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...
There is no alternative. Just because the term "America" initially meant the entire continent, does not mean it is an unfair name for a country. China calls themselves Central Kingdom, Japan is where the Sun Rises and Ireland is fertile place. So stop taking countries names so literally. And Colombia is just as guilty of this as we were, do by your logic we should not call it Colombia. We were the first independent nation, so we got the name. And what is the alternative? The United ... Read More
Yesterday 11:28pm
Anonymous (US) says...
So when I want to convey to a person that I come from the States what do I call myself? Because Technically I am an American but so is everybody else from the Americas. So how do I say I'm American as in I'm from the States?
Yesterday 3:01pm
Anonymous (US) says...
You call yourself American. Because it is your nationality
Yesterday 11:06pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
Why not just call it all the USA? It's the most important part
27th May 2016 10:12pm
Anonymous (US) says...
The problem is that the "A" in USA stands for America. Which is the whole point of this issue.
Yesterday 4:42am
Anonymous (US) says...
Why don't we just call France FR? Or Mexico EUM. I would like to have my nationality as my country name. Which is America
Yesterday 11:01pm
Anonymous says...
Al (US) said: "usanians works and i think it sounds good actually. kinda catchy." I think that "Usonian" is much more worthy. It comes from the term that Frank Lloyd Wright invented to describe distinctive US architecture, and it evokes the Esperanto name for the country "Usono". It has the added advantage of eliminating the "A" which stands for "America". I've come to find the name "America" perfectly distasteful as it honors ... Read More
27th May 2016 11:20am
Anonymous (US) says...
Except the United States of America is not the only Union of states in the world. None of the country names have specific etymologies. So just call it American and America for the the nationality and the country
Yesterday 11:34pm
Anonymous (US) says...
AMERICA IS MY FAVORITE COUNTRY AND IT ALWAYS WILL BE. GOD BLESS. VOTE DONALD TRUMP
26th May 2016 9:06pm
Anonymous says...
Authentic America:
[subdivided in to North, South,and West Indies]
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/

Authentic America:
[Northern and Southern parts of America]
https://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/finding_aids/SWimages/C00312Composite150dpi1500pixelsacross.jpg
26th May 2016 12:53am
Anonymous says...
Truth does not expire so that U.S.Americans can feel free to try and expropriate the name of the continent (America), and generic demonym of the peoples of America (American).
26th May 2016 12:58am
Anonymous says...
You're back. Good, it's been boring around here lately.
26th May 2016 2:43am
Anonymous says...
A few days ago on 17th May 2016 at 6:44pm Windsor (Canada) said: "You can solve the problem by nuking yourselves of the face of the earth. Do you know how angry I get when I see Detoilet's ugly skyline tower over my city? I bet your "Black Lies Matter " thugs are crossing our river and coming into our city just to cause more trouble. Best to blow it up and start over again." Like2 Dislike1 And, believe it or not, two people actually "like" this kind of post ... Read More
23rd May 2016 1:11pm
Anonymous says...
Windsor (Canada) said:

"You can solve the problem by nuking yourselves of the face of the earth. Do you know how angry I get when I see Detoilet's ugly skyline tower over my city?"

Brilliant! And while we're nuking "Detoilet", Windsor, your city, will go up with it. This post is so typical of the stupidity we see on this website.
25th May 2016 6:34pm
Anonymous (Australia) says...
United States is a registered coorporation.
21st May 2016 8:02pm
Anonymous says...
And what objective, irrefutable documentary proof do you have of this?
24th May 2016 7:50am
Anonymous (Guatemala) says...
Belize only reason for existence us becuase we allow it. Bunch of uneducated *****.
21st May 2016 5:27pm
Anonymous says...
Anonymous (Guatemala) said:

(Or at least this poster claims to be from Guatemala)

"Belize only reason for existence us becuase we allow it. Bunch of uneducated *****."

Why do you allow it?
22nd May 2016 1:30am
Anonymous (US) says...
Guatemala still has a border dispute with Belize. That country believes that Belize's territory belongs to them. Here's a Wiki article that gives a nice overview of the whole situation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belizean%E2%80%93Guatemalan_territorial_dispute
22nd May 2016 2:10am
Anonymous says...
Anonymous (US) said:

"Guatemala still has a border dispute with Belize. That country believes that Belize's territory belongs to them."

Thank you for the link. Yet another sticky international problem left by the colonial period. This, however, does not excuse the attitude and language of Anonymous (Belize).
22nd May 2016 1:37pm
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