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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Davidoffsays...

Smell like some spam over here... eau de toilette

Davidsays...

Roda wrote: This is the paragraph were David got that quote from and one can see it in many different ways. "The name for the northern land mass, Parias, is derived from a passage in the Four Voyages of Amerigo Vespucci, in which, after several stops, the expedition arrives at a region that was "situated in the torrid zone directly under the parallel which describes the Tropic of Cancer. And this province is called by them [the inhabitants] Parias."[11][12] Parias was described by Waldseemüller's follower, Johannes Schöner as: "The island of Parias, which is not a part or portion of the foregoing [America] but a large, special part of the fourth part of the world", indicating uncertainty as to its situation.[13][14]"

Davidsays...

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

Davidsays...

"Donald Trump is United Statian"

Davidsays...

“Hahahaha this dumb Davi”

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

Davidsays...

“Spain??”

Davidsays...

“Are you kidding? When did you do this?”

Journal of T n Cultural Change(United States)says...

"As Patterson (2011) asserts about the team, which includes an archaeology school primarily for United Statian and British students..."

"...the road was open for the USA to invade Grenada under the rationale that United Statian students studying at St. George’s University were in danger (Sharpe,1993, p. 51)"

University of Delaware, 2015

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14766825.2013.877473

Antonio(Panama)says...

Today, 12 of October, we celebrate the discovery of America!

Cheers from the center of America.

sur de América(Argentina)says...

that day is the beginning of the invasion of the Americas, luckily then our heroes of independence appeared and freed us, from the Americans on July 4, 1776 to the Argentine July 9, 1816!

Michaelsays...

What comic are you reading?



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