Where is America?

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  • Our Graham 😂

  • If the Continent was named "America" after Americo Vespucci and the FIRST MAPS call the whole CONTINENT of AMERICA this means that A SINGLE COUNTRY (US) APPROPRIATEs and calls itself "AMERICA" is a LYING VERSION (UScentric version) OF REALITY. United States implies that it is a FEDERATION, "OF" implies that it belongs to a place, that place at the time was the CONTINENT that was always called AMERICA as it was shown on the Waldseemuller's map. That is, UNITED STATES OF THE CONTINENT AMERICA. I see all this as a RACIST and XENOPHOBIC view of a WHITE ANGLO-SAXON COUNTRY DESCENDING FROM THE BRITISH EMPIRE on a continent (America) predominantly colonized by eastern European countries (Spain and Portugal). "WE ARE THE ORIGINAL AMERICA and the rest is "xAmérica, yAmérica" since they are descendants of Spain and Portugal". Even the term "Latin America" is a term that is also racist and xenophobic since it homogenizes 20 different countries as "ONE THING" aka "a different America". This wrong homogeinization can be seen in 4:48 because they say that Latin America is a Spanish-speaking world but the reality is that we have countries that also speak Portuguese, French...

    • Latin America is called this because "all countries speak languages derived from Latin" hmmm but the official language of Suriname is German and Jamaica, Barbados speak English, where is the coherence?? If we divide the AMERICAN CONTINENT BY INFLUENCE OF THE COUNTRIES THAT COLONIZED THEM why is ANGLO-SAXONIC AMERICA not a thing like LATIN AMERICA? The term ANGLO AMERICAN is not even used because you guys think you are the real America!!!! Another problematic concept is the "West" which is also racist and xenophobic.. . You always try to GET AWAY from the other poor and predominantly NON-WHITE countries of THE CONTINENT AMERICA bc you don't want to be in the same boat as us, but guess what? THERE IS NO OCEAN BETWEEN US!!

  • The ads are the ez bit at end

  • 5:27 Christopher Columbus' face lol

  • I had a conversation with a Canadian who was denying they were from America even after I said I was talking about the continent, they then said they weren't from South America. To this day, I am very confused.

    • América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. Very simple Anyone who uses these 2 terms is due to ignorance, conceitedness, or/and arrogance. Very simple. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. Very simple. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Very simple. Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. Very simple. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

  • This has been an excellent excuse to stay in bed a bit longer on a dismally wet and dreart Saturday morning. Thank you!

  • Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

  • American is a CONTINENT.

  • American here. The part of me that cares a lot about accuracy is annoyed that we, in the US, are the Americans and that "America" usually = USA. The rest of me says, "Welp, that's the way of words and language. This is the norm, has been for centuries now, so there's no use being too annoyed about it."

  • The name of our country is The United States of America. America being part of the Americas. We don’t call our country America because that’s not the name of our country, we say The United States, the U.S. or simply The States. The only ones I’ve ever heard call us America are Europeans. In fact, that’s one way I can tell right away that someone isn’t from here, by calling us America.

  • My favourite part of the whole video was the advert!

  • Chad 2 all the way

  • HERE YE HERE YE THERE’S A BRAND NEW CONTINENT WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT UNTIL NOW FULL OF GOLD AND SPICES AND EXCITING NEW VEGETABLES!!!!!!

    • Haha! Never heard of that, I’ll check it out

    • That was my second attempt. Brits are very good at ignoring annoying people yelling in the street - especially when it’s pretty obvious it’s being filmed. I urge you to check out ‘Trigger Happy TV’ (prank show from the 90s) for a showcase of the Great British Public’s best ignoring skills.

    • What was quite funny was that no one really cared that there was a wierd guy ringing a bell in the middle of a town centre so either that’s normal there or it was your 100000000th attempt and everyone was used to it

  • 0:30 cristopher columbus didnt discover america

  • Can you make stuff on petitions...?

