Ancestors

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Ancestors

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:21 am

Hi everyone! I would like to ask you two questions.

1. What do you call a woman who was born in the US but immigrates to the UK?
2. What do you call a woman who has American ancestors but was born and lives in the UK?

Your answers would be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by tony h » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:22 pm

Steven, there are a whole load of answers to this question depending on the detail.

The sort of answers are:

- legal status - eg visitor, resident, naturalised British, ExPat
- emotional nationality - ie which country do you feel most drawn to? People often still claim an original identity after many generations.
- salutation - no real difference

... probably more.
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With the right context almost anything can sound appropriate.

Re: Ancestors

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:58 pm

tony h : Thanks a lot for your detailed answer.
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Post by Bobinwales » Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:51 pm

Stevenloan wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:21 am
1. What do you call a woman who was born in the US but immigrates to the UK?
2. What do you call a woman who has American ancestors but was born and lives in the UK?

Your answers would be highly appreciated.
Steven, I would simply call the first woman, "American born" and the second "British".
I am particularly thinking about the British actress actor, Zoë Wanamaker. Her father was American and her mother Canadian. I don't think that anyone thinks of Ms Wanamaker being anything but British.
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Re: Ancestors

Post by Stevenloan » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:40 pm

Bob: I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my answer. I really appreciate it.
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