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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- Postwar exponents of ‘U and non-U’ (upper-class and non-upper-class usage) stigmatized certain words and idioms as ‘common’, and for a time in the 1950s the spotting of U and non-U terms was a kind of national game.
- Perhaps this is an inevitable overreaction to a previous state of affairs, for the study of nineteenth-century music was for many years somewhat non-U.
- Later, Dinah and Madeleine are having a furious row in Dinah's rented rooms, when they are interrupted by the perfectly ghastly landlady, demanding the rent in her non-U voice.
- In the circles Dave moved in, to put yourself up for election would be seen as decidedly non-U.
- For someone who had aspirations of becoming London's top citizen, he ought to be aware that metal watchbands are non-U in the best circles.
- There are even those who consider the use of ‘us’ and ‘me’ as the object, direct or indirect, to be somewhat common or non-U, whereas ‘we’ and ‘I’ are always indicators of good breeding or style.
- Page 19 outlines in two paragraphs the essentials of good manners while dining - read it and never worry again about being U or non-U.
- As everybody knows, it is distinctly non-U to smoke.
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