Demonyms Quiz

What do you call people from these places?
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJune 27, 2011
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a person from
is called ...
the United States
an American
the Netherlands
Dutch
Venice
a Venetian
Texas
a Texan
Philippines
a Filipino
Canada
a Canadian
Canada (slang)
a Canuck
Flanders
Flemish
Peru
a Peruvian
Indiana
a Hoosier
Paris
a Parisian
a person from
is called ...
Rome
a Roman
Moscow
a Muscovite
Troy
a Trojan
Iraq
an Iraqi
Spain
a Spaniard
Switzerland
Swiss
Berlin
a Berliner
Denmark
a Dane
Genoa
Genoese
Brittany
a Breton
Poland
a Pole
a person from
is called ...
London
a Londoner
New Zealand (slang)
a Kiwi
Liverpool
a Liverpudlian
Liverpool (slang)
a Scouser
Birmingham (slang)
a Brummie
Wales
Welsh
Los Angeles
an Angeleno
Cyprus
a Cypriot
Phoenix
a Phoenician
Naples
a Neapolitan
Michigan's UP
a Yooper
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Level 32
Jul 11, 2011
Can't believe I missed Dutch and Swiss...what was I thinking?
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Level 43
May 27, 2019
Me with Flemish
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
I must ve tried fleming like 12 times in total... man.. I thought what is up withthis !! Got it in the final seconds along with why moscovite didnt work. Still screwed up on venetian though... sheer quiz pressure because any given day I would write that oneof correct without hesitation. Now suddenly I was clueless.
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Level 7
Jul 12, 2011
you don’t call a person from the netherlands a ‘dutch’ they speak dutch, but i speak english and i am an american not a ‘english’ they don’t really have anything they are called.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
You could call a person from the Netherlands a Dutchman.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
or a Dutchwoman ^^.
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Level 69
Jul 7, 2014
He would be the Flying Dutchman.
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Level 80
May 7, 2016
And if he was a frycook?
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Level 72
Mar 13, 2018
the Frying Dutchman!
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Level 56
Apr 14, 2018
My 1st guess was Nederlander.
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Level 37
May 29, 2018
Before political correctness set in, they were called "Dutchmen." - If there is no current designation, I guess it's because the politically correct police can't come up with an acceptable one. (Dutch man/ woman would engender the argument, "a dutch girl isn't a woman"). "Nederlander" is gender-neutral and, therefore, correct but is seldom used.
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Level 59
Feb 18, 2019
Gender neutrality is not the dilemmatic inconvenience that people who are fed up with "political correctness" perceive and make it out to be. We're intelligent enough to send people to space but not to avoid gendering everything? There's a very simple way to refer to a person from the netherlands in english and that's "dutch person"
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Level 30
Feb 18, 2019
These things have nothing to do with policing and everything with respect and consideration for others. Well, in fact that's what policing is about too for the most part, come to think of it.
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Level ∞
Feb 18, 2019
To some extent, political correctness is about being polite. But the complicated rules for PC terms are also used to exert power over cultural outgroups. It's very difficult to keep up with the currently acceptable terms. People are ostracized and shamed for using "incorrect" terminology, even if it wasn't intended in a negative way.
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
That is why there is no "a" in front of the answer line ... doesnt mean there is no demonym, just a different construction.
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Level 58
Jun 19, 2020
Yes, you do. If someone were dutch and wanted to inform others of this fact, they would say "I'm dutch". A substantive demonym just doesn't exist for them but that's fine. You can also go for "dutch person" if that's your cup of tea.
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Level 57
Jul 29, 2011
@bingoseventeen... They are called the Dutch... or Dutch people... just like people from Switzerland speak Swiss and are known as the Swiss or Swiss people... The French speak French... The Japanese speak Japanese... (Some of) The Irish speak Irish... I wonder what you would call the Dutch? A Netherlander? A Hollandaise perhaps??
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2013
Well, it's Swiss German and Swiss Italian and Swiss French. Also, in case you ever see this, Slim316, your sauce joke was not los ton me.
