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List of gairaigo and wasei-eigo terms

This is a selected list of gairaigo, Japanese words originating or based on foreign-language terms, including wasei-eigo. Many of these loanwords derive from Portuguese, due to Portugals early role in Japanese-Western interaction; Dutch, due to t ...

                                               

List of historical separatist movements

This is a list of historical separatist movements around the world. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. Most separatist movements do not succeed in their goal, therefore only notable ones are listed here; however, not all listed here ...

                                               

List of hoaxes

Villejuif leaflet, a pamphlet distributed in Europe with claims of various food additives having carcinogenic effects. Manti Teo girlfriend hoax David Weiss, a fictitious person that was used by the Jerusalem Post as a source Benjamin Vanderfords ...

                                               

Homelessness in popular culture

Homelessness in popular culture is depicted in various works. The issue is frequently described as an invisible problem, despite its prevalence. Writers and other artists play a role in bringing the issue to public attention. Homelessness is the ...

                                               

List of national identity card policies by country

This is a list of identity document policies by country. A national identity document is an identity card with photo, usable as an identity card at least inside the country, and which is issued by an official authority. Drivers licenses and other ...

                                               

List of things named after Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung was the founder and first leader of North Korea. Jane Portal, the author of Art Under Control in North Korea, assesses that: "ore than 480 streets, institutions and organizations in 100 countries were named after Kim Il Sung". Since K ...

                                               

List of laws

This is a list of "laws" applied to various disciplines. These are often adages or predictions with the appellation Law, although they do not apply in the legal sense, cannot be scientifically tested, or are intended only as rough descriptions. T ...

                                               

List of long marriages

This is a list of long marriages. It includes people who have been married for at least 80 years. The length of marriage is based on the reported death of either member, or reported divorce, or the most recent report that both members of the coup ...

                                               

Index of masculism topics

This is a list of topics related to the issue of masculism, mens liberation, the mens movement, and mens rights: Chauvinism Domestic violence against men Arranged marriage Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them! controversy Boy Airline sex discrimi ...

                                               

List of militaries that recruit foreigners

This is a List of militaries that recruit foreign applicants. This includes any individuals who are aliens of the state whose armed forces they are being recruited to join by professional recruiters. The foreigners need not be legal residents of ...

                                               

Novelty item

A novelty item is an object which is specifically designed to serve no practical purpose, and is sold for its uniqueness, humor, or simply as something new. The term also applies to practical items with fanciful or nonfunctional additions, such a ...

                                               

List of periods of regional peace

The word pax together with the Latin name of an empire or nation is used to refer to a period of peace or at least stability, enforced by a hegemon.

                                               

List of religious hoaxes

Kinderhook plates – engraved metal plates that were allegedly discovered in Kinderhook, Illinois in 1843, but were actually created by three men attempting to test Mormon leader Joseph Smith into "translating" the engravings. One of the men later ...

                                               

List of revolutions and rebellions

C. 2690 BCE: Khasekhemwy, the final pharaoh of the Second Dynasty of Egypt, quashed a rebellion, reuniting Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. 241 BCE: Falisci revolt against the Romans - revolt suppressed. C. 2730 BCE: The Set rebellion during the reig ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in Africa

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in Africa. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet thre ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in Asia

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in Asia. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet three ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in Europe

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in Europe. Separatism often refers to full political secession, though separatist movements may seek nothing more than greater autonomy or to be recognised as a national minority. What is an ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in North America

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in North America. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must me ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in Oceania

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in Oceania. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must meet thr ...

                                               

List of active separatist movements in South America

This is a list of currently active separatist movements in South America. Separatism includes autonomism and secessionism. What is and is not considered an autonomist or secessionist movement is sometimes contentious. Entries on this list must me ...

                                               

Index of sociology articles

absolute poverty - achieved status - acute disease - adaptation - Adultism - affect control theory - affirmative action - affluent alienation - age grade - age structure - aging in place - ageism - agency - AGIL Paradigm - aggregate - ageism - ag ...

                                               

List of streets named after Adolf Hitler

This is a partial list of streets and squares named after Adolf Hitler during the era of Nazi Germany. The zeal with which German municipal authorities attempted, immediately after the seizure of power, to play their part in the "National Rising" ...

                                               

List of streets named after Martin Luther King Jr.

Streets named after Martin Luther King Jr. can be found in many cities of the United States and in nearly every major metropolis. There are also a number of other countries that have honored Martin Luther King Jr., including Italy and Israel. The ...

                                               

List of hunger strikes

Brendan Hughes Raymond McCartney 1929 hunger strike Tommy McKearney BK Dutt and all other members of HSRA Bhagat singh 1980 Irish hunger strike Patsy OHara Raymond McCreesh Michael Devine Joe McDonnell 1981 Irish hunger strike Paddy Quinn Kieran ...

                                               

List of strikes

2018–2020 UK higher education strikes 2018–19 education workers strikes in the United States 2012–13 NHL lockout 2010 Major League Soccer lockout/strike 2010 Spirit Airlines Pilot Strike U.S. 2018 teachers strikes in the United States 2016 video ...

