Re: [OT] British vs. American English (was Re: Wow, Evolution left me with eggs in my face)
2011/10/2 Hilco Wijbenga <email@example.com>:
> On 2 October 2011 08:47, consul tores <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Canadians use "native" and USians "indians" i think; we say
>> "indigenous"; and in general American natives or ancestors.
> Actually, no, we (Canadians) call them "First Nations" (or, at least,
> that's the PC term). It does have a nice ring to it. And it makes more
> sense than "native" since humans aren't really native to any place
> (check your history books for how humans spread across the globe).
> And in the US (nowadays), it's "Native Americans". Calling them
> Indians was always silly as Indians live in India. :-)
> My, my, the things discussed on this list... :-)
Yes, it is absolutely correct, "Fist Nations", seems for me the most
appropriated term; thanks.