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What region are you from?

Africa
- 0 (0%)
Australia & South Pacific
- 23 (8.8%)
Caribbean
- 0 (0%)
Central America
- 2 (0.8%)
East Asia
- 1 (0.4%)
Eastern Europe
- 3 (1.1%)
North America
- 149 (56.9%)
Russia
- 0 (0%)
South America
- 4 (1.5%)
South Asia
- 0 (0%)
South East Asia
- 3 (1.1%)
Western Europe
- 75 (28.6%)
Middle East
- 2 (0.8%)

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Region Roll Call
« on: 02 May 2013, 12:09 »

Seeing as there is an Age Roll Call here, I got curious.  Where are you guys from?

This is the region map I used:


I'm from
Western Europe,
UK,
Wales,
Carmarthenshire.

If there is a topic like this already, may as well close this.

EDIT:  I'm hoping if there are enough West Europe members, we could get merchandise shipped/sourced over here too?  :-D  Shipping costs are barbaric...
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #1 on: 02 May 2013, 12:14 »

North America
United States
Arizona

Latitude:  33 degrees 18 minutes 22 seconds N
Longitude:  111 degrees 50 minutes 29 seconds W
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« Reply #2 on: 02 May 2013, 12:19 »

Western Europe
Scandinavia
Sweden

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« Reply #3 on: 02 May 2013, 12:36 »

Western Mainland Europe,
Germany

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« Reply #4 on: 02 May 2013, 12:58 »

North America
United States
Maryland
Towson
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« Reply #5 on: 02 May 2013, 13:12 »

You, uhm. If you are using the map, then you are missing Middle East in the poll.

Earth
Mainland Western Europe
Germany
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« Reply #6 on: 02 May 2013, 13:31 »

Western Europe, (not quite so) United Kingdom, Somerset.

On a related note, why are postal addresses always given from the most specific part to the least specific part?
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« Reply #7 on: 02 May 2013, 13:41 »

Not always. Germany has

Firstname Lastname
Streetname Housenumber
ZIPcode CityName

Sometimes D, A or CH goes in front of the ZIP, but I am not sure when it's required or if it's an old people thing.
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« Reply #8 on: 02 May 2013, 13:59 »

That's more sensible than a UK address, though you still run into the issue of not knowing which city the street is in until you read the rest of the address.
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« Reply #9 on: 02 May 2013, 14:04 »

There's no Antarctica option in the poll.  :-P

As for me, I guess...
Universe
Milky Way Galaxy
Solar System
Earth
North America
United States of America
Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Norman

Is that specific enough?   :roll:
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« Reply #10 on: 02 May 2013, 14:08 »

GPS coordinates down to the seconds would be nice...
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« Reply #11 on: 02 May 2013, 15:10 »

North America
Southern California
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« Reply #12 on: 02 May 2013, 22:32 »

Pacific region
Australasia
New Zealand
Wellington Region
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« Reply #13 on: 02 May 2013, 22:43 »

The 7th moon of Bete... err I mean uh, currently residing in North America, United States of the same, Colorado
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« Reply #14 on: 02 May 2013, 22:43 »

 Australia and South America:
 
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« Reply #15 on: 02 May 2013, 22:44 »

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« Reply #16 on: 02 May 2013, 22:49 »

Never did manage to learn to pronounce my original name....
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« Reply #17 on: 08 May 2013, 17:14 »

Seems to be a nice stalemate between the American/Canadians and the people in West Europe.
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« Reply #18 on: 08 May 2013, 17:31 »

U.S.
Michigan
Hillsdale County
Reading (only they pronounce it REEDing)
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« Reply #19 on: 08 May 2013, 17:47 »

Or is that READing
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« Reply #20 on: 08 May 2013, 18:38 »

Unlike the railroad in Monopoly, which is RED-ing.
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« Reply #21 on: 08 May 2013, 18:55 »

Come Canadian brethren! Let us unite and show these Western European types what for!
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« Reply #22 on: 08 May 2013, 18:59 »

The railroad, real and Monopoly, and the cities in Pennsylvania and the UK, other places too, are pronounced RED-ing.
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« Reply #23 on: 09 May 2013, 02:09 »

I was born and brought up in Reading (a town, not a city, but at the time also a "County Borough"), in the Royal County of Berkshire (pronounced Barkshire, and so spelt on some old maps), UK.
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« Reply #24 on: 09 May 2013, 19:55 »

Galactic Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
Sol 3
Western Europe
Germany
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« Reply #25 on: 09 May 2013, 20:03 »

I recall reading about the Schleswig-Holstein Question in a history course. I've never looked into it, but I think it's connected with the reason my great-great-grandfather deserted from the Danish army in the early 1860s, eventually to become a tower clock builder in Manistee Michigan. And it's behind the second of the very funny Flashman historical novels, Royal Flash.
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« Reply #26 on: 09 May 2013, 20:28 »

Schleswig-Holstein and the Danish still have some kind of a special relationship. In the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament (Landtag) the party of the Danish minority is still unaffected by the usual 5 percent rule. Usually parties can only become members of the parliament, if they can gather over 5 percent of all votes. The SSW (Südschleswigs Wählerverband/Sydslesvigsk Vælgerforening) is not affected by this.

There's still the myth of when the referendum about which parts of Schleswig-Holstein to become Danish was held, the majority for become German was only by one vote.
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« