Enjoy. . SWAT ES. False. North, Central, and South America are known as "The Americas" Enjoy SWAT ES False North Central and South America are known as "The Americas"
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#6 - awildniglet
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(04/04/2013) [-]
False. North, Central, and South America are known as "The Americas"
#51 to #6 - shadir
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(04/05/2013) [-]
America usually refers to either:

The Americas, a landmass comprising North and South America
The United States of America, a country in North America

He's not wrong, nor are the people who call the USA America
#88 to #6 - anon
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(04/05/2013) [-]
more of the point may have been that "AMERICA" can refer to any of the above places.
#64 - dehymenator
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(04/05/2013) [-]
I love how alaska and hawaii aren't in the "united states of america" picture.
I love how alaska and hawaii aren't in the "united states of america" picture.
#48 - simplygabriele
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Apparently Alaska is not a part of the US.   
   
But sure, keep on preaching about how ignorant other people are.
Apparently Alaska is not a part of the US.

But sure, keep on preaching about how ignorant other people are.
#54 to #48 - thatguywhohasbacon
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Don't forget about Hawaii. Hawaii is a state as well.
#56 - solidsnales
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(04/05/2013) [-]
#46 - derwenac
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(04/05/2013) [-]
#18 - leshiggydonatello
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Pretty certain this is all America.
#58 - LtMcG ONLINE
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Captain United States then?
#78 to #58 - romeodark
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(04/05/2013) [-]
infact....it should be or at least  get a better and more original name
infact....it should be or at least get a better and more original name
#84 to #78 - bigveinysausage
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Democracyman
#101 to #58 - puggles
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(04/06/2013) [-]
nope. then the mexican P.C. assholes would be butthurt little whiners.
full name of their country- Estados Unidos Mexicanos or in english, Unites States of Mexico.
#62 to #58 - Fjcf
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(04/05/2013) [-]
yes
#1 - superpats
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(04/04/2013) [-]
actually neither is correct.
The two continents make up The Americas.
The country is the United States of America.

Besides that, this is one of the most petty things to be upset about, ever. Does it really matter that people refer to it as America?
#5 to #1 - anon
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(04/04/2013) [-]
Calling someone "American" is much easier than "A United States citizen".
#45 to #5 - insanefreak ONLINE
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Same with Europe.

You have the continent Europe, and the European Union.
Imagine if they all started calling us European Union citizens..
#3 to #1 - selfdenyingbeggar [OP]
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(04/04/2013) [-]
In certain countries it's The Americas in others it's just one big America.
Nothing really matters.
#53 - wyattgc
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Funny all anyone ever calls us is Americans. I don't see why they are throwing a bitch fit.
#57 to #53 - zenethe
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(04/05/2013) [-]
"Death to America" and all those cliche'd lines and "The American Government" and then after all that "There's a difference between being American and from the United States hurr durr!"
#66 to #57 - alalalalal
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(04/05/2013) [-]
OOOOOHHHHH i just got it! Osama bin laden didnt want to hurt the US, he wanted to expand it by declaring war on the other "America's"
#70 to #53 - anon
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Well you are an American if you live on the continent of America.
#85 to #70 - Shorticus
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(04/05/2013) [-]
It's not the continent of America. It's the continent of North or South America. No one from Canada, Mexico, Brazil, etc. calls themselves Americans because that is saved for the country America, or USA or the US or whatever else you want to call it. I do not call myself an American. I am Canadian and a North American, not an all-over American.
#83 to #70 - anon
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(04/05/2013) [-]
Then what else are Americans called since Canadians are Canadian, Mexicans and Mexican, Brazilians are Brazilian, Argentinians are Argentinian etc... and since all of them are part of the Americas, then they would be American also.
#12 - lexarcommander
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(04/05/2013) [-]
The problem is this: No other country recognizes itself with the name "America" in it's title. Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, etc. etc. All of them have their own respective names, so, since we're the only one that is identified with "America" in our name, we get the privilege.
#37 to #12 - hudis
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(04/05/2013) [-]
This kind of self-entitlement is one of many reasons people hate the U.S.
#38 to #37 - lexarcommander
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(04/05/2013) [-]
There is no self-entitlement. It's simply logical.
#39 to #38 - hudis
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(04/05/2013) [-]
You just proved my point. Did it at any point in that assessment occur to you that although the peoples of South America do not have their continent in their country's name, they still may find it ignorant and arrogant for the citizens of another country to proclaim their nation the one and true 'America', consequently leading the rest of the world to often associate the word 'America' with said nation?

I am not interested in an argument, I only wanted to get that point across, so I shall just post this here and go away.
#40 to #39 - lexarcommander
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(04/05/2013) [-]
I in no way proved your point of being self-entitled as a nation (Even though, I will not deny that we are). And having had conversations with a few pure-blood Mexicans I go to school with (North American, but still), they complain if we call ourselves the United States. See, Mexico is made up of a bunch of separate states as well, so they find it arrogant that we refer to ourselves as such.

tl;dr: People jsut like complaining about the USA