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25 / M / Ohio USA
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Posted 2/19/13
I'm an American. And that IS the correct term. If you're referring to continent then the correct terms would be North American, Central American, and South American. There is no "America" continent. I mean what else are we going to call ourselves? United States of Americans? or United Statesians? or Yanks?
We've been calling ourselves Americans since the USA was formed, because we had a right to decide what we were to be called. And the term "American" hadn't already been taken a the time.

Nothing like some good old fashioned controversy to spice things up.
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Posted 2/21/13 , edited 2/21/13
I'm a citizen of the UK! Though I would never say that as it's easier to say I'm British (or English if I wanna be specific) much like it's easier to say American than citizen of the USA.

But each to their own.
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34 / M / Watford, England
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Posted 2/21/13
I'm English. Wouldn't say British as I don't feel any real connection to the Welsh, Scots or N.Irish.

I would like to go to The USA but wouldn't be able to decide where! Its such a big place, whats gonna be first to go see!
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20 / F / Strawberry Fields
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Posted 2/22/13
Oh I see.. A lot of people here are Americans..
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28 / M / otherland
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Posted 2/23/13 , edited 2/23/13
Yes but not from USA

hahah lol
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Posted 2/23/13 , edited 2/23/13

Tununias wrote:

I'm an American. And that IS the correct term. If you're referring to continent then the correct terms would be North American, Central American, and South American. There is no "America" continent. I mean what else are we going to call ourselves? United States of Americans? or United Statesians? or Yanks?
We've been calling ourselves Americans since the USA was formed, because we had a right to decide what we were to be called. And the term "American" hadn't already been taken a the time.

Nothing like some good old fashioned controversy to spice things up. :sweatingbullets:


actually the continent is called The Americas, or America and this name was first used in south America not in USA

but yeah you are right is hard to find something to call you guys lol,

in spanish, portuguese and french there is different names for you guys, and some people would use those names in place of "american" but in english there is no word for that so in english is just American or Yankee

but the reason why some people avoid calling you guys american is because the old marketing US used to do with uncle Sam he many times would be with one foot in amazon and other in USA, and they would write" the america for the americans", yeah just image how people love USA government for that hehehe they did this kind of stuff with canada, all the south america and central america so no wonder why people still don't fell comfortable with that.

anyway yankee or american is not wrong but someone from south america or canada also can be called american

lol complicate stuff
Posted 2/23/13
I'm American
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24 / M / CALI-FORN-I-A!!!!!
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Posted 2/23/13
I am an American from America. AMERICUH.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCGoA-dZBzo
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18 / F / Arizona
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Posted 2/28/13
Yes, I am American. I also live in America. I would really prefer to live permanently out of the US though.
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27 / M / san jose, Ca
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Posted 2/28/13 , edited 2/28/13
I'm an American. Live in San Jose California
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25 / M / California (Bay A...
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Posted 2/28/13
Asian-American here!
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23 / F / Rotterdam
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Posted 3/1/13
Nope, Dutchie here
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23 / M / Lichfield, UK
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Posted 3/1/13
I am English.
Posted 3/1/13
~ o,..,o ~ Mmm yessss... I am an american vampire.. hehehe.
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32 / M / Netherlands
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Posted 3/1/13
Dutchie here.
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