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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Some Soma(Argentina)says...

Why does a country that wants to be called America need the continent not to also be called America? if there are different districts that share the same name clarifying their status, for example City of Buenos Aires and Province of Buenos Aires, or Mexico, the country, Mexico City and the State of Mexico, or in the United States itself that are in Washington D.C. Washington State.

Has no sense!

Onde Ondesays...

America includes too many nations for a country to try to compare with.

Nevertheless, following your example, you could say United States of Washington.

Some Soma(Argentina)says...

It is not that a country cannot include the name of the continent it is in, as South Africa or the existence of a few years in the 19th century of the "Republic de Centro America" shows. But some distinctive in its name that it is not the continent must have! in the case of the country we are talking about, it is the words "United States", which in fact are the ones that most identify it and is the main part of its name, not "America".

Rupertsays...

I agree

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

soma soma, if that would be the case, it would be half acceptable, but the case seems to be that the USA has totally controlled the name and in order to not have to share the same name with the continent, they had the idea of dividing the continent into two so that the continent's name America no longer fits and now they can call it The Americas for being two. But this is not something that the rest of America embraces so it is only the English language countries teaching that view.

Andy or Andreasays...

What do you guys think of Abya Yala to rename the continent or at least everything below the US?

Michaelsays...

If you use it to refer to America as a synonym, I think it can be OK, but not only to mean non-Anglo America.

Otherwise somebody else will invent a new country name like "United Pot of Abya Yala" and the people will call themselves Abya Yalans instead of United Pots.

HAAAHAHAHAHAhahaha

Mario(Colombia)says...

América de Cali llora la pérdida de uno de sus campeones de 1979

https://bit.ly/3iQ3wuL

Soma(Argentina)says...

If they are called The United States of America and they like the word America so much, then the most logical abbreviation of the country's name is "US America"!

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

Well said Soma! After all they aren’t a 1-letter abbreviation (as if it was just A). They are instead a 3-letter abbreviation which is USA!

With U.S. in front of America(ns), it refers to the country and its citizens!

Without U.S. in front of America(ns), it refers to the 1 or 2 American continent(s) and its/their residents!!!

I personally don’t even care how many downvotes I get for speaking this comment because it makes sense in reality!

Deadpool(Guyana)says...
Andy or Andreasays...

That is so good, do you have the source? Or it is yours?

Deadpool(Guyana)says...

No, it is not mine. I found it online by coincidence when reading something else. I read that it was censured a lot at the beginning in United Statian sites, so it was later distributed by Americans to other sites.

Setsuko(United States)says...

that document uses a slur

Andy or Andreasays...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwUrTLYj8qKFkQ-BdC_9Lrg

This is what arrogance and ignorance look.

MMsays...

Classic United Statian

Nicosays...

Unbelievable... and the innocent people from other continents will simply repeat it.

J. Walessays...

Since when is "American" a nationality? Did you see how Wikipedia is being used to wash minds?

The United States is using every kind of media possibility to push things their way.

Example: "Nationality: American"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julianne_Moore

Nicosays...

True, but sad, so I give it a thumb down. I thought Wikipedia was a respectable source

Setsuko(United States)says...

wikipedia even states that it itself is not a reliable source

Nicosays...

I have posted this thing in Quora. Hope it is OK for you.

https://bit.ly/3qGgi1Z

Michaelsays...

I don't have a Quora account, but thanks for sharing

Andy or Andreasays...

There is plenty of this same question on quora, I recommend you to remove the question, because pretentious United Statians are going to answer the same thing.

Fabiosays...

Hey, there is even a group called "United Statian" in Quora

Davidsays...

Again, obviously ‘America’ is not the official name of the USA. Bad from Wikipedia.

Michaelsays...

Here they say "Citizenship: United Kingdom, United States"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Mortimer

On this other page they fake it... "Citizenship: British, American"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynn_Redgrave

Davidsays...

I love it how you mental midgets think you are winning an argument by demonstrating the obvious fact that ‘America’ is not the official name of the USA. Tell us something we don’t know, payasos. Nobody is arguing that ‘America’ is the official name of the USA. We all know that ‘America’ is an extremely common alternative or colloquial name for the USA. Nobody is arguing otherwise. Your proof of the official name of the USA does not, in any way, change the fact that the USA is very often called ‘America’ by billions of people who speak many different languages. Your proof of the official name does not prove that it is incorrect to call the USA ‘America’. It is in no way incorrect to call the USA ‘America’. There is no rule in any language that says that ‘America’ cannot be used to refer to the USA. Accept reality and deal with it, simpletons. You lose this game show game.

Andy or Andreasays...

That is the purpose of this site, to inform people that indeed America is incorrectly referred to the US.

Well... "There is no rule in any language that says that ‘America’ cannot be used to refer to the USA." there is actually, in Spanish and Portuguese there is a rule that state that America is incorrect when speaking of the US. Just by you saying that, it demonstrates how ignorant and pathetic you are.

Michaelsays...

Hi DAvid!! We missed you! Back from coronavirus and holidays?

Remember, your government does not have to tell you what is wrong or right. You need to have common sense and "respect" for others. Live does not turn around the US.



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