  • I think you mean "the china theory is heavily rejected"

  • Do this, but Australia

  • South American continent. North American Continent. A country made up of 50 United “States”. The United States of America. Or if you want: The United States of North America. I was once in Iceland soaking in a small natural hot spring. A lady approached me and asked me where I was from. I replied: Im from Pennsylvania in the US. She looked slightly disappointed and then said: I’m glad you didn’t say America because I’m from Ecuador and I’m and American too! I replied hello fellow American! I think most people from the US say they are from US or they mention their state. Only British people say America. We don’t generally use America or American. Unless we drop the “a” and simply say ‘Merica, which is promptly followed by “f-ck yea!

  • 0:16 my ears, my ears!

  • When you did the town crier bit, Jay, did you tell the people what was going on beforehand?

  • 6:03 The United States of America of America

  • "Chad 2" "Chad 3"

  • América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

    • Ok mestizo

    • The United States of America". As for a new name, perhaps the one mentioned in the Clive Cussler book "Night Probe": United States of Canada

  • Ok I'm definitely rooting for "Worse Britain". Fight me.

  • I come for the map trivia, I stay for the advert.

  • Please next time, have 2 maps up there uncover you two, and have it say "we're the maps, here's the men" then yous are under the sheet

  • Woking :)

  • One thing I’d like to point out is that, after the “American” Revolution, people did want to change the name. It turns out “The United States of America” doesn’t roll off the tongue too easily. There were a couple options: - Columbia - Fredonia - No Change Nobody really *liked* the name “USA”. They thought about changing it to the obvious “Columbia”, but that didn’t really work because “Colombia” already existed in South America. So that was a no-go. Then they tried “Fredonia”. As a claim of “freedom”! But it also sounded kinda weird, and no one could really decide. Inevitably, the “American” Civil War happened, and the name “United States of America” suddenly held much more substantial meaning. It’s kind of cheesy but eh whatever. If we really wanna be accurate: The USA needs to be called “British America” Canada needs to be called “French America” Mexico needs to be called “Spanish America” And everything else needs to be called “French-British-Spanish-Portuguese-Japanese-Chinese America”

  • In Canada we usually call it "The States" or The "US".

  • Could you do a piece abot the "New" playces: new York, New Caledonia, New Jersey etc. : Why are they named and are any of those actually have anything to do with the oroginal York, Jersey etc?

  • Why is America?

  • Now do the "British" Isles.

  • How about the oldest map?

  • Why am I late

  • In south america we call people from the US “Yankees” lol why don’t you guys just go by that?

  • It’s actually sad that we can’t really identify as Americans to avoid confusion. I mean, people from Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, etc, can all proudly say they are European. But in america (the continent) we can’t really say we are Americans, bc it sounds as if we were saying we were from the US. In Spanish we can say it, but it still sounds off.

  • No it isn’t

  • For years the U.S. embassy in Mexico City had the sign "American Embassy", but about a 100 years ago the then current U.S. Ambassador ordered it be changed to "Embassy of The United States of America". As for a new name, perhaps the one mentioned in the Clive Cussler book "Night Probe": United States of Canada

  • Best adverts ever

  • As a Canadian I like the fifty. "Yo I'm going past the 49th parallel to the fifty"

  • A day late but happy 5h birthday to Map Men.

  • I love you guys

  • "North Mexico"- ho ho!

  • It's not that complex. Only USA want itself to be called America. Every other country in the americas call them by their own country names.

    • América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. Very simple Anyone who uses these 2 terms is due to ignorance, conceitedness, or/and arrogance. Very simple. PICK YOUR POISON(s) I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. Very simple. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Very simple. Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. Very simple. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

    • The Map Men could play 10 ads in a row and I would watch all of them. Well done lads!

  • This is like Germany calling itself Europe.

  • looks like hes moved from catford/lewisham/greenwich to enfield

    • Good guess. Mark lives in Catford, I live in Enfield.

  • The intro: americamericamericamericamericamericaITALIAN

  • tbh. I like skipping to the ad before actually waching the episode. The ads are awesome :D

  • Imagine a crossover between map men and geography now

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  • 6:12 thats because I actually left 2 seconds ago

  • 5:30 lets make this simple, lets Call the US America, and rename the Continent to Columbia

  • 4:40 yah, I could see that, it would be like calling The kingdom of the Netherlands; Holand or the United kingdoms; England

  • 1:54 some of those arent half bad... 1:56 ok, that one is

  • 1:00 your a map man... and you have problems with west [insert thing here] is east of east [insert thing here]

  • Honey hasn’t saved me a single fucking penny in the year I’ve been using it. 😡

  • This channel is comedy genius, so Pythonesk 😂

  • 5:54 Thank you for highlighting the utter fucking stupidity of the term "woke". Hopefully we "awaken" out of our retard fog someday.

