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...
Mrs. Anonymous said:

"Being between two land masses does not stop it from being the continent."

You see, you even admit that there are two landmasses.

And since when is Central America a continent?
Yesterday 4:55pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
No you got it wrong. I am not admitting that there is only two landmasses in America, I am only telling you what you have said and repeating it by saying what you think does not make it not a continent.
In the map I can see a big landmass continuous and in the middle it narrows a little but it does not have a cut off anywhere.
Yesterday 11:45pm
Anonymous says...
Greenland is part of North America, so is part of the Caribbean. It doesn't matter whether or not the continent has a body of water separating its surfaced landmass. North America and South America refer to the northern and southern parts of America respectively and as implied. As stated previously, how you divide America is not important. What is not lost in doing so is that it is the continent of America these divides are from. Those who say otherwise are motivated by an childlike agenda ... Read More
Today 12:15am
Anonymous says...
This is America, genuine America. An 18 century map from 1772 may be an inconvenience to the anti-America agenda, so it is no surprise he pretends that truth has an expiration date.

Map of the real America. The continent where we get the subcontinental North and South America from. Otherwise referred to as the Americas.
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/
Today 12:28am
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous said:

"Is not about making any one happy it is the history of the new world and the continent."

I agree. I was giving you a taste of your own medicine, but you didn't realize it.

"Maybe you don't like it and want to change it."

It isn't a question of what I like or want to change. It's a question of what simply is, geographically and geologically.
Yesterday 4:47pm
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous said: "So according to your way of thinking, Iceland should be its own continent and not part of Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia then should also be on their own a continent each." "...Greenland..." "...Great Britain..." You must be imagining things. Has anyone here said that these islands should be considered as continents? On the other hand, according to YOUR way of thinking Africa, Asia and Europe should be considered to be a single continent. ... Read More
Yesterday 4:36pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
You are the one thinking that continents should be lands that are separated or connected by a narrow landmass and or pieces of lands that are somehow together. The continents were given their proper names not because of their positions or their connections or their no connections they were just named and then traced their divisor lines like in Europe and Asia where there was a divisory line of a set of mountains. This was agreed by both sides. In the case of America, the only ones dividing the ... Read More
Yesterday 11:39pm
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous said: "One continent as it was discovered as it was named as one continent and the name is America." This is a very limiting and politically self-serving interpretation. It so happens that explorations continue, new discoveries are made, and we have new insights. We are not bound to the definition of "continent" as it was discovered and named. California was once considered to be an island, but further explorations took place and it was discovered to be ... Read More
Yesterday 4:22pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
Politically self serving interpretation is to try to divide the continent that is named America just to take its name for the sake of a country that was named with a most common name: United States. This is what political motivation looks like. It has nothing to do with new discoveries...otherwise the name of the United States would had been another and not he continent's.
Yesterday 11:30pm
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous said:

"??? The Sinai Penninsula is in the African continent."

But according to "your way of thinking" the Sinai Penninsula should be in the center of a continent, perhaps called Eurafrasia.

"Central America is the center of the continent of America."

Once again, I suggest you do some research into the full meaning of "central".
Yesterday 4:12pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
What does the Sinai Peninsula has to do with center of anything? Where is the comparison?
Yesterday 11:26pm
Anonymous says...
To keep the peace the official name for the entire landmass should just be "The Americas" in reference to the three subregions. Could we all at least agree to that as a start?
Yesterday 6:22am
Anonymous says...
Anonymous said: "To keep the peace the official name for the entire landmass should just be "The Americas" in reference to the three subregions. Could we all at least agree to that as a start?" To keep the peace? The peace is easily kept on this subject. Online debates are eminently peaceful--no guns, no violence. On this site there has been a good deal of verbal violence, but the original perpetrators seem to have faded away. And those characters have usually rejected even ... Read More
Yesterday 4:30pm
Anonymous says...
Wow, you contributed nothing with that post.
Yesterday 7:51pm
Anonymous says...
I thought the continents were called the "Americas" but whatever
Yesterday 12:33am
Anonymous says...
Anonymous wrote:

"I thought the continents were called the "Americas" but whatever..."

They can be called the Americas, but they're often called North America and South America, respectively.
Yesterday 3:28pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
America is one big landmass.
Central America is not an isthmus.
Central America is the center of America.
Take a good look at the words:CENTRAL AMERICA; center of America. And its not the center of the U.S. but of the continent of America. The maps that divide the continent into two pieces is an English invention.
7th February 2016 1:45am
Anonymous says...
Mrs. Anonymous wrote: "Take a good look at the words:CENTRAL AMERICA; center of America. And its not the center of the U.S. but of the continent of America." Then I suppose the Sinai Penninsula is the center of Eurafrasia. Sorry, but this will just not go. Continue to tell yourself this if it makes you feel better, but you won't make too many people believe that those countries comprise the center of a single continent. They're between two vast landmasses. By the way, when ... Read More
7th February 2016 2:26pm
Anonymous says...
The isthmus you are referring to is in the region of Central America. The fact that it is an isthmus is completely unrelated to the fact it is located in Central America, or North America, or even Middle America etc..(depending on the convention by which the continent of America is being partitioned). What is remains relevant is that it is part of the American continent.

Authentic map of the continent of America
https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3290.ar305500/
7th February 2016 5:11pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
??? The Sinai Penninsula is in the African continent. Central America is the center of the continent of America. One continent as it was discovered as it was named as one continent and the name is America. Is not about making any one happy it is the history of the new world and the continent. Maybe you don't like it and want to change it. The landmass is the whole thing and central America is still the center of the continent America. It does not have anything to do with other continents. ... Read More
7th February 2016 11:30pm
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