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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21st Jan, 5:49 AMFYI: The people of both states of North and South Carolina, two states formed out of the split of the territory of Carolina, are collectively Carolinians
20th Jan, 8:14 PMAMERICA...the continent
20th Jan, 6:26 PMwhere does South and North of AMerica come from?
20th Jan, 11:26 AMAmerica/American since 1507
20th Jan, 11:23 AM[insert prefix here] Africa = sub region of the continent of Africa.
20th Jan, 11:22 AM[insert prefix here] Europe = sub region of the continent of Europe.
20th Jan, 11:22 AM[insert prefix here] Asia = sub region of the continent of Asia.
20th Jan, 11:21 AM[insert prefix here] America = sub region of the continent of America.
20th Jan, 11:19 AMAmerica/American since 1507
20th Jan, 11:19 AMAmerica/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507.
20th Jan, 11:17 AM20th Jan, 8:35 AM False equivalence. North and South Carolina are states formed in the Northern and Southern region respectively of the territory of Carolina. America is a continent, and the North and South are subcontinental regions of the same. Just Northern and Southern Europe are to Europe. When are you going to retire this redicolous argument? I simply don't understand how someone can be so inane.
20th Jan, 8:35 AM19th Jan, 6:09 PM No, they'll be either North Americans or South Americans. Just like there's two Carolinas, they'll either be North Carolinians or South Carolinians.
19th Jan, 6:10 PMAmerica/American since 1507
19th Jan, 6:10 PMAmerica/American is the continent/people of the New World. America is name given by Martin Waldseemuller for the New World in 1507.
19th Jan, 6:10 PM[insert prefix here] America = sub region of the continent of America.
19th Jan, 6:09 PM19th Jan, 5:32 PM by the way the people of the "two" American continents would still be Americans. And the "two" continents of America would still be America. LOL
19th Jan, 6:05 PM19th Jan, 5:32 PM At least that's what The United States of Asia (if it ever came to be) would claim, using united statian logic, that by doing so it would help such future country appropriate the name of the Asian continent.
19th Jan, 5:56 PM19th Jan, 5:32 PM And Asia is really 6 continents. [sarcasm]
19th Jan, 5:32 PMIn reality it's two continents.
* showing the last 20 shouts.19th Jan, 11:46 AMThis view of two continents is only those countries who side with the U.S. so that it can keep the name America to itself. But in reality the name is the continent's name one continent named America.