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Why is United States called America?
Posted 6/24/08

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HelloTabitha wrote:

God, this conversation makes me not want to like in the US anymore. =/


well you can still like United States but the point im making is that they should teach students and arrogant people the right name of the country not the name used for the hole continent



Well, I guess that what our freedom of speech card is for.
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yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


Ok are you reading because i dont understand the point what im saying is that United States is not America now you undertand America is a continet not United States been America now you ge it


Isn't it the United States of America? Besides South America doesn't call itself America....they have there own countries.....and names for it......
I can't remember who said it.... but I do agree....it's been shortened.....I mean say United States of America 10 times fast.......


Ok now you sound like an arrogant person no matter if its United States of America like I said before even for mexico has america at the end at the end so there is no way it can be shortened to the name of the continent
Posted 6/24/08
haha, interesting discussion, especially for me, being south american.
lots of people here in Brazil get mad over the US because they call themselves "americans" when actually we all here in this continent are americans. Personally, I don't mind much about it, it's not like your name's gonna change something, or that our identity has been stolen. anyway, it's just like other people here have said, it's just a short term for united states of america (by the way, here we call the US Estados Unidos da América, EUA for short. it's simply the translation of United States of America). But people here usually say, "but Brazil is divided in states as well, it's not just the USA". Yes, in fact, our country is also divided in states, however they do not have autonomy as US states, and I guess that's the main difference.
While I see the US as a group of independent states, I see my country as a whole, which is divided in pieces called states.

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Posted 6/24/08

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QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


Ok are you reading because i dont understand the point what im saying is that United States is not America now you undertand America is a continet not United States been America now you ge it


Isn't it the United States of America? Besides South America doesn't call itself America....they have there own countries.....and names for it......
I can't remember who said it.... but I do agree....it's been shortened.....I mean say United States of America 10 times fast.......


Ok now you sound like an arrogant person no matter if its United States of America like I said before even for mexico has america at the end at the end so there is no way it can be shortened to the name of the continent


then why doesn't anybody know that....and why is it called mexico? I mean....nowhere in my books stood that Mexico has America in it's name......everybody knows mexico as mexico......isn't it true that the continent America used to be just North America.....till they found more land.....?
And sorry if I sound arrogant but this whole time you have been sounding like a pain in the....behind.......I didn't say anything about that now did I?
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haha, interesting discussion, especially for me, being south american.
lots of people here in Brazil get mad over the US because they call themselves "americans" when actually we all here in this continent are americans. Personally, I don't mind much about it, it's not like your name's gonna change something, or that our identity has been stolen. anyway, it's just like other people here have said, it's just a short term for united states of america (by the way, here we call the US Estados Unidos da América, EUA for short. it's simply the translation of United States of America). But people here usually say, "but Brazil is divided in states as well, it's not just the USA". Yes, in fact, our country is also divided in states, however they do not have autonomy as US states, and I guess that's the main difference.
While I see the US as a group of independent states, I see my country as a whole, which is divided in pieces called states.



well you make a good point but still there is no way you should call it America and yes it is like stealing our identity because it makes them look superior than other countries from America
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Posted 6/24/08

QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


Ok are you reading because i dont understand the point what im saying is that United States is not America now you undertand America is a continet not United States been America now you ge it


Isn't it the United States of America? Besides South America doesn't call itself America....they have there own countries.....and names for it......
I can't remember who said it.... but I do agree....it's been shortened.....I mean say United States of America 10 times fast.......


