- Sep 2018
- Edmond, Ok USA
No. The word America doesn´t belong to USA alone... it is a Continent and it was used in German maps... centuries before nobody would have heard a word about USA... because not even existed.
As easy as to see an original 16th Century map to see how the word America was not linked not even to North America!
What happened was that European prefered to name West Indies... and the rebels called their political organization "USA" but Word AMERICA nor was invented by any Yankee and didn´t make reference to any special place and of course, no way to North America.... at all.
History is what is.. not what we liked what we would have liked it to be ... High Peru.. Tierra del Fuego or Amazonia are not less AMERICA than New York or New Hampshire.
By the way I call Mexican, Canadian etc as American.. and people from USA as Yankees or North Americans.. but never americans.. because History proves... the word is not matched to New York or Vermont.. so.I think it is more correct to call Yankees or North Americans.
Holy cow. Did the IQ level of this forum drop since I've been gone?
Please Google the word, "America"
Google the word "American" You are not going to see any Mexicans or Canadians on that page. Who cares what you call people. If you call them wrong, you're wrong. But I will go ahead and advise you that you're wrong.
You can call Americans Yankees if you want, but you'll like piss off anyone that lives in the southern United States if you do.