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Reply #10 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:33pm
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Ulysses wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:23pm:
Nigerians.

What's the problem?


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Re: OT: Another English language peculiarity.
Reply #11 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:37pm
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Ulysses wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:23pm:
Nigerians.

What's the problem?


By the way,
That's Nigeria, not Niger.
  

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Reply #12 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:40pm
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:37pm:
By the way,
That's Nigeria, not Niger.


I'll accept Quora's definition:

"The accepted word is “Nigerien”—as opposed to “Nigerian,” for someone from Nigeria. It's quite confusing, though in speech you would say the former like it was French (something like nee-ZHER-iã) to distinguish them."

In other words, the proper term for people from Niger is "Nigerien".

There's no need to get all wannabe racist about it.

M'Kay?

  

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Reply #13 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:42pm
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Ulysses wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:40pm:
I'll accept Quora's definition:

"The accepted word is “Nigerien”—as opposed to “Nigerian,” for someone from Nigeria. It's quite confusing, though in speech you would say the former like it was French (something like nee-ZHER-iã) to distinguish them."

In other words, the proper term for people from Niger is "Nigerien".

There's no need to get all wannabe racist about it.

M'Kay?


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Reply #14 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:45pm
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 11:48am:
Whats the one for people from Niger.  Wink


Those people are called aluminums, or aluminiums if you're from the UK.
  
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Reply #15 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:49pm
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patrick2 wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:45pm:
Those people are called aluminums, or aluminiums if you're from the UK.

England and UK are the same thing.
  

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Re: OT: Another English language peculiarity.
Reply #16 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:50pm
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:49pm:
England and UK are the same thing.



Correct.


Like Idaho and The USA are the same thing.
  

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Re: OT: Another English language peculiarity.
Reply #17 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:50pm
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JohnnyBgood wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:49pm:
England and UK are the same thing.


Nope.

England is a subset of the UK.

The UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

England includes... England.


  

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Reply #18 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:53pm
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Ulysses wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:50pm:
Nope.

England is a subset of the UK.

The UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

England includes... England.



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Limey. wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:50pm:
Correct.


Like Idaho and The USA are the same thing.


Grin Good one.
  

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