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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31st Oct, 1:09 PM
U call yourself a rich country??? We're every single day thousands of families are ordered by the banks to live their houses cuz they can't pay ^^ sure that's a rich country the big lines that ppl make just to get food? Is that yar vision of a rich country lol thousands if homeless ppl who has to go and live under a bridge cuz the government apartments are full. yeah right . and we are the third world countries sure

31st Oct, 1:03 PM
My family is a really rich family we own milles of land while the people from the US think they have a house but it isn't true the real owners of the house were u gringos live belong to the bank I prefer live in a third world country were I own my house and not in the US were everything belong to the banks even ppl belong to the banks if u travel to the US u can see thousands of adds in front if houses that says bankruptcy that's a rich country???? I don't think so I never have seen a single add like that n my country in the south part if my continent America

31st Oct, 12:55 PM
I'm Mexican and I'm American

31st Oct, 12:55 PM
Eat McDonald's day and night doesn't mean u r a rich country . McDonald's is the cheapest food u can eat in the states if u eat McDonalds it means u r poor u don't have enough money to go to a expensive place lol

31st Oct, 12:53 PM
Omg southern states r as poor as African countries not even our countries have that kind of poverty not even Welfare can help that states example Mississippi Oklahoma Louisiana I'm American and I'm from Mexico and I already travel to the US and I never seen that level of poverty :$

31st Oct, 11:20 AM
The southern region isn't third world. But all the countries in the southern continent (South America) is third world.

31st Oct, 9:55 AM
"Here in America we love Mc Donald's" is a very true statement. They love that stuff in Argentina and Mexico, for example.

31st Oct, 9:46 AM
All the states in the southern region of the United States are third world. And mostly illiterate. Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, South etc.. etc.. All third world.

31st Oct, 8:13 AM
Yeah, all countries south of the USA are third world.

31st Oct, 7:01 AM
If you want to see third world, go to the South of the United States.

31st Oct, 6:45 AM
America/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507. Deal with it gringo.

31st Oct, 6:44 AM
30th Oct, 11:18 PM America is not a country, it

31st Oct, 1:50 AM
Yeah let's see mississipi, detroit downtown LA it's a really poor place , downtown New York omg they live like in Africa 0.0 those suppose to b rich cities ,

31st Oct, 1:15 AM
Some USA people say that their country is hugely better than Brazil because Brazil has favellas, but USA has a lot of ugly places in the big cities, m*censored*es of poverty. And in Brazil, just as in USA there are a lot of beautiful places where rich people or median cl*censored* people lives, just because it is more stereotyped it does not mean it is worst (but I have to say Brazil has a little higher crime rate than USA, although crimes in USA are originated from psychopaths that makes very awful crimes) I think this website is to join cultures more than fighting, accept us as one big continent and see what we can do, I mean, let's use the example of Japan, Finland, Sweden, Germany, real HUMAN developed countries, the most outstanding civilizations in the world... I mean, ancient Greek was not the richest civilization by the time but it was certainly the best. Another example is Panama, it has a lot of income, if we make a proportion of population/area to income, it is really high... Panama has a looot of money considering its size, and poverty rate is one of the lowest in the whole continent, the percentage is actually lower than USA, but still a third world country because its lack of human development, advances on music, low support to science research and they are good at some sports like boxing, but they have to improve... it is not all about income

31st Oct, 1:06 AM
First world is not just defined by PIB, indeed USA is considered internationally as first world country because of his PIB but a lot of its characteristics belongs to a third world country, even in Europe a lot of people sees USA as a third world country. It is about human development, culture, life quality of its people (it is not having big houses) scientific and cultural legacy of each country, literature, theater, music, etc... so Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, this kind of countries can be considered real powers of the world, not necesarily economic. In fact, Netherland is one of the top countries in the world talking about culture and education, but it is not an economical power, In fact, just in one period of its history had an economical rush, with the tulipan fever back in 1700's. Another example. Brazil is one of the 8 most industrialized countries in the world, so it has to be first world... but no, it was mentioned as a third world because it has some characteristics of third world such as inequality in income per capita, high rates of poverty, low education quality, not a lot of real help to humanity and world in general, few cultural development and high crime rate just as USA and the majority of the countries of the continent, discount Canada and Uruguay, they are really developed. But the think is in America, and I talk about the continent, most of us just count money as a way to measure, USA people, Panamanians, Colombians, often just see someone more powerful or some country more powerful because he or it gets more money, but a PIB is just important that it is enough to fill human necesity in the country (Finland and Sweden has not a lot of people) and then to make scientific research, and cultural advance in general without a lot of "market" so things can get really developed without the neccesity of screwing up a good idea just like America, the continent, does... but in the top of that Brazil and USA.