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Level 48
Apr 24, 2014
Actually, there is a Swiss French and a Swiss Italian. Although Swiss French is almost extinct and Swiss Italian is rarely used outside of family and friends. And the Swiss German isn't that different from each other.
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Level 45
Sep 3, 2014
Hollandaise... You're killing me!
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Level 67
Apr 7, 2016
For some reason I'm hungry now
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Level 44
Mar 31, 2018
That logic doesnt always work... Indians dont speak "Indian" lol
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Level 40
May 15, 2018
SOMEONE FINALLY KNOWS
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Level 52
Oct 10, 2018
that's a bit saucy....
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Level 35
Feb 18, 2019
Swissmen or Swisswomen speak Swiss? hahhahhahaha no, they speak German, Italian, or French
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Level 53
Feb 22, 2020
Poor Romansh
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Level 33
Aug 26, 2011
If it wasn't the obvious I missed, it was the weirdness that couldn't be gotten. Liverpudlian--really? Who knows this stuff but ultimate nerds?
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Level 23
Aug 10, 2013
Nearly everyone in Britain knows a liverpudlian when they see one
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Level 34
Apr 24, 2014
if someone is speaking, what you believe to be english and have no idea what they are saying they are from liverpool
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Level 44
Aug 7, 2014
So true!
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Level 81
Jun 24, 2018
A lot of Liverpudlians in the southern USA.
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Level 41
Feb 18, 2019
Or they're Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Yorkshire or pretty much anywhere except London
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Level 80
May 7, 2016
Sounds like some strange type of person encountered by Gulliver in his travels.
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Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
Guess Im a nerd. I have not learned it ( in an active matter, obvously I have retained it) nor looked it up. It is something you hear at one point in your life and is kind of out of the ordinary that it sticks (better than other things, though ofcourse the more likely things are often remembered aswell like canadian. But in those cases more often than not, through exposure/ repetition)
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Level 27
Sep 15, 2011
Ithabise - Every Beatles fan knows that they're called Liverpudlians! :-)
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Level 43
May 27, 2019
Ikr
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Level 44
Nov 7, 2011
We have a Newcastle in Australia as well, and those dudes are called Novocastrians, though I'm not entirely certain that's the correct spelling
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Level 70
Nov 24, 2014
Someone from Newcastle England are called geordies' (why'I man)
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Level 20
May 11, 2012
Only got flemish 'cause my aunt's family is from Flanders
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Level 41
Jan 5, 2013
28/33. not bad
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Level 80
Jan 15, 2013
Isn't "Genovese" the adjective and "Genoan" is the noun? I tried "Liverpooligan" because I had no idea what the real answer was. I think I like Liverpooligan better than Scouser.
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Level 54
Oct 26, 2020
Do you realise how witty that suggestion is?
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Level 55
Apr 1, 2013
Essentially, these are Demonyms, both recognized & unofficial
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Level 69
Sep 25, 2013
It would be cool if someone from Naples was a "Napoleon".
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Level 77
Jun 18, 2015
I genuinely put that by accident because my brain was all stuffy.
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Level 70
Feb 21, 2016
Stay off the brandy Buck.
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Level 81
Jun 24, 2018
Napoleon brandy?
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Level 55
Jan 12, 2014
Could I have "Troian" added as an alternative for "Trojan"?
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2014
The adjective for Genoa is Genoese, not Genovese. I think you're confusing it with Genevese, the adjective for Geneva.
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2014
Fixed!
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Level 68
Apr 24, 2014
Or Vito, the old Mafia Don.
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Level 53
Apr 9, 2020
'Genovese' just worked for me 😁
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Level 71
Apr 24, 2014
Got "Breton" thanks to remembering what the name was in French - Bretagne and Bretons. Stroke of luck that it was the same.
