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  • Kyro M Hamilton
    Kyro M Hamilton

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

  • Conrad Cooper
    Conrad Cooper

    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.

  • Animaniac 1976
    Animaniac 1976

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

  • SanExpreso
    SanExpreso

    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

  • Max Bateman
    Max Bateman

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

  • Paladin of Candlekeep
    Paladin of Candlekeep

    North of America LOL

  • WR3CK3D GAMING
    WR3CK3D GAMING

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

  • Grethe Therese Juel
    Grethe Therese Juel

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

  • 1171karl
    1171karl

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

  • MajesticSeeOtter _
    MajesticSeeOtter _

    Harrow 🥰

  • Thing 3000
    Thing 3000

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

  • tay fritts
    tay fritts

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

  • Mellina Huitema
    Mellina Huitema

    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.

  • ruby heckles
    ruby heckles

    What would new series be called ?

  • soniya Singh
    soniya Singh

    Superb great information with unique style 👍👍

  • TexT
    TexT

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

  • ThessalonikiBall
    ThessalonikiBall

    jay foreman actually has some old secret videos! here is one: isnets.info/main/nXqdu6Ch0WGjsd0/v-deo.html&feature=plcp (it is now private :( )

  • Daniel Kearney
    Daniel Kearney

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

  • ÄCHTUNGVOLK !
    ÄCHTUNGVOLK !

    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

    • gioyu comi
      gioyu comi

      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

  • aola wili
    aola wili

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

  • Iguana Counter
    Iguana Counter

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

  • Santtu Kähkönen
    Santtu Kähkönen

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

  • retrad retrad
    retrad retrad

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

    • aola wili
      aola wili

      fantastic!

  • Ex Mil in MA
    Ex Mil in MA

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

  • Paul Johnson
    Paul Johnson

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

  • Chuan Lu
    Chuan Lu

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

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay

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

  • He Ka
    He Ka

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

  • ojdavies147
    ojdavies147

    Pretty sure that was duct tape.

  • Mr Sandman
    Mr Sandman

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

  • Aykut Coşkun
    Aykut Coşkun

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

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay

      Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

  • Qedeonier iCloudswefdse
    Qedeonier iCloudswefdse

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

  • gh0s7sama
    gh0s7sama

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

  • Sandy Ross
    Sandy Ross

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

  • Ken M
    Ken M

    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.

    • DJDIAZ001
      DJDIAZ001

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

  • Mr.ARAMIYA PRADHAN
    Mr.ARAMIYA PRADHAN

    GRATE VIDEO

  • tragic_solitude
    tragic_solitude

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

  • CurvedRhyme5660
    CurvedRhyme5660

    American, American, Italy

  • Jonathan3089
    Jonathan3089

    Our Graham 😂

  • Silva
    Silva

    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...

    • DJDIAZ001
      DJDIAZ001

      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

    • Silva
      Silva

      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!!

  • Swiss Country ball
    Swiss Country ball

    The ads are the ez bit at end

  • Swiss Country ball
    Swiss Country ball

    5:27 Christopher Columbus' face lol

  • Uglychicken
    Uglychicken

    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.

    • DJDIAZ001
      DJDIAZ001

      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

  • Velodrone
    Velodrone

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

  • Tey Treet
    Tey Treet

    Columbus seems like a dumb person who just got lucky.

  • Silva
    Silva

    American is a CONTINENT.

    • alessandro esposito
      alessandro esposito

      Ok mestizo

  • Annalyn Alexis
    Annalyn Alexis

    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."

  • Megan M
    Megan M

    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.

    • nicksofia
      nicksofia

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

  • Steven Bamber
    Steven Bamber

    My favourite part of the whole video was the advert!

  • dedris
    dedris

    Chad 2 all the way

  • Marcus Burden
    Marcus Burden

    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 Burden
      Marcus Burden

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

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman

      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.

    • Marcus Burden
      Marcus Burden

      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

  • Joseph _94
    Joseph _94

    0:30 cristopher columbus didnt discover america

  • Blueshubunkin
    Blueshubunkin

    Can you make stuff on petitions...?

  • Mor Hilai
    Mor Hilai

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

  • Alexander Roberts
    Alexander Roberts

    Do this, but Australia

  • Video Hummus
    Video Hummus

    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!

  • Emiliano Rivera
    Emiliano Rivera

    0:16 my ears, my ears!

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu

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

  • Gaming Pikachu
    Gaming Pikachu

    6:03 The United States of America of America

  • NoahIsBeast
    NoahIsBeast

    "Chad 2" "Chad 3"

  • DJDIAZ001
    DJDIAZ001

    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

    • alessandro esposito
      alessandro esposito

      Ok mestizo

    • oiuet souiu
      oiuet souiu

      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

  • Bobing
    Bobing

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

  • Graeme Rodger
    Graeme Rodger

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

  • Brogan's Covers
    Brogan's Covers

    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

  • Maggers42
    Maggers42

    Woking :)

  • Dogol
    Dogol

    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”

  • Katie Burgess
    Katie Burgess

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

  • Peer Sylvester
    Peer Sylvester

    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?

  • JernauGurgeh
    JernauGurgeh

    Why is America?

  • Pseudonym
    Pseudonym

    Now do the "British" Isles.

  • xavian
    xavian

    How about the oldest map?

  • British Lads
    British Lads

    Why am I late

  • Ag Me
    Ag Me

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

  • Ag Me
    Ag Me

    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.

    • DJDIAZ001
      DJDIAZ001

      @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.

    • Megan M
      Megan M

      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.

  • Vaporizer
    Vaporizer

    No it isn’t

  • Dennis Swaney
    Dennis Swaney

    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

  • Irgendwie Anders
    Irgendwie Anders

    Best adverts ever

  • bcvbb hyui
    bcvbb hyui

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

  • Aldomir
    Aldomir

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

  • herbertschmerbert
    herbertschmerbert

    I love you guys

  • Julian Walch
    Julian Walch

    "North Mexico"- ho ho!

  • Samuel Root
    Samuel Root

    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.

    • DJDIAZ001
      DJDIAZ001

      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

    • bcvbb hyui
      bcvbb hyui

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

  • Radu Nazîru
    Radu Nazîru

    This is like Germany calling itself Europe.

  • l30
    l30

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

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman

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

  • Becchi Daniele
    Becchi Daniele

    The intro: americamericamericamericamericamericaITALIAN

  • Jonas
    Jonas

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

  • Paulo Victor
    Paulo Victor

    Imagine a crossover between map men and geography now

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman

      Here you go: isnets.info/main/goLPtpajpqaniZY/v-deo.html

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald120

    6:12 thats because I actually left 2 seconds ago

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald120

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

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald120

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

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald120

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

  • jamcdonald120
    jamcdonald120

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

  • Jack Glossop
    Jack Glossop

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

  • Kohe Kade
    Kohe Kade

    This channel is comedy genius, so Pythonesk 😂

  • Hollywood
    Hollywood

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

    • Hollywood
      Hollywood

      @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.

    • Jay Foreman
      Jay Foreman

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

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiou

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

  • AuraCraft
    AuraCraft

    5:56 Land of the Rising GUN haha lol

  • mgcqball
    mgcqball

    I've always liked calling it "South Canada"

  • Bible Boy
    Bible Boy

    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_*

    • asioe kiou
      asioe kiou

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

  • John BEE
    John BEE

    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.

    • Pseudonym
      Pseudonym

      @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.

    • Silva
      Silva

      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

    • Pseudonym
      Pseudonym

      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.

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