Good, solid reasoning from Maizie and Greta, but however European you feel, you still are the nationality of the country you were born in ( or if you emigrated and took citizenship of) and when I’m abroad and people ask where I’m from I don’t say Europe. Seriously, do you? When I’m in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and many other places I’ve been lucky enough to visit, I don’t reply Europe. They’d think I’d lost the plot. My answer is either the UK, Britain, or more usually but not always, England. The same applies if I’m in France, Germany, Croatia, or any other European country. I normally say I’m English then.
This ridiculous comment of I’m European has only arrived since the referendum. It’s a sort of childish protest against having to leave the EU. The EU is a political arrangement between some European nations and is not a place you can come from.
Plus if you’re Caucasian it’s pretty obvious where your ancestors came from just as if you’re black it’s fairly obvious, or Asian it’s obvious too. But you’re not been asked where your ancestors came from, you’re being asked where you come from. And the polite answer is the country you come from and are a citizen of, whatever your skin colour may suggest!
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