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Title: Ex Pats.
Post by: Lanarkshire lassie on November 10, 2006, 09:58:18 PM
Would just like to ask. As my  great grandparents are from County Antrim, and I feel a warm glow when I come over to visit, as I do. Can I be considered a distant ex pat.

All replies welcome!
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: Christopher on November 10, 2006, 11:50:56 PM
Can you play football, Lanarkshire lassie ???
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: eastender on November 11, 2006, 04:26:22 AM
Is that Pat as in patriot or as in Patrick ??? ;D

From what I read in earlier posts many months ago, Belfast is officially in County Antrim, so I suppose you qualify. Congratulations 8)

My great grandfather was from High Church Lanarkshire, lassie.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: AL CAPONE on November 18, 2006, 12:17:22 PM
can you dance?
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: MAgeeka on November 23, 2006, 02:43:14 AM
 Hi Lanarkshire lassie
I do think EX Pat means Ex Patriot
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: EllCee on November 23, 2006, 09:10:55 PM
Hi Lanarkshire lassie
I do think EX Pat means Ex Patriot


No M.  It means expatriate.  Presumably  from "out of the fatherland".

ex·pat Pronunciation (kspt)

n. Chiefly British
An expatriate.

And more:

ex·pa·tri·ate Pronunciation (k-sptr-t)
v. ex·pa·tri·at·ed, ex·pa·tri·at·ing, ex·pa·tri·ates
v.tr.
1. To send into exile. See Synonyms at banish.
2. To remove (oneself) from residence in one's native land.
v.intr.
1. To give up residence in one's homeland.
2. To renounce allegiance to one's homeland.
n. (-t, -t)
1. One who has taken up residence in a foreign country.
2. One who has renounced one's native land.

adj. (-t, -t)
Residing in a foreign country; expatriated: "She delighted in the bohemian freedom enjoyed by the expatriate artists, writers, and performers living in Rome" Janet H. Murray.

Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: Christopher on November 23, 2006, 09:55:20 PM
Glory be Les ... you should have been an English teacher 8)
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: EllCee on November 23, 2006, 10:02:01 PM
Having been one, it's easy to know the meaning.

I wouldn't have lasted very long as a teacher in the classroom. They'd have hung me for slapping the little wretches.

Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: AL CAPONE on November 24, 2006, 05:08:10 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: Lanarkshire lassie on November 24, 2006, 05:43:25 PM
Hi Al,
 How are you this fine evening.Still Dancing?

I am moving between gen. sites and trying to do an SVQ essay on child care.

Gail ;)
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: AL CAPONE on November 24, 2006, 05:55:42 PM
Hi Al,
 How are you this fine evening.Still Dancing?

I am moving between gen. sites and trying to do an SVQ essay on child care.

Gail ;)

im still shakin the hips ;D
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: MAgeeka on November 25, 2006, 04:48:14 PM
Thanks Les
What do you expect from a Tick-Mick like meself
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: rjl on January 27, 2007, 12:54:16 AM
ex pat is that like postman pat
expost man
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: Lanarkshire lassie on January 28, 2007, 02:45:20 PM
My friend rjl.

I thought that it was obvious that we are talking about genealogy, NOT Postman Pat, Jess, Red Vans and all things relating to the postal service.

Are you on the wind up?

Gail
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: rjl on January 28, 2007, 10:12:03 PM
gail i bet you enjoyed the wind up a good laugh gets the smiles sorry if you didnt smile
Title: Re: Ex Pats.
Post by: AL CAPONE on January 30, 2007, 06:31:50 PM
hi Gail still dancing? ;D