Re: The term `Brit'

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 20:43:07 -0500

Rob, I think people who use the term "the Brits" instead of "the
British" are those who live in ex-colonies, like Canada and Australia; I
think the term expresses mixed emotions, pejorative, defensive,familiar
as opposed to what was once respectful. Just idiosyncratic
speculation. How are you, anyway? Ruby Rohrlich.
On Wed, 1 Nov 1995, Rob Prince wrote:

> Yesterday in a discussion with a friend, mention was made to me that the
> term `brit' applied to people from Britain is somehow perjorative. \
> I have never heard this before.
> SO I am curious. Is it the case? Is there some hidden history to the
> use of the term I am unaware of? Or is my friend mistaken?
> Rob Prince/Metro State College of Denver