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Is your child “A Third Culture Kid”? And 31 Signs you’re a TCK

Posted on July 7, 2013

According to sociologist David C. Pollock:

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Rega Jha posted on BuzzFeed this July 2, 2013:

But, of course, you knew that already.

Source: Ssuaphotos  /  via: shutterstock.com

1. You can curse convincingly in at least five different languages.

You can curse convincingly in at least five different languages.

Source: GraphJam  /  via: cheezburger.com

2. To everyone’s confusion, your accent changes depending on who you’re talking to.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: reactiongifs.com

3. And you often slip foreign slang into your English by mistake, which makes you unintelligible to most people.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: suplainey.tumblr.com

4. You’re really good at calculating time differences, because you have to do it every time you call your parents.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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5. But you also have your computer programmed to help you out when your math fails.

But you also have your computer programmed to help you out when your math fails.

Image by Rega Jha/Buzzfeed

6. You start getting birthday wishes several hours before your birthday, from your friends farther east than you.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: lets-sail-away-love.tumblr.com

7. Your passport looks like it’s been through hell and back.

Your passport looks like it's been through hell and back.

Or, more likely, your passports*, in the plural.Source: Charles Taylor  /  via: shutterstock.com

8. You have a love-hate relationship with the question “Where are you from?”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

You have both a short and long answer ready, and you pick one depending on who’s asking.Source: Miramax Films/Paramount Vantage

9. You run into your elementary school friends in unlikely countries at unlikely times.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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10. You’ve spent an absurd and probably unhealthy amount of time on airplanes.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Source: Paramount Pictures

11. And you definitely know your way around jet-lag recovery.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: gifloop.tumblr.com

12. Your list of significant others’ nationalities reads like a soccer World Cup bracket.

In Arabic: UhebekVia: catwomanlovesyou2.tumblr.com

13. And your circle of best friends is as politically, racially, and religiously diverse as the United Nations.

And your circle of best friends is as politically, racially, and religiously diverse as the United Nations.

Via: eyesareout.wordpress.com

14. Which is great, except that you “hang out” more online than in real life.

Which is great, except that you "hang out" more online than in real life.

Source: XKCD  /  via: xkcd.com

15. So when you do see your best friends, you lose it a little.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: green-grass-of-the-shire.tumblr.com

16. You’ve had the most rigorous sensitivity training of all: real life.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Always take your shoes off in a Thai household, but never show the soles of your feet to an Arab.Via: vh1.tumblr.com

17. You get nervous whenever a form needs you to enter a “permanent address.”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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18. You know that McDonald’s tastes drastically different from country to country.

You know that McDonald's tastes drastically different from country to country.

And you can rank them from best to worst.Via: edition.cnn.com

19. You’re a food snob because you’ve sampled the best and most authentic of every possible cuisine.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: adriftingintokyo.tumblr.com

20. You convert any price to two different currencies before making significant purchases.

You convert any price to two different currencies before making significant purchases.

Source: CVM  /  via: shutterstock.com

21. You don’t call it “home.” You call it “passport country.”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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22. You often find yourself singing along to songs in languages you don’t speak or understand.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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23. You miss BBM, but Viber and WhatsApp will do for now.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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24. You’re the token exotic friend in your non-TCK crew.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: littlefairylights.tumblr.com

25. Love it or hate it, you have a strong and well-informed opinion on the I.B. system.

Love it or hate it, you have a strong and well-informed opinion on the I.B. system.

Via: ib-people-problems.tumblr.com

26. The end of the school year was always bittersweet because so many people moved away.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: so-my-life.tumblr.com

27. And, no matter how many you say, good-byes never get easier.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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28. But the constant flow of new friends more than made up for it.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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29. Now you feel incredibly lucky to have loved ones and memories scattered all over the globe.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: veemoreno.tumblr.com

30. You know better than anyone else that “home” isn’t a place, it’s the people in it.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Via: weheartit.com

31. And you can’t wait to see where your life adventure takes you next.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

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3. What would you find in Charles Dickens’ kitchen?

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4. What happened when Past, Present, and Future walked into a bar?

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5. Why are apostrophes terrible to date?

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6. How did Charlotte Brontë make it easier for everyone to breathe?

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7. Which dinosaur knows a lot of synonyms?

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8. What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?

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9. Why is John Milton terrible to invite to game nights?

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10. Why do words, phrases and punctuation keep ending up in court?

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11. What happened when the verb asked the noun to conjugate?

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12. What makes “Civil Disobedience” such a great essay?

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13. How does Voltaire like his apples?

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14. What do writers eat for breakfast?

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15. What was Socrates’ favorite thing to mold?

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16. Why did Shakespeare only write in pen?

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17. Why was Odysseus in such a rush to get home?

