Join Date: May 2001
Location: land of the incompetent
We've had the whole continent discussion before. Basically, we've discovered that the majority of the world has been taught that North and South America are two different continents, while the Spanish speaking world has been taught that America is one continent.
Why refer to the USA as America? Because its people are called Americans, not USAers. And it's not as if people don't know what we refer to when we say America.
Holland is not a country either, still, it's often easier to say Holland than The Netherlands.
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