Shamerican: Because ‘expat’ is SO 2008
Posted on September 25, 2009 by yankeebean
Just a short post to announce one of the finest new terms I’ve heard to describe us expats in all of our feisty, out-spoken glory.
Sha-mer-i-can [shuh-mare-ih-caan] (noun)
An American that is not currently living in America. “Yankeebean move to the UK in 2004 and she’s been shamerican every since!”
Thanks goes out to Peacefulyorkshire’s dude, Mr Chill for coining this term! I did ask him where he got his inspiration and he said something like, “It just describes you both perfectly. You’re not American – you’ve left America – you’re shamerican”
Hahaha! Classic. I prefer it over ‘expat’ any ol’ day – bring it on!
Oh, and what happens when an English person no longer lives in England?
The pondering of the word and makings of Shamerican? Click here