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26 Things You'll Only Get If You Were Raised By Immigrant Parents In Britain

Communicating with your parents was sometimes ~challenging~.

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1. People could never pronounce your name properly.

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You might have even had an "English" name just to make things easier.

2. And your packed lunches didn't contain the usual string cheese or Frube.

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You probably had leftovers from the previous night's home-cooked meal.

3. Because your parents didn't just shop at Tesco.

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4. Communicating with your parents was sometimes ~challenging~.

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5. But if you tried to correct their English they would take offence.

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6. Watching Eastenders was never a thing in your house.

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7. And neither were Sunday roasts.

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8. Having a cuppa was also an entirely different experience.

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9. But you got to experience fusion food early on, so you got the best of both worlds.

10. Because your parents came to Britain for a better life, they always had the highest possible expectations of you.

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11. So going out was always a difficult task.

12. It wasn't unusual to come home and find a bulk pack of fruit from the market in your kitchen.

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13. Or a basket of PLASTIC LIES.

14. Basically everything in your house was plastic.

15. Your parents were always extremely proud of your background.

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16. But they were also quite superstitious.

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17. So when your friends came to your house, you sometimes felt the need to explain your family to them.

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18. Confusion was a regular occurrence in your household.

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19. But trying to explain something to your parents rarely got you anywhere.

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20. You were a disgrace if you didn't greet an elder member of your community as if they were your own family, even if you didn't know who the fuck they were.

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21. But throwing away an empty butter or yoghurt tub was perhaps the ultimate sin.

22. Because your parents never let anything go to waste...

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23. Holidays were never to Spain — they were back to the motherland.

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24. And at some point you had to give up your bedroom to a relative on a really long holiday.

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25. You parents often told you stories of their struggles when they first moved to Britain.

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26. Which always made you appreciate how much they had to go through just to give you a better life than they had.

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