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Old 10-20-2012, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Loidis
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So here's what I've gathered: you're a natural-born citizen of the United States, you've probably spent your entire life here, you imply that you've never been to the U.K. (yet you're positive that you adore "everything" pertaining to the UK and British culture), but part of you feels as if you were born and raised there; in other words, because of your ancestry and love for everything British, you basically are British?

Now have you, by any chance, ever actually made these comments in the presence of an actual British person who isn't your fiance? I would absolutely love to see a native Brit's opinion on how "British" a U.S. native can possibly be without, you know, having ever set foot in the UK or spent a significant amount of time in said country's cultural environment.

Personally, though, I think that if you truly believe this psychobabble about feeling British, then, for the sake of yourself and your birth-country, it really is best for you to leave; living in the UK could very well be the only effective way to cure yourself of this bizarre case of Anglophilia that has taken such a massive toll on your sense of self and nationality.

Oh, and don't forget: following your arrival to the UK, be sure to run around and tell the locals how "British" you feel--they'll LOVE to hear that, especially from an American.

I don't think I have ever seen such a condescending tool post on an internet forum before, and that is an amazing feet. For your sake I hope you do not act in a similar manner in the real world as you do on here, or you may end up with a few black eyes and a broken leg.

Personally I would welcome an American arriving here and proclaiming how British they feel, it just reinforces my opinion that the British culture and identity is vastly superior to anything North America can come up with.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:55 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Not really.

But sometimes I feel like an outcast in a Protestant majority school. It's really annoying when my classmates start talking about gn and Sunday school and I'm the only non Protestant there.

I'd love to know why they feel the need to talk about Sunday school anyway... Its quite clearly boring!!
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:00 AM
 
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No, and I have been to England. I loved visiting but would not move there. Also, I am from the South, and I love it. However, to the OP go visit England before you move there. Good luck, and I hope you find all that you are looking for.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:03 AM
 
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I don't think I have ever seen such a condescending tool post on an internet forum before, and that is an amazing feet. For your sake I hope you do not act in a similar manner in the real world as you do on here, or you may end up with a few black eyes and a broken leg.

Personally I would welcome an American arriving here and proclaiming how British they feel, it just reinforces my opinion that the British culture and identity is vastly superior to anything North America can come up with.
I'm surprised the Irish in the ROI don't all collectively have black eyes and broken legs then lots of them have the same exact attitude Montguy has towards the OP towards so-called "Plastic Paddies" in the US even if they have names like Seamus O'Donnell and Shannon McMurphy.

Anyway, back to the OP. I did feel similarly when I was a childish liberal in my naive teenage years. Then I realized there's more to life than politics (unless you live in an oppressive country), and quite happy here.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I lived in 4 states for 48 years before moving to Scotland, and it felt like 'home' immediately, more than anywhere I lived in the US. Still feels like home after many years.

I used to be on many American expats forums and there are so many people that post asking how to move here, but most have an unrealistic image, like they've seen too many photos of charming villages, scenery, castles, palaces, Cotswolds, thatched hut homes. There are a lot of young expat women who get homesick and move back to the US - a LOT. They miss their moms, American junk food, etc. etc.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I don't think I have ever seen such a condescending tool post on an internet forum before, and that is an amazing feet. For your sake I hope you do not act in a similar manner in the real world as you do on here, or you may end up with a few black eyes and a broken leg.

Personally I would welcome an American arriving here and proclaiming how British they feel, it just reinforces my opinion that the British culture and identity is vastly superior to anything North America can come up with.
Agree that post was too harsh. However, I highly doubt that an American claiming they feel British (or Scottish or Welsh or Irish) would be welcomed. More likely they'll get this

I've heard Americans claiming they are Irish-American, Scottish-American when the last ancestor to live here was 100+ years ago.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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I agree.

I cannot stand Americans who think that they are Irish this and British that. You are American, nothing else.

The lifestyle you lead is almost certainly an American one.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: 406
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I don't think I have ever seen such a condescending tool post on an internet forum before, and that is an amazing feet.
Behold the delicious irony of a rigid, chauvinistic Euro-nationalist (who indisputably corners the markets of condescension and cultural bigotry) calling me a "tool."

You've apparently never bothered to review the trollish, patronizing, over-the-top nonsense that you routinely post in regard to the U.S. and the citizens thereof (don't you just hate these "pot meet kettle" moments?).

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For your sake I hope you do not act in a similar manner in the real world as you do on here, or you may end up with a few black eyes and a broken leg.
Oh, throwing me a few crumbs about etiquette in the real world, are we?

Well, you really shouldn't waste your time--it would be intellectually unhealthy for me not to discard any and all advice offered by a blatant narcissist.

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Personally I would welcome an American arriving here and proclaiming how British they feel, it just reinforces my opinion that the British culture and identity is vastly superior to anything North America can come up with.
Yes, it certainly makes sense that you'd welcome the company of anyone who would validate your hilariously unenlightened, jingoistic theories about North American vs British/European culture.

Nice grandstanding, by the way.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Well im sorry its just how i feel! :/
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I agree.

I cannot stand Americans who think that they are Irish this and British that. You are American, nothing else.

The lifestyle you lead is almost certainly an American one.
Sorry you feel that way.
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