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28 Struggles That Only Brits Who Grew Up Abroad Will Understand

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1. Your passport is an impressive patchwork of stamps from various countries.

Your passport is an impressive patchwork of stamps from various countries.

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2. A few are from layovers where you never saw the outside of the airport, but you don&;t need to tell anyone that.

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3. You pack like a flight attendant, fly like a bird, and have totally conquered jetlag.

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4. Also, you are an Airmiles MILLIONAIRE.

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5. You feel conflicted when someone who doesn&8217;t know you grew up abroad refers to you as &;British&;.

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6. And you immediately take against anyone who disses a country you&8217;ve lived in.

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7. You have pre-prepared long and short responses to the question &8220;Where are you from?&8221;

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8. And you have no idea who to back during Eurovision and the World Cup.

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9. You&8217;ve made your peace with sounding like a dick whenever you start an anecdote with &8220;when I lived in&;&8221;

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10. Your current accent is a diluted version of the one you had growing up.

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11. And changes depending on who you&8217;re talking to.

And changes depending on who you're talking to.

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12. Without thinking about it, you use foreign slang to make a point.

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13. And switch languages to talk to a family member on the phone.

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14. And pronounce loan words like &8220;paella&8221; the original way.

And pronounce loan words like "paella" the original way.

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15. You don&8217;t always dream in English.

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16. You know tons about the different cultures in various countries&8230;

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17. &8230; But you&8217;re not entirely sure where Durham is on a map.

... But you're not entirely sure where Durham is on a map.

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18. Your friends who grew up going camping in North Wales don&8217;t understand why you get so excited about holidaying in Britain.

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19. You&8217;re often tired from Skyping with overseas friends at 5am.

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20. So many British pop culture references go way over your head.

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21. And no one within a 100-mile radius of you remembers your favourite childhood cartoon 🙁

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22. On a bad day you don&8217;t feel as though you really belong anywhere.

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23. But! You know all the best places to get authentic foreign food.

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24. And everyone loves it when you teach them how to swear in foreign.

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25. Not to mention the exotic treats you bring back from abroad.

Not to mention the exotic treats you bring back from abroad.

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26. You are probably the most adaptable person you know.

You are probably the most adaptable person you know.

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27. And you&8217;re excellent at making new friends on different continents.

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28. Which means that, next time you visit another country, there&8217;s probably a sofa you can crash on for free.

Which means that, next time you visit another country, there's probably a sofa you can crash on for free.

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