different school systems, different eras, different definitions ...
E.g. I still had a single American continent in school.
And some weeks ago I met a tourist from Moscow in Berlin talking about how much she enjoys her "first trip" to Europe!
( And should the Kazakh football team really be a member of UEFA? =)
( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)
And plz don't forget "Americans" are US citizens but Canadians are "North Americans".
Confusingly the American civil war - a clash of North and South - wasn't a about Latinos fighting mounties... ;-)