Lilla (just_curious) wrote in hp_britglish,
Lilla
just_curious
hp_britglish

What names do you call people of other nationalities? For example, if an brit was to talk about an Australian, or someone who was French, what would they say?

British: Poms
New Zealanders: Kiwis, South Pacific Poms
Americans: Yanks
Other Australians: Aussies

Edit: This was not meant to offend people or be a list of racial slurs. I just wanted to know how a Brit would refer to an Australian etc. If this offends people, I will take it down.

Edited again: I apologise to all those who I have offended. I didn't know these terms were offensive to you, I know I am stupid, but I swear I didn't know. Please forgive my ignorance. Huge apologies to the Admin, sorry for causing such controversy on the board! But can someone please answer my question?
Subscribe

  • Grammar question: s-apostrophe vs. s-apostrophe-s

    Hi folks! For anyone still around these parts, would you be willing to weigh in on a grammar question? The question: When doing the possessive form…

  • Question on a slang phrase

    Looking for the UK equivalent of "blown off". "Blown off" in this context meaning ditched, avoided, rudely left hanging. I was curious if there's a…

  • 9/11 in British English

    I'm beta reading a fic set in New York City in September 2002. What would Harry call September 11th? Would he call it 9/11? The 11th of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 189 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • Grammar question: s-apostrophe vs. s-apostrophe-s

    Hi folks! For anyone still around these parts, would you be willing to weigh in on a grammar question? The question: When doing the possessive form…

  • Question on a slang phrase

    Looking for the UK equivalent of "blown off". "Blown off" in this context meaning ditched, avoided, rudely left hanging. I was curious if there's a…

  • 9/11 in British English

    I'm beta reading a fic set in New York City in September 2002. What would Harry call September 11th? Would he call it 9/11? The 11th of…