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13th Jun '18 8:45:00 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The Qunari have a similar notion: "Outsider" in their language is "Bas". It can also mean "Thing".

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** The Qunari have a similar notion: "Outsider" in their language is "Bas". It can also mean "Thing". The name "Qunari" actually means "follower of the Qun", with the Qun being their religion; like with the elves, they take the distinction quite seriously but everyone else treats it as just a name for the race.
15th May '18 3:17:44 PM bwburke94
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* The People in Creator/UrsulaVernon's ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' (a tribe of semi-anthropomorphic hyenas) operate this way. A little more significant than some of these examples because it determines whether or not you're fair game to be ''lunch''.
* Variant in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. The one-eyed Uniocs are from the planet Oth, and most species are named after their planet of origin.
-->'''Kevyn:''' Why do we call your people Uniocs rather than ''Oth''ers?\\
'''Ebby:''' As cultural underdogs, it was all we could do to convince you to call us "one-eye" rather than "foreigner."
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* The People in Creator/UrsulaVernon's ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'' (a tribe of semi-anthropomorphic hyenas) operate this way. A little more significant than some of these examples because it determines whether or not you're fair game to be ''lunch''.
* Variant in ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary''. The one-eyed Uniocs are from the planet Oth, and most species are named after their planet of origin.
-->'''Kevyn:''' Why do we call your people Uniocs rather than ''Oth''ers?\\
'''Ebby:''' As cultural underdogs, it was all we could do to convince you to call us "one-eye" rather than "foreigner."
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24th Apr '18 6:16:11 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has the Dremora, a ProudWarriorRace of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]]. Dremora refer to themselves as "the Kyn", which translates to "the people" in the Daedric language. This is because they consider themselves [[MasterRace superior and more intelligent]] than the other lesser Daedra, which they see as little more than mindless beasts. And [[PunyEarthlings don't even get them started on mortals]]...
22nd Mar '18 6:52:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II Scene VI, Roxane and Cyrano discuss this trope in regard to the attitude the Gascon Cadets take if you want to be part of the regiment and are not a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gascon]]. The GenreSavvy Roxane asks for Cyrano's help in averting this trope with Christian. In Act II Scene IX, we see this trope played straight: Christian is from Touraine, and that means he is not a Gascon, so he is [[EatingLunchAlone ostracized]], is given an EmbarrassingNickname, and is subjected to the charming InitiationCeremony (condoned by the otherwise benevolent Captain Carbon!) consisting of a [[DareToBeBadass dare]] to [[BullyingTheDragon Bully The Dragon]] by mentioning the word [[BerserkButton “nose” to Cyrano]].

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': In Act II Scene VI, Roxane and Cyrano discuss this trope in regard to the attitude the Gascon Cadets take if you want to be part of the regiment and are not a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Gascon]]. The GenreSavvy Roxane asks for Cyrano's help in averting this trope with Christian. In Act II Scene IX, we see this trope played straight: Christian is from Touraine, and that means he is not a Gascon, so he is [[EatingLunchAlone ostracized]], is given an EmbarrassingNickname, and is subjected to the charming InitiationCeremony (condoned by the otherwise benevolent Captain Carbon!) consisting of a [[DareToBeBadass dare]] to [[BullyingTheDragon Bully The Dragon]] by mentioning the word [[BerserkButton “nose” to Cyrano]].
21st Mar '18 12:23:13 AM Fireblood
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7th Feb '18 2:59:59 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Played pretty straight in ''Franchise/DragonAge''. Elves refer to themselves as ''Elvhen'' ("The People"), Humans are ''Shemlen'' ("Quick Children") and Dwarves are ''Durgen'len'' ("Children of the Stone").

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* Played pretty straight in ''Franchise/DragonAge''. Elves refer to themselves as ''Elvhen'' ("The People"), Humans are ''Shemlen'' ("Quick Children") and Dwarves are ''Durgen'len'' ("Children of the Stone"). In the third game [[spoiler: a surviving population of the ancient elf civilization the modern elves try to emulate completely reject the idea that modern elves are part of The People at all.]]
15th Oct '17 10:33:08 AM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* Traders in the Literature/CircleOfMagic books refer to themselves as ''Tsaw'ha'', meaning "the people". They don't consider non-Traders as not people, at least not all of them: their word for a hated non-Trader, ''kaq'', means "dirt under foot", but they also have a word for a non-Trader close friend, ''saati''.
30th Aug '17 9:17:08 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 million (but "only" successfully knocked off 25 million). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').

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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 million (but "only" successfully knocked off 25 million). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').
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* In the 1982 ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Kinda'', the Kinda refer to themselves as "we" and outsiders as "not-we." The latter term has been co-opted by UsefulNotes/{{Whovians}} to refer to people outside the fan community.

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* In the 1982 ''Series/DoctorWho'' serial ''Kinda'', the Kinda refer to themselves as "we" and outsiders as "not-we." The latter term has been co-opted by UsefulNotes/{{Whovians}} have since co-opted the latter term to refer to people outside the fan community.
non-fans.
6th Jul '17 9:48:08 PM nombretomado
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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 million (but "only" successfully knocked off 25 million). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').

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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 million (but "only" successfully knocked off 25 million). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').
17th Apr '17 8:41:52 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 (but only successfully knocked off 25). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').

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Real-world tribal peoples, by contrast, are much more likely to call themselves "those who speak eloquently" and their neighbors "the people who don't know how to talk." Peoples who call themselves "the only real people" are few and far between; peoples who call their neighbors "not real people" are practically unknown. A rare exception may be the Three-Fifths Compromise ''legal'' designation in the United States that declared whites full people, and blacks 3/5 of a person, officially from 1787-1865, with lasting direct repercussions until at least 1960 according to TheOtherWiki.[[note]]Ironically though, the slave states wanted the slaves counted as full people, since it would give them more representation in Congress, even with having fewer voters. The free states wanted them not counted at all, thus the compromise.[[/note]] Similarly, various European biologists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries proposed that other ethnic groups were actually different species. Their theories have largely been discredited by UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust, wherein ThoseWackyNazis acted upon their recommendations and tried to kill 40 million people and enslave a further 140 million (but only "only" successfully knocked off 25).25 million). Today's true believers in the validity of OfThePeople in the real world overlap significantly with true believers in the non-existence of The Holocaust ('Holocaust Deniers').
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