I just have a question for people who say I am an American, not a USian. Will youi at least recognize the fact that a person from Guatemala is just as much an American as you are? Because that erson is, and that is the problem with the word American for a person from the USA, there is no word left to indicate a person from America in general, that does not confuse.
I spend some time on a city that called itself an all American city, and aal I could think everytime I saw that was: Duh, off course it is, it is a city in America. Buenos Aires is an all American city as well, and so is Rio de Janeiro or Quebec No city in America is more American then anbother city in America.
I really do not understand how some people can be insulted by the word USAian or USian. You are a citizen of the USA, except when you feel some kind of shame for your country (and for the people who feel insulted it seems to be the opposite) I do not see how it is insulting to recognize that a person is a citizen of a certain country. I would say that it is the exact opposite of insulting, it is a recognition of your country.
@ Hazmat, I assume you served in the US army/navy/air force, not in the American army/navy/air force.
edited spelling error, too much time posting on another site:)