Where is America?

26 apr 2021
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  • 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.

    E.J HumphreyE.J Humphrey7 klukkustundum síðan
  • why are there so many Newcastle’s and newark's in the US?

    Brennan BeattieBrennan Beattie8 klukkustundum síðan
  • LOL the 1:39 baby's head popping out of the chair and just staring at Jay is hilairious

    Jack RenJack Ren11 klukkustundum síðan
  • It seems that when you order 19mm electrical tape from Toolstation, they send you 50mm duct tape! :D

    Jason BerrymanJason Berryman12 klukkustundum síðan
  • 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

    XuborXuborDegi Síðan síðan
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  • "the crazy world of arthur brown"

    kackerskackersDegi Síðan síðan
  • This series is like fun with flags but maps

    DeadpoolDeadpoolDegi Síðan síðan
  • Hot Canada gets my vote.

    Daniel BlissDaniel BlissDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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....

    Ken SearsKen SearsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Can I please get a poster of just 05:54 - 05:56?? 🤣🇺🇸

    Naomi and CorvinNaomi and CorvinDegi Síðan síðan
  • That's duct tape

    Camp ConvertsCamp ConvertsDegi Síðan síðan
  • Man please make videos frequently. Because all of your videos are so informative and beautiful 😍.

    cosmology 13.8cosmology 13.8Degi Síðan síðan
  • Probably the only channel where the sponsor messages are genuinely hilarious!! They get me every time 🤣🙌

    Kyro M HamiltonKyro M HamiltonDegi Síðan síðan
  • 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.

    Conrad CooperConrad CooperDegi Síðan síðan
  • Probably the only channel that i pay attention (and not skip) the sponsorship message.

    Animaniac 1976Animaniac 19762 dögum síðan
  • 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

    SanExpresoSanExpreso2 dögum síðan
  • The China theory isn't just heavily debated, it's false and the guy that came up with it got his credibility absolutely annihilated.

    Max BatemanMax Bateman2 dögum síðan
  • North of America LOL

    Paladin of CandlekeepPaladin of Candlekeep2 dögum síðan
  • He actually tried to get to India! Not the East Indies.

    WR3CK3D GAMINGWR3CK3D GAMING2 dögum síðan
  • Simple we call the country Usa (with only the first letter upper case!) and the people there are Usians.

    Grethe Therese JuelGrethe Therese Juel3 dögum síðan
  • 5:51 Ha Ha! 😂🤣😂🤣 Love those names!

    1171karl1171karl3 dögum síðan
  • Harrow 🥰

    MajesticSeeOtter _MajesticSeeOtter _3 dögum síðan
  • America can be used too if u dont want to use south america or north america then you can say america

    Thing 3000Thing 30003 dögum síðan
  • THE LIST OF OTHER NAMES THE U.S. COULD USE SENTTTTT MEEEEEEE

    tay frittstay fritts4 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Mellina HuitemaMellina Huitema4 dögum síðan
  • What would new series be called ?

    ruby hecklesruby heckles5 dögum síðan
  • Superb great information with unique style 👍👍

    soniya Singhsoniya Singh5 dögum síðan
  • 5:53 Chad 2 and Chad 3 is the best name to change the name of america.

    TexTTexT6 dögum síðan
  • jay foreman actually has some old secret videos! here is one: ispast.info/losk/v-deo/nnpvh6bP02aksLA.html&feature=plcp (it is now private :( )

    ThessalonikiBallThessalonikiBall6 dögum síðan
  • No the librarian in the grey wig pointing at the $1,000,000 late return fee hahahahhaha

    Daniel KearneyDaniel Kearney6 dögum síðan
  • 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

    ÄCHTUNGVOLK !ÄCHTUNGVOLK !6 dögum síðan
    • 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

      gioyu comigioyu comi5 dögum síðan
  • David Bowie predicted the making of this video when he wrote "This is not America".

    aola wiliaola wili6 dögum síðan
  • Wasn't a reason Waldseemüller named America ''America'' because Columbus was a dickhead? Like... genocide and slavery?

