eggplant. .. if canada is so great why is it in north AMERICA and not in north canada america: 1 communists: 0 eggplant if canada is so great why it in north AMERICA and not america: 1 communists: 0
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User avatar #14 - breadbasket
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(06/26/2013) [-]
if canada is so great why is it in north AMERICA and not in north canada

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User avatar #24 to #14 - optimussum
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Because America is the continent


USA is the country
User avatar #54 to #24 - HonkIfIDriveWell
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Actually, there is no continent called America. There's North America, South America, and combined, the Americas. The word "America" on it's own refers solely to the U.S.A.
#28 to #24 - continent
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hey, I see you mentioned me. sounds like you're being a faggot, lemme just leave this here for you.
#82 to #28 - dumerveil
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User avatar #29 to #28 - optimussum
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I don't see what your trying to prove.



If anything, you're backing me up
User avatar #31 to #29 - optimussum
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*you're
User avatar #30 to #29 - continent
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we call ourselves America because we call our continent north america. so **** off with your "America is the continent" ********.

and it's just another way to say United states, along with "USA" there isn't one definite only way to say it so quit being a dick.
User avatar #35 to #30 - kevinspacey **User deleted account**
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From what i've heard it pisses of Mexicans that you call yourselves Americans since there Americans as well. Doesn't really bother Canadians, although not much does other than losing hockey
User avatar #36 to #35 - continent
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they're mexicans, and north americans.
User avatar #38 to #24 - HarvietheDinkle
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Thing is, that's only the view of the small minority that the US can't be called "America." The rest of the world recognizes the usage of the term "America" as describing the US.

If you're trying to describe the continent, "America" is not the correct usage. It's either North America, to describe the continent, or "The Americas" to describe both as a collection.

The term "America," while a colloquialism, has been around for so long and is still being used by so many people that it is effectively synonymous with the US. While not factually correct, any time a person says the word "America" you know what they're talking about. It's not as if the usage is meant to be insulting or imply dominance of the continent chain; it's simply a term that was adopted by the country because no one else used it.

TL;DR: stop complaining about the word. Or else you're going to have to nitpick at every instance where the usage of a word is slightly incorrect (including origins that stretch back hundreds of years, as this one does).
User avatar #46 to #38 - nightlynutria
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It doesn't change tha fact that America is the continent, regardless of how many people relate the word to the U.S.A.

Even Mexico is in North America.

USA is NOT North America, USA is NOT even America.

User avatar #96 to #46 - HarvietheDinkle
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No one said that the US is North America.

However, the continent is not called "America." It's either "The Americas" to describe the chain, or "North America" to describe the continent.

Everything else is colloquialisms. Including the use of "America" for either aforementioned purpose. And considering the fact that more people relate "America" to the US than they do to the continent, your original comment isn't correct.
User avatar #97 to #96 - nightlynutria
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I ******* ALREADY ACCEPTED MY MISTAKE FOR CHRIST'S SAKE
User avatar #98 to #97 - HarvietheDinkle
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Teehee




sorry
User avatar #63 to #46 - breadbasket
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Jesus, man. I was just messing around. No need to get your fanny flustered.
User avatar #49 to #46 - continent
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Nobody claimed the USA was North America you idiot, and USA = America
User avatar #51 to #49 - nightlynutria
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you're right, im sorry
User avatar #41 to #38 - optimussum
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But I haven't finished nitpicking yet
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User avatar #58 to #14 - noblekira
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America you mean north Texas?
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#19 - shmedly
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User avatar #81 to #19 - empithree
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Fallout: Paris would end as soon as it started.
#32 - elliefreedom
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Comment Picture
#52 - treynificent
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When I see a eggplant all I think of is.....
When I see a eggplant all I think of is.....
#59 - bearhead
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#27 - tigersstripes
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Why did I expect anything different...
#20 - toxicjoe
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Eggplants are ******* dangerous...
Eggplants are ******* dangerous...
#42 to #20 - theavatarspupil
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EGGPLANT WIZARD UP IN THE HOUSE!
User avatar #13 - thepyras
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>calling socialized healthcare "free" healthcare
Not saying I necessarily oppose it, but that seems a bit deluded.
#2 - esunabusy
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Free my son, Tumblr scum!