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POLL: Are we Ex Pat's or Immigrants?

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:08pm
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Paul59

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Why are British people who are legally resident in Spain called ex pat's as opposed to immigrants?

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An Asian or African person relocating to the UK legally would be called an immigrant. Why is this please?

I think we should hold a poll to ascertain people's thoughts.

 

POLL: Are we Ex Pat's or Immigrants?

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Darro

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:17pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:17pm

Pointless, what does it matter?

Dlrsantapola

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:04pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:04pm

Darro wrote on Sun Jul 31, 2022 7:17pm:

Pointless, what does it matter?

Agree, just gonna cause the usual arrangements!! Edit, arguments!

Hew

Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:21pm

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:21pm

Not sure what you are setting out to achieve, except an argument. Have you paid for an argument ?. (Unless you have seen the relevant monty python sketch, the latter was wasted, sorry). But seriously, what on earth made you think that one up ?. 

Paul59

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:50am

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:50am

Hew wrote on Sun Jul 31, 2022 10:21pm:

Not sure what you are setting out to achieve, except an argument. Have you paid for an argument ?. (Unless you have seen the relevant monty python sketch, the latter was wasted, sorry). But seriously, what on earth made you think that one up ?. 

It just really annoys me ...maybe it's because I'm Welsh and not English . The English have always in my humble opinion considered themselves to be somewhat superior to everyone else. 

I suppose it's the racist angle that I don't agree with. 

Many like myself I have to say do not speak Spanish because we expect the locals to speak English. 

Can you consider for a moment the abuse and criticism that many people who choose to live in the UK from overseas have to contend with if they don't speak English. 

We from the UK who live in Spain are immigrants who just like to dress up the fact and call themselves ex pat's. It's such an inoffensive and flowery term and that's why I'm not surprised that so many people choose to use it.

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tebo53

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:58am

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:58am

Paul59 wrote on Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:50am:

It just really annoys me ...maybe it's because I'm Welsh and not English . The English have always in my humble opinion considered themselves to be somewhat superior to everyone else. 

I suppose it's the racist angle that I don't agree with. 

Many like myself I have to say do not speak Spanish because we expect the locals to speak English. 

Can you consider for a moment the abuse and criticism that many people who choose to live in the UK from overseas have to contend with if they don't speak English. 

We from the UK who live in Spain are immigrants who just like to dress up the fact and call themselves ex pat's. It's such an inoffensive and flowery term and that's why I'm not surprised that so many people choose to use it.

As Hew said "Just for the argument" 🤷🤷‍♂️

Steve 

Relyat

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 8:15am

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 8:15am

Been done to death on here. 

If you're really that interested, a search will find the threads and you can extract the information from there. 

elinspain

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 8:42am

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 8:42am

Hello

 There is a large amount of "Who cares?" about that question for me.  

 Call me whatever you want ,  but  I don't  really need a label !

Cheers

Elinspain

Tine123

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:48pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 12:48pm

If you ask Google you’ll find many articles explaining, defining and arguing the different reasons

Paul59

Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 1:07pm

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Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2022 1:07pm

Dlrsantapola wrote on Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:04pm:

Agree, just gonna cause the usual arrangements!! Edit, arguments!

What arrangements are you talking about?

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