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American?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Found this on a street on my neighborhood.
Countless times I read, or heard this while living in the U.S.A.
Well, most USAians seem to be unaware that there is no country called “America”. They referred themselves exclusively as Americans.
And even here, most people; included the well educated also refer to U.S.A. citizens solely as the only Americans. Oblivious to the fact that (again) there is no country called America.
America is a continent, composed of at least 35 independent countries, some other island nations governed by European States.
Point: Anyone born within this continent would be “An American”. It upsets me when a well educated Guatemala (or other Americans) refer to U.S.A. citizen implying that they are exclusively Americans.
American?