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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25th May, 11:56 AM
Ask the military whom they serve. The United States OF America

25th May, 4:14 AM
US stupidity

24th May, 9:39 PM
24th May 8:27 PM "Ever hear of the Federal Republic of the United States of Mexico? " No, because it doesn't exist. It's The United Mexican States. And it appears you don't know what a country is. Yes, America is the name of the continent. But you appear to not know what a country is.

24th May, 8:34 PM
Because freedom rings? What a loser! someone shoot that idiot!

24th May, 8:33 PM
We stole the land from the indigenous people and now we want the steal the entire continent and YOU idiots actually want to know WHY the rest of the world HATES the United States? You idiots make me laugh and also embarrass me. Please leave the United States and go live somewhere else – I gave my service to live here what did you give besides your ignorance?

24th May, 8:27 PM
This is from a former military VOLUNTEER, both myself and my older brother served to defend this Republic. So if you have NOT served, given up your four years, or risked your LIFE in war time for your so-called country - SHUT the *censored* UP! But you idiots out here made another major mistake the Federal Republic of the United Sates - is NOT a country either, it's a Federal republic, one of 14 other Federal Republics in the world. Ever hear of the Federal Republic of the United States of Mexico? Well, that IS the official name of Mexico really is – oops, so much for stupid people who do not know what country they live in and sadly, they all live in the America country. By the way, the flag is officially called the flag of the United States of America and NOT an American flag, American flag does NOT exist. And when I swore my allegiance to the US Air Force, I swore allegiance to the Commander and Chief of the United State and NOT AMERICA! And I did in in front of a flag of the United Stated of America and NOT an American flag!

23rd May, 7:57 PM
Because FREEDOM rings so US can rename it country as continent ,huh.I can't hear you over all this FREEDOM

21st May, 9:54 PM
The shortform name of their country is The United States as mentioned below.

21st May, 9:52 PM
The reason U.S. nationals refuse to recognize the continent of America, is because they want the name of the continent exclusively for themselves. Believing also that this some how entitles them to the demonym American (which is the generic term for the people of the continent of America, irrespective of region). If not for this reason, there wouldn't be a debate today.

21st May, 9:20 PM
Both at the last comments are something distorted trying to explain a misconception from a vernacular. Nobody is putting in question why the Citizen of The United States is called "American" just as a short name or the only possible term. The origin of "America" as the name given for the new world as a new continent explains that the term "OF AMERICA" is because The United States belongs to AMERICA "the continent" according what History and Cartography demonstrate, this is correct undoubtedly. So, they can't be called "North Americans" as an exclusive name because this region involves to Canada, and Mexico also. The three countries are in North America. The term America is the root or the domain name for North America ( The northern) and South America (southern). Nobody can change or make up for convenience what is written in the timeline of history. Should be stupid think that for that reason they pretend to own North America or South America. What is stupid is pretending that everybody be aligned with a vernacular perspective not correct. Finally, saying that "America" is the name given for the new world as a new continent is a fact formally supported by History and Cartography, everything else is just a colloquial demonym or local misuse distorting what "America" really means. Like it or not. that's true and correct.

21st May, 9:19 PM
This couldn't possibly be any more clearer, and obvious

21st May, 9:17 PM
Mexico (short form) or United Mexican States (long form) []

21st May, 9:16 PM
The United States (short form ) or United States of America(long form-denotes the continent it is on) []

21st May, 9:11 PM
America/American since 1507

21st May, 9:09 PM
Deal with it, Unitestatians.

21st May, 9:08 PM
America = The New World

21st May, 9:08 PM
There is a huge difference between facts, and propaganda.

21st May, 9:07 PM
Africa = North AFRICA, central AFRICA, south AFRICA

21st May, 9:06 PM
Europe = North EUROPE, central EUROPE, south EUROPE

21st May, 9:05 PM
Asia = North ASIA, central ASIA, south ASIA

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