Ok now you sound like an arrogant person no matter if its United States of America like I said before even for mexico has america at the end at the end so there is no way it can be shortened to the name of the continent


then why doesn't anybody know that....and why is it called mexico? I mean....nowhere in my books stood that Mexico has America in it's name......everybody knows mexico as mexico......isn't it true that the continent America used to be just North America.....till they found more land.....?
And sorry if I sound arrogant but this whole time you have been sounding like a pain in the....behind.......I didn't say anything about that now did I?


well I've been a pain for you maybe but yea even our coins have America so then you dont know nothing i guess your books dont show everything
Posted 6/24/08
I think because the U.S. is in a continent called 'America'.
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Posted 6/24/08

kabosu wrote:

haha, interesting discussion, especially for me, being south american.
lots of people here in Brazil get mad over the US because they call themselves "americans" when actually we all here in this continent are americans. Personally, I don't mind much about it, it's not like your name's gonna change something, or that our identity has been stolen. anyway, it's just like other people here have said, it's just a short term for united states of america (by the way, here we call the US Estados Unidos da América, EUA for short. it's simply the translation of United States of America). But people here usually say, "but Brazil is divided in states as well, it's not just the USA". Yes, in fact, our country is also divided in states, however they do not have autonomy as US states, and I guess that's the main difference.
While I see the US as a group of independent states, I see my country as a whole, which is divided in pieces called states.



I didn't know that but the US is really a group of independent states....just look at their law system.....totally different laws in every state..... Or is that the same in Brazil? Cuz than I just used a wrong example
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kabosu wrote:

haha, interesting discussion, especially for me, being south american.
lots of people here in Brazil get mad over the US because they call themselves "americans" when actually we all here in this continent are americans. Personally, I don't mind much about it, it's not like your name's gonna change something, or that our identity has been stolen. anyway, it's just like other people here have said, it's just a short term for united states of america (by the way, here we call the US Estados Unidos da América, EUA for short. it's simply the translation of United States of America). But people here usually say, "but Brazil is divided in states as well, it's not just the USA". Yes, in fact, our country is also divided in states, however they do not have autonomy as US states, and I guess that's the main difference.
While I see the US as a group of independent states, I see my country as a whole, which is divided in pieces called states.



I didn't know that but the US is really a group of independent states....just look at their law system.....totally different laws in every state..... Or is that the same in Brazil? Cuz than I just used a wrong example


Even Mexico is divided in states but like he said it works differently
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Posted 6/24/08

BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


Ok are you reading because i dont understand the point what im saying is that United States is not America now you undertand America is a continet not United States been America now you ge it


Isn't it the United States of America? Besides South America doesn't call itself America....they have there own countries.....and names for it......
I can't remember who said it.... but I do agree....it's been shortened.....I mean say United States of America 10 times fast.......


Ok now you sound like an arrogant person no matter if its United States of America like I said before even for mexico has america at the end at the end so there is no way it can be shortened to the name of the continent


then why doesn't anybody know that....and why is it called mexico? I mean....nowhere in my books stood that Mexico has America in it's name......everybody knows mexico as mexico......isn't it true that the continent America used to be just North America.....till they found more land.....?
And sorry if I sound arrogant but this whole time you have been sounding like a pain in the....behind.......I didn't say anything about that now did I?


well I've been a pain for you maybe but yea even our coins have America so then you dont know nothing i guess your books dont show everything


Well sorry mister superior.......geez.......anyway i do have to agree that there are some arrogant bastards in America...who think they're king of the world.....and I think that's where your problem lies.....
Posted 6/24/08

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kabosu wrote:

haha, interesting discussion, especially for me, being south american.
lots of people here in Brazil get mad over the US because they call themselves "americans" when actually we all here in this continent are americans. Personally, I don't mind much about it, it's not like your name's gonna change something, or that our identity has been stolen. anyway, it's just like other people here have said, it's just a short term for united states of america (by the way, here we call the US Estados Unidos da América, EUA for short. it's simply the translation of United States of America). But people here usually say, "but Brazil is divided in states as well, it's not just the USA". Yes, in fact, our country is also divided in states, however they do not have autonomy as US states, and I guess that's the main difference.
While I see the US as a group of independent states, I see my country as a whole, which is divided in pieces called states.



