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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Such an informative site just goes to show why I love America.
I see that this site is getting back to normal. There was a period of some almost good and reasonable discussion, followed by a quiet period, but now we're back to the blanket declarations and insults. You kids have too much time on your hands over Thanksgiving weekend or what?
So people from the US are United Staters? Columbus, the person who supposedly founded America, never set foot in what is today the United States. Oh and there are two continents called America;North and South. The countries of Central America are part of North America, geographicly speaking.
People from the US are United States citizens, as it specifically says in the US Constitution. Anything else is not official. And Columbus was not the first person who founded the land that became known as America.
Bunch of third world aholes attempting to discredit the United States. No on cares about this. I live in the United States, I am an American. If you live in Mexico you are not an American you are a Mexican. Tough luck for the idiots trying to change reality and history.
You don't have to like it you ignorant sheep, the U.S is located in America and you can do nothing to change that :) And by the way, Canada and Latin European countries are not third world countries you uneducated fool.
Shut the ***** up you ignorant yankee. Don't show your ignorance here. Go educate yourself. If you live in the United States you are US citizen. A Mexican is Mexican and American at the same time,(MEXICO IS IN AMERICA you idiot) just like all people in the American continent are all Americans, learn this once and for all!!!
So let me get this straight: you said that if a person lives in the United States, they are American? So I guess non-citizens living in the US are Americans then too. And I'll ask you the same question I've asked many times before: where is a law that specifically says that US citizens are officially called American by nationality? Please show me. If you can't then don't bother replying.
I purposely call the U.S. "America" when speaking to Canadian acquaintances just to get under their skin. "The States" sounds so stupid. I'd settle for The U.S. but I say American on purpose. Passive aggressiveness at it's finest, folks!
The people from the United States of North America are North American.Everyone from the continents are Americans,people just have to specify from which America. The people (for example) from Mexico are Central American including the Caribbean islands. And the people from Colombia,Venezuela,etc are called South American. It's that simple!
1.- It's the United States of America, not of North America. And yes, the U.S is located in North America.2.- Yes, everyone living in America / The Americas is American.3.- Mexicans are North Americans, not Central Americans.
Anonymous said:"1.- It's the United States of America, not of North America. And yes, the U.S is located in North America."I suggest you have a look at: Casares, Julia Dicionario Ideologico de la Lengua Espanola Gustavo Gili S.A. Barcelona, 1990"Estados Unidos del America del Norte"