30th Oct, 11:18 PM
First world countries are America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and many European countries like Britain, France, Germany, Italy, etc. Third world countries are countries like Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Rwanda, etc.

30th Oct, 9:29 PM
I agree that Ford did the car easier to manufacture in big m*censored*, but if the population was controlled as it has to (like japanese do, 127 to 95 million in the last five years) we wouldn't need that large production. So it's still screwing a really good invention.

30th Oct, 9:26 PM
The worst of it all is that USA people mostly allegate that they invented this and that and they have this and that... but the truth is they didn't invented a lot of stuff. Cars, computers, internet (ok it was in USA but with the cooperation of a lot of europeans), discovery of electricity, light bulb, radio, tv's, color tv's, smartphones (the first was an IBM but the first actual modern smartphone was from Sony Ericsson) Telephone... a long list... they didn't invented any of that stuff (Do research and you will find out) Germans, French, Swedish, English, Japanese, but not USA people. Even they don't manufacture the best of this stuff, in Latin America the european and east Asian stuff are more used and better quality. So no, you are not that developed, you are not even between the four countries more advanced at space tech in the actual time... And when you where in second place behind Russia, you didn't invented Satellites, or probes or any of that and you put the first man on the moon cause lots of economical pressures and punishments to URSS and they were really damaged, and obviusly, you got the information from spies xD. The list is long. Even the first car worked with biological resources and what Ford did was making it work with gasoline, total facepalm, and screwed a really good invention. The physics laws used to invent all of that stuff weren't discovered by USA people, almost everyone european and East Asian. DA VINCI, is one of the biggest reasons we are not in middle ages and the majority of his inventions were realized by englishes, as well as Jules Verne creations. Arabs with Algebra, numbers and Incas and Mayas (yep, from Guatemala and Peru) were the most advanced civilization by the time middle ages were held in Europe. Their astronomy, math, medicine and meteorology were really advanced. Their medicine was natural and the health conditions were a lot better that in some actual countries. They were the people with the longest life hope in the whole world by the time and their medicine was 100% natural. But in USA, and in the rest of the continent the medicine is made for make us sicker and make us buy more medicine. American people (And I speak for the whole continent) let's open our eyes, we are way behind from the real civilizations of this world. But congrats to Argentina since they are the main continent's car manufacturers (not neccesarily Argentinan brands), congrats Latin America for your literatura and Chile for your wines and Uruguay for your educated people, the football (soccer) etc, congrats USA for the transistors (John Bardeen, a rare USA citizen) and the Hard Drive, that was one of the few but it was reeeaally great invention... but let's accpet, we are all really behind from the real first world: Germany, Finland, Sweden, Japan... etc.

30th Oct, 9:10 PM
Tha's correct, even in the United States there are around 17 millions of people living in poverty. The criminal rate, and paranoia affects easily to people with the psychosis that somebody is going to attack to them. After many interventions, intro-missions and invasions , and the pretext of democracy, sowing hatred and resentment in the middle east. I wonder if there is another way to make enemies?. The sad thing is that in the US there are very good and educated people, and many of them are victims of attacks. They should respect the history. The name of America, is not theirs, nor originated with the creation of this country. The name America already existed since 1507 to identify the new world as a new continent, and that is genuinely demonstrated by historical cartography, and nobody has the right to makeup or distort what is written along time before.

30th Oct, 9:06 PM
Tha's correct, even in the United States there around 17 millions of people living in poverty. The criminal rate, and paranoia affects easily to people with the psychosis that somebody is going to attack to them. After many interventions, intro-missions and invasions , and the pretext of democracy, sowing hatred and resentment in the middle east. I wonder if perhaps there is another way to make enemies?. The sad thing is that in the US there are very good and educated people, and many of them are victims of attacks. They should respect the history. The name of America, not theirs, and originated with the creation of this country. The name existed in America since the mapping to identify the new world as a new continent since 1507, and that is genuinely demonstrated by historical cartography, and nobody has the right to makeup or distort what is written along time before.

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