    • @Jay Foreman so it refers to stir-frying on one of those round bottomed pots? If we changed our name to Woking, it would improve our relationship with China.

    • I think you’ve completely misunderstood what Woking is. (Google it.)

  • The Map Men could play 10 ads in a row and I would watch all of them. Well done lads!

  • 5:56 Land of the Rising GUN haha lol

  • I've always liked calling it "South Canada"

  • United States of America North Mexico Hot Canada The Republic Kingdom The United States of Columbus The Fifty Appalachia Greater New England Big Country Freedonia Worse Britain Chad 2 Vespuccio Atlantica Our Graham Law & Order Republic of Rodeo Pacifica The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Woking Butter Dish The United States of Sub-par Railways (USSR) North of America Cooperworld-Jonesania Turtle Island Bradley Walsh Lincolnland The Incarcerators Chad 3 Destiny Manifested Have a Night Day *_Land of the Rising Gun_*

    • Plz do one for Somailand with a cheesey take coz love it

  • In 2005 I travelled to a remote island in French Polynesia. I met a Polynesian elder who described the big land as America (meaning from the North Pole to Tierra Del Fuego). As a Canadian, nothing is more offensive than having 'those ones' to the south claiming America as their own.

    • @Silva We aren't 'claiming' America- this whole argument is in bad faith, and always has been; nobody gets mad at the "European Union" for daring to call itself European when there are many countries geographically in Europe that are not a part of it such as Serbia, Norway, and Ukraine. Is it fair for Norwegians to complain to the EU, saying they are "appropriating" the name of their continent? No! The European Union is a union of European states. Just as the USA is a union of Americans states. Sure, we are not all of the Americas-only part of it, but we are in America and we are a union of Americans. Just because we call ourselves the USA, that does not make you Brazilians any less American in the sense of being from the American continent than the EU calling themselves European robs Belarusians and Serbs of their European-ness. Seriously, this is a total non-issue. If it were any country other than the US, nobody would ever bring this up.

    • PREACH IT!! I'm brazilian and I agree with everything you said lol They simply appropriated the name of an entire continent... By the way the famous US architect Frank Lloyd Wright coined the term "USONIA" to refer to his vision of the landscape of the United States, including architecture and urbanism. He proposed the use of the USONIAN adjective in place of American to distinguish and dissociate the particular characteristics of American landscapes... They could get inspired by the Wright and call themselves USonions lol

    • We're glad we were able to offend you! Come to America anytime; seeing as you Canadians are pretty much Americans anyway, I'm sure you'll like it more than you think.

  • But if it's the 21st century, it's the 22nd year then. Counting the years and centuries differently is silly.

  • Finally, someone in the Anglo World is talking about it. America = continent, not just a country It is The same if The french call only themselves “europeans”. How about The UK? And Italy? And belgium? Are they not europeans? So, people who dont have their own name, find it and stop taking The all continent name just for you.

    • Ok mestizo

    • América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. Very simple Anyone who uses these 2 terms is due to ignorance, conceitedness, or/and arrogance. Very simple. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. Very simple. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Very simple. Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. Very simple. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

  • Unfortunately, somewhere.

  • In 36 years of existence, this is the first time I'm going to say this: I'm so glad I watched that add.

  • 6:40 It's not the 21st year of the 21st century, it's the 22nd year of the 21st century.

    • @Jay Foreman So does that mean that Australia got federated on the exact FIRST day of the 20th century?

    • @Jay Foreman man.

    • Actually, if we’re going to split hairs, the 21st century ***technically*** started in 2001. (nerdy snorting noises)

  • Bien

  • Thank you for this video, also it pisses me off that US thinks Mexico is in south america... Nothing against SA brothers, I'm talking geography here.

