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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bosnianhoodclips(Bosnia and Herzegovina)says...

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World champions(Argentina)says...

The name "America" ​​to refer to the United States is purely informal, the problem is that some Usamericans claim that it really becomes the name of the country! but this will never happen, the country is called "United States of America" ​​and the continent "America"; a case similar to that of the province of "Tucumán" (in Argentina) and the city of "San Miguel de Tucumán".

World champions(Argentina)says...

the bad thing is not that they are called "United States of America", the bad thing is that they have invented a reasoning for themselves that they are "America" ​​in the singular and the continent "the Americas" in the plural

Anonymous(United States)says...

"The United States is not America and America is not the United States, in any careful use of language."

--George L Fox (1925).School and University in the United States. The Journal of Education and School World

https://tinyurl.com/God-Bless-The-Real-America

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



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