off your feet before you come inside. In the end, you are just jealous at how rich and pure we are. You wish you were us so you hate out of envy. You wish that you lived in a country where people put trash in bins and ... Read More
18th September 2016 11:13pm
Anonymous (Brazil) says...
You are so damned stupid. You call Latin America as a country, but in fact we are some 30 different countries.
You are so dumb that is worthless wating time with you.
24th September 2016 1:47pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
OFBG(US)Said: how many citizens of other nations in "the Americas" call themselves "Americans" rather than a name based upon their nationality?" How many citizens of many nations call themselves Europeans? Who do you call Europeans? So, that is why "Americans" exists as a name for those living in the continent of America and it is not a nation's name but a continent's name the one that the U.S. is using. OFBG said: "How many other countries are ... Read More
18th September 2016 12:57am
OFBG (US) says...
You are missing the point. I asked: " many citizens of other nations in 'the Americas' call themselves 'Americans' rather than a name based upon their nationality?" You said:"...that is why 'Americans' exists as a name for those living in the continent of America and it is not a nation's name but a continent's name the one that the U.S. is using." The point is in what you said - at least in part: "The only country who has referred ... Read More
23rd September 2016 6:47pm
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