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Topic: Anglophile/Americaphile (?!) Swap!  (Read 2520 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2009 05:21:37 PM »

My sister and I are in the midst of planning our first trip to London!  I would love this swap!  We're big fans of the history, the music, the literature, ok...almost everything!! Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2009 12:29:22 PM »

Ooh have fun in London! My family went on a trip there a few years ago, and we had a great time.

Do you think we would need equal numbers of Ukers and Usaers (more making up words!) - i guess it depends on what sort of patriotic goodies you wanted.

Since Americans are so pushy and numerous (god bless us!) an American could choose to be an honorary Brit, and send Brit stuff to another American (who could send Brit stuff back...)

Legit Brits could get American stuff back from Americans. (pick me! pick me!)
Sounds like a good idea, especially because it seems we have a few more Anglophiles than America-fans.

And who would want to organize this? I don't think I could, cause I've only done a few swaps before....I'm afraid I'd mess everything up! Cheesy

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2009 06:51:48 AM »

me neither i have enough time to craft but alas not enough time (or cleverness to organise)!
can i twist anyones arm?  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2009 08:29:40 AM »

This sounds interesting! I'm a big fan of american TV shows and comedians, and I love vintage american clothes and adverts! I'm English and I really want to move to America in a few years time. I'll have to think about it though. I'd offer to organise but I'm just about to organise a postsecret swap and I don't think I could organise 2 at once!
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2009 04:46:17 PM »

I'm English and I really want to move to America in a few years time.

Come on over -- we'd love to have you! Believe me, we need all the organizing talent we can get.

AND you've helped explain why there's no special word for people-who-live-outside-the-US-and-like-us-even-though-we're-obnoxious-occasionally. There's already a word: "Immigrants"!  Grin

(OK. That's jingoistic and culturally imperialistic and very tacky Yankee. What can I say? I'm a bumptious American. Fer schizzle.)


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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009 05:54:34 PM »

We're Americans! It's our job to be tacky and overgeneralize!  Tongue If we didn't do that, we wouldn't be doin' right by Ol' Glory.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2009 03:12:11 AM »

 Cheesy

and maybe thats your charm?! to us "alien immigrants" anyway!  Cheesy the word alien still gets me everytime!
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2009 05:24:28 AM »

My husband gets mad at me for saying that Americans are rude and loud and expect people to do things for them.  But I'm a hexpatriot! Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2009 07:29:23 PM »

Hexpatriot? Is this a new word or am I just out of the loop?  :-P
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2009 03:00:58 AM »

Not really a new term, just not widely used.  Some put the two words together, some use hex patriot.

 Here's a funny definition:  Expatriates who never actually leave the country. They just speak ill of America's corruption and lack of refinement. Cheesy

I do love what America stands for, don't get me wrong.  But overall as a people...there's just a lack of ownership in our country.  It seems that everyone blames everyone else and very few want to DO something about it.  It might be like that everywhere, but I don't hear half the crazy stuff from other countries.lol
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