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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Alvaritosays...

Today started the American Football Cup!!!

Brazil vs Venezuela

Alexsays...

Colombia and Brazil are leading the championship

Caxha(Argentina)says...

The funny thing is that Americo Vespucio (or as the English speakers call him: Americus Vespucci) was not called Americo, that was a nickname. Because he talked a lot about the place on the continent he had come to, the Amerrisque Mountains.

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

I don’t think Vespucci’s first name is spelt with a ‘c’ but instead with a ‘g’.

His full name is Amerigo Vespucci … and it’s interesting if ‘Amerigo’ really was used just as a nickname.

Even so, I don’t remember hearing anything about the Amerrisque Mountains before.

Isabelsays...

Thanks for all the examples of United Statian being used. I am seeing that name used more often now. More people are using it and talking about it. This site is spreading the word. United Statian is nowhere near as common as American but it’s growing. The more United Statian is used the more influence it will have around the world. Keep up the good work!

Mustafasays...

A group of United Statians trying to cross the border with Mexico...

https://bit.ly/3oQv9Xy

Mustafasays...

15 years ago began the US invasion of Iraq...

How do we learn from other countries, peoples, communities about memory as a practice of becoming more human, a practice of resistance against amnesia as a tool of Empire – with our particular United Statian default settings of tuning out war and often fragmented attention spans?

https://www.conspireforchange.org/how-do-we-remember-and-memorialize-war/

Ernestosays...

I will follow the recommendation put forth by Dr. Thomas Holloway and I'll use the term "United Statian" when referring to the people of the States.

https://quixoticreflexions.blogspot.com/2008/06/problem-with-americans-part-2.html

Morgan(United States)says...

Welcome to an extreme minority. You are so brave and woke. Keep up the good work.

Ernestosays...

A distinguished and well educated minority :)

https://ucdavis.academia.edu/TomHolloway/CurriculumVitae

but... who are you? don't tell me you learn from US TV!

Belisariosays...

So Morgan, did the cites help you accept that your cultural complacency does not help and United Statians come from the northern part of America? or do you need to read more cites from previous pages? or will you blindly adhere to the US tradition?

Please tell us, but don't ask for more. There is enough to read on this site.

Andysays...

Morgan is a clown. Don't give them attention, just ignore them.

Morgan(United States)says...

I am very glad that my calling out Andy’s plagiarism has led to more people citing their sources. We should all be better than Andy. It’s the right thing to do. Thank you all so much.

Andysays...

Who are you?

Morgan(United States)says...

I am she who will bring you out of the darkness and into the light.

Andysays...

https://www.change.org/americacontinent

I launched a petition in Change.org

Isasays...

Good idea, but this will not be simple. Remember that Google is a United Statian corporation. They're biased. Worse than Wikipedia.

Andysays...

Yeah I was like, they at least recognize that people may consider Australia and others Oceania but when it comes to America they blatantly and arrogantly put NO.

Morgan(United States)says...

That’s exactly the same as you “blatantly and arrogantly” making the false statement that it is incorrect to call the USA ‘America’. How do you explain your hypocrisy?

Andysays...

People argue that calling the USA as "America" isn't arrogant and it is not malicious, but then why the US proposed to rename itself as a United States of Earth in 1893?

Morgan(United States)says...

The whole US government didn’t propose and support this. It was proposed by one representative. It never got close to becoming a reality because there was nowhere near enough support for it. Stop pretending that the ridiculous ideas of a very tiny minority represent the views of the entire government or of most Americans.



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