Responding to an obnoxious, er, "expat" in one of the Internet forums:
Nothing personal? That's easy for you to say. You weren't on the receiving end of such vicious barbs. But I can assure you that to me it really was very, very personal.
So you're an expat? Good for you. I suppose that next you're going to brush this episode off as a manifestation of your Western frankness. But let me tell you, in any language or hemisphere, the aspersions you've so carelessly cast were just plain rude.