2/27/10

Brit' Word of the Day & Immigration


Well I have been up to my elbows in immigration paperwork for the last 48 hours, and I'm sort of brain dead! All I need now is 2 passport photo's to be done and ready for mailing.

So today's post is just a much used  and loved Brit phrase:

"Don't get your knickers in a twist, it'll be okay"

Knickers in a twist = frustrated or worked up and remember, knickers = underwear to a Brit.

I have to say I have not got my knickers in a twist over the Citizenship application. In fact it was a wonderful surprise to find out that for the first time ever, we do not have to submit half a ton of supporting paperwork and evidence.

Wonders will never cease where the USCIS is concerned!

16 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Good luck, Sarah!

t i m said...

i've just returned from stamford bridge watching my team lose so my knickers are well & truly in a twist :(

time for a pint :)

Expat mum said...

I'm dealing with college applications for the Queenager so my knickers are well and truly in a twist - and I'm knackered!

Kay said...

I've heard this phrase before and it always makes me smile to picture it.

Thank you for your kind words, Sarah. I've been thinking about you through your winter and now here I am with this tsunami around the corner. I think it'll be OK from the sounds of it though.

Peggy said...

Glad you didn't have to get your knickers in a bunch over your immigration details.
You probably know more about our country then I do!

Star said...

Hope it goes through quickly Sarah.
As a Brit. I would like to know what you have to do regards citizenship?

My Green Card is now good for ten years so I'm happy too.
Blessings, Star

Almost American said...

Glad to hear that the final step isn't any more complicated than it was ten years ago when I did it! I had rather assumed they would have made it more difficult!

Pam said...

Our version (Okie) is "don't get your panties in a wad." So how long will this process take now?

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Pam - national processing time is 5.1 months, OKC is 5.0, so I could be an American by September!

A party may be called for!

Flea said...

Have fun! And don't get your panties in a bunch!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I guess the oilfield analogy to knickers in a twist is "don't get your panties all in a wad."

Looking forward to you being an American. So what NFL football team are you going to root for?

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I'm a cheese head, after all being a Man Utd football fan, I have to continue to support the BEST!

Pat said...

I'm rooting for ya, Sarah! It will be an honor to have you as a fellow citizen of the USA.

Mamuje said...

Good luck with your immigration papers, I know it can be a pain...Unfortunately I didnt have the patience to follow it through when I lived in the UK. I moved back home. Loving your blog by the way.

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

We Americans Say: Don't get your panties in a bunch. I believe it has the same meaning! Good luck with Immigration!

midwesttomidlands said...

Good luck on the the application and taking the test. In your other post about studying, I did something similar and did a quiz night with UK residents on questions from the Knowledge test. I wouldn't be able to pass the Citizenship test without studying. I can't even think how to spell it right now:)