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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Andysays...

I recommend this book for you people:

http://oaresource.library.carleton.ca/oa-America9783839414859.pdf

The Myths that Makes America.

And

American Foundational Myths by Gunter Narr Verlgag, I couldn't find any open link for this one but it is interesting.

Elizabeth L.(United States)says...

At the time, the majority of Mexican migrants would enter the United States for work, travel with the harvest seasons, and return to Mexico rather than settling in the U.S. (Chomsky 2014, 10). In fact, after the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 the U.S. increased its dependence on Mexican labor (Chomsky 2014, 120). The expectation was that Mexican workers—unlike Chinese workers—would not remain in the U.S. and have United Statian families. They composed a flexible and expedient core of workers within the dual-labor system.

Andysays...

Interesting, do you have more information of this? If not, don't worry.

Isasays...

Found it!!

It is in a thesis from Vanderbilt University.

Lopez, E. (2016) "What it means to be an Undocumented Worker in the United States", Tennessee, 56 pages.

Approved by Lesley Gill, Ph.D., and William Frank Robinson, Ph.D.

True, it refers to United Statian families.

Andysays...

Oh, thanks!

Darth Vader(Belize)says...

Hey, Morgan, my United Statian neighbor! Internet is not a verb.

Markus(Netherlands)says...

Morgan, for your education:

"Cultural complacency and unquestioning adherence to tradition are neither valid excuses nor productive tactics."

Dr. Xavier Marcó Del Pont

Jack Henoff(United States)says...

Actually the USA is a Federation. This "Nation" nonsense is Civil War Unionist propaganda bs. I'm a New Yorker, not a United Statian.

From Nanavut, all the way to Chile, and all in between, even, EGADS! Mexico - ALL Americans. In fact, the first place called America was South America.

Morgan(United States)says...

In fact, the USA is also called America. Please stop pretending that it isn’t. Or that it’s wrong. It’s not wrong.

Andysays...

It is wrong, haven't you already realized the purpose of the site?

You aren't very bright aren't you?

Morgan(United States)says...

Exactly how is it incorrect? Which rules of naming are being broken? Please quote the exact rules and provide links or citations. No plagiarism.

Mr America(UK)says...

Nope, the two continents of North and South America are combined under the name 'The Americas' in English. 'America' is short for the USA in most languages. Yup, this site is pointless.

Andysays...

In fact US is not America. That is the fact.

Morgan(United States)says...

Something isn’t incorrect only because poorly-educated people like you say it is. There has to be proof. Where’s the proof. No plagiarism.

Andysays...

Dude, you are such a bully. Apart from that arrogant and condescending.

Andysays...

Bla, bla, bla "yOu aRe a pLaGiAriSt"

Andysays...

Ooof, there are plenty of proofs, indeed I "plagiarize" one of them. In the case you haven't realized.

Morgan(United States)says...

What proof? If you had proof, you would say what it is. You don’t say what it is because you don’t have proof.

Andysays...

So you are telling me that there is no proof because "I" said it. It is not like there is a page dedicated to literally that. You are just frustrated that US is not America. You are the sequel of the guy named David. Dude, if you continue with these slander and bullying I am going to antagonize the hell out of you.

Andysays...

How pathetic it can be to be 24/7 in a site that you are frustrated of it existence.

Andysays...

I bet that all this time, you were refreshing the page out of frustration and/or you can't get over the frustration of the fact that this topic has a site, so you keep coming out of frustration.

The Real and True American(Canada)says...

Lol, everybody knows the USA does actually exist as a country or as the name of 1 nation. I never heard of USA as a Federation before.

Your state of New York is 1 of 50 states located in USA which means you are not just a New Yorker but are a United Statesian (or USAmerican) as well. Until the USA no longer exists as a country and the 50 states become their own independent countries, you will forever be a United States citizen!

I like your last paragraph as spoken “From Nunavut (of Canada) all the way down to Chile, and all in between …(I don’t know what EGADS stands for)… ALL are Americans. In fact, the first place called America was the continent of South America.”!

Stephen(Canada)says...

America never fought against Vietnam. It was only the United States... and they lost.

Andy or Andreasays...

Apologize, because I extract that excerpt directly from the book and because it has its link protected I forgot to generate a cite for it. And every other time I posted something I also post it with a link. So it is better for you to apologize and stop the slander. I hope everyone see this and report you for disrespecting and slandering. Learn how to respect others and don't rush things in a condescending way. There is no indication nor intention by me of plagiarizing the excerpt. You are not bright nor aren't you? You are just arrogant and haughty. Once more time: A P O L O G I Z E.

Morgan(United States)says...

Plagiarist

Morgan(United States)says...

Illegal to post a link to The New York Times that I found through a Google search? Wow. You are not very bright, are you?

Andysays...

Yeah, it is a book that isn't in public domain yet, the book has 350+ pages and you can buy it on amazon kindle as I did. Not only an excerpt that probably was given permission to publish.

So, don't bluff about if I have plagiarized the excerpt.

Andysays...

Not everyone had posted the citations for the quotes they post. If you want them, the ask for them in a respectful manner. Don't start slandering in such condescending way.

Morgan(United States)says...

You dirty, unrepentant plagiarist. For shame.

Andysays...

It is better for you to apologize. So apologize.

American Joe(United States)says...

Who says America lost the war in Vietnam?

The Real and True American(Canada)says...

Lol, that is only written as an example showing how you should state the name of the country USA … as if that kind of statement became real history according to the United States. But that doesn’t mean it is a fact. United States may not have been in a war with Vietnam after all. Just saying!

Morgan(United States)says...

Andy, you should provide a link when you take quotes from the writing of others. Plagiarism isn’t cool.

Andysays...

I am not plagiarizing anything, simply some links are protected. Where is the intention of plagiarize?

Morgan(United States)says...
Andysays...

Yeah, that is not very legal. My ip address is exposed for repercussion because of piracy. If you found it by piracy, well congratulations.

The Real and True American(Canada)says...

I haven’t heard of the word “ Plagiarism” before. I wonder if it is related to the word “Plague”.

Andysays...

Remember: by your own words "Plagiarism isn’t cool."

Morgan(United States)says...

You don’t know what plagiarism is.



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