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alternate_history:ah_slang_and_acronyms [2019/01/17 11:43]
petike [3. Terms and Phrases - History, Alternate History and What Ifs]
alternate_history:ah_slang_and_acronyms [2019/03/29 15:13] (current)
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 **[[pods:​Pulling a Meiji]]**\\ **[[pods:​Pulling a Meiji]]**\\
 Refers to when a country (usually a non-western Asian or African one) undergoes a process similar to the [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Meiji_period|Meiji Period]] of [[alternate history:​OTL]],​ in which it industrializes and modernizes rapidly, to the point where it becomes a (usually) Westernized and European-style power (as was the case with OTL [[offtopic:​Japan]]). A rarer subtype is "​Pulling a Siam", used to describe a country that modernises to the point it holds its own against the West and avoids being colonised, but can't project power and isn't accepted as an equal by the West as Japan was.\\ Refers to when a country (usually a non-western Asian or African one) undergoes a process similar to the [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Meiji_period|Meiji Period]] of [[alternate history:​OTL]],​ in which it industrializes and modernizes rapidly, to the point where it becomes a (usually) Westernized and European-style power (as was the case with OTL [[offtopic:​Japan]]). A rarer subtype is "​Pulling a Siam", used to describe a country that modernises to the point it holds its own against the West and avoids being colonised, but can't project power and isn't accepted as an equal by the West as Japan was.\\
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-**Wacky Hijinks** (or "​hijinx"​)\\ 
-A gallows humour euphemism for "​colonial oppression",​ and more specifically "​actual colonial oppression"​ as opposed to fantasies invented by twelfth-generation immigrants. Example: "The idea that Britain deliberately let Ireland suffer during the potato famine is ludicrous, but there is no denying that English and British people did get up to Wacky Hijinks there over the years"​. A modern equivalent to describe suspected war crimes is "​[state] is doing naughty things to [group of people]"​\\ 
  
 **[[shared worlds:​Mosaic Earth]]**\\ **[[shared worlds:​Mosaic Earth]]**\\
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 **Munroification**\\ **Munroification**\\
 "​Munrofied"​ and "​Munroification"​ describe a style of map that is famously used by [[offtopic:​B_Munro]]. Used in the sense of "oh, I'll post it when I've fully Munroified the map" or "a Munrofied map of mine..."​ "​Munrofied"​ and "​Munroification"​ describe a style of map that is famously used by [[offtopic:​B_Munro]]. Used in the sense of "oh, I'll post it when I've fully Munroified the map" or "a Munrofied map of mine..."​
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 +**Wacky Hijinks** (or "​hijinx"​)\\
 +A gallows humour euphemism for "​colonial oppression",​ and more specifically "​actual colonial oppression"​ as opposed to fantasies invented by twelfth-generation immigrants. Example: "The idea that Britain deliberately let Ireland suffer during the potato famine is ludicrous, but there is no denying that English and British people did get up to Wacky Hijinks there over the years"​. A modern equivalent to describe suspected war crimes is "​[state] is doing naughty things to [group of people]"​\\
  
 **[[offtopic:​Wehraboo]]**\\ **[[offtopic:​Wehraboo]]**\\
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