Will I say "I met a British on a cruise."? or "a British person"? or "a British man"?:up: 'He is British' works fine. 'Britisher' is not only insulting, it is also a noun - so in less enlightened times some people said 'he is a Britisher', but as Tullia said this is offensive. (Like any noun it can be used with an adjectival function - so you could have 'a Briitsher '<noun>' (though it's not advisable to use it).
Another less offensive version is 'he's a Brit'; a lot af people dislike this.
Will I say "I met a British on a cruise."? or "a British person"? or "a British man"?
I've never heard of "Britisher."
I use "Brits" on occasion, but mean no offense. Would "Britons" be the preferred term?
:up: Agreed, about the c, but as the writers didn't even trust their readers with 'Schweinhund'...I met a British person/man/woman/girl/guy etc on a cruise.
I met a Brit on a cruise (note that I don't consider "a Brit" to be offensive at all).
I too had never heard of "Britisher" so would not have considered it either correct or offensive. I can imagine it being in a German war comic but I would have expected it to be "Britische(r)" which would fit the German for the adjective "British".
Can someone explain why "Britisher" is offensive? I can't for the life of me make out why.