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...
The point was if all of this is that Eli and Mrs A are antiAmerican. Shame they are USCitizens and cow tailing to latam driven narratives. That oath you took when you became a US Citizen maybe you should read it again or go back to your home country you love so much
Yesterday 5:31pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
You know what it says on the paper when you become a citizen? it says "U.S.Citizen" it does not say "American Citizen" so I love the U.S. and America is a continent.
Today 1:30am
OFBG (US) says...
Arti, your responses just made my point.
2nd December 2016 10:26pm
Eli (US) says...
And your point is?
2nd December 2016 10:27pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous said: "You are talking from the United States persons point of view." No, I am talking from the viewpoint of the overwhelming majority of people on the planet Earth. "South Africans are in Africa and are Africans because they are in the continent of Africa. They are South African when they need to specify their area or country in Africa." Correct, but you didn't get my point; perhaps I was being too subtle for you. Many people consider only Black Africans ... Read More
2nd December 2016 8:25pm
Eli (US) says...
"No, I am talking from the viewpoint of the overwhelming majority of people on the planet Earth." Partially correct. You should've said 'from the viewpoint of the majority of people UNDER THE ECONOMIC INFLUENCE of the US on the planet earth.' It is hard for people/nations that depend on xyz to stand up to xyz over something that might appear paltry. Those fighting for survival anywhere hardly have time to quarrel about the meaning of 'America'. One buck says that ... Read More
2nd December 2016 10:26pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
OFBG said: "Many people consider only Black Africans to be actual "Africans," in a way an 180-degree counterpoint to your notion that everyone who lives on the American continent(s) is typically called an "American."

That is irrelevant....race is not an impediment to being American and being white from Africa is still an African.
Today 1:27am
Adam Wright (US) says...
If that is so, why are citizens of the US, called Americans?
2nd December 2016 12:51pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Sometimes wrong terms are implemented into society's language just like Holland is not Netherlands, Americans can also be Canadians, Mexicans, Brasilians. People are just arrogant and ignorant to learn and accept the difference.
2nd December 2016 12:56pm
OFBG (US) says...
No, Arti, "People are [NOT] just arrogant and ignorant to learn and accept the difference" between continents and countries. In recent years it has become politically correct to refer to all countries in Asia as "Asian" as a collective term, even though the peoples of that major part of the world do not consider themselves at all related. Indeed, are they really? We carve out the Middle (and until recently the Near) East. the "Indian Subcontinent," and other, ... Read More
2nd December 2016 8:46pm
OFBG (US) says...
Adam, you would need to read a lot of the comments in forum to fully understand why, but just consider that:
People who live in (using the English translations) the United States of Brazil are called Brazilians; those who live in the United States of Mexico are called Mexicans.
At least of course by the overwhelming majority of people, while not in this forum, in our world,
2nd December 2016 8:55pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Dear OFBG, for me it would matter, I do not consider Holland to be the Netherlands, in fact since 1840 Holland no longer exists. Who do you mean with "We" carve? We like in US-Americans, Europeans? Not to sound arrogant tell me about those people who live on the Asian continent and do not consider themselves Asian? Of course the winner always carves out certain terms, it applies for everybody best example is Istanbul, it used to be called Constantinople and before that Byzantium or ... Read More
2nd December 2016 9:47pm
Arti (Germany) says...
Dear OFBG,

The term "The United States of Brazil" was only in use from 1937 until 1967 since then the respective country has officially been called Federative Republic of Brazil or just Brazil. Please do no use terms that are no longer in active use.
2nd December 2016 9:55pm
Anonymous says...
It's been several days things seem to be peaceful and have even quieted down and once again Mrs. A's starting all over again with the same old nonsense. Mrs. anonymous has been proven wrong multiple pages over and over. It's the same pattern of people go back and look she's gone and she comes back as if this was the first time she visited the page saying the same thing.
1st December 2016 9:54pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
since when are you the watchdog of this blog? One is not obliged to post everyday. We have other things and when we can we post but that should be of no concern to you. I have not been proven wrong that is your rhetoric here to excuse yourself from posting about he issues and not about the people here. Everyone in here knows that you have not shared anything relevant but are only here to keep track of people especially those whom you seem to have something against. But you have not changed, as ... Read More
2nd December 2016 1:41am
Mrs. Anonymous says...
We call a group of Europeans when there are Italians, Spaniards, French, Germans in a room. We call a group of Americans when there are Chileans, Guatemalans, Canadians, Peruvians, in a room. We call a group of Africans when there are South Africans, Morroccoans, Kenyans, Nigerians, Senegalians in a room. So, yes to your distaste, the world uses the names of continents often even if you don't think they can be used. And Americans is everyone from a country in the continent of America. ... Read More
1st December 2016 7:40pm
OFBG (US) says...
First allow me to edit your comment: "We call a group "Europeans" when there are Italians, Spaniards, French, Germans in a room... We call a group "Africans" when there are South Africans, Moroccans, Kenyans, Nigerians, Senegalans in a room." Of course, many would exclude South Africans...and what about Egyptians? We do not call a group "Americans" "when there are Chileans, Guatemalans, Canadians, Peruvians, in a room." Only residents - some ... Read More
1st December 2016 8:57pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
You are talking from the United States persons point of view. South Africans are in Africa and are Africans because they are in the continent of Africa. They are South African when they need to specify their area or country in Africa.
2nd December 2016 1:47am
Anonymous says...
there are three Americas: North America, Central America, and South America. So these three ones belong to the whole continent that´s why we all are AMERICAN, because we all live in our continent. US, doesn´t have a defined name, because its name says: United States of america. I could also say: Angentina of America, Chile of America, Costa Rica of America and it is right! it´s well done. So this the "Nameless" country United States of ...nothing! Most people call USA as North ... Read More
1st December 2016 2:28pm
Anonymous says...
It's not wrong Paco. Have some pride for your country and call yourself by your country name instead of trying to diminish and ride on the coat tails of the true American i.e. USA
1st December 2016 5:11pm
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