History InsistentTerminology / RealLife

16th Jul '17 11:51:01 AM nombretomado
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** Foreign (especially American) words that entered German parlance, even those that were in use before WW2, were replaced with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin German words. Darts became ''Wurfspiel'' ("throwing game"), ''Supermarkt'' became ''Kaufhalle'' ("purchasing hall"), Comics became ''Bildergeschichten'' ("picture stories") etc. This was to emphasize that their versions were "completely different" from the corrupting capitalist counterparts.

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** Foreign (especially American) words that entered German parlance, even those that were in use before WW2, [=WW2=], were replaced with ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin German words. Darts became ''Wurfspiel'' ("throwing game"), ''Supermarkt'' became ''Kaufhalle'' ("purchasing hall"), Comics became ''Bildergeschichten'' ("picture stories") etc. This was to emphasize that their versions were "completely different" from the corrupting capitalist counterparts.
15th Jul '17 4:06:58 AM Tuuc
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* Sovereign citizens, people who believe that government laws don't apply to them, have been captured on hours of Website/YouTube footage claiming that they're not "driving," but "traveling" when pulled over for not having proper license plates or found to not have driver's licenses.

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* Sovereign citizens, people who believe that government laws don't apply to them, have been captured on hours of Website/YouTube footage claiming that they're not "driving," "driving", but "traveling" when pulled over for not having proper license plates or found to not have driver's licenses.licenses. "Driving", according to them, only refers to commercial motor vehicle use and so their vehicle operation is protected by the freedom to travel.
8th Jul '17 9:29:41 AM nombretomado
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** You have heard of some other obscure [[HomePage wiki]] doing the same ... although [[TheOtherWiki it's hard to be sure ...]]

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** You have heard of some other obscure [[HomePage wiki]] doing the same ... although [[TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} it's hard to be sure ...]]
2nd Jul '17 10:46:06 AM nombretomado
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* Calling RugbyLeague "rugby" (instead of "league") in front of some UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion fans will get you a similar reaction to using "football" to refer to the ''other'' sport in front of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association]] or {{UsefulNotes/American|Football}} football fans.

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* Calling RugbyLeague UsefulNotes/RugbyLeague "rugby" (instead of "league") in front of some UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion fans will get you a similar reaction to using "football" to refer to the ''other'' sport in front of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association]] or {{UsefulNotes/American|Football}} football fans.
20th Jun '17 2:02:42 AM KYCubbie
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* African Americans should be called just that. Not Negros or Afro-Americans, both of which are sorely dated. "Black" is acceptable but only as an adjective, not a singular noun.

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* African Americans should be called just that. Not Negros Negroes or Afro-Americans, both of which are sorely dated. "Black" is acceptable but only as an adjective, not a singular noun. noun.
* By contrast, the most common umbrella term for black people in Canada is "Black Canadian". Unlike the States, where the large majority of the black population is descended from slaves brought over from Africa, the black population in Canada has more diverse origins. Most are immigrants from the Caribbean or their descendants; a large minority is made up of more recent immigrants from Africa (and ''their'' descendants); and a small number (mostly concentrated in Nova Scotia and southwest Ontario) trace their Canadian origins from U.S. immigrants.[[note]]The U.S. diaspora was mainly in two waves. The first was the so-called Black Loyalists, free blacks who left for British Canada after the American Revolution. The second was escaped slaves who made their way north via the Underground Railroad in the years before the Civil War.[[/note]] "African Canadian" is strongly objected to by those in the Caribbean-descended community; "Afro-Caribbean Canadian" is used in the names of some events and organizations, but isn't as easy on the tongue as "Black Canadian".
17th Jun '17 10:33:31 AM nombretomado
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* Calling RugbyLeague "rugby" (instead of "league") in front of some RugbyUnion fans will get you a similar reaction to using "football" to refer to the ''other'' sport in front of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association]] or {{UsefulNotes/American|Football}} football fans.

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* Calling RugbyLeague "rugby" (instead of "league") in front of some RugbyUnion UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion fans will get you a similar reaction to using "football" to refer to the ''other'' sport in front of [[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball Association]] or {{UsefulNotes/American|Football}} football fans.
13th Jun '17 3:08:16 PM Da1tonTheGreat
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* White supremacists often insist on referring to themselves as ''racialists'', ''racial separatists'' or ''racial realists'', as if that makes them somehow respectable. Similarly, they often insist that they advocate "European-American pride" rather than "White pride".