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Level 42
Nov 4, 2016
I grew up there but somehow I read that as Great Britain and didn't even get it right :(
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
Two small points: A Filipino refers to a male from the Philippines; a woman is called a Filipina. Second, I always thought people from Paris were called Parisites.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
Filipino can be men or women. Filipinas are just women. Standard gender bias in the Spanish language.
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Level 80
Apr 24, 2014
It is Parisian. Anything else would be stupid since we all say "parisien" in French...
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Level 70
Aug 16, 2015
Collect the bag marked (Sense of Humour) on your way out.
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Level 48
Nov 4, 2016
hahaha +2 Mal
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2016
So not "Parigot" then?
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2014
You do realize what Parisites sounds like, right?
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2016
I think that was the joke.
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Level 43
May 27, 2019
You : Oh look there's a PARASITE!
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Level 34
Apr 25, 2014
YOu should accept Philippino for Philippines
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Level 47
Jan 5, 2018
how about pinoy?
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Level 43
May 27, 2019
It's cake a FILIPINO
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Level 78
Apr 25, 2014
So not Jelly Doughnut?
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Level 50
Nov 4, 2016
Ich bin eine Jelly Doughnut!
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Level 58
Jun 7, 2017
Urban myth
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Level 58
Aug 6, 2014
What a great quiz! As a British person I knew the funny little British city ones, as a half Italian I knew Genovese (and thanks for accepting that) and as a lifelong student of the USA I got the rest. (I did have to look up the Michigan UP answer, but having already read about that place I did know it was something like Yoo-Pee-er..
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2019
I know certain people in the US love to say 'British' as shorthand for anything/anyone from anywhere in Great Britain or the UK, but these are all English cities so 'British city' sounds a bit odd.
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Level 62
May 5, 2019
England is British therefore it is not odd, at all.
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Level 44
Aug 7, 2014
If you go to Purdue, Notre Dame or Butler you're not still a Hoosier, are you?
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Level 66
Sep 21, 2014
aren't people from Spain called Spanish?? In Spanish we have the same word! (Español)
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Level 50
Nov 4, 2016
The clue includes "a" before the answer. If you are 'Spanish' you are 'a Spaniard'.
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Level 48
Nov 4, 2016
A Spanish guy or a Spaniard, a Polish guy or a Pole, a Danish guy or a Dane, a British guy or a Brit.
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Level 59
Jun 5, 2017
Supertramp - it's really Briton - Brit is shorthand.
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Level 72
Oct 20, 2014
I kind of knew it was a yooper, but couldn't get the spelling right, kept trying combinations with a U. No clue for those English nicknames.
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Level 63
Nov 4, 2016
Yeah more spellings would be appreciated. I tried Yoper, Yuper, Yewper, Yupper, Eweper, Youper, Uper...
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Level 60
Feb 24, 2020
Yeah, tried everything except double o as well.
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Level 67
Dec 12, 2019
I tried muppet... (first upper, then m-upper then muppet.. sounded plausible)
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Level 14
Nov 23, 2014
Only got Trojan cause i red a story about troy recently
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2016
Was it about the Trojan horse, by any chance?
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Level 35
Feb 20, 2018
Trojan isn't a good name for someone from troy because it means the same as a computer virus.
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Level 44
Apr 13, 2018
You do realize that the virus name comes from the city, right? It's called a Trojan virus because of the Trojan Horse story.
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Level 43
Feb 18, 2019
OHHHH!!! I always figured the actual Trojan Horse was named after the computer virus...
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Level 19
Dec 6, 2014
You had yooper for UP why not troll for LP? lol
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Level 19
Dec 6, 2014
under the bridge (mackinaw) a troll lives under the bridge.
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Level 21
Jan 16, 2015
anybody else got every one right? cause i did...not bragging or anything. Just saying! :)
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Level 44
May 31, 2015
I did.
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Level 16
Feb 1, 2015
O live in MI, but I've never heard the term "yooper"
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Level 36
Mar 7, 2015
Can you accept spouse for liverpool(slang)
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Level 44
May 31, 2015
Lol!!
