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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Destroyer(Canada)says...

What did you win? this is not a game show this shows how smart your are.

you are not smart enough to know this is not a game show.

if you smart enough you would know that this is a discussion topic site and not a game show.

LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davidsays...

I win. You lose.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

What did you win?

Davidsays...

I win.

Davidsays...

And you know it. No wonder you are so upset. Simmer down, snowflake. Educate yourself.

Davidsays...

And accept the obvious truth that facts that you don’t like are still facts. Stop peddling your BS here, you clown.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

What lies do you THINK I have said?

show me one just one.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

David we don't want or need your stupid ***** on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davidsays...

You and your fantasy world have been destroyed.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

you are the one that is in a fantasy world, you think this is a game show.

Davidsays...

If I am so obviously wrong, and you supposedly have the requisite minimal level of intelligence, and the necessary knowledge of the facts, then prove me wrong.

Do it.

DO IT!

I dare you.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

David GO ***** YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davidsays...

Hahaha!!! You cannot disprove my facts. You cannot prove your fantasies. You are living a lie.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

What lies do you THINK I have said?

show me one just one.

Davidsays...

¡Qué feisty! Kitten’s got claws!

German(Argentina)says...

US citizens never cease to amaze me. When Italians emigrate to the United States, they are called "Italo-Americans" and are considered "white" (Madonna, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, John Travolta, etc, etc). However, when Italians emigrate to my country (Manu Ginobili, Andrés Nocioni, Lionel Messi, Pope Francis, etc), they become a different race! Latinos!

Davidsays...

Latino isn’t a race. Are you ever going to post a fact that is relevant? Or make a logical, coherent, informed, and defensible argument?

True American(United States)says...

Vietnam was a conflict, not a war. That is why many of the veterans do not get VA benefits.

With that said, I am from America. We are bigger. We have bigger guns and missiles. We make the rules. 'Merica!

Davidsays...

Shut up.

Davidsays...

We already get enough ridiculous garbage from German. We don’t need your BS too.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

And we don't need yours either David!!!!!!!

Davidsays...

One of your problems is that you consider facts to be BS.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

David thinks BS is the truth and the truth is BS.

People like you David makes me happy Not to be a United States citizen.

Go ahead David warship your BS.

you are more desperate to spread your BS. then to listen to the truth.

Davidsays...

Destroyer, I don’t think you can take a quote of anything I have written on this website and prove it to be wrong. You cannot do this because I have only stated verifiable facts. When I say proof, I mean quotes from reputable sources with links or citations of those sources. Your personal idea of “truth”, “facts”, and “proof” do not count. Your feelings don’t count. Some garbage that German wrote about his feelings and wishes don’t count. I am talking about verifiable facts and reality. I challenge you to take anything I have written here and prove it wrong.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

Whatever you say David whatever you say is still FN BS.

you make me laugh whit your stupidity thinking you are the smartest person on here when your NOT and I am NOT either but by your post I am smarter than you. At least I know how to comprehend the reading ability. And not misunderstand the readings like you have. And at least I don't miscall my countries name like you do. The United States of America is NOT America. The reading comprehension rules don't change because of a country.

So stop your crying and whining and your BS. and accept that fact that not everyone one this planet calls the United States - America.

You will see in the next 5,10,15,25+ years from now more people are going to stop calling the United States - America. and that is a fact. It is already happening. Just look at the people on this site.

Davidsays...

You got nothing.

Davidsays...

You cannot take anything I have written and disprove it.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

You have nothing to disprove of me either.

okay so let's not comment on each others comments anymore.

Davidsays...

I will definitely continue to comment when you post your fantasies. Your lies must be challenged.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

David Go F U C K Y O U R F E L F !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Davidsays...

You lose.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

Good I didn't want to win this game show game.

Davidsays...

You were never going to win this game show game show game.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

Good because I don't play games.

Destroyer(Canada)says...

I am here on a discussion topic site.

German(Argentina)says...

I live in Argentina. If I am not American, what am I? African? Asian? European? Oceanian? Antarctic?

Davidsays...

You are an Argentine, South American, and American. ‘American’ is not commonly used this way in English, but it can be used this way, and it isn’t incorrect to use it this way. However, the rarity of this usage means that one is likely to be misunderstood when using it.

Roda(United States)says...

Where are your veritable facts on this? You ask of everyone for facts but you talk out of the air but do not follow your own criteria.

Davidsays...

Truly dumber than dirt.

German(Argentina)says...

Organization of AMERICAN States (OAS): is a continental organization that was founded on 30 April 1948, for the purposes of regional solidarity and cooperation among its 35 independent states.

Davidsays...

So what? This doesn’t prove what you pretend it does.

Roda(United States)says...

You turn a blind eye when its not convenient for your point of view.

Davidsays...

Education in Latin America

https://tinyurl.com/yxaess2v

German(Argentina)says...

Yes, the chart says "United States" (not America).

Davidsays...

Both official and common names exist.

Davidsays...

“The adjective "United" is a modifier. The noun "States" is a subject. "Of" is a preposition. "America" is a prepositional object. The noun here is "States". That being said, the name of the country is "States".”

By your “logic”, Mexico’s name is also ‘States’ in English, and the names of all of these countries is actually ‘Republic’: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, and Burundi. That is just A through B. There are many dozens more whose real name also is ‘Republic’. That must explain why these countries are all called ‘Republic’ when mentioned in the newspapers. All of their seats at the UN are labeled just ‘Republic’. When they participate in the Olympics, they are all called simply ‘Republic’. This is all factual and makes perfect sense. It perfectly conforms with what we know of reality.

Davidsays...

True story: when I traveled in Austria, all the Austrians called themselves ‘Republicans’, and their country ‘Republic’. When I used the words ‘Austrian’ and ‘Austria’, they said those were not the proper names, and that I was an ignorant Statesian who needed to return to States as soon as possible.

Davidsays...

Even truer story: Then when I went to Brazil, they also called their country ‘Republic’ and themselves ‘Republicans’. They said these were the official, proper, logical, obvious, sacred, historical names. I was very confused. I am obviously not as knowledgeable and worldly as German/Roda/Lio.

Liosays...

Sarcasm is the last resource of the desperate. I don't mind all the grammar lessons or use and abuse of nouns, adjectives and so. My only point here is that its official name is just US (or USA in the better circumstances) and that is a fact that nobody can change. All other countries have unique, proper and distinctive names, no matter if they are republics, federations, kingdoms or whatever; particular names that don't require a geo-political circumstance to make them recognizable, without bothering others who share the same Earth's portion.

Northern Brazillian(Brazil)says...

Well, i'm a brazillian and i have never heard someone call Brazil "Republic". Of course, it's our model of government, but we have never ever called Brazil "republic" or - even worse - called ourselves "republicans". We are brazillians, we live in Brazil and Brazil is our country. People just refer to it as a "republic" in geographic or historic contexts, mostly in school.

Davidsays...

Lio is right. I am being sarcastic. I am desperate to show that German only posts complete nonsense, because I don’t want his fantasies to pollute the internet.



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