What, so America includes the United States and Canada? Excuse me? You’re trying not to offend Canadians? You’re another sorry example of a person that has forgotten that there are more than two countries that constitute the Americas. So, just to be difficult, here are the omissions. I hope you haven’t offended any folks from:
The Dominican Republic.
A whole slew of tiny islands around Barbados.
Anyone who I may have, through my own ignorance or poor memory, omitted, yet still falls under the moniker of American.
Anyhow. I hope my point is clear. American refers to quite a few folks.