                                               

List of methods of torture

Note that the line between "torture method" and "torture device" is often blurred, particularly when a specifically named implement is but one component of a method. Also, many devices that can be used for torture have mainstream uses, completely ...

                                               

List of United Auto Workers local unions

The following is a list of local unions belonging to the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Auto Workers. The UAW is a labor union which represents workers in the United States, ...

                                               

List of unsolved problems in economics

This is a list of some of the major unsolved problems, puzzles, or questions in economics. Some of these are theoretical in origin and some of them concern the inability of orthodox economic theory to explain an empirical observation.

                                               

Index of urban planning articles

Urban, city, or town planning is the discipline of planning which explores several aspects of the built and social environments of municipalities and communities:

                                               

Index of urban studies articles

Urban studies is the diverse range of disciplines and approaches to the study of all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas. This includes among others: urban economics, urban planning, urban ecology, urban transportation systems ...

                                               

African Writers' Evening

The African Writers Evening is the first regular evening held for African writers at the UKs Poetry Cafe. It was started in 2003 by Nii Ayikwei Parkes in consultation with the directors of the Poetry Society after he completed a residency there. ...

                                               

Aonach

An Aonach or Oenach was an ancient Irish public national assembly called upon the death of a king, queen, notable sage or warrior as part of ancestor worship practices. As well as the entertainment, the oenach was an occasion on which kings and n ...

                                               

Apple Chill

Apple Chill is a festival in North Carolina. The event takes place in late April. Food vendors, crafters and a kids zone attract more 10.000 people to the host city. The festival began in 1972 in Chapel Hill, where the name is a Spoonerism. It ra ...

                                               

Arthur's Day

Arthurs Day was an annual series of music events worldwide, originally organised by Diageo in 2009 to promote the 250th anniversary of its Guinness brewing company. It was named after the founder of Guinness brewing, Arthur Guinness. The 2009 eve ...

                                               

Beverage function

One important issue of beverage functions is who pays for the drinks. There are three main scenarios: a cash bar with tickets: The host issues vouchers to attendees for a limited number of free drinks, and attendees pay for any further drinks the ...

                                               

Black Friday (partying)

Black Friday, Mad Friday, Frantic Friday or Black Eye Friday is a nickname for the last Friday before Christmas in Great Britain. It is the most popular night for office and factories Christmas parties, which consequently makes it one of the busi ...

                                               

Coffeehouse (event)

A coffeehouse is a social event, often held to raise funds for and/or generate awareness of a social cause or other event. The name "coffeehouse" is derived from the limited menu which is typically available at the social event: coffee is usually ...

                                               

Conference

A conference is a meeting of people who "confer" about a topic. Conference types include: Academic conference, in science and academic, a formal event where researchers present results, workshops, and other activities. Athletic conference, a comp ...

                                               

Convention (meeting)

A convention, in the sense of a meeting, is a gathering of individuals who meet at an arranged place and time in order to discuss or engage in some common interest. The most common conventions are based upon industry, profession, and fandom. Trad ...

                                               

Deltopia

Deltopia, originally known as Floatopia, is a social event that has taken place in Santa Barbara, California since 2004. Floatopia was originated in 2003 by University of California, Santa Barbara students. In early years attendance usually maxed ...

                                               

Fersommling

A Fersommling is a Pennsylvania Dutch social event in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more gspiel are performed for entertainment. "A high degree of theatricality and ceremony is involved, especially in the groundhog lodges: p ...

                                               

Festival

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or cultures. It is often marked as a local or national holiday, mela, or eid. A festival constitutes typica ...

                                               

Hoedown

The most popular sense of the term is associated with Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country, particularly Appalachia. It is a dance in quick movement most likely related to the jig, reel or clog dance. In contest fiddling, a hoe ...

                                               

Hootenanny

Hootenanny is an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in the early twentieth century U.S. as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. In this usage it was synonymous with thingamajig or whatchamacallit, as i ...

                                               

Kingston Bridal Week

Kingston Bridal Week is Jamaica’s first and only annual Bridal Week. The event was founded in 2012 by Kibwe McGann, Sean Lyn and Kara-Ann Anderson, and was produced by Intuit Concepts. In the second year, Nicola Barbar of Phoenix printery became ...

                                               

Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match is a reading series co-created in 2006 by Todd Zuniga, Elizabeth Koch, and Dennis DiClaudio. The series features four readers who read their own writing for seven minutes or less, and are then critiqued by three judges in the ...

                                               

Messabout

A messabout is an event where a group of people get together to discuss and "mess about" in boats. The concept is not new but the name is. The term originated in April 1990 when Joe Tribulato organized the first such event with this name. This wa ...

                                               

Moskultprog

Moskultprog is a production center of unique cultural initiatives mostly in Russia and Europe, founded by historian Sergey Nikitin. The center is well known for the public non-commercial open-air events on historical, sociourbanistic and natural ...

                                               

Mundo Lingo

Mundo Lingo are free language social events that happen independently in various metropolises in different countries. They usually take place in the late evening during the week in a specific bar. They gather many men and women of all ages and al ...

                                               

Open house (school)

An open house is an event held at an institution where its doors are open to the general public to allow people to look around the institution and learn about it. These are often held at schools and universities to attract prospective students, f ...