    Iguana CounterIguana Counter6 dögum síðan
  • That amount of talent you guys have making a subject this stale this interesting is mind-boggling

    Santtu KähkönenSanttu Kähkönen6 dögum síðan
  • >Where is America? Up your butt and around the corner

    retrad retradretrad retrad6 dögum síðan
    • fantastic!

      aola wiliaola wili6 dögum síðan
  • When we have a hegemony over the rest of the continent (and most of the world) we can call ourselves whatever we want lol

    Ex Mil in MAEx Mil in MA7 dögum síðan
  • Heh. Hot Canada. Land of the Rising Gun...

    Paul JohnsonPaul Johnson7 dögum síðan
  • 3:50 who paid £720k for a map to $1M treasure?🤣

    Chuan LuChuan Lu7 dögum síðan
  • The Map Men could play 10 ads in a row and I would watch all of them. Well done lads!

    doliio volaydoliio volay7 dögum síðan
  • ...So is it just a coincidence every continent name except Europe starts with the letter A ?

    He KaHe Ka7 dögum síðan
  • Pretty sure that was duct tape.

    ojdavies147ojdavies1477 dögum síðan
  • We’re gonna keep calling it America just to piss you all off

    Mr SandmanMr Sandman7 dögum síðan
  • Do people really expect the ones who still use imperial system change their name? USA's stupid stubbornness is out of this world.

    Aykut CoşkunAykut Coşkun7 dögum síðan
    • Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

      doliio volaydoliio volay7 dögum síðan
  • Wtf we don’t call are self the USA of America we just say USA????

    Qedeonier iCloudswefdseQedeonier iCloudswefdse7 dögum síðan
  • Yeah but we do what we want. 🤷🏻‍♂️ Absolutely love your content!

    gh0s7samagh0s7sama7 dögum síðan
  • Was it Amerigo Vespucci or Richard Ameryk who got it to be called America?

    Sandy RossSandy Ross7 dögum síðan
  • 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 being called Americans. If you can think of an alternate term in English to refer to people solely residents of the US, let me know. I have no attachment to the name, I just need a term in English plz.

    Ken MKen M7 dögum síðan
    • We are officially U.S. citizens. Nothing more. Yes, you're correct, ANYONE who lives or was born on América is an American.

      DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0017 dögum síðan
  • GRATE VIDEO

    Mr.ARAMIYA PRADHANMr.ARAMIYA PRADHAN7 dögum síðan
  • It's very simple. We called dibs so we get to be called American.

    tragic_solitudetragic_solitude7 dögum síðan
  • American, American, Italy

    CurvedRhyme5660CurvedRhyme56608 dögum síðan
  • Our Graham 😂

    Jonathan3089Jonathan30898 dögum síðan
  • 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...

    SilvaSilva8 dögum síðan
    • 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

      DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0018 dögum síðan
    • 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!!

      SilvaSilva8 dögum síðan
  • The ads are the ez bit at end

    Swiss Country ballSwiss Country ball8 dögum síðan
  • 5:27 Christopher Columbus' face lol

    Swiss Country ballSwiss Country ball8 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    UglychickenUglychicken8 dögum síðan
    • 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

      DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0018 dögum síðan
  • This has been an excellent excuse to stay in bed a bit longer on a dismally wet and dreart Saturday morning. Thank you!

    VelodroneVelodrone8 dögum síðan
  • Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

    Tey TreetTey Treet8 dögum síðan
  • American is a CONTINENT.

    SilvaSilva8 dögum síðan
    • Only according to a much lesser-used model of the continents. Why should the rest of the world adopt your lesser-used model?

      Kevin IvesKevin Ives14 klukkustundum síðan
    • Ok mestizo

      alessandro espositoalessandro esposito8 dögum síðan
  • 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."

    Annalyn AlexisAnnalyn Alexis8 dögum síðan
  • 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 MMegan M8 dögum síðan
    • @Megan M What?

      Kevin IvesKevin Ives13 klukkustundum síðan
    • @Kevin Ives “In the States”

      Megan MMegan M13 klukkustundum síðan
    • 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.

      Kevin IvesKevin Ives14 klukkustundum síðan
    • O problema maior é se intitular AMERICANO quando todo mundo no continente é

      nicksofianicksofia5 dögum síðan
  • My favourite part of the whole video was the advert!

    Steven BamberSteven Bamber8 dögum síðan
  • Chad 2 all the way

    dedrisdedris9 dögum síðan
  • 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!!!!!!

