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  Alternative words for British - Search.com
British (English, Scottish and Welsh combined) people may consider some if not all irreverent terms to be offensive, or in some cases even racist.
A commonly-heard alternative theory is that POM is a shortened acronym of Prisoner of His/Her Majesty (POHM) or Prisoner Of Mother England (POME).
Sometimes the concepts of "British" and "English" are reversed, even among some English speakers, who think that the use of the terms "English" and "England" are to be avoided, when it is, in fact, their misuse that causes offence.
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  Alternative words for British Information
British (English, Scottish and Welsh combined) people may consider some if not all irreverent terms to be offensive, or in some cases even racist.
The rock-opera Tommy by The Who references the word in the title; the main character's father was a British airman who went missing in action during WWII.
Sometimes the concepts of "British" and "English" are reversed, even among some English speakers, who think that the use of the terms "English" and "England" are to be avoided, when it is, in fact, their misuse that causes offence.
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  Alternative
In logic and mathematics, alternative is the element of logical disjunction.
Alternative culture, a variety of subcultures outside or on the fringes of so-called accepted mainstream culture
Alternative lifestyle, a lifestyle that it is not within the generally perceived cultural norm
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  Science Fair Projects - Alternative words for British
Other terms are serious or tongue-in-cheek attempts to coin words as alternatives to the potentially ambiguous standard terms.
The term Pommy for a British person is commonly used in Australian English and New Zealand English, and is often shortened to Pom.
In much the same way as the word 'England' is used (incorrectly) to refer to 'Britain', the term 'English' is used interchangeably with 'British' in many languages, hence in French, a British man is called un Anglais, while a British woman is une Anglaise, even though they may be from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
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 Qwika - England
The list of England's largest cities is much debated because in British English the normal meaning of city is "a continuously built-up urban area"; these are hard to define and various other definitions are preferred by some people to boost the ranking of their own city.
In 2001 the largest foreign-born elements in the British population came from the Republic of Ireland (495,000), India (466,000), Pakistan (321,000), Germany (262,000), the Caribbean (255,000) and the United States (155,000).
The British Deaf Association estimates that 70,000 people throughout the UK speak BSL as their first or preferred language, but does not give statistics specific to England.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Islands (a legal term not in common usage) is the UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.
The Commonwealth of Nations (formerly the British Commonwealth) is a loose confederation of nations roughly corresponding to the former British Empire, mostly for economic co-operation, formalised in 1931.
Blighty is a slang word for Britain derived from the Hindustani word bilāyatī ("foreign").
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 alternative medicine - Learn English Magazine - British Council
Although at first doctors in the West were often sceptical of the medical value of acupuncture, in the last few years it has become more established as an alternative to Western medical treatments, since clinical tests have shown that acupuncture is effective for a number of conditions.
In the Far East acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of complaints, and is also used as a preventative medicine, since it is thought to increase the body’s resistance to infection.
Cherie Blair, a well-known human rights lawyer, and the wife of the British Prime Minister, was recently spotted wearing an acupuncture needle in her ear, suggesting that she uses the treatment to cope with stress.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /magazine/magazine_home_alternative_medicine.html   (1129 words)

  
 England - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Constitutionally, the wars established a precedent that British monarchs could not govern without the consent of Parliament although this would not be cemented until the Glorious Revolution later in the century.
During the Renaissance, many words were coined from Latin and Greek origins; and more recent years, Modern English has extended this custom, being always remarkable for its far-flung willingness to incorporate foreign-influenced words.
It is most commonly accepted that because of the legacy and impact of the British Empire, the English language is now the world's unofficial lingua franca, while English common law is also the foundation of legal systems throughout the English-speaking countries of the world.
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 Manas: History and Politics, British India, Surat
The "outer politics" of the city was thus characterized by accommodation to the Mughals and then the British, and this took the form of deferential behavior, tribute, acceptance of imperial patronage, and even small acts of resistance.
The newly emerging English-educated elites, seeking to justify their assumption of leadership roles, turned to "British historical theories" to suggest that there was "a universal tendency for societies to move from social stages in which leadership was based upon hereditary qualities to those in which it was founded upon public capabilities" (p.
They might have disputed with the British where Indians stood on the evolutionary scale from 'backward' to 'progressive', or how far Indians had moved from habitation in 'village communities' to creating institutions with a measure of self-governance, but they did not dispute that there was such a scale (p.
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 Simplified Spelling Society : US and UK spellings.
British reduction of -our to -or likewise remains incomplete: the -our of old spellngs like inferiour, emperour, etc, was long ago reduced to -or, but it persists with dozens of forms like flavour, savour despite the misleading parallel with devour.
British chilli with ll, on the other hand, may be felt to show the short stressed value of the first vowel better than American chili (contrast chilly, wily); the lone counter-example of single l in Chile may be discounted as a foreign (Spanish) proper noun.
British carburettor, American carburetor reflects a subtle difference of stress, carburetor having primary stress on the first syllable while carburettor has it on the third syllable: here the American form may be recommended chiefly on grounds of economy, with a standard first-syllable stress acceptable to British ears too.
www.spellingsociety.org /journals/j21/usukspell1.php   (5760 words)

