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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Loco(Argentina)says...

If you think about it, they also appropriated the word "States", because all countries have states! they got the most generic name in the world!

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

yes the U.S. didn't really think of a good country name but of a nation which had in its mind to spread all over the continent and thus the name United States of America would had then meant something bigger, like all states in America would had been united. Their expansion didn't happen all the way but it did by the way to the West and all of the rest of the lands that has annexed ever since its inception.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Just because the country uses the name of the continent in its name does not necessarily mean that is the name of the country.

David(United States)says...

But ‘America’ is an unofficial name of the USA. You know it is. Stop whining and lying, payasa.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Look who's back with his childish name calling! It is not a country it is the name given to a continent!

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

The United States uses the name America in its long form due to the fact that these States were formed and unified in the continent of America. You know the same America that the British crown had other lands and dominions in America not the U.S. but the continent's things you can read in the Treaty of Paris.

Andreasays...

David/Morgan then Isabel and now Setsuko, even if you use the most obscure words, everyone will not that it is you David/Morgan/Isabel/Setsuko.

Shut up already.

Andreasays...

BE AWARE: "Isabel" is Morgan/ David new alias.

Setsuko(United States)says...

David is a masculine name and Isabel is a feminine name, so they cannot be the same person. unless one of the following

1) she's trans and "David"is her deadname

2) they're genderfluid

3) they're disguised as a girl for a spy mission or similar.

Andreasays...

David/Morgan then Isabel and now Setsuko, even if you use the most obscure words, everyone will not that it is you David/Morgan/Isabel/Setsuko.

Shut up already.

Alfonso(Nicaragua)says...

Andrea Morgan, David's relative or the same person?

...frustrated United Statians.

Get over it. You cannot change your past. Your ancestors decided to come to America. You are welcome here anyway.

Alfonso(Nicaragua)says...

Sorry, Isabel Morgan I meant.

Isabel(United States)says...

I just need to see what some of you think about facts. Which countries have the word America in their current official name?

I hope you can answer the simple question without talking about South Africa or coats of arms or flags or names that existed in previous centuries.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Even the answer is bogus in this question. Just because you can not attest that the name the United States chose to use is not the normal practical way to name a country, since it denotes a unity of states in a place. Unlike other countries which have used more conventional names used after a place, hero, native, language etc. Examples: Honduras, Columbia, Nicaragua, etc. The U.S. uses the name America because it was America the continent in which the United States were founded.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

The name of the U.S. has a meaning and that is : a united number of States (sovereign) united together in the continent of America hence United States of America.

Isabel(United States)says...

You don’t win every argument by simply saying that the word America existed before the USA. That fact is not always relevant. And it never proves facts to be wrong. If a fact is a fact it doesn’t matter that America first named South America. It is not a fact that other countries have America in their name just because the 1507 map used America to name what is today called South America.

Alfonso(Nicaragua)says...

So you know that America existed before, your country was named, and you understand that such name makes emphasis on the continent were it is located. Good to know you appreciate facts.

What else do you need to know, sorry Mrs. Isabel Morgan?

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

so if facts are not always relevant that also includes your own thought that America is the U.S.? Of course America is still the name of the continent, in which the U.S. was founded, is more than just an argumentative fact is a historical fact and no it was not just a 1507 map and no the map was not just south america but the new world as new lands were being discovered

Isabel(United States)says...

The only point I am making is that Andrea is wrong when she says it is a fallacy that USA is the only country with America in its official name. It is not a fallacy. It is a fact. No other country has America in its official name.

And of course I know that the word America did not first apply to USA. I didn’t say that it did. Why do you ask me where the word America came from? That has nothing to do with Andrea’s false claim.

Mrs. Anonymoussays...

Is it so hard for you, Isabel, to accept that the name is the continent's? Or do you prefer to keep quiet and avoid historical facts? And all these just to let a country steal the name of a continent.

Bucanerosays...

Citizens of the United States Collectively Change Demonym to United-Statian to Improve Relations with Mexican Social Media Scholars

https://bit.ly/3FcyB6U

Ándale, arriba arriba Peter!



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