Where is America?

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  • I just realized that the 8-bit song that starts at 3:22 is the skin sofa song

  • As a Canadian, I never hear people call it America, we always use “the US” or “the states”. Though we do use American to describe the people because stateian or USian doesn’t quite have the same ring to it...

  • That ad segment was pure chaos I loved it

  • After the irregularities of the last election the new name is The Peoples' Democratic States of North America. Same flag as USA but the stars are replaced by bananas.

  • A similarly interesting discussion would be on how the Anglo-Saxons invaded and expropriated the land of the Britons, subsequently dubbed themselves the British, and dubbed the native Britons "foreigners", i.e., "wealas"...the Welsh.

  • 1:37 Im hearing police sirens.

  • WHAT IS THE MAP MEN INTRO CHORD PROGRESSION, I HAVE HEARD THAT BEFORE I KNOW IT!

    • It’s just four very ordinary chords, so it’s bound to show up in lots of other songs. Can’t think of any right now though. Anyway, it’s B, E, F#, B. (Or A, D, E, A with a capo if you prefer.)

  • This is my favourite channel on ISprofile of all time. Thanks for your hard work on these videos !

  • Greetings Map men! Have you ever considered doing a map on fantasy realms? E.g LOTR, Westeros, The Continent. It would be fascinating to discovered how plausible some fantasy maps are drawn geographically speaking.

  • why are there so many Newcastle’s and newark's in the US?

  • LOL the 1:39 baby's head popping out of the chair and just staring at Jay is hilairious

  • It seems that when you order 19mm electrical tape from Toolstation, they send you 50mm duct tape! :D

  • It makes sense though, since if someone said “oh yeah your from that congo place” You wouldn’t be able to understand which congo there talking about, the DRC or the RC But would we really undo the name “The USA” for the name “The USC”? Probably not since Columbia exist and that would also be a problem

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  • "the crazy world of arthur brown"

  • This series is like fun with flags but maps

  • Hot Canada gets my vote.

  • I'm an American who's given it thought, and it doesn't really take much thought. The USA is called the USA precisely because it is a confederation of states located on one of the two continents called "America." See, there's no need for a country name like "The Brazil of America" or "The Canada of America" because "Brazil" and "Canada" are already names. But "united" is an adjective and a "state" is, well, any country on earth. So ya kinda sorta gotta add a location to the mix. Now, if the original 13 states had been located in, say, Africa, I suppose they'd have opted for "The United States of Africa," and to this day people talking about them could choose between calling the citizens of such a country "United Statesers" or "United States of Africa-ers" or...hmm...maybe "Africans" for short? Yikes, that would sure be discriminatory to all the other African countries! Clearly the remedy would be to make everybody else STOP calling the United States of Africa-ers "Africans" and force them to say "United States of Africa-ers," which rolls so trippingly off the tongue one hardly knows why the tongue doesn't just go there default anyway. Actually there is a country in Africa with "Africa" in its name and, whaddya know, its people are obnoxious enough to hog the whole contintent's name to themselves, as "South Africans." As if they were the only Africans in the South. Come to think of it, that seems even worse than United Statesers calling themselves Americans! I guess the real equivalent would be if United Statesers just said, oh the heck with it, we are The North Americans (Canada? What's that?). Anyway, having said all that, your main problem is this: even if every USA-er stopped calling him/herself an American, you'd still have a whole world full of people who'd insist on calling them Americans...because it's easier than saying "United States of America-ers." People...whaddya gonna do with them....

  • Can I please get a poster of just 05:54 - 05:56?? 🤣🇺🇸

  • That's duct tape

  • Man please make videos frequently. Because all of your videos are so informative and beautiful 😍.

  • Probably the only channel where the sponsor messages are genuinely hilarious!! They get me every time 🤣🙌

  • Honestly, what WOULD we call ourselves? We can't really switch to some Native American name, that would seem a bit insensitive. And there's not really a general name for the land the USA owns that isn't America.

  • Probably the only channel that i pay attention (and not skip) the sponsorship message.

