Saturday, November 24, 2007

Almost American


Stinking Billy asked why the name Almost American. Very easy really - I was born in the UK, lived in Turkey for a couple of years, and France for another year, but moved to the USA in 1985 thinking I would be here for 2 or 3 years and then I'd return to England. Somehow I ended up staying. I have now lived in the USA for longer than I have lived anywhere else. I have an American passport as well as British one (which is perfectly legal, in case you're wondering.) Having not been raised here, there are still some cultural things I just don't get. I still think of England as 'home', (though of course the US is home too.) I am taken aback when people here make comments about my foreignness, or my accent. I don't feel like a foreigner, and forget my accent is different (though I sound very American when I'm in England!) So although I am An American, and am happy to be one, I'm not entirely American and never will be, and I'm happy about that too.

2 comments:

lady thinker said...

Just happened on by via St Billy's blog. This looks very interesting. I'll be back to look back through your archives. But it may have to wait a couple of weeks - as I'm very busy ...
Meanwhile, it's been good to meet you.

Mmm said...

this is me all over.

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