Where is America?

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  • Woking :)

    Maggers42Maggers425 tundi tagasi
  • 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”

    DogolDogol5 tundi tagasi
  • In Canada we usually call it "The States" or The "US".

    Katie BurgessKatie Burgess9 tundi tagasi
  • 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 tundi tagasi
  • Why is America?

    JernauGurgehJernauGurgeh10 tundi tagasi
  • Now do the "British" Isles.

    PseudonymPseudonym13 tundi tagasi
  • How about the oldest map?

    xavianxavian14 tundi tagasi
  • Why am I late

    British LadsBritish Lads14 tundi tagasi
  • In south america we call people from the US “Yankees” lol why don’t you guys just go by that?

    Ag MeAg Me15 tundi tagasi
  • 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 Me15 tundi tagasi
  • No it isn’t

    VaporizerVaporizer16 tundi tagasi
  • 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 Swaney18 tundi tagasi
  • Best adverts ever

    Irgendwie AndersIrgendwie Anders22 tundi tagasi
  • As a Canadian I like the fifty. "Yo I'm going past the 49th parallel to the fifty"

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

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  • I love you guys

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  • "North Mexico"- ho ho!

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

      bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyuiPäev tagasi
  • This is like Germany calling itself Europe.

    Radu NazîruRadu NazîruPäev tagasi
  • looks like hes moved from catford/lewisham/greenwich to enfield

    l30l30Päev tagasi
    • Good guess. Mark lives in Catford, I live in Enfield.

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanPäev tagasi
  • The intro: americamericamericamericamericamericaITALIAN

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

    JonasJonasPäev tagasi
  • Imagine a crossover between map men and geography now

    Paulo VictorPaulo VictorPäev tagasi
    • Here you go: eetvs.info/much/iIOjiciidNyot2I/video

      Jay ForemanJay ForemanPäev tagasi
  • 6:12 thats because I actually left 2 seconds ago

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

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

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

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

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

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  • This channel is comedy genius, so Pythonesk 😂

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

    HollywoodHollywoodPäev tagasi
    • @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.

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

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

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  • 5:56 Land of the Rising GUN haha lol

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

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  • 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_*

    Bible BoyBible Boy2 päeva tagasi
    • Plz do one for Somailand with a cheesey take coz love it

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  • 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.

    John BEEJohn BEE2 päeva tagasi
    • 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.

      PseudonymPseudonym13 tundi tagasi
  • But if it's the 21st century, it's the 22nd year then. Counting the years and centuries differently is silly.

    TheSwedishMooseTheSwedishMoose2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Luiz NetoLuiz Neto2 päeva tagasi
    • Most people from the United States call what some call America. North and South America due to the Panama Canal. I don’t know what they if they called one half of the landmass different from the other before the canal. It is more of a language and cultural difference than the USA being wrong. The United States probably won’t care to change their name for a group of people most of which probably aren’t citizens and if they were they would almost certainly be in the minority. As well as the fact the US government and US people probably won’t manage to agree to change the name much less agree on a replacement for the country and the people. The people of the United States have been calling their country America since the Declaration of Independence. In my opinion instead of arguing over what we should all collectively call the continent, the country and what people from both of those places are called. Both sides neglecting that there are cultural and linguistic reasons some call the continent and country different things. I feel if we all just had a little understanding that some people from different cultures, opinions and parts of the world call things differently than what we may call them.

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  • Unfortunately, somewhere.

    FiveGreenBottlesFiveGreenBottles2 päeva tagasi
  • In 36 years of existence, this is the first time I'm going to say this: I'm so glad I watched that add.

    RubénRubén2 päeva tagasi
  • 6:40 It's not the 21st year of the 21st century, it's the 22nd year of the 21st century.

    Mahmoud NahasMahmoud Nahas2 päeva tagasi
    • @Jay Foreman So does that mean that Australia got federated on the exact FIRST day of the 20th century?