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Level 25
Mar 12, 2015
Scouse is a stew type dish, originally 'Labskause' brought to liverpool by sailors, renamed Lobscouse and subsequently shortened to Scouse. Scouser was originally the name given to people who ate the dish which later expanded to all Liverpudlians. I've also heard it called Lobby as well, but the may just be a regional variation
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Level 61
Apr 10, 2015
Is it bad that I live in Michigan and have never heard anyone referred to as a Yooper?
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Level 65
Aug 7, 2016
Well, I'd never heard of Yooper. But then, I live in New Zealand.
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Level 67
Nov 4, 2016
Yeah, it's kind of bad.
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Level 55
Aug 25, 2015
Can I have 'Moscovite' and/or 'Moscovian' for 'Muscovite'?
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Level 72
Feb 28, 2016
Can you add 'Belgian' for Flanders?
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Level 72
May 30, 2016
Aren't there non-Flemish Belgians? (Sorry; I'm American and do not know these things automagically.)
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Level 80
May 21, 2017
There are.
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Level 80
Feb 18, 2019
Also, was "automagically" a typo?
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Level 63
Nov 4, 2016
That would defeat the point of asking about the people who live in the specific region, now wouldn't it?
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Level 62
May 16, 2016
For Los Angeles, it didn't accept: an "incredibly stuck-up, narcissistic, materialistic, soulless bitch." I'm from San Francisco. I feel strongly.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2016
Los Angeles is not located in Marin County. Try again.
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Level 73
Nov 6, 2016
I tried that one for the Paris question. No luck either.
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Level 72
May 30, 2016
If you ever want to add more wacky ones (like Haligonian), don't forget that people from Cambridge are Cantabrigians!
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Level 62
May 5, 2019
That sounds like they come from Canterbury. How confusing.
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Level 60
Sep 6, 2016
Just Scouse should be accepted... never heard anyone called a "scouser" but I have heard people from Liverpool describe themselves as a just plain "scouse"
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Level 80
Nov 4, 2016
Absolutely +1.
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2016
Completely wrong. They are Scouse but the adjective is "Scouser."
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Level 54
Nov 4, 2016
Scouser is the noun used for people, scouse might get used as an adjective or as the accent - or as some weird kind of food (and I'm from Liverpool).
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Level 36
Nov 4, 2016
I've never heard someone from Poland being called a Pole. I've only heard them being called a Polock/Polack.
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Level 67
Nov 4, 2016
Then apparently your education derives entirely from jokes.
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Level 65
Nov 4, 2016
I've always seen it as Bromley for those from Birmingham.
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Level 60
Nov 4, 2016
Bromley is an entirely different place.
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Level 66
Nov 4, 2016
Darn, stopped at Scouse and forgot the R
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Level 26
Nov 4, 2016
You should accept canook or canoock as spelling
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Level 50
Nov 4, 2016
I vote against. Please accept the correct spelling.
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Level 80
May 21, 2017
What are you on aboot?
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Level 45
Nov 4, 2016
Interesting. Can the answer for liverpool-slang please be accepted without an r on the end? Although I know this quiz is quite old.
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Level 54
Nov 4, 2016
No - because that's the accent, not the people. Liverpudlians are scousers.
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Level 70
Oct 5, 2017
I tend to disagree. The first time I heard this usage I was in Ireland on holiday when an Irishman said "So your a scouse", I had not heard the expression before, I was 6 years old, and I took umbrage at being called something that I didn't know what it was. I was from Blackpool a whole 30 miles away from Liverpool. In my many years since I have heard 'Scouse' used this way more times than I've had hot dinners........ and I've had a few.
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Level 70
Nov 4, 2016
Pro tip: never go to anywhere south of the United States and say you're an "American". There's a reason why the Spanish demonym is "estadounidense".
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Level 80
Nov 4, 2016
This is absolutely horrible advice. I'm sitting in my 50th country today. I get asked a lot where I am from. If I want to get confused looks I will tell people I am from the States, the United States, the US, the USA, or Virginia.
