IS THAT IT ...???
Sigh – anyone can see why some of us visit MCN so rarely when the quality of the comment or humour barely rises above the infantile. Is that it – is that the best some of you can offer? At least our mate DaniPedola put more than the cell of an amoeba in. Thanks, old bean.
Now listen, lads - when you grow-up & allowed to mingle with the big people at last, you might travel a bit & read some books & stuff. This just may furnish you with a smidgeon of knowledge & ability to differentiate between different countries with different cultures. Australia is not New Zealand & NZ is not OZ. Write it down & see if you can try & remember this. I know it is all very hard for you but, honest – it’s worth it. It might save you from getting your facial features re-arranged one fine day or dark night.
Get your Mummies to help you look-up the word “expatriate”. I know it’s hard & so big a word to get your head around but seeing as you don’t have a Dad, you will really have to try hard & learn how to say it too. Writing it down is a good way to remember stuff.
For example: If, say, the only half-decent player in the England cricket team, Ben Stokes lived in France but still retained his Brit citizenship (more on that in a sec) – he would be a British “expatriate” and not a Frog, OK? Oh, sorry-hang-on, bad example, as he is really a New Zealander, just like me and not British at all. Even his Mum & Dad couldn’t cop the UK morons & weather in the end & went back to NZ to live. Sad.
Mmmm.. – Seeing as Stokes Snr was also NZ born – how come little Benny is a Brit anyway ‘cuz “nationality & citizenship” is predicated on the paternal side? Sorry – another 2 big words there for you. Anyway, good to see Ben has got a game somewhere, even if he wouldn’t make the Black Caps (NZ team) or Australia – and good on him. The Aussies will get a whole different ball-game & far higher quality opposition when they meet the RSA later this year. Then you can really slag them off, eh?
Anyhow – I am a Kiwi (that’s a nickname for citizens of NZ you see & is because we have this unique flightless bird there) that lives in Australia - but I was also born in England & still hold Brit citizenship too. So, I am an “expatriate” several times over and can say what I like without any fear or favour – or accusations of being “nationalistic”. Sorry, another big word. Confusing, isn’t it? But my avatar is very clear on this – if some had the nous to “understand” it. Oz & NZ both want to change their National flags – it has just become far too embarrassing to have the Union Jack on it & they are too similar for morons to tell apart. See what the World has come too!
I do so enjoy our little chats. Catch you in another 3-6 months. Try to do better, OK?