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* White supremacists often insist on referring to themselves as ''racialists'', ''racial separatists'' or ''racial realists'', as if that makes them somehow respectable. respectable.
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Similarly, they often insist that they advocate "European-American pride" rather than "White pride". European-American pride actually is a legitimate thing, and there are numerous non-racist organizations, events, and institutions that exist to celebrate and preserve aspects of Irish, German, Czech, Dutch, etc. culture in America without implying that said cultures are superior to others or excluding people who do not belong to it, unlike "white pride."


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* Due to various laws, the American media must always refer to the accused as an "alleged" criminal, even if there is irrefutable evidence to the contrary, such as committing a crime in front of a packed stadium or on live television. If they themselves admit that they committed the crime, then they are called a "confessed" criminal. Only after they have been convicted can the media actually call them a criminal, but even then there is a tendency to call them "convicted" criminals.
19th May '17 11:43:34 PM portaljumper339
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* Typically in sailing but particularly on Naval vessels, if you need to get someone to move out of the way you don't say "make a hole" or a derivative of such since "holes sink ships." Instead you use "gangway" or similar.
14th May '17 9:47:00 PM karstovich2
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* [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty It's not soup; It's consomme'!]].

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* [[FrenchCuisineIsHaughty It's not soup; It's consomme'!]].it's consommé!]]. (Consommé is a kind of soup or broth, specifically, a stock that has been clarified--traditionally by using an egg white raft--so that it is crystal clear but still richly flavored.)
12th May '17 9:06:12 PM karstovich2
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** The geographic names are less political than they seem, though. The Hebrew names generally predate the Arabic ones (as seen in the Bible) and have always been used by Jews, well before the Zionist movement. Meanwhile, the Arabic names were mostly the ones that the locals had been using for centuries when the Arab armies showed up. By the time the Arabs conquered the region, the Roman expulsion of the Jews from Judea was 500 years in the past, and the region had been populated by predominantly-Christian Aramaic- and (to a lesser extent) Greek-speakers, who generally self-identified as Roman, for about 200-300 years; thus when the Arabs arrived, they just Arabized the names the locals were using and continued using them until the locals were also Arabized and converted to Islam (a process that took centuries). Other than towns and villages actually founded after the Arab takeover, the only Arabic place name that is actually Arabic and not an adaptation or translation of something Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, or Latin is "al-Quds" for Jerusalem, and even that is a shortening of something like"Urshalīm al-Quds"--"Jerusalem[[note]]The Hebrew being ''Yerushalayim''[[/note]] the Holy" (various early variations are attested, and the city has many Arabic names, all respecting its holiness--suffice it to say that if you meet someone with the surname "al-Maqdisi", that person's ancestors were Arabs from Jerusalem).

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** The geographic names are less political than they seem, though. The Hebrew names generally predate the Arabic ones (as seen in the Bible) and have always been used by Jews, well before the Zionist movement. Meanwhile, the Arabic names were mostly the ones that the locals had been using for centuries when the Arab armies showed up. By the time the Arabs conquered the region, the Roman expulsion of the Jews from Judea was 500 years in the past, and the region had been populated by predominantly-Christian Aramaic- and (to a lesser extent) Greek-speakers, who generally self-identified as Roman, for about 200-300 years; thus when the Arabs arrived, they just Arabized the names the locals were using and continued using them them.[[note]]The locals, for the record, would not convert to Islam for another century or two, and wouldn't be fully Arabized for a century or two beyond that. At least at first, the Arabs didn't really care what Christians or Jews did as long as they paid their taxes on time, so it wasn't until the locals were also Arabized tax and converted career advantages of being Muslim became too good to Islam (a process pass up that took centuries). the Aramaic-and-Greek-speaking, Roman-identifying, Christian inhabitants of the Levant became the Muslim "Arabized Arabs" that they now are.[[/note]] Other than towns and villages actually founded after the Arab takeover, the only Arabic place name that is actually Arabic and not an adaptation or translation of something Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, or Latin is "al-Quds" for Jerusalem, and even that is a shortening of something like"Urshalīm al-Quds"--"Jerusalem[[note]]The Hebrew being ''Yerushalayim''[[/note]] the Holy" (various early variations are attested, and the city has many Arabic names, all respecting its holiness--suffice it to say that if you meet someone with the surname "al-Maqdisi", that person's ancestors were Arabs from Jerusalem).
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