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?

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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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Freddysays...

There are two kind of United Statians:

1. Ignorant and offensive

2. Knowledgeable and respectful

Which one are you?

Davidsays...

#2

Anonymoussays...

Doubtful. In fact, not true... I would say you're "1".

Jack Daniel(United States)says...

2!

Davesays...

2.

Mojo Jojosays...

...2

Davidsays...

“...for us in Spanish and some other languages ​​"americano" is exclusively for the continental...”

Davidsays...

Spain?? Brazil?? Cuba?? Huh??

Mrs Anonymous Greatest Hits(UK)says...

“...one can see it in many different ways.”

Davidsays...

“...they [the U.S.] could not go down to Mexico and they retrieved.”

Real and not dumb David(United States)says...

United States name is so wrong that their official name is "United" States OF America. And then you remember... oh! Hawaii is a US state! And the you find out is in Oceania. I am not talking about territories or colonies far from the country main boundaries. I am talking about the "United" part and OF THE continent part. So the country is "United" some federal States belonging (*cough*, *cough*... HAWAII) to the and in the continent of America.

Jackingtonsays...

If your native language had more influence, the words would mean what you want them to mean.

If your tía had balls, she’d be your tío.

Hahaha!!!

Pelotudosays...

So United Statians invade your territory with an army and your language with their media. What a scoundrel!

Michael E.says...

White collar criminals hiding behind fancy agencies. The rest are innocent Washington followers.

Americanosays...

Did you watch the Netflix film "The Trial Of The Chicago 7"? I had to stop watching it. The insolent calls for "Americans" and transcribes/translates it to "Americanos". It is a recent example of another starting decade of disrespect to their neighbors.

And then you have blatant guys like David saying that "Hispanic" people also use the word... obviously after the US repeats it a thousand times, then they can say it is "used".

Thieves!

Michael E.says...

Harsh, but very true dude!

Davidsays...

This is great news. The use of ‘americano’ to mean ‘U.S. citizen’ is spreading. In Brazil it’s the most common term for a U.S. citizen. It’s common in some Spanish-speaking countries too. It’s so interesting to watch languages evolve. Fascinating.

Mrs Anonymous Greatest Hits(UK)says...

Spain??

Mrs Anonymous Greatest Hits(UK)says...

Mrs. Anonymous (probably): Brazil??

Jacksonsays...

It is a barbarism to call a United Statian an "americano". Probably the US government is sponsoring the media business to do that, in a similar way they controlled their population against black brothers before.

Davidsays...

No facts. Just probablies. You guys. Typical.

Mesays...

Haven't you read literature about the media manipulation in the US (e.g. in favor of racism)? That is history of your country David. Read a bit more. This is not a school. Do your homework.

Goliath(Yemen)says...

US literature!

Carlo Ross(Mexico)says...

The people of the USA were labelled Americans first by the British when the first colonies where established and later by the rest of Europe,especially during WWII. I suggest you bring this up as an issue with the British, French, Germans, Italians and other European countries. Any educated person living on the American continent doesn't give a ***** what the people of the USA call themselves, there are much bigger issues about the USA we could criticize e.g. continuous republican support of trump by the party, women, recent and new immigrants and US African Americans (note the distinction :).

Sotosays...

Saying that there are more important topics is an excuse to ignore facts which are simple to treat. It should all start with acknowledgement. The incumbent's condition requires acceptance first. The cure then comes alone.

Mrs Anonymous Greatest Hits(UK)says...

America is not a word.

Sotosays...

How did you write it? =D

Davidsays...

Ask Mrs. Anonymous about that.



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