I have to come up with a short description/label/identifier to describe two geographical groups:

  1. United States
  2. All countries except the United States

The description would be read by a global audience so the term foreign won't work. It must be short since it will be need to be displayed on reports that don't allow for long descriptions. Currently US & EX-US is being used but that doesn't feel right to me. There has to be a term or a way to label this, right?

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    I would interpret EX-US meaning a place that used to be the US!
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 19:44
  • I assume "benighted heathens" is out of the question?
    – Oldcat
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 23:48
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    @Oldcat: for which group? Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 22:59

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If you have a table or diagram that lists several specific locations, and then has a section for everywhere else, it's common in business settings to refer to the latter as ROW, which stands for Rest of World. But if there are just two choices, US and everywhere else, US and Non-US would probably be more appropriate.

  • Awesome, I really like this one.
    – hallabus
    Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 20:28
  • Yes the simplest way is just to define your categories and make a term for them. US and International is often used in American business.
    – Oldcat
    Commented Nov 12, 2014 at 23:49

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