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A person with citizenship granted by Germany is German.

A person with citizenship granted by Switzerland is Swiss.

A person with citizenship granted by Australia is Australian.

What the blazes is someone with citizenship granted by Liechtenstein?!


(Yes, this is a serious question. It's really bugging me. I've only just realised Liechtenstein isn't the same as Lichtenstein, but still don't know how to refer to this chap.)

Answers on a postcard (or, y'know, in an LJ comment) please... there may be a prize if any amuse me particularly (or are even right!)

Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-08 04:06 pm (UTC)
ext_20950: (four and sarah)
From: [identity profile] jacinthsong.livejournal.com
Am pretty sure you can use Liechtensteiner as an adjective :)

Re: Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-08 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mi-guida.livejournal.com
OK :) Thank you!

Still too many letters, though. I think I will call him a Lietch, pronounced cunningly to sound like a slimy animal (to be fair, he was trying to get out of legal obligations in a very sneaky slimy way). Plus it's quicker to type/write! :p

Re: Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-10 09:45 am (UTC)
ext_20950: (falling rain)
From: [identity profile] jacinthsong.livejournal.com
Hee :) I sympathise about being bugged by these sorts of things, last term I completely tied myself into knots about how to refer to the pre-1948 Jewish population in Palestine (Israelis obviously inaccurate, and referring to 'the Jews' feels icky - despite the fact that Israeli polscis quite happily talk about 'world Jewry', yeah). Eventually I just stuck with Yishuv, despite that not being 100% accurate...
Edited Date: 2008-04-10 09:47 am (UTC)

Re: Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-10 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mi-guida.livejournal.com
'World Jewry'...? Eurgh. That's just... I cannot comprehend a situation in which I'd ever want to use that phrase, ever!

It's daft - I always focus on these little things that don't matter. I try to tell myself that it means I understand all the things that do matter..!

Date: 2008-04-08 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ktroo85.livejournal.com
I'm assuming that the adjective is Liechtenstein or Liechtensteiner. The article talks about "Liechtensteiners having a life expectancy" but also about "Liechtenstein taxes/ruling prince" and for other countrys it would be French/German/English taxes which is what makes me think both are acceptable

Date: 2008-04-08 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mi-guida.livejournal.com
See, this is why I'm confused. Google also throws up Lietchtensteinian... which just has too many letters for me to spell. Not as bad as GabcĂ­kovo-Nagymaros though...
Edited Date: 2008-04-08 04:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-08 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wormwood-pearl.livejournal.com
That would have been my guess.

For extra credit, detail the differences between the terms Malayan, Malaysian and Malay, and discuss which combinations of the three are possible.

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Re: Serious answer, omg!

Date: 2008-04-08 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evath.livejournal.com
I'm part Malteser.


Date: 2008-04-08 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sccye.livejournal.com
I want to call them a Lichtenstain. But I just don't know.
Lichtensteinian is my gut reaction.

My other dominant reaction is that I WANT TO GANK YOUR ICON NOW BECAUSE ST DOGBERT IS AWESOME AND MY HERO AND YAY.

Date: 2008-04-09 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ohajiki.livejournal.com
And here comes the comedy answer:

Lickies

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