illustrated threads linked above, unillustrated suggestions listed below
The Eager Young Lad
As pretty much every ABC I remember resorted to it. An excellent opportunity to fit in our thin-eyed, fur-coated yellow cousin under another letter, should need arise.
One of the alphabet charts at school has igloo on it - I don't think it's politically incorrect. The eskimo you've obviously seen already.
Since it's POLITICALLY incorrect you're looking for, this word fits the Bill.
Ho ho. Give the man a Cigar. Out of the Box.
Have national stereotypes been overlooked?
National stereotypes have not been overlooked, though I try to draw the line at the offensively racist (or not to draw a line that is offensively racist). I started with Indian and Eskimo and have added Cannibal, Gypsy, Jew, Native, Yank, Yellowman and Zulu since then (plus Golliwog of course, a popular route into this site for people doing an image search). We've also discussed Arab, Hun, Oriental and others in this forum.
Irishman is a possibility - though on a C19th alphabet chart (say) he'd more likely be placed under N for Navvy or Navigator, providing the labour for Britain's canals and railways.
And that's just suggested to me C for Coolie too...
.....or P for Paddy? Described in 19th century 'Punch' as ' a form of climbing creature often to be seen carrying a hod of bricks'
As you point out, also known as 'navvies' from 'navigators' who built canals and then railways. Immortalised by Shane McGowan in Pogues song...."Navigator"...........'the supply of an Empire where the sun never set,which is now deep in darkness,but the railways there yet.....'
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