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JMB Terms of Subservient Characters (26) RE: Folklore: Terms of Subservient Characters 22 Jan 19


I was thinking lately about terms used for people who are considered to be obedient and servile or subservient if you will to those they serve. Particularly to those who are of a different background in any way shape or form. (ie. Uncle Tom from the novel of a black man who is excessively subservient and respectful to white people despite the lack of respect in return.
I was doing some research to find more terms in different scenarios. I remembered the above example from hearing it years ago. I am looking to find terms based on historical or literary figures who were subservient. It could be between races, language of origin, country of origin, etc.
I've been inspired lately by the fact that I am a Gael of origin and I am surrounded by English people who are hostile towards me, yet they expect me to be subservient at all times. I've haven't ever heard of a term like this applying to a Gael, nor could I find a character through searching to fit.
Which of course would be hard to find in history I've been thinking of this so there could be a new monicre to which I am known by. Not expecting it to be a common term, I don't like to see particularly any offensive terms against certain backgrounds, but I'm surprised that no one has come up with one to refer to me as. So, I'm seeking help so I could do it for them.


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