      Smit ShilpatulSmit Shilpatul18 tundi tagasi
    • @Jay Foreman man.

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

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  • Bien

    Morella TovárMorella Továr2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    PyroPyro2 päeva tagasi
  • 308 signatures..😆😆

    Reasonable DoubtReasonable Doubt2 päeva tagasi
  • You forgot to suggest Vinland, Markland, Helluland, and Leifland as possible names.

    WakarimasenKaWakarimasenKa2 päeva tagasi
  • america isnt a country its a continent

    Mr.Burning SkullMr.Burning Skull2 päeva tagasi
  • As an American I loved this vid. So this is what it feels like when londoners watch an unfinished London vid? Cool

    G.U.N.S Inc.G.U.N.S Inc.2 päeva tagasi
  • I thought it was called Columbia?

    Jamie DaltonJamie Dalton2 päeva tagasi
  • Love this channel 😅🤣🤡

    Justin HJustin H2 päeva tagasi
  • Plz do one for Somailand with a cheesey take coz love it

    Acuman abstractartsAcuman abstractarts2 päeva tagasi
  • I think America idk tbh

    Ice Is my nameIce Is my name2 päeva tagasi
  • "Markland" is a nice "map insider" allusion. Look it up on Wikipedia... it's what the Norsemen called a part of, well, North America.

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  • 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.

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu2 päeva tagasi
  • 1:54 The French predicting Flo Rida's birth several hundred years in advance.

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  • m.eetvs.info/much/j4uHobmjhZrGsos/video

    Devon BridgeDevon Bridge2 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Rafael AlódioRafael Alódio2 päeva tagasi
    • Haha

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

    Thomas FordThomas Ford3 päeva tagasi
  • Somehow you managed to gloss over who called it "British America" in the first place.

    William JonesWilliam Jones3 päeva tagasi

    Ch BharathCh Bharath3 päeva tagasi
  • This vid is kinda eurocentric. I'd like to know what the Natives think of this issue.

    BertrandLeborgneBertrandLeborgne3 päeva tagasi
  • It is funny that at the final of the video, they showed an electrical tape, the in Spain it is called "Cinta Americana"

    Alvaro TarinAlvaro Tarin3 päeva tagasi
  • Mapmen, where the ads are as entertaining as the content... I dont even like maps..

    John Jeruel TiongcoJohn Jeruel Tiongco3 päeva tagasi
  • Can anyone tell me what is the music over the end titles, please?

    benik234benik2343 päeva tagasi
    • @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.

      benik234benik2343 päeva tagasi
    • It’s my own song called ‘Penguin in my Rucksack’.

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman3 päeva tagasi
  • The Skin Sofa remix in the background is incredibly unsettling

    Gandalf the GreyGandalf the Grey3 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    Étienne R.Étienne R.3 päeva tagasi
    • 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!

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman3 päeva tagasi
  • regular reminder that Honey sells your data, no matter how funny the commercial is

    Adina SaysonAdina Sayson3 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

    VorpalGunVorpalGun3 päeva tagasi
  • As a Canadian I like the fifty. "Yo I'm going past the 49th parallel to the fifty"

    sannio komisannio komi3 päeva tagasi
  • I'll take "Up it's own 'arris!" for ten, Bob.

    somedeveloperblokeysomedeveloperblokey3 päeva tagasi
  • "The United States of Sub-par Railways (USSR)" Lenin in his grave: "Am I a joke to you?"

    Aryo WisnuwardhanaAryo Wisnuwardhana3 päeva tagasi
  • 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

    ValleValle3 päeva tagasi
    • We haven't had unfinished London in a year!

      sannio komisannio komi3 päeva tagasi
  • Land of the Rising Gun 🤣

    mrduckboibonesmrduckboibones3 päeva tagasi
  • 4:44 This explains why USA border is often disregarded and I agree because they aren't clear about it.

    ЧечиЧечи3 päeva tagasi
  • 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.

