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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David(United States)says...

Do some of you honestly believe that the US government bribes US and foreign media outlets to use ‘America’ and ‘American’ to refer to the US and its citizens? You believe the US government literally gives money to media outlets so that they will use the words this way? Do you have any proof of this? Why would the US government do this?

Jack(Colombia)says...

Read the story of your country and you will learn

David(United States)says...

Tell me what to read and I will read it. I don’t think you’ve ever read such a thing, so you won’t be able to provide a source.

Jack(Colombia)says...

People has pasted fragments of the US history along pages of this website for years, however you prefer to turn a blind eye. Go to school and then come back Mrs. Morgan, if you still dare to.

Its me again(United States)says...

The U.S. doesn't need to bribe anyone when those in it are all following the same ideals or agendas. For we can hear and see that one word that the media and the democrat politicians repeat to the end of the world so that people listening accept whatever they say.

David(United States)says...

What are you talking about? Do you mean that Democrats, but not Republicans, call the US ‘America’?

Its me again(United States)says...

No they both do, I was just telling about how words get on people's mind and not necessarily by bribes as you asked.

Piyush(India)says...
David(United States)says...

That is a very low quality source of information. It’s typical of what you use to construct your “arguments”. Hilarious. :)

Anonymous(United States)says...

Here you go lad, a map of America. Where the United States of America was founded. https://tinyurl.com/map-of-America

David(United States)says...

I know that there are many maps that label all of the Americas as ‘America’. I have never denied that fact. That isn’t the issue. The issue is the false claims that it is incorrect to refer to the USA as ‘America’. It isn’t incorrect in any way.

Its me again(United States)says...

AH! So David are you a relativists? Anything goes? My truth is not your truth and vice versa?

David(United States)says...

No. I merely accept the obvious fact that many words and names refer to various things. I don’t pretend, as you do, that the way in which I use words and names is the only correct way. You’re a f***ing moron.

Its me again(United States)says...

We know that people refer/use the name "America" to be the U.S. There is no question and this is why the issue of the name of America is here being discussed. So we all know that the name America has been used to refer to the United States wrongly or not. That is known fact. However, that name, as you have accepted, is originally the name of the continent of America. How did the U.S. start using the name of the continent as its own name? We still have no evidence of the United States having been given that name by someone like Waldseemuller or the likes. Facts exists that the new world was given the name of America. There are no facts like it where the U.S. gets a name like the continent did. But we know that the U.S. is using the name given to the continent because it is the same name "America". If the U.S. would had chosen a different name an original to the U.S. hence there wouldn't be an issue.

Its me again(United States)says...

On the last thing you called me, I will use the same train of thought you use for America. I will say that what you wrote as an insult I say that now it has another meaning and not the original that it was intended for. So You say words can have different meanings right? So with you spewing all types of bad words or insults will not make you win any argument or discussion.

David(United States)says...

Hey, Mrs. Anonymous, what will the US team officially be called at the World Cup?

Please write your standard few paragraphs in which you pretend that unofficial names don’t exist, or that they are somehow magically incorrect. Please also pretend that billions of people around the world habitually argue that ‘America’ is the US’s official name, and that only your genius and expert research skills can be counted on to set the record straight. Thanks.

David(United States)says...

:)

Victoriasays...

Remember, the United States controls the media and invents its propaganda. Didn't you know yet??? Oh right, you are one more United Statian living in the US bubble :)

Victoriasays...

Getting complex? just print more money to bribe around, so you keep reading what you like forever =D

Captain America(United States)says...

U.S. National Team

Its me again(United States)says...

I have been busy traveling throughout America lately so I haven't posted much of what you love me to post. However, I did take a picture of what travelers see when they come to the U.S. thru the U.S. Customs just to keep the fact that we all know. After following signs that say "U.S. Customs" then we see lines for "U.S. Citizens and "non-Citizens" but nowhere was there a sign that said "American Citizens".

David(United States)says...

You already mentioned this, idiota. It’s not at all surprising that you saw that, 5hit-for-brains.

Its me again(United States)says...

David, are you easily triggered? Boy you must have zero patience or zero tolerance. Maybe you should learn to calm down and think before you write in a public forum just because you are not showing the best side of you, well that is if you have one. Chill out David its just a conversation!

