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I got called 'an arrogant s**t' today..

Old Oct 15th 2021, 2:48 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Oh. I'm not wanting to keep any sort of company with that old goat now I've seen his inner workings. He can bog right off.

I'm plotting.
I think your fellow BE members should put their heads together and help with your plotting. I'll start with some suggestions.

Leave a box of English breakfast teabags on his painting gear. Note saying 'something decent to drink at your exclusive tea party' optional.

Make a civic-type 'gong' out of cardboard and gold foil, write 'Ex-Councillor, Current Bigot' on it and hang it on his easel.

I don't suppose you can find a way to poo in his paints without anyone noticing?


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Old Oct 15th 2021, 3:06 am
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When I first came over in the 70s we were called "DPs" meaning Displaced Persons.

Often used in phrases similar to "You f*****g DPs are coming here and taking all the jobs."

Things haven't changed much with the newer arrivals.
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Old Oct 15th 2021, 3:23 am
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I had "coming down here taking our jobs" said equally about me as to me, on the bus in London.
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Old Oct 15th 2021, 10:54 pm
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Default Re: I got called 'an arrogant s**t' today..

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
I never see or hear the word ex-pat outside of this forum, and I'm kind of surprised someone took any interest, good or bad.
He was probably British.
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Old Oct 19th 2021, 10:20 pm
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Technically, the term 'immigrant' is very specific in US law, whereas AFAIK "Expat" is not referenced anywhere.
If you entered the US on a temporary visa, and referred to yourself as an 'immigrant' to a CBP officer you might land yourself in hot water, and for similar reasons that 'immigrants' really should never call themselves 'citizens'.
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Old Oct 19th 2021, 11:17 pm
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Default Re: I got called 'an arrogant s**t' today..

Originally Posted by neill View Post
Technically, the term 'immigrant' is very specific in US law, whereas AFAIK "Expat" is not referenced anywhere.
If you entered the US on a temporary visa, and referred to yourself as an 'immigrant' to a CBP officer you might land yourself in hot water, and for similar reasons that 'immigrants' really should never call themselves 'citizens'.
You should not refers to yourself as a US Citizen until you are a US Citizen, but I am both an Immigrant and a US Citizen. I was also a Citizen when I came here as 99.9999% of people are, only a tiny fraction of people are stateless, and not a Citizen of some country.
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Old Oct 19th 2021, 11:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Anian View Post
I noticed on the internet recently that it has become a thing that people have started repeating: Calling yourself an immigrant is fine, calling yourself an expat means you are a racist who hates the people in the foreign country you live.
I blame it on the British expat communities who only really socialise with each other, eat mostly British food, watch mostly British TV. It's very rare in the US, but the attitude is known from those in places like Spain, and now it is one of those silly pieces of "internet knowledge" that people repeat as truth as if it fits all cases.
Here in Cayman all non-locals are ex-pats whether they are Jamaican, British, Canadian...etc. The Caribbean countries tend to socialise together in the same way that the Brit ex-pats do here. Part of that is language. Try being in a group of hardcore Jamaicans all talking patois! The only racism I have experienced has been from Caymanians, some of whom REALLY resent all ex-pats especially Jamaicans. And we import a lot of food from the US and it's crap. Full of god knows what. I buy British whenever I can but you pay for it! And British TV, on the whole, beats US TV hands down. All that being said, we have a very mixed bunch of friends, particularly my wife, and there is something very special about being in a bar or restaurant and seeing 10 people together knowing they are from 10 different countries all getting along. Cayman is slightly unique I think in that respect. I have definitely become far more interested in other cultures whilst being here. The diversity is one of the things I'll miss when we go home. The UK is so insular.
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Old Oct 23rd 2021, 12:39 am
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As my old mum said to me ‘How can you possibly be an immigrant…you are British?’
The day I was sworn in as a US citizen I happened to call my mom. She said to me “what have you been up to today son?” I told her I just became an American citizen ma, she said “Why would you give up being from the best country in the world to become an American?” After I explained I now had dual citizenship she calmed down.
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