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U (uppercase, lowercase u)
- (British film certificate) Universal - suitable for all ages
- Up, Upper
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Characteristic of the upper classes, particularly in use of language.
- , Alan S.C. Ross, “U and non-U,” in Brewer’s Anthology of England and the English, David Milsted 
- To TAKE a bath is non-U against U to HAVE one’s bath.
- 1956, Nancy Mitford, Noblesse Oblige: an Inquiry into the Identifiable Characteristics of the English Aristocracy
- In a treatise that still causes ripples in English society, Mitford defined various terms as either U (upper class) or non-U.
- 1992, Stephan Gramley, Survey of Modern English 
- Other, perhaps more contentious generalizations, which nevertheless contain a certain amount of truth, are that afternoon tea is U, starts at four and typically consists of tea, thin sandwiches and cakes.
- 1992, Linda Rosenkrantz, Beyond Charles and Diana 
U (personal & reflexive pronoun, capitalized form of u)
- Second-person singular & plural, objective & subjective: you (polite).
- See usage notes at u.
- Classical: IPA: short /u/, long /u:/
- IPA: /u/
U (capital, lowercase u)
- The twenty-fifth letter of the Romanian alphabet representing the phoneme /u/. Preceded by Ţ and followed by V.
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