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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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

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.

Davidsays...

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

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.

yerp(UK)says...

Some people do. I mostly hear this out of South Americans. They’re the ones that take the greatest exception to it.

However, it’s important to note that the USA is actually the only country that has “America” in its name. Also, if you look at English naming conventions:

The Dominion of Canada -> Canada

The Federal Republic of Germany -> Germany

The United Mexican States -> Mexico

The Russian Federation -> Russia

The United States of America -> …what do you think goes here, logically?

The practice of calling the United States of America “America” and its inhabitants “Americans” is in no way indicative of hubris. You can point out many examples of American hubris, but this is not one of them. It is a naming convention.

Plus, it’s too late anyway and it’s not going to change. Nor is there any real reason for it.

Learn some colloquial language and be more accepting of others

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

the question is how did the USA get that name? and were did it come from? if it was original to the USA or was it stolen from another entity?

Kevinsays...

Are you English? what you said is not due to hubris, but inherited ignorance multiplied from Northern America.

Andy or Andreasays...

It can be change totally, what is know as North Macedonia now was until 2018 known as only Macedonia, but reclaims from Greece make for valid and rightful reasons made the change. Evidently more people are saying that USA is not America, in the end there is a great possibility of change.

Andy or Andreasays...

Its funny you know because US is the only country that use United States in everything even though one their excuses is that Mexico also use "United States", and still the passport doesn't stipulate American as a nationality only USA (THE ONLY COUNTRY), I wonder why? Ambiguity? Confusion? Right? So it is totally incorrect to call the US as America for the US, "America" is the equivalent of "Republic" of other countries. Also who else is going to complain, Europeans, Asians? No right? Then the rest of Americans have the right to complain.

Andy or Andreasays...

The link is broken but with Wayback Machine is this

https://web.archive.org/web/20200410165009/https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/fields/296.html scroll until US.

Andy or Andreasays...
Andy or Andreasays...

May I continue: I have plenty and to spare. That is why I wonder if there is a possibility to make this site even better and add more information, pictures, for people like you before commenting stupidity.

Bidensays...
Andy or Andreasays...

Is there a way to make the presentation of this site much better? I mean also having more languages, more information (evidence, facts), better examples, etc. It would be great if this site information could be used as proper resource.

Michael E.says...

I totally agree

There is very valuable information missed through pages of chat

Dany(San Marino)says...
Anthonysays...

Hey, Merry Christmas David. How are the United Statians doing with the coronavirus? Is it better now?

Kevin(United States)says...

It could be worse, thank you for asking

We have 100K new cases and 1.2K new deaths per day

Davidsays...

So so

Michaelsays...

You should learn from China

Davidsays...

Thanks for the useless post. Well done.

Sven(Germany)says...
Mauricio(Spain)says...

I didn't know there was more than one football team with "America" on its name. There is Club America, from Mexico (https://www.clubamerica.com.mx/), and I recently got to know about the Club Sol de America, from Paraguay (https://soldeamerica.com.py/). Both are about 100 years old. Ups, I realize I was a bit ignorant.

Are there more teams?

Chunsays...

Good question. I'm not a football fan.

Andrea or Andysays...

Even better with the fact that despite the team name "Club America" its logo is from most of the entire continent.



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