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Do you hang out with many people not of your country of origin? If not, why not?
Are you racist? You seem it.
and it went up to about 60% home country, 40% elsewhere.
But not so much now.
you just seem the type.
a lot of them went home/to other countries/to London. I keep in contact with a few of them, but it gets harder the longer you are away.
Simultaneously, I’ve moved back home, the whitest place around…
oddly where i am now felt like it was going to be the same, but is unexpectedly, and brilliantly, multi-cultural thanks to the nearby music and ballet conservatoire's. I've ended up with a lot more foreign friends than I've ever had before and was just thinking about that this morning.
I do come from the town where UKips base was, though. And group19 which was a more violent faction of the national front.
i know, twas in jest. Do you think being from there has made you more open-minded in a reaction to the extremism?
If you mean do I know some pubs with flat roofs with 20 year old guys inwho sell dodgy drugs, then yes, I do.
that's definitely not what i was getting at. I was interested in whether being around and in earshot of that pro-British and in some cases racist way of thinking from UKIP/19 made you more accutely aware of/opposed to casual racism as an opposite reaction. I don't really know where I'm going with it but i've not met someone from a hometown with that kind of legacy so it's interesting innit
I'm happy for everyone to think what they want. That often comes across as being racist, homophobic and VEHEMENTLY right wing and uneducated, but meh. Such is life. Im comfortable enough with my own views on the world that I dont need to force them on others
Think that's probably how old people end up racist.
I obviously know you have Croatian mates, also.
I find them a lot more reasonable, intelligent and more interesting than British people, generally, and the women are obviously much more attractive.
The schools i went to were very mixed. I guess it's because you have different interests when you get older. Maybe bruddas and Asians just aren't interested in real ale and non-league football, on the whole, idk.
maybe my brother. but that's stretching "close". and "australian". as if calling australia my home country when i emmigrated very young. still.
but 'don't cross the streams' as it were?
Not so much I don't think. He's Italian but went to an English language school in Italy and his dad always lived over here while he was growing up so he's very integrated.
He does have Italian mates though, and the streams do cross occasionally.
Incidentally I just went through my facebook friends and 23 out of 318 are foreigners, and that's including Irish and Aussies (who maybe aren't really foreign in the way your getting at), family (who aren't really friends) and music contacts (also not really friends). If you take all of these out I think it's basically just my Italian friend. I'm massively racist.
Foreigners never understand what I'm going on about unless their English is really good. I'm not very good at editing out the slang and expressions and stuff.
Also I just remembered about 3 Portuguese people I'm pretty good friends with.
and totally know what you mean about idioms etc. i tried to explain 'flogging a dead horse' for 5 minutes before i realised that it was a fucking silly phrase when I could just have said something was futile or just pointless.
Of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one's own.
so my friend ed from bolton who went to belgium and got married and stayed there counts? same for phil who got married and stayed innew york?
they would not count as a foreign friend. they would be a friend ina foreign country
is like a united colours of benetton advert
£1 subs, all welcome, bring cupcakes!!!
watching resevoir dogs i accidentally called him a nigger. felt pretty bad about it but he just told me i was a dick then we carried on playing wembley doubles
i have failed to progress as a person between the ages of 14 and 31
(woops caps) and Canadians, for obv reasons. my ciurrent job is about 50% arabic or INdian price/princesses and a fair few aussies and Saffas too. And me. And a handful off old etonians. And a couple fo yanks. Christ, we're v cosmo!
Lithuanians are extremely nice, though.
go home, have a bit of a sleep, perhaps you'll wake up without your racist face on tomorrow.
in just the last hour alone you've admitted to only knowing one foreign person and to being a racist.
pretty disappointing, mate, tbh.
Got quite a few foreign friends. Most of them are back in their own countries now though so only see them once or twice a year.
I can't be arsed deciding which of my acquaintances are 'friends' and which aren't.
The flying Dutchman is the only one who springs to mind, but I'm not sure why you're trying to paint it as some sort of virtue.
clearly the most racist person on here.
it's a fair enough question asking what circumstances have led to someone's specific ratio of foreign friends - im more interested in the reasons for it that the stats in a lot of ways)
...which kind of fucks this for me as I've only ever even met one person from The Faroe Islands in my life. I do have several Danish friends though - don't know if that counts.
Cos I guess Irish friends aren't from my country of origin, but it is where my family's from. To include as oversea them I'd say 70/30 home/abroad
I was talking to my uncle at the weekend who has done a family tree all the way back to 1650 or something and my family has never been based outside of Kent for all that time :D
I've got an asian girlfriend though so I'm in the clear...
Lusanne, Switzerland but was born in Lisbon, Portugal where his family is from. So there.
but then i do live in China....
Get the piss taken out of me all the time at home these days for using American english :(