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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OFBG (US) says...
TO Mrs. Anonymous (US): "America was a name given to a continent." No, it was a name given to several continents. "If the U.S. added America to its name it was because it was located in the continent bearing the name of America." Yes, but what's your point? The simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent." If (pardon my editing of your ... Read More
15th August 2017 9:59pm
Anonymous says...
OFBG said about America: "No, it was a name given to several continents".
@OFBG: could you show me the historical papers where the name was given to a bunch of continents and not one whole? Especially something like Matthias Ringman's Universal Cosmography.
15th August 2017 11:54pm
OFBG (US) says...
"@OFBG: could you show me the historical papers where the name was given to a bunch of continents and not one whole? Especially something like Matthias Ringman's Universal Cosmography."
No, I can't, I can only suggest that you enlighten yourself to the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, even 19th century referrals to North and South America as "the Americas" by Brits and Europeans.
Yesterday 8:54pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
You mean when the continent was split into two by the Enlgish? But that still does not answer the question because it is still originating from one continent and named America. You said that they named various continents, but I say no, I say that they named one continent. What happened was that they split the continent into two and then changed the name into a plural. This was done by the English and the English did not give its original name to the continent.
Yesterday 11:10pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Otherwise Matthias Ringmann would had said "The Americas" or Las Americas and would had mentioned two new continents and that you know that is not the case.
Yesterday 11:12pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Sorry I was the one who wrote before this. So, OFBG you say :"The simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent.",but that implies that the U.S. has taken the name for itself because, if you don't know, the name America was given to the fourth part of the world: or the new world, the continent, America.
15th August 2017 11:58pm
OFBG (US) says...
I accept your apology, but I really don't know why it was proffered in the first place. I stated "the simple fact that the United States of America is most commonly referred to as "America" throughout the world explains why "the name America is not of a continent." You stated "that implies that the U.S. has taken the name for itself..." but that is not correct. The USA did not suggest that it should be referred to as "America." That was ... Read More
Yesterday 9:05pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
People of the U.S. should be worried about what is going on in the U.S. I have seen this before and it did not end well. The U.S. will fall from within, and it is its own citizens who will make it fall. SO SAD! Stand against any kind of division, a plan the liberal/progressives have been working on for a long time and that is destroying freedom as we know it. At that point who will really care whether is America or the U.S. since it will not be recognizable.
15th August 2017 4:31pm
California (US) says...
So you really are against Progressives and Liberals then. I Always fu^king knew it. How was that KKK rally in Charlottesville, you racist Nazi? Is that why you haven't been posting lately, you were out hanging out with your fellow Klansmen? The sooner California leaves this failed state, the better.
15th August 2017 6:47pm
OFBG (US) says...
WWMLKD (What would Martin Luther King do)? Since when did allowing people to express their ideas - regardless of how reprehensible they may be - become intolerable? Could those who opposed the Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville not have simply protested elsewhere, seeing as they should have known that getting in the faces of a bunch of skinheads would lead to violence? Outrage over the white supremacist rally might have more credence if "outrage" were not the first reaction to anything and ... Read More
15th August 2017 9:21pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
I am not a progressive/liberal. Do not like communism, socialist, dictators like Kim un, or Castro, or Maduro of Venezuela, don't like Hitler nor Stalin, nor Lenin nor MAo etc...These are the liberal progressives heroes who they follow and who they wear in their shirts, hold their flags, etc. If California wants to be a communist country, go ahead, but let me tell you something, that government who you put in, will one day come after you too. They use people to come into power and then they ... Read More
Yesterday 12:10am
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
Nothing to do with white supremacists...not me. The Hitler's of today are the people who massacre the humans of the generations to come, those who kill the unborn human beings just because they are unwanted, or have some type of illness or come with down syndrome. These are the Hitler's of today. About 40 million people have died through the massacre of abortions. One interesting point that I have read, the abortion clinics are strategically placed close to where black and hispanics ... Read More
Yesterday 12:16am
Anonymous says...
***** Dirty US Terrorists. Americans are horrible and ***** despicable people. Your government is a Terrorist organization, you Dirty propagandistic media is a Terrorist organization, your people are Dirty US Terrorist supporters, and your "soldiers." Your "soldiers" are ***** Dirty US Terrorists that need to be annihilated.
14th August 2017 11:00pm
OFBG (US) says...
I'd love to hear more. Do I need to link to an ISIS, Al Quada, or Taliban website to do so?

And another "shout out" to whoever is supposedly monitoring this site: can't you cut this sort of ***** off the site? Forget about the fact that it is objectionable, just go for the fact that it is monumentally off topic!
15th August 2017 9:27pm
Anonymous (Canada) says...
How 'bout we have a deal: You can call your entire continent and its residents "America/Americans" but the rest of the world gets to keep the "Death to America" chant. Not only is it catchy and true, but it's also a great way to show our displeasure with the United States of AMERICA. We are not getting rid of our chant because some uppity Latinos get offended over everything. Want to have the name America? You had better take the baggage that comes with it too.
13th August 2017 4:05pm
Arti (Germany) says...
In life you have to take the relative "good" with the relative "evil" and deal with it accordingly but there are also those who just want to reap the benefits and leave the ***** to others...
13th August 2017 5:54pm
Mrs. Anonymous says...
That is what we don't want. We don't want the name "America" to be smeared down as it is being done right now, we want it to be the continent's only. The U.S. name is United States, and it should go by that name here and everywhere.
15th August 2017 1:09pm
Anonymous says...
Too bad. The world has made their decision, and they want to see some Death to America. Like it, or leave it.
15th August 2017 2:07pm
OFBG (US) says...
Mrs. Anonymous says...Because it was only one thing: a continent.
Sorry, but I really can't imagine that the continent, like Rhett Butler, gives a damn.
12th August 2017 7:10pm
Mrs. Anonymous (US) says...
If continents could speak, it would speak and speak loudly! America was a name given to a continent. If the U.S. added America to its name it was because it was located in the continent bearing the name of America. There is no other explanation unless you can find one where the name America is not of a continent and please if you have that info could you share it with us?
13th August 2017 2:41pm
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