    Marcus BurdenMarcus Burden9 dögum síðan
    • Haha! Never heard of that, I’ll check it out

      Marcus BurdenMarcus Burden8 dögum síðan
    • 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.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman8 dögum síðan
    • 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

      Marcus BurdenMarcus Burden9 dögum síðan
  • 0:30 cristopher columbus didnt discover america

    Joseph _94Joseph _949 dögum síðan
  • Can you make stuff on petitions...?

    BlueshubunkinBlueshubunkin9 dögum síðan
  • I think you mean "the china theory is heavily rejected"

    Mor HilaiMor Hilai9 dögum síðan
  • Do this, but Australia

    Alexander RobertsAlexander Roberts9 dögum síðan
  • 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!

    Video HummusVideo Hummus9 dögum síðan
  • 0:16 my ears, my ears!

    Emiliano RiveraEmiliano Rivera9 dögum síðan
  • When you did the town crier bit, Jay, did you tell the people what was going on beforehand?

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiu9 dögum síðan
  • 6:03 The United States of America of America

    Gaming PikachuGaming Pikachu9 dögum síðan
  • "Chad 2" "Chad 3"

    NoahIsBeastNoahIsBeast9 dögum síðan
  • 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

    DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0019 dögum síðan
    • Ok mestizo

      alessandro espositoalessandro esposito8 dögum síðan
    • 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

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu9 dögum síðan
  • Ok I'm definitely rooting for "Worse Britain". Fight me.

    BobingBobing9 dögum síðan
  • I come for the map trivia, I stay for the advert.

    Graeme RodgerGraeme Rodger9 dögum síðan
  • 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

    Brogan's CoversBrogan's Covers9 dögum síðan
  • Woking :)

    Maggers42Maggers4210 dögum síðan
  • 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”

    DogolDogol10 dögum síðan
  • In Canada we usually call it "The States" or The "US".

    Katie BurgessKatie Burgess10 dögum síðan
  • 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?

    Peer SylvesterPeer Sylvester10 dögum síðan
  • Why is America?

    JernauGurgehJernauGurgeh10 dögum síðan
  • Now do the "British" Isles.

    PseudonymPseudonym10 dögum síðan
  • How about the oldest map?

    xavianxavian10 dögum síðan
  • Why am I late

    British LadsBritish Lads10 dögum síðan
  • In south america we call people from the US “Yankees” lol why don’t you guys just go by that?

    Ag MeAg Me10 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Ag MeAg Me10 dögum síðan
    • @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.

      DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0017 dögum síðan
    • 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.

      Megan MMegan M8 dögum síðan
  • No it isn’t

    VaporizerVaporizer10 dögum síðan
  • 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

    Dennis SwaneyDennis Swaney10 dögum síðan
  • Best adverts ever

    Irgendwie AndersIrgendwie Anders10 dögum síðan
  • As a Canadian I like the fifty. "Yo I'm going past the 49th parallel to the fifty"

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui11 dögum síðan
  • A day late but happy 5h birthday to Map Men.

    AldomirAldomir11 dögum síðan
  • I love you guys

    herbertschmerbertherbertschmerbert11 dögum síðan
  • "North Mexico"- ho ho!

    Julian WalchJulian Walch11 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Samuel RootSamuel Root11 dögum síðan
    • 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

      DJDIAZ001DJDIAZ0019 dögum síðan
    • The Map Men could play 10 ads in a row and I would watch all of them. Well done lads!

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyui11 dögum síðan
  • This is like Germany calling itself Europe.

    Radu NazîruRadu Nazîru11 dögum síðan
  • looks like hes moved from catford/lewisham/greenwich to enfield

    l30l3011 dögum síðan
    • Good guess. Mark lives in Catford, I live in Enfield.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman11 dögum síðan
  • The intro: americamericamericamericamericamericaITALIAN

    Becchi DanieleBecchi Daniele11 dögum síðan
  • tbh. I like skipping to the ad before actually waching the episode. The ads are awesome :D

    JonasJonas11 dögum síðan
  • Imagine a crossover between map men and geography now

    Paulo VictorPaulo Victor11 dögum síðan
    • Here you go: ispast.info/losk/v-deo/g4KhgpzRqKuoiGk.html

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman11 dögum síðan
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