AN overwhelming majority of our readers are NOT offended by the term ‘expat’.
That’s the result of our online poll which asked ‘Do you find the use of the word ‘expat’ to describe British and foreign nationals living in Spain offensive?’
The vote came after a barrage of emails to the newsdesk complained of the Olive Press’ use of the word, requesting that it be switched out for ‘resident’ or ‘immigrant’.
However a snapshot of our readers’ opinions revealed that two thirds were not bothered by the term.
On our Facebook poll, there were 951 votes.
Out of those, 74% said they were not offended by the term while 26% said they were.
The results were repeated on Twitter, where 68% votes said they did not find the term offensive.
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