Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thursday Thought: People-ese

Totally random and I'm not even sure where this came from, but when this happens, I figure I'd share. Just so you all can really meet the real, oh-so-random, me.

So people from France are French.
People from England are English.
People from Spain are Spanish or Spaniards.
Peeps from Italy = Italians.
Greece = Greek.
Norway = Norwegian.
Canada = Canadians.
America = Americans.

But why is it that in most Asian countries people are some kind of -ese?

That's not to say there aren't countries where people are not an -ese. Thai, Laotion, Cambodian, Indonesian, etc.

Like I said. Totally random. Doesn't mean anything. Just a thought.

1 comment:

Eric said...

It's a linguistics thing, I imagine. Could you imagine Japanians (or Japaniards), Chinans, Taiwanish, etc? Funny thought anyway though :)