Definition of the word "expat"

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a citizen of the EU (thats brits, irish etc but NOT Americans)

No kidding!

 

 

(in the case of UK brits)

As opposed to American Brits?

 

 

that's the truth of it.

Says who?

 

 

End of discussion!

Editor Bob, is that you?

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It's a snob thing really. However as far as the locals are concerned, i.e. the Germans in this case, all foreigners here are immigrants..

And the word 'immigrant' is invariably used in the pejorative by the Germans.

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Expat: adjective.

 

The state of a foot after withdrawal from a cowdung deposit. The foot is said to be expat.

Preventing the foot going expat especially in a bare shoeless state may inprove skin tone and ensure insulation.

Expatted feet or shoes and light coloured carpet do not mix

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What is the proper term to describe a pre-"expat" situation - "inpat" or "onpat"? Discuss.

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Prepat.

 

And one who returns is a postpat... they get free black and white cats on landing.

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No, it doesn't work, "prepat" defines the stage before encountering said deposit first-handfoot.

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Personally, I hate the term "Expat" - it stinks of a toffee-nosed, middle class attitude to living overseas, with no hint of wishing to be associated with "the locals".

I am far happier being an "auslander" than an "Expat".

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"Expats"are citizens of one's own country who "happen to live in another country" as the UK press like to put it, as if we just randomly woke up one day in Germany or wherever.

 

Citizens of other countries who do the same are "migrants" or "immigrants" of course.

 

Migrant is what I call myself.

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