  
 Basics on vocabulary
Knowing the total number of words within various frequency ranges and by finding out how many percent of a certain number of words in four different frequency ranges that the students knew, the size of the students´ English vocabulary was thus calculated.
The words which are missing or under-represented in the TEFL texts are not, on the whole, particularly rare or abstruse.
When estimating vocabulary size, it is the lexical form of the word that is of interest, which means that the frequencies of the various word types had to be added up and included under a lexical form of a word (lemma).
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 Alternative words for British   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British people living in Australasia generally find the term offensive and demeaning as it is used to cause offence.
This term was especially used from the mid-17th century to around 1898 when the British Army wore Scarlet red-coloured coats in their typical military dress.
Sometimes the concepts of "British" and "English" even get turned the other way around, and this also occurs among some English speakers, who think that the use of the terms "English" and "England" are to be avoided, when it is, in fact, their misuse that causes offence.
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 England - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A Y chromosome census of the British Isles.
The list of England's largest cities is much debated because in British English the normal meaning of city is "a continuously built-up urban area"; these are hard to define and various other definitions are preferred by some people to boost the ranking of their own city.
The British Deaf Association estimates that 70,000 people throughout the UK speak BSL as their first or preferred language, but does not give statistics specific to England.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/e/n/g/England.html   (4958 words)

  
 The Reactor Core presents Alternative Food, Alternative Health, Alternative Thought in the cause of Freedom of Speech, ...
The shepherd reasoned within himself, "The voice was that of a spirit, so the words must be interpreted spiritually." And he walked off, puzzled as to what they could mean.
And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the יהוה, and shall not find it.
Although we don't have the original manuscripts of God's Word, and languages and meanings have changed repeatedly, down through the grand march of history, God perfectly preserved enough of his Word that everyone who seeks him will find salvation in it.
reactor-core.org   (1903 words)

  
 Alternative words for British - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
A number of fake etymologies have sprung up, mostly along the lines that POM is an acronym for "Prisoner of Mother England" or somesuch, referring to the fact that the earliest Australian settlers were convicts, sentenced to transportation.
The use of the word 'Pom' may be considered mildly derogatory - some may use it to cause offence, but it is also used in other situations as a friendly derogatory term among people who know each other well, if one of them is British and the other Australian.
In much the same way as the word 'England' is used (incorrectly) to refer to 'Britain', the term 'English' is used interchangeably with 'British' in many languages, hence in French, a British man is called un anglais, while a British woman is une anglaise, even though they may be from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
www.music.us /education/A/Alternative-words-for-British.htm   (1023 words)

  
 Alternative words for British
Other terms are serious or tongue-in-cheek attempts to word coinagecoin words as alternatives to the potentially ambiguous standard terms.
The use of the word 'Pom' is considered mildly derogatory - some may use it to cause offence, or to address the British nation as a whole, but it is mostly used as a friendly derogatory term amongst people who know each other well, especially if one of them is British and the other Australian.
The literal translation of 'British', ''britannique'', is used more in official contexts, for governments rather than for individuals: this is reflected in the description of the British monarchymonarch as ''His/Her '''Britannic''' Majesty''.
www.territoriopc.com /eng/alternative_words_for_british.php   (1114 words)

