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#38 - HarvietheDinkle (06/26/2013) [-]
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).
#96 - HarvietheDinkle (06/30/2013) [-]
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.
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