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Am I a Limey, a Pom, a Sassenach, or a Sayip?

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Max The Magnificent
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re: Am I a Limey, a Pom, a Sassenach, or a Sayip?
Max The Magnificent   4/7/2011 6:01:02 PM
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Good point -- I knew that, but I forgot in the excitement of the moment :-)

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David Brown   4/7/2011 7:18:30 AM
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"Sassenach" is not a name for British people - it is an name for /English/ people, and occasionally also lowland Scots to distinguish them from teuchters.

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David Ashton   4/5/2011 6:47:56 AM
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Rooinek (=Red-Neck) and soutie (Saltie) are Afrikaans (South Africa). Rooinek is correct (from the propensity of the English to stay out in the midday sun (along with Mad Dogs), and get their necks sunburned). Soutie (short for Soutpeel) however really refers to someone of mixed South African and English heritage who has one foot in England, the other in South Africa, and another part of his anatomy (peel in Afrikaans) dangling in the (Salty) ocean in between... Van der Merwe (pronounced "Fun der Merfer) is a very common Afrikaans South African name and there is a mythical character, Van de Merwe, usually abbreviated to just Van, who is the butt of endless jokes taking the mickey out of Afrikaners. For example: Van does a parachuting course. The instructor shows them the procedure: when the red light comes on, jump out of the plane, shout "Geronimo! and then pull the ripcord. The class goes up, the light comes on and they all jump out. The instructor closes the door of the plane and it heads downwards. Seconds later there is a loud banging on the door. The instructor opens it again and finds Van hanging onto the tailplane by his fingernails, He sees the instructor and yells "What's that bloody Red Indian's name again??" Sorry...totally politically incorrect, and my apologies to any real Van der merwe's reading this, who must get totally sick of the jokes....

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_hm   4/4/2011 5:08:23 PM
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Scott Adams of Dilbert uses "Ashok" as generic Indian name.

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Max The Magnificent   4/4/2011 4:54:11 PM
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The French? Who cares about the French (Grin)?

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BrianBailey   4/4/2011 4:47:51 PM
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I would imagine there are as many names for the English as their are communities that they (we)disrupted throughout history. Same is true for every other nation. How many names do you know for the French, the Irish ...

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Max The Magnificent   4/4/2011 3:15:07 PM
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If you know of any equivalents to “John Smith” or “John Doe” in other languages, please share them here.

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