I didn't know that but the US is really a group of independent states....just look at their law system.....totally different laws in every state..... Or is that the same in Brazil? Cuz than I just used a wrong example


yea here in Brazil the laws are much the same for all states
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QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


QueenofAutumn wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:


Kanone wrote:


BboyJhin wrote:

yea i know that but like at school how do they teach you the names if the countries in the American country to they all called them America because i dont think so if you see at school iof they point a country they call it by their name but if they point at United States then its called America so what the futch is that they should called it United States


Education systems all around the world are different. That's just the American way I guess.


so how do they say United States where you live?


United States or just America. I refer to America as America. But being a Californian, it may sound biased. :U


Ok but see you still call it America and that is what people doenst understand if you have a name for your country then whats the meaning of saying it in another way that it doesnt belong the name only to that country but to others also


I don't get it.....name one country which is also called america? Cuz I don't know any....


Ok are you reading because i dont understand the point what im saying is that United States is not America now you undertand America is a continet not United States been America now you ge it


Isn't it the United States of America? Besides South America doesn't call itself America....they have there own countries.....and names for it......
I can't remember who said it.... but I do agree....it's been shortened.....I mean say United States of America 10 times fast.......


Ok now you sound like an arrogant person no matter if its United States of America like I said before even for mexico has america at the end at the end so there is no way it can be shortened to the name of the continent


then why doesn't anybody know that....and why is it called mexico? I mean....nowhere in my books stood that Mexico has America in it's name......everybody knows mexico as mexico......isn't it true that the continent America used to be just North America.....till they found more land.....?
And sorry if I sound arrogant but this whole time you have been sounding like a pain in the....behind.......I didn't say anything about that now did I?


well I've been a pain for you maybe but yea even our coins have America so then you dont know nothing i guess your books dont show everything


Well sorry mister superior.......geez.......anyway i do have to agree that there are some arrogant bastards in America...who think they're king of the world.....and I think that's where your problem lies.....


wow wow wow!!! easy with me im not superior but there is even more problems that i have like also bush not letting imigrants to United States even tough the history of that country is made by immigrants hahaha dont you think thats funny
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wow wow wow!!! easy with me im not superior but there is even more problems that i have like also bush not letting imigrants to United States even tough the history of that country is made by immigrants hahaha dont you think thats funny


You know what's even funnier......that he became president 2 times.....Even I could see that he was an idiot and I don't even know anything about him....or live in the states for that matter..... (please don't hate me )
But yeah...i mean they're is room enough in the US for a lot of people and he still won't let them in.....at least as far as I can tell....
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wow wow wow!!! easy with me im not superior but there is even more problems that i have like also bush not letting imigrants to United States even tough the history of that country is made by immigrants hahaha dont you think thats funny


You know what's even funnier......that he became president 2 times.....Even I could see that he was an idiot and I don't even know anything about him....or live in the states for that matter..... (please don't hate me )
But yeah...i mean they're is room enough in the US for a lot of people and he still won't let them in.....at least as far as I can tell....


lol haha thats true there is also other bigger countries like Canaa,India, Kazakstan,China and in 12 place my country Mexico hahahaha lol but we let immigrants come in
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BboyJhin wrote:



wow wow wow!!! easy with me im not superior but there is even more problems that i have like also bush not letting imigrants to United States even tough the history of that country is made by immigrants hahaha dont you think thats funny


You know what's even funnier......that he became president 2 times.....Even I could see that he was an idiot and I don't even know anything about him....or live in the states for that matter..... (please don't hate me )
But yeah...i mean they're is room enough in the US for a lot of people and he still won't let them in.....at least as far as I can tell....


lol haha thats true there is also other bigger countries like Canaa,India, Kazakstan,China and in 12 place my country Mexico hahahaha lol but we let immigrants come in


My country is very very very small compared to a lot of countries.....we let people in but since we are starting to have a space problem.....our government is forced to apply strict rules
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