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18. How do you make a copyeditor vomit?

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19. Which 13th century Persian poet is best to live with?

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20. Which author is often mistaken for an artificially built water source?

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21. What do you call a treehouse that kids can only play in when their parents are around?

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22. What was Walt Whitman’s favorite breakfast cereal?

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23. Why do writers constantly feel cold?

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24. And what’s the best way to get an English major in the mood?

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Quoting the Rapists: 27 Survivors Of Sexual Assault…

Project Unbreakable is an online photography project that aims to “encourage the act of healing through art.”

It Trigger warning for sexual assault.

Rega Jha, a BuzzFeed Staff, posted this September 18, 2013:”27 Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them”

This is Grace Brown, the 21-year-old founder of Project Unbreakable.

Two years ago, Grace began photographing survivors of sexual assault holding up posters on which they quoted their attackers.

Since its founding, the project has showcased over 2,000 survivors’ stories.

The only requirements are that submissions be nameless, and within quotation marks. Below are a few poignant examples.
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This image, along with a few others submissions on Project Unbreakable, was featured in an article on The Society Pages, which drew comparisons between the language of sexual assault and the lyrics of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

For more information about Project Unbreakable, visit their website here or watch this video:

             
Is your child “A Third Culture Kid”?  And 31 Signs you’re a TCK
 
According to sociologist David C. Pollock:

Rega Jha posted on BuzzFeed this July 2, 2013: “But, of course, you knew that already”

But, of course, you knew that already.

Source: Ssuaphotos  /  via: shutterstock.com

1. You can curse convincingly in at least five different languages.

You can curse convincingly in at least five different languages.

Source: GraphJam  /  via: cheezburger.com

2. To everyone’s confusion, your accent changes depending on who you’re talking to.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

3. And you often slip foreign slang into your English by mistake, which makes you unintelligible to most people.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

4. You’re really good at calculating time differences, because you have to do it every time you call your parents.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

5. But you also have your computer programmed to help you out when your math fails.

But you also have your computer programmed to help you out when your math fails.

Image by Rega Jha/Buzzfeed

6. You start getting birthday wishes several hours before your birthday, from your friends farther east than you.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

7. Your passport looks like it’s been through hell and back.

Your passport looks like it's been through hell and back.

Or, more likely, your passports*, in the plural.

Source: Charles Taylor  /  via: shutterstock.com

8. You have a love-hate relationship with the question “Where are you from?”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

You have both a short and long answer ready, and you pick one depending on who’s asking.

9. You run into your elementary school friends in unlikely countries at unlikely times.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

10. You’ve spent an absurd and probably unhealthy amount of time on airplanes.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

11. And you definitely know your way around jet-lag recovery.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

12. Your list of significant others’ nationalities reads like a soccer World Cup bracket.

 

In Arabic: UhebekYour list of significant others' nationalities reads like a soccer World Cup bracket.

13. And your circle of best friends is as politically, racially, and religiously diverse as the United Nations.

And your circle of best friends is as politically, racially, and religiously diverse as the United Nations.

14. Which is great, except that you “hang out” more online than in real life.

Which is great, except that you "hang out" more online than in real life.

Source: XKCD  /  via: xkcd.com

15. So when you do see your best friends, you lose it a little.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

16. You’ve had the most rigorous sensitivity training of all: real life.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

Always take your shoes off in a Thai household, but never show the soles of your feet to an Arab.

17. You get nervous whenever a form needs you to enter a “permanent address.”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

18. You know that McDonald’s tastes drastically different from country to country.

You know that McDonald's tastes drastically different from country to country.

And you can rank them from best to worst.

19. You’re a food snob because you’ve sampled the best and most authentic of every possible cuisine.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

20. You convert any price to two different currencies before making significant purchases.

You convert any price to two different currencies before making significant purchases.

Source: CVM  /  via: shutterstock.com

21. You don’t call it “home.” You call it “passport country.”

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

22. You often find yourself singing along to songs in languages you don’t speak or understand.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

23. You miss BBM, but Viber and WhatsApp will do for now.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

24. You’re the token exotic friend in your non-TCK crew.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

25. Love it or hate it, you have a strong and well-informed opinion on the I.B. system.

Love it or hate it, you have a strong and well-informed opinion on the I.B. system.

26. The end of the school year was always bittersweet because so many people moved away.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

27. And, no matter how many you say, good-byes never get easier.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

28. But the constant flow of new friends more than made up for it.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

29. Now you feel incredibly lucky to have loved ones and memories scattered all over the globe.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

30. You know better than anyone else that “home” isn’t a place, it’s the people in it.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

31. And you can’t wait to see where your life adventure takes you next.

31 Signs You're A Third Culture Kid

 

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