  • 308 signatures..😆😆

  • You forgot to suggest Vinland, Markland, Helluland, and Leifland as possible names.

  • america isnt a country its a continent

    • @alessandro esposito Jajaja, you idiot. What are you? Samething dummy

    • Ok mestizo

    • You are 100% correct. América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. Very simple Anyone who uses these 2 terms is due to ignorance, conceitedness, or/and arrogance. Very simple. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. Very simple. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Very simple. Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. Very simple. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

  • As an American I loved this vid. So this is what it feels like when londoners watch an unfinished London vid? Cool

  • I thought it was called Columbia?

  • Love this channel 😅🤣🤡

  • Plz do one for Somailand with a cheesey take coz love it

  • I think America idk tbh

  • "Markland" is a nice "map insider" allusion. Look it up on Wikipedia... it's what the Norsemen called a part of, well, North America.

  • That two seond clip of Jay maniacally pouring honey into his mouth was both the funniest and most disturbing thing I’ve seen all day.

  • 1:54 The French predicting Flo Rida's birth several hundred years in advance.

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  • It's funny when you think about it how the USA doesn't even have a proper name, United States implies that it is a federation, of America implies that this federation is on America, America being the continent.

    • Yes, this is a country with no name other than the United States of América, therefore América definitely is NOT a country and furthermore "American" is NOT a nationality or citizenship. Very simple Anyone who uses these 2 terms is due to ignorance, conceitedness, or/and arrogance. Very simple. I was born in the United States of América and anyone born or becomes a "natural" resident here, OFFICIALLY, are U.S. CITIZENS. Very simple. North América & South América are collectively known as AMÉRICA, the American Continent(s). Very simple. Anyone born on AMÉRICA is an American, even Canadians, jajaja. Very simple. América means America & America means América in ANY language especially English here in AMÉRICA. Nothing gets lost in translation. Very simple

    • Haha

  • 6:10 This channel may have some of the best ads I've seen.

  • Somehow you managed to gloss over who called it "British America" in the first place.

  • COWABUNGA!

  • This vid is kinda eurocentric. I'd like to know what the Natives think of this issue.

  • It is funny that at the final of the video, they showed an electrical tape, the in Spain it is called "Cinta Americana"

  • Mapmen, where the ads are as entertaining as the content... I dont even like maps..

  • Can anyone tell me what is the music over the end titles, please?

    • @Jay Foreman Ah, that explains why all the song-identifying apps I used kept coming up blank. Thanks for replying, Jay! The music sounds kind of familiar to me, don't know why. I thought it was your recording of some famous hit and kept trying to remember which. Well, now I can finally go to sleep without trying to remember something I had no chance of knowing in the first place.

    • It’s my own song called ‘Penguin in my Rucksack’.

  • The Skin Sofa remix in the background is incredibly unsettling

  • Jay, you already have the channel in your name and you don't even let Mark do the ad-read… that's a very american behaviour for a british person I must say.

    • To be fair, Mark does the ad read on most of the other ones. Also, there are lots of Markless videos coming up on this channel later this year!

  • regular reminder that Honey sells your data, no matter how funny the commercial is

  • In Sweden we refer to the country in question as USA, (pronounced as the three letters, not as a word). I don't see any reason why that wouldn't also work in English. Isn't the country sometimes just referred to as "The US" even in English? Amerika (Swedish spelling of America) refers to either North America or North + South American. So there is still some ambiguity there.

  • As a Canadian I like the fifty. "Yo I'm going past the 49th parallel to the fifty"

  • I'll take "Up it's own 'arris!" for ten, Bob.

  • "The United States of Sub-par Railways (USSR)" Lenin in his grave: "Am I a joke to you?"

  • I just screamed when Jay said "Johannes von Waldburg Wolfegg Waldsee". Why do I feel like I got personally mentioned in this video, even though it's just the village I'm from? Haha

    • We haven't had unfinished London in a year!

  • Land of the Rising Gun 🤣

  • 4:44 This explains why USA border is often disregarded and I agree because they aren't clear about it.

  • I still maintain that countries are called what we call them and/or what they call themselves. Therefore America (in English) is the correct name. A name up for debate would be Burma.