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  • Shout-out to El Chapulin Colorado getting the feat.

    Soinas DoyiSoinas Doyi3 päeva tagasi
  • To sum up the video. Well yes but actually no.

    FranklinThe1FranklinThe13 päeva tagasi
  • Have you done a Map Men episode on the Kuril Islands? I think they could do with your expert eye over the topic

    fluffymittenfluffymitten3 päeva tagasi
  • The Fifty

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  • Unitedstatians always get mad when this topic comes up.

    chrischris4 päeva tagasi
    • Us people over the Atlantic people needed this

      Soinas DoyiSoinas Doyi3 päeva tagasi
  • MOAR

    Ostap UkrainecOstap Ukrainec4 päeva tagasi
  • As a Canadian, I think America should refer to the continent

    Sullivan BellSullivan Bell4 päeva tagasi
  • 0:41 The China theory isn't "heavily debated", its completely disproven and discredited by every professional historian under the sun, including those in China. There is, however, some linguistic evidence that Polynesian sailors might have been in contact with the Inca of South America, but since neither Civilization used writing its impossible to be sure, or slap a date on it.

    SpaghettificationSpaghettification4 päeva tagasi
    • Yeah China theory seems to be bollocks

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  • The advert was odd. However what i got from it was honey you buy electrical tape but get duct tape in stead.

    Dave MatthewsDave Matthews4 päeva tagasi
  • Oh my that was the worst honey commercial ever and it made me laugh out loud. :D O and the rest of the vid was also interesting.

    Ben van BroekhuijsenBen van Broekhuijsen4 päeva tagasi
  • Great work keep it up make more related videos

    K JayanthK Jayanth4 päeva tagasi
  • We haven't had unfinished London in a year!

  • Fuck you latin america has portuguese too

    Kalebe YutaKalebe Yuta4 päeva tagasi
  • What's the music in the credits/Patreon supporters?

    Lux GracetailLux Gracetail4 päeva tagasi
    • @Jay ForemanOh, thank you!

      Lux GracetailLux Gracetail3 päeva tagasi
    • That’s my own song. It’s called ‘Penguin in my rucksack’. (There’s a full version with lyrics that I play at gigs.)

      Jay ForemanJay Foreman3 päeva tagasi
  • I just saw this video and then over three days watched all of your other videos. Good shit. How have I not heard of you before?

    Esteban AJAEsteban AJA4 päeva tagasi
  • whats that outtro song called?

    Daniel ThundersteelDaniel Thundersteel4 päeva tagasi
    • @Jay Foreman It's a nice song! is the full version aviable somewhere?

      Daniel ThundersteelDaniel Thundersteel2 päeva tagasi
    • It’s my own song. It’s called ‘Penguin in my rucksack’

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  • 7:31 - 7:40 for ten seconds we thought we see the return of Papa Filthy Frank... 😔 very sad times...

    You're Than Your Then, Where We're Were Quite QuietYou're Than Your Then, Where We're Were Quite Quiet4 päeva tagasi
  • Canada should be Danish!!

    Andreas JohansenAndreas Johansen4 päeva tagasi
  • Us people over the Atlantic people needed this

    A very angry bagA very angry bag4 päeva tagasi
  • WOKING!!

    gokartman78gokartman784 päeva tagasi
  • Chad 2 😭😭😭😭

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  • Hey Mark & Jay my paternal grandmother died. Please pray for her soul it would mean a lot to me and my family.

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  • United statians ppl

    Arrison CaetanoArrison Caetano4 päeva tagasi
  • They should just called as Burgerland

    AlwayslgAlwayslg4 päeva tagasi
  • Can you legends do a witty Map Men episode on the Idiotic Flat Earth twats and their possible Flat Erf maps?. Thanks in advance. (PS, I bought some of your merch so do it)

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    • eetvs.info/much/o6Z6jZV8mbevzGo/video

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  • Shout-out to El Chapulin Colorado getting the feat.

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