If I want an instant look of recognition, then I will say I am American or from America.

Finally, Spanish for American is Americano. Estadounidense is a synonym. Type the latter into Google translate and guess what the translation is.
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Level 58
Nov 4, 2016
To be fair dasubergeek probably forgot that there's quite a lot of world that could be descriibed as "south of the United States", but s/he meant Latin America. Actual Spaniards (ha!) would probably not instantly recognise estadounidense either.
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Level 37
Nov 4, 2016
^^that's a little culturally chauvinistic of you isn't it kalba? just because the US has dominated the world to the extent where 'American' has become the standard demonym for someone from the US doesn't make it correct. Imagine if people just started referring to Chinese people as Asians and everybody else became something different. It'd be a little absurd wouldn't it? Asian refers to anyone from the Asian continent, just as American should refer to anyone from the Americas. Like dasubergeek says, there are lots of people in Latin America who will call you out if you use the word 'americano' to refer exclusively to the United States, as they are also from the Americas. As an aside, I don't think Google Translate (a US-based company might I add) is a credible source for establishing synonyms in a foreign language.
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Level ∞
Nov 4, 2016
100% true @kalbahamut. When I first started traveling abroad I was trying to be super polite so I always said "I'm from the United States". It didn't go over that great so I switched to "I'm American" and never looked back. I haven't travelled a lot in Latin America though, so that may be a special case.
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Level ∞
Nov 4, 2016
And of course, Mexico is technically "Estados Unidos Mexicanos". So let's be honest, moaning about a person from the U.S. calling themselves American is a little silly.
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Level 80
Nov 5, 2016
powdamonkey, with due respect, that's ridiculous. It's not in any way chauvinistic of me to state that in at least 49 non-American countries, people refer to Americans as Americans and are confused if you try to be "correct." It's not that Americans insist on one way and the rest of the world disagrees with them; it's that the entire world understands this word to mean one thing and then a few belligerent goobers insist on finding a reason to be offended. You don't want to use a word correctly, you want to change the meaning of a word to your own chauvinistic ends.
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Level 37
Nov 6, 2016
Sorry kalba, I was probably a little rude in my previous post. No intention for offence to be taken, I'm only up for a bit of friendly discussion. That said, I wouldn't say my ends are chauvinistic. They may not currently be the most common form in usage but they're certainly geographically correct. The way I see it, of course a great portion of the world sees people from the US as Americans, but language is constantly changing and there are a lot of Latin Americans (who I've met in Colombia, Nicaragua and Guatemala, amongst other places) who will refuse to call someone from the US an American, because they see it as a relic of US imperial domination that they can simply claim and use the demonym for two entire continents. So whilst yes, American is the term in most common usage, I certainly don't think it's fair to say that only a bunch of belligerent goobers (I actually laughed when I read this, might have to steal it!) want to have a conversation about change.
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2016
powda, I wasn't offended. I just disagreed with what you said. Yes language is living in dynamic. And I, like QuizMaster, have never actually visited South America before though I've been all over the rest of the world. Given that language is dynamic and about common usage, I maintain it's *more* accurate to call Americans Americans as this is the common usage of the word and has been for hundreds of years. If some disgruntled Colombians want to object to that, that's fine, but let's understand that this has nothing to do with being "correct" and everything to do with politics. The people trying to subvert the language to their own self-serving (chauvinistic) ends are those trying to change the meaning of the word, not those who are just going along with centuries of common usage. It's like the Saudis who now refuse to call the Persian Gulf the Persian Gulf. Even on old *Arab* maps, it is labeled as such. But now they insist on "Arabian Gulf" because of politics.
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Level 74
Feb 19, 2019
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I can confirm that, generally, in Latin America, people dislike Americans calling themselves "Americano", mostly for hitorical/political reasons. They will most likely understand what you mean, but you will be perceived as an obnoxious individual. So, if you ever find yourself in Latin America, try to use "estadounidense" (or "gringo" if you have a sense of humour about yourself)
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Level 57
Aug 22, 2020
100% agree with Fuffle33. Lived in Latin America and definitely offended people with "American / Americana". Overly sensitive or not is a personal perspective. As is there choice to be or not be offended.
