In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- In that period, there was huge public hostility to the conchies (conscientious objectors), who had refused to fight.
- That the "conchies" suffered ridicule and injustice cannot be denied.
- Any book about conchies is likely to contain some diverting tales.
- A few years ago, the historian Andrew Roberts earned my undying contempt by alleging, on live national radio, that I was the ‘kind of person who'd have been a conchie’ in the Second World War.
- "Conchies" already employed by the government have been denied promotion.
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