aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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shite, no passport
Posted by dav at 2002 August 4 10:49 PM
File under: Travel

My birth mother (I was adopted) was born in Scotland and moved to the USofA when she was around 9 years old. Due to that I was thinking that perhaps I could get a british passport. Which would be quite nice to have, as I believe it would mean I could work freely throughout the EU.

However this site at the Home Office seems to spell out a different story.

10. Will children who were born before 1 January 1983 outside the United Kingdom to mothers who were born in the United Kingdom still be able to be registered?

Yes, they have no entitlement but may be registered if the Home Secretary agrees. They must apply before they are 18.

Seeing as how I'm 34 now I'm quite out of luck. Not to mention that later points in the page make a big to-do about your parents being legally married (I'm a real bastard).


This post is pretty old, but if you havne't already heard, the new Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act passed this year has a special provision to children born to UK mothers before 1981. You can now register for British nationality. Check out the IND homepage.


Posted by: sage on September 13, 2003 07:56 AM

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