  
 Alternative_words_for_British - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
A commonly-heard alternative theory is that POM is a shortened acronym of Prisoner of His/Her Majesty (POHM) or Prisoner Of Mother England (POME).
In December 2006 the Advertising Standards Board of Australia unanimously ruled that the word "Pom" was a part of the Australian vernacular and was largely used in "playful or affectionate" terms.
As a consequence, the board ruled that the word did not constitute a racial slur and could be freely used in advertising.
www.thewordbook.com /Alternative_words_for_British   (2018 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britishness is political concept that seeks to develop or more often define what it is to be British.
Historically, British was expounded as a meta-identity for all of the residents of the British Isles, the number of people in Great Britain identifying themselves as British, as opposed to their national identity, as been declining.
For example, it fell in England from 63% in 1991-2 to 48% in 2003, in Scotland from 31% in 1974 to 20% in 2003, and in Wales from 34% in 1978-9 to 27% in 2003.
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 [Alternative words for British] | [All the best Alternative words for British resources at informationhunting.com]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is no alternativeThe words of the British Prime Minister: "As you watch your TV pictures of the march, ponder this: if there are 500000 on that march, that is still less than the number of people whose deaths Saddam has been responsible for.
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In India, especially in British India, the British were referred to as firangis/pirangis (aliens) or goras (white persons).
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 Use of the word American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also, in American Spanish, the word estadounidense is used to describe U.S. nationals, and the use of the word American to refer to only U.S. nationals is seen as culturally aggressive and imperialistic in nature, especially in countries with strong anti-U.S. sentiment like Bolivia and Venezuela.
The word Gringo is widely used in parts of Latin America in reference to U.S. residents, often in a pejorative way but not necessarily.
There are a number of alternatives to the demonym "American" (a citizen of the United States) that do not simultaneously mean any inhabitant of the Americas.
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 AUE: Britain/Great Britain/United Kingdom &c: Some Common Confusions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
People often have difficulty in deciding which words to use to describe various geographical and political entities within the geographical area known as the British Isles (including Ireland).
BRITISH is the formal designation of the nationality of citizens of the United Kingdom, and of certain others.
The main pitfall with the word and its adjective, "English", is its unwitting use as a substitute for "Britain".
alt-usage-english.org /english_british_uk_et_al.shtml   (1311 words)

  
 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Alternative words for British"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thai has no word for 'Scottish' or 'Welsh' and uses 'Angrid' which is derived from the French word for 'English' to refer to both England and Britain.
There have been cases (such as in the Finnish press) where the writer has divided "England" into "Britain" and "Scotland", for example as in: "Of the English, the Brits are often more stuck-up than the Scots."; however, this is quite a rare phenomenon.
It must be written as "英島" in the word order of the other CJKV languages, but the word is not used in those.
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 Eat Your Words? Some Can Taste Them
Words are often experienced as tastes by them.
"The proportion of words that triggers taste varies from synaesthete to synaesthete, and for those in our study it ranged from about 15% of words, to one lady who experiences tastes for 100% of words," Simner says.
The researchers don't say, but perhaps she subconsciously broke down the word "castanet" into cast-a-net, as in tuna net.
www.webmd.com /brain/news/20061122/some-can-taste-their-words   (899 words)

  
 British Homeopathy during two centuries by Peter Morrell
One of the chief reasons for alternative therapies undergoing professionalisation is that some people may feel they are being exploited or overcharged by therapists of dubious knowledge or ability.
One of the chief aims of and justifications for professionalisation within alternative medicine, therefore, would be to 'clean it up' and regulate it, purge it of any 'cowboy element'.
A homeopathic medical school would not require a wholly new curriculum...to some extent the allopathic case needs to be mastered even by those students who are going to reject it; but this is not the same as insisting that a student who wants to become a homeopath must first complete the full allopathic course.
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 Alternative words for British - The Jiggies Reference Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although now a Scottish Gaelic and Irish Gaelic colloquialism for the English, Sassenach (sometimes Sassanach) was a Pictish word to refer to Saxons south of Hadrian's Wall.
Limey is a old American and Canadian slang nickname for the British, initially specifically sailors.
The term is believed to derive from lime-juicer, referring to the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy practice of supplying lime juice (an antiscorbutic) to English sailors to prevent scurvy in the 19th century.
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 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In fact the mess arises from the British military and administrative presence and therefore the truth is that it is 'a British problem'.
In fact so successful have the British been in using the old divide and conquer strategy in the past and at present that the core authors behind the Belfast Agreement have come to accept the British position that our problem is an Irish one.
The proposed alternative must be implemented under the auspices of the United Nations and guarantees should be given to those of the Protestant community that civil and religious liberty will be sacrosanct; that traditions which they hold dear and which have derived from their ancestors will be acknowledged under international guarantee and national law.
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