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Old Jul 15th 2013, 2:36 pm
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Please don't hold this against me that I am American here on your page, I love the British I always have and hope to make some new friends here. I am in Olathe which is a part of the Greater kansas City area
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Old Jul 15th 2013, 2:37 pm
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As long as you get humour you'll be fine.
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Old Jul 15th 2013, 2:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Tammy1629 View Post
Please don't hold this against me that I am American here on your page, I love the British I always have and hope to make some new friends here. I am in Olathe which is a part of the Greater kansas City area
There are loads of Americans already on here, so you're not alone. Then you have the Brits who have become US citzens as well, if that counts ...
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I know I will love it here, I love humour, and I will enjoy the friendships I make here
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Then you have the Brits who have become US citzens as well, if that counts ...
It doesn't

Seriously, I became a USC about 6 years ago but it doesn't make me American. I don't think I'll ever be that. Having been raised in Northern Ireland, I consider myself Irish first and foremost. After that, I have much more in common with the British as I went to uni in England, lived/worked there afterwards and got married there. I have Canadian citizenship too but I certainly don't consider myself Canadian - although I am certainly more in tune with the Canadian view on life and the world in general than I am with the American one. The longer I live in the US, the stranger and more baffling it becomes to me.
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Originally Posted by Tammy1629 View Post
Please don't hold this against me that I am American here on your page, I love the British I always have and hope to make some new friends here. I am in Olathe which is a part of the Greater kansas City area
Welcome!

As others have said we have several American members...so you are not alone. Just accept us for what we are...a bunch of very helpful people, who like a good moan and have a wicked sense of humour.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
It doesn't
It does for immigration purposes at least. I might be British by birth and I'm certainly culturally British but if I ever want to travel out of the country (irrespective of which one I use at my destination), it'll be on an American passport.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
It does for immigration purposes at least. I might be British by birth and I'm certainly culturally British but if I ever want to travel out of the country (irrespective of which one I use at my destination), it'll be on an American passport.
Yeah, but the passport you carry doesn't define you. And the OP is American anyway so I doubt there is much need for US immigration advice.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
Yeah, but the passport you carry doesn't define you.
I was being facetious.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I was being facetious.
See? I've obviously been here too long. Completely lost my sense of humor/humour.
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
See? I've obviously been here too long. Completely lost my sense of humor/humour.
No, I'm just really good at it
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Hi Tammy, welcome to BE. As Sultan said, you are not alone as a USC, and a good number of us are naturalised dual citizens.

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As long as you get humour you'll be fine.
Please note, humour includes irony, ... and bare-faced sarcasm.

Most of us here with posts in the thousands know where to draw the line, and the moderators do sterling work in keeping us in line! If you'd care to look at threads over the past few months the threads with hundreds of posts will show you what the hot topics here have been, and may enable you to get to know some of the "key players" here. Please stay around and have some fun!
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I was being facetious.
That's so not like you!
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Old Jul 15th 2013, 3:41 pm
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Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
It doesn't

Seriously, I became a USC about 6 years ago but it doesn't make me American. I don't think I'll ever be that. Having been raised in Northern Ireland, I consider myself Irish first and foremost. After that, I have much more in common with the British as I went to uni in England, lived/worked there afterwards and got married there. I have Canadian citizenship too but I certainly don't consider myself Canadian - although I am certainly more in tune with the Canadian view on life and the world in general than I am with the American one. The longer I live in the US, the stranger and more baffling it becomes to me.
Amen to that.

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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
That's so not like you!
Oh, stop it you

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Amen to that.

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