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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Dominik(Russia)says...
Moncho(Argentina)says...

"Close encounters of the third kind" (Ab. "Close encounters"

"Credence Clearwater Revival" (Ab. "Credence")

"The United States of America" (Ab. "United States" or "The States" or "America")

Andreasays...

You just could leave because in reality you are not contributing to nothing, even you are dragging people with this kind of crab mentality.

Setsuko(United States)says...

"America" is not ab for "United States of America"

Andreasays...

There is a recent twitter thread that compare what is Asia and what is not and it seem US people didn't know that Asia is not only China, SK and Japan.

And also many people did the same with what is America and what is not.

https://twitter.com/seeelix1/status/1372098146289868805

Moncho(Argentina)says...

América = the Americas

americano = Pan American

Los Estados Unidos de América = Estados Unidos o America

estadounidense = American

Done!

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

Lol! What do you mean by saying Donate?

If you are from Argentina, why would you say ... United States of America is both United States and America for their abbreviation or the short version?

I would like to fix up what you said ...

America = The Americas = Pan America

American = Pan American = All people or things of the Americas

United States of America = USA = U.S.America = United States = The States

United States Demonym = United Statesian = U.S.American = United States Citizen

Moncho(Argentina)says...

Its done

Micaela(Uruguay)says...

I believe that they commit an excess when they abbreviate "The United States of America" ​​as "America", when they could have done "US America". After all there is South Africa and they too have the name of the continent in their name, but not just calling themselves Africa.

Tomás(Argentina)says...

¿sabían que el fútbol americano no lo llaman así en Estados Unidos? Ellos lo llaman simplemente football, decirle American (estadounidense) es lo que empezaron a hacer los ingleses para diferenciarlo del deporte que ellos habian creado.

Damiansays...

Esos patrocinan la ignorancia también

Tomás(Argentina)says...

Esta página exagera, no es que ellos crean que su país se llama América, decir América es informal, además le dicen más veces "Estados Unidos" que América si contamos las veces que dicen "US"

Pedrosays...

Muchos estadounidenses sí se lo creen, compañero. Otros saben que no es correcto y aun así lo hacen. Si te mueves en un ambiente internacional lo notas y te molestas aún más.

¿Informal? Informalmente sus políticos se llaman americanos a todo dar en sus conferencias y sus propias cadenas televisivas lo retransmiten en todos los continentes. Busca un poquito más y verás cómo también traducen sus películas a español como les gusta. ¿Qué te parece?

Tomás(Argentina)says...

Que algunos lo crean no significa que todos lo crean, y el uso de "American" es una apropiación al interior de su idioma, nosotros en el nuestro no lo permitimos creando la palabra "estadounidense"

Nanysays...

Muy bien, no lo permitas Tomás! Mucha falta de respeto por parte de esos norteamericanos.

e(United States)says...

Other places have states, and ‘state’ is used globally to refer to an individual country.

North and South America are only in the western hemisphere, and the general usage of “America” or just “Murica” only really applies to one country while “the states” can apply to any group of more than one state.

Usamericans(Argentina)says...

Why the founders of the country named it "United States" is not our problem, there are also other countries with very general names such as Germany and the Netherlands. The first is actually called Deutschland and means "people's land" and the second means "lower lands"

Usamericans(Argentina)says...

And that of dividing the continent into two new ones is an invention of a few countries, the English-speaking countries, especially the United States

Andysays...

Yes, is exactly an invention of the US, next the UK followed and then the territories that the US and UK have invaded.

Andysays...

Then why is USD, United States Army, US Capitol, etc? Or why the president's seal is called "Seal of the President of the United States"? Or why the US constitution omit "America"? Why so many legal and official institutions, organizations, etc, omit the world "America"? Why the US passport is the only passport without the demonym counting as nationality? If they use "American" as a nationality that would bring to many legal problems, or no?

Dr. Xavier Marcó Del Pont(UK)says...

AMERICA IS A CONTINENT

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

http://dx.doi.org/10.7766/alluvium.v1.5.01

american(Colombia)says...

Sería sincero Wikipedia si se refiriera primeramente al continente al decir "América", pero los estadounidenses diplomáticamente lo hacen a un lado y continúan manipulando los medios a su antojo, con la excusa del lenguaje.

¿El uso? El uso lo llevan moldeando por décadas.

"Nearly every war that has started in the past 50 years has been a result of media lies" ~ Julian Assange

Usamericansays...

Creo que lo puse en castellano pero parece que lo hubieses leído en polaco, puse "BASTANTE sincero", además expliqué CLARAMENTE que el significado continental lo conserva, yo no se si la gente ya no lee bien o no les importa una mierda, no se



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