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Thread: American Definition of British
March 14th, 2014 09:16 PM #26
March 14th, 2014 09:27 PM #28
Ireland for a year or something.
My cousin was born in the UK, and despite living there, having entirely British parents and growing up on British TV she claims she's entirely Canadian! She's 15 and spent 4-ish years in the UK - Liverpool, actually (aren't your great grandparents from Liverpool?) It's one of my favourite places.★ close to my heart ★
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March 14th, 2014 09:31 PM #30
My nana's family is from the London - Kent area, her mother's father (the Lillian Vera I've mentioned a lot) was the head groomsmen for the Royal family in the 1900's, from what I've been told, ha. England is basically running through my veins, and my mum and I both class England as our homes, as we have a lot of extended family there, and her entire family history (so half of mine) is residing in England as well.
March 14th, 2014 09:42 PM #32
I always wished I could lay claim to English heritage, haha. Nope, as far as my parents know our family is 100% of Chinese descent. I was born in Canada though and have never lived anywhere else, so it drives me bonkers when I say I'm Canadian and people say where are you actually from. Um, I was born in Canada, where else could I be from?
And... wow. Just, WOW. There are only 10 provinces and 3 territories, even if you didn't know them before it's not that hard to memorize them for a test! If there were like a hundred, okay makes sense you'd forget some. The sad part isn't even that so many people don't know, it's that they're okay with being so ignorant.~Love names, literature, royals and horses~ <3
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March 14th, 2014 09:43 PM #34Senior Member
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England 100 years ago does not qualify you to give a English perspective on names. There have been a couple of times when a non-UK user has 'corrected' me on something British. Yeah 'cause I know jack sh!t, having lived here my entire life. Half the time these people know very little about British life, culture, politics or geography. I don't mean to be rude, but no matter how much you look up a place on t'internet or watch it on telly, you have no idea of the lifestyle until you've lived there a long while.
The one that both confuses and entertains me is WASPy. I only learnt this recently, but the AS is for Anglo-Saxon. Anglo-Saxon! WTH?! Why are people trying to associate themselves with a race that hasn't existed for 1000 years?!