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    Fear and Arrogance jrrl's Avatar
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    I need a word...
    for someone who is a citizen of a country but who has never been to that country. E.G. a US citizen born outside of the US and who has never traveled to the US.

    I need it as a name for a remote server. My machines are (mostly) named for their roles in the community of machines. My firewall is "sentinel" (because it guards the community). My local server that is outside of the firewall is "pariah" (because it can't be trusted). My laptop is "shaman" (because I am self-important). And so on. (It gets shaky near the end, due to my wife's refusing to follow suit with her powerbook and my son's inability to pick a permanent name for his ibook. Sigh.)

    Other suggested names along these lines would also be appreciated.

    -John.
    There's a reason army's wear uniforms even though it makes them easier to spot. Sometimes that's what you want. Uniforms suggest organization, power, and numbers. These, in turn, inspire fear. And, as any good operative knows, there is no more effective weapon than fear.

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    I don't think this is exactly what you were looking for, but it's the first thing I thot of:

    Expatriate : someone either excluded from or self-exiled from the native land

    Expatriot is either a misspelling (on analogy with patriot, no doubt) or a nonce word meaning “former patriot,” which might better be spelled ex-patriot; presumably it would refer to one’s loyalties but not one’s location.

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    Dislocated citizen without map or GPS?

    Absentee Voter?

    MoveOn.org board member?

    Tax evader?
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    ROFLMAO Alan!
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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    Well, an "Anchor Baby" would have been born within the U.S.
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    Affiliate Manager David Carter's Avatar
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    good answer Rhia, since that child will probably never go back to the country of origin of the parents.
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    Somehow that didnt sound right. Hope I didnt offend anyone, I was simply making an observation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore61103
    I don't think this is exactly what you were looking for, but it's the first thing I thot of:

    Expatriate : someone either excluded from or self-exiled from the native land
    Yeah, not quite right, but it feels like the right word. That's the tentative name I've been using, but was hoping there was some more apt word. The only real parallel I could think of was Roman citizens born in the provinces, but "provincial" did NOT feel right.

    I might have to go with "alien" or "outlander", which is yet another different meaning, but would kind of work (the server is an alien to my community of computers).

    -John.
    There's a reason army's wear uniforms even though it makes them easier to spot. Sometimes that's what you want. Uniforms suggest organization, power, and numbers. These, in turn, inspire fear. And, as any good operative knows, there is no more effective weapon than fear.

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    I thought of outlander myself, or denizen.

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    Foreign national?

    ForNat for short?

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    exile

    refugee

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    Terminator - from the movies

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    or Enema just because

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    While it's not the term ofr the person, a Consular Report of birth is required in these circumstances...

    Consular ain't bad
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    as a cit living outside the motherland with a kid born abroad I have to comment

    j moore thanks for the def..i never looked it up

    Alan...what I still have to pay? j/k 1099 is 1099

    Rhia no anchor involved

    MBB laughing my ass off (live in cali so found that to funny)


    the term would still be citizen, but given MBB answer i'll suggest "documented", "jetset" or "papered"

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    Just FYI, going with outlander, unless I come up with something better in the future. It just sounds cooler than expatriate (or even just expat). Thanks all!

    -John.
    There's a reason army's wear uniforms even though it makes them easier to spot. Sometimes that's what you want. Uniforms suggest organization, power, and numbers. These, in turn, inspire fear. And, as any good operative knows, there is no more effective weapon than fear.

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