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Level 55
Nov 4, 2016
Go Skyrim for helping me with the Breton answer!
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Level 45
Nov 5, 2016
more people knew Liverpudlian than Scouser? surprising to me
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Level 65
Nov 5, 2016
I did a quiz with all the nationalities of the world, you can check it at my profile.
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Level 37
Apr 27, 2017
I have lived in South America and the most identifiable name I've heard for people from the United States of America is "Yanqui", usually followed by non-too-flattering adjectives.
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Level 80
May 21, 2017
Yankee was a common pejorative for Americans favored by the British around the time of the Revolutionary War... it was reclaimed by Americans who used the term in self-descriptions proudly.
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Level 37
Oct 5, 2017
Yes, it was reclaimed by Americans: Latin Americans! - Now go ahead and delete this comment.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
I can't delete your comment but I will say that it makes no sense at all.
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Level 78
Feb 19, 2019
I often hear it as Yank, too. Doesn't bother me either way.
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2019
That term is still used today, it's not an antiquated expression.
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Level 54
Jul 20, 2017
Canadians don't say canuck; I don't, no one I know does. It's something Americans like to think is cute, but it's just annoying.
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Level 70
Oct 5, 2017
I have heard the use of 'Canuck' as a derogatory term here in Australia. In fact in the Northern Territory I witnessed a fight between a Canadian guy and a Queenslander over the snarled usage of the term.
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Level 50
Oct 5, 2017
Who won?
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Level 57
Oct 5, 2017
Does that mean you're not familiar with that hockey team from Vancouver, BC?
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2017
I thought Filipinos were called Pinoy. Or is that slang?
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2018
Slang with positive connotations. If they see a beautiful Filipino woman they might refer to her as "Pinay."
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Level 39
Aug 19, 2017
Got quite a lot but disappointed that it took me so long to get trojan.
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Level 67
Jan 19, 2018
Someone who is Flemish is a Fleming. Phoenicians came from Phoenicia (unless you are referring to the town in Arizona?)
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Level 44
Apr 13, 2018
The Arizonian(?) city is being referred to, yes.
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Level 72
Sep 8, 2018
Have you seriously called Phoenix (1.5 m) a TOWN?
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2018
well can't believe I remembered Hoosier and Genoese
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Level 56
Feb 16, 2018
You should add "Aussie" for Australians
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Level 53
Jan 29, 2019
Stupid Flanders
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Level 70
Feb 18, 2019
I, for one, tried Flanderseses.
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Level 49
Feb 18, 2019
Most of the ones I missed were the American ones, so it was interesting to learn what people from those places were called. Phoenicians for Phoenix. I would never have guessed.
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Level 65
Feb 18, 2019
I'd be happy never to be called a Brit by anyone ever again so glad that wasn't a question.
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Level 30
Feb 18, 2019
Excellent quiz! More, please ! I think this type of quiz would be a great addition to any geography badge, btw.
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Level 22
Feb 18, 2019
I missed Canadian *facepalm*
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Level 75
Feb 18, 2019
It would make me happy if people from Flanders were called philanderers
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2019
Should make an "Escanaba in da Moonlight" quiz
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Level 61
Feb 18, 2019
Maybe accept slight misspellings of "Venetian" in which an "i" is used for the 4th letter instead of an "e"? I was super confused why my (misspelled) answer wasn't being accepted and couldn't figure out where the misspelling was (particularly since the letter "i" is pronounced with an "eeee" sound in Italian).
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Level 35
Feb 18, 2019
United States citizens call themselves Americans, but Americans are all that live in America which is a CONTINENT. They should be called US citizens. In Spanish we have a word that makes it all easier "estadounidenses" it is also harder than "americanos" but it is correct.
