There are a number of different groups of nomads/semi-nomads in the UK. "Travellers" normally means Irish Travellers, a group indigenous to Ireland but also found in Britain and elsewhere. They are not gypsies. "Gypsies" is an out dated colloquial term for Roma, Sinti and other related ethnic groups. They usually prefer the more specific and accurate terms, like Roma. There are also New Age Travellers, who aren't an ethnic group at all.Velodude said:I thought the PC term in the UK was to call gypsies travellers/travelers?
Settled people and the media often confuse the various different groups, so you will often find outsiders applying terms like gypsy or Traveller to the wrong people. And, of course, many people prefer to use straightforwardly bigoted and abusive terms, as happychappy does above.