  • The reason Christopher Columbus realized that he arrived on a continent and not an island was when on his third voyage he reached the mouth of the Orinoco River on August 1, 1498, but he still believed that it was Asia and not a new continent

  • The China theory isn't just heavily debated, it's false and the guy that came up with it got his credibility absolutely annihilated.

  • North of America LOL

  • He actually tried to get to India! Not the East Indies.

  • Simple we call the country Usa (with only the first letter upper case!) and the people there are Usians.

  • 5:51 Ha Ha! 😂🤣😂🤣 Love those names!

  • Harrow 🥰

  • America can be used too if u dont want to use south america or north america then you can say america

  • THE LIST OF OTHER NAMES THE U.S. COULD USE SENTTTTT MEEEEEEE

  • I wouldn't say the country is exclusively called America. I'm Canadian and we generally refer to the country as the US, USA, United States, or simply "the States", though we do call the people "Americans". If you simply say "America" to me I'll probably figure you are talking about the country specifically but might not be sure without clear context.

  • What would new series be called ?

  • Superb great information with unique style 👍👍

  • 5:53 Chad 2 and Chad 3 is the best name to change the name of america.

  • jay foreman actually has some old secret videos! here is one: isprofile.info/pac/o4BuiKGdo2KnsK0/v-deo.html&feature=plcp (it is now private :( )

  • No the librarian in the grey wig pointing at the $1,000,000 late return fee hahahahhaha

  • America is such trash, Canadians feel an obligation to live far from the border, def not along it. However, the audacity in calling thickly sliced ham “Canadian bacon “ is too much. Smh poor Alberta. AZ-KAG Edit- still great(& sporadic)content as always

    • No one cares Nazi prick.

    • Either the US is in America and thus the residents should be called Americans, or the US is America, and the residents should be called Americans as well as other people

  • David Bowie predicted the making of this video when he wrote "This is not America".

  • Wasn't a reason Waldseemüller named America ''America'' because Columbus was a dickhead? Like... genocide and slavery?

  • That amount of talent you guys have making a subject this stale this interesting is mind-boggling

  • >Where is America? Up your butt and around the corner

  • When we have a hegemony over the rest of the continent (and most of the world) we can call ourselves whatever we want lol

  • Heh. Hot Canada. Land of the Rising Gun...

  • 3:50 who paid £720k for a map to $1M treasure?🤣

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

  • ...So is it just a coincidence every continent name except Europe starts with the letter A ?

  • Pretty sure that was duct tape.

  • We’re gonna keep calling it America just to piss you all off

  • Do people really expect the ones who still use imperial system change their name? USA's stupid stubbornness is out of this world.

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

  • Wtf we don’t call are self the USA of America we just say USA????

  • Yeah but we do what we want. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Absolutely love your content!

  • Was it Amerigo Vespucci or Richard Ameryk who got it to be called America?

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  • It's very simple. We called dibs so we get to be called American.

  • American, American, Italy

  • 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...

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Only according to a much lesser-used model of the continents. Why should the rest of the world adopt your lesser-used model?

    • Ok mestizo

  • 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.

    • @Megan M What?

    • @Kevin Ives “In the States”

    • Many people in the States say 'America.' What you say may be true for your personal circles, but I don't think that's representative of the country as a whole.

    • O problema maior é se intitular AMERICANO quando todo mundo no continente é

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

  • Chad 2 all the way

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    • 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

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  • 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.

    • @Megan M You're 100% correct. I'm from the Unites States of América as well & I approve this message. Preach on, Sister, fellow U.S. American/citizen.

    • You can & you should. You ARE American. Frankly as someone from the U.S., I’m tired of people calling our country America. We’re ALL Americans. I get the confusion part but the fact is that you ARE American & if you want to refer to yourself as American then you should. Actually, in the U.S., we usually say South American or Central American. With regard to Mexico, it’s usually Mexican but E.U. American would also work. From now on, I’m going to make sure I either put U.S. in front of American or say North American because that’s more correct than referring to myself as simply American. You should never feel like you can’t refer to yourself as American, that’s not OK, if you live in the Americas then you are American, end of discussion.

  • 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

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