Yesterday an American chided me for calling my country America. No Canadian was present when he scolded me. He said that a Canadian would be highly offended if I would have referred to my country with the word "America". In my time in South Korea I have met some Canadians who questioned my use of the word "America" to refer to my home country. I don't think they felt insulted though. They just tried to say that the word could just as easily be applied to folks in South America or other parts of North America. They attempted to give me a broader perspective on the matter. But the word is commonly understood by people around the world. Should I be PC about this or do you think that Americans need to be more sensitive about applying this word to their own country? I need to know what you Canadians BB'ers think about this subject -- my fellow North Americans.