Its me again(United States)says...

So far I have seen USMNT on their website: U.S. Men's National Team, and on their shirts is "USA". In Spanish language they are known as Los Estados Unidos.

David(United States)says...

Please write your standard paragraphs now so that you can educate us.

Its me again(United States)says...

You know sometimes the best teachers are those with humbleness in their hearts who teach those who have hardened theirs. History is not the only subject a human being needs to learn and acquire through life but also ; manners, social interactions, calmness, prudence, patience, understanding, humility, and much more. Those who achieve most of these don't need to have a high I Q because these open doors everywhere one goes. Wisdom is more important to have than a higher IQ.

Javier(Argentina)says...

Irrefutable evidence that the name "United States of America" ​​indicates that what was created in 1776 was not one nation but several is the following:

-"Continental conference"

-"Continental Army"

-"Continental colors" (nickname of the first Usamerican flag prior to the declaration of independence)

Why "continental" in all these denominations and not "national"?! (the body that declared independence was called the "Second Continental Congress")

Bill(Mexico)says...

Federal Republic Of the United States of Aglo America of Northern America of America of the Earth

Where are you from, Sr. David?

Anonymoussays...

He is probably sobbing over the "red wave" that never happened.

Who Am I(United States)says...

More importantly we all know what's really America and American

https://www.raremaps.com/category/Maps/America

Javier(Argentina)says...

Although it is not as treacherous as what the Usamericans do, in South American countries we also say "America" ​​for questions that are not of all America (the Americas), like a famous television host who begins his program by saying "¡buenas noches América!" (good night America!) being that this program is only transmitted to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Or that to refer to patriotic heroes of our independence (José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar) we qualify them as "¡Libertadores de América!" (Liberators of America!)

Its me again(United States)says...

Guess what says on the sign as one goes through customs which welcomes those who traveled outside of the U.S.? It says: "Welcome to the United States" I tried looking for a "Welcome to America" but nothing was found.

David(United States)says...

Still we can write America like in the movies and advertisements

David(United States)says...

And in speech, newspapers, books, and magazines. And it isn’t just Americans who use the name this way, payaso.

David(United States)says...

Some things never change. You still think you’re proving people wrong and winning some victory just because ‘America’ isn’t the USA’s official name. Nobody is claiming it’s the official name. Nobody is claiming that the country is only ever called ‘America’. You know that ‘America’ is very often used to name the country in unofficial settings.

You have to keep mentioning this imaginary “victory” because you have nothing else. You’re so pathetic.

David(United States)says...

Please tell us yet again what the American team is officially called during the opening ceremony of the Olympics. And what does the plaque say that sits in front of the American ambassador at the UN? And what do the rings on the Olympic flag represent? You’ve proved yourself right so many times with these facts. These facts prove your opponents wrong. Of course they all prove that ‘America’ isn’t an unofficial name of the USA.

Well done. You never fail to demonstrate your enviable knowledge, intelligence, and logical reasoning.

Its me again(United States)says...

Great David your progressing well!

Javier(Argentina)says...

Regardless of the fact that there are ignorant among US Americans who really believe that their country is called America and that the word "American" means United Statian, the most academic among them admit that "American" will never lose its continental sense of origin even in the English language. But these same US Americans who admit this, clarify that if in a language THE USE of a word exceeds its original meaning, that must be respected, as was the case with the Netherlands (Países Bajos), which in languages ​​such as English and Spanish was called Holland, when this was totally wrong, since "Holland" is just a region -north and south- of the Netherlands (although this same example seems to finally discuss the above because the Dutch goverment managed -demanded- that this be changed in these languages).

Javier(Argentina)says...

And it is because of this "use", this linguistic convention, that in the English language for the continental, not being able to use "American", "North American" and "South American" are used, and to unify "Pan American".

Javier(Argentina)says...

what I meant is that the demonym American does not exist as "official" for citizens of the United States, the proof of that is that in their passports where it says "nationality:" they do not put "American", they put the name of the country "United States of America" ​​(others do put "Mexican", "Canadian", "Argentinian" etc.)

Bill(Mexico)says...

Federal Republic Of the United States of Aglo America of Northern America of America of the Earth

Anonymoussays...

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