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Level 53
Feb 19, 2019
I wrote down "normal". They didn't accept it.
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2019
There are two continents of the Americas: North America and South America. Even if there was only one continent called America, that doesn't mean anything as it's possible to have two places that use the same demonym. For example residents of both the US state of Georgia and the Caucasian country of Georgia are called Georgians. There is no conflict here. Your argument is dumb. American is a demonym understood and commonly used to refer to people from the United States of America in approximately 196 countries around the world. The Spanish word for American is Americano. Capslock does not improve the accuracy of your assertions.
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Level 60
Feb 18, 2019
28/33. I stunned by how poorly most folks seemed to go with this quiz
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Level 78
Feb 19, 2019
Knew Liverpudlian but in all the spelling variations I tried I always stuck in an extra d. Still doesn't look right with only one. I was probably thinking of Lilliputian and mixing the two.
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Level 75
Feb 20, 2019
When you update, you should add Porteño for Buenos Aires.
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Level 67
Feb 22, 2019
Somehow it is illogical to call only people from USA American, since USA is just a part of Americas, geographically. In principle for example people from Canada, Mexico, Chile or Brazil are also American. And then, I was once told by a Filipina that if I (a Finn) went to Philippines, they would most certainly call me there "Americano".
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Level 80
Feb 24, 2019
It's not illogical at all it is common, broadly understood convention. Do you feel it is illogical to call people from the United States of Mexico "Mexican?" How about referring to people from the US state of Georgia as "Georgian?" This is just stupid. Besides, things from North America are North American, things from South America are South American, things from either can be unambiguously described as "from the Americas," but American for centuries has been commonly understood to mean from the USA. It's about conveying meaning in a way that you will be understood and there's nothing wrong or illogical about it.
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Level 62
May 5, 2019
Not all that many centuries. Not yet reached 3.
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Level 75
May 15, 2019
I've no problem with calling things from the US "American" but it is also acceptable to use American meaning "from the Americas"

Maybe you weren't denying that, maybe you were just suggesting "from the Americas" for clarity
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2019
Yes, for the sake of clarity, since "American" is SO much more commonly used to refer to things from the country so commonly called "America" for short, it would be vastly superior to refer to things from North and South America as "from the Americas." To do otherwise you would almost have to wish to be deliberately confusing or antagonistic, and I don't see what the point of that is.

QuizWol, cut & paste from Wikipedia for your convenience: English use of the term American for people of European descent dates to the 17th century, with the earliest recorded appearance being in Thomas Gage's The English-American: A New Survey of the West Indies in 1648. In English, American came to be applied especially to people in British America and thus its use as a demonym for the United States derives by extension.
2019 - 1648 = 371 years, or nearly 4 centuries.
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Level 62
May 5, 2019
I have started to refer to USAmericans as USAmericans, in writing anyway. Technically Canadians are also American but are too nice and/or fed up to care any more about making that clear. They gave up. Hasn't done them any harm really.
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Level 80
Nov 13, 2019
I sure hope you are also referring to Germans as FRGermans, to Mexicans as USMexicans, to most Koreans as ROKoreans, and to the Chinese as PRChinese. Otherwise you'd probably look like a bit of a hypocritical muggins.
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Level 44
May 26, 2019
I only got yooper because my 5th grade teacher was one and taught us that demonym. 5th grade me was amused.
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2019
Only missed 4 so proud of that. I never knew Angeleno, not heard of it at all. And knew the word hoosier, just not what it was!
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Level 54
Dec 23, 2019
Lived in LA for 10 years and never knew Angeleno lmao.
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Level 62
Apr 30, 2020
Got all of them except for the American and British local ones and the slang words. I guess it's what I deserve for having committed the crime of not being an American.
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Level 43
Jun 17, 2020
Yooper is really oddly specific, feel like that one was thrown in specifically to bring down the average score lol
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Level 58
Jun 19, 2020
Phoenician for Phoenix seems really funny to me, since the city has nothing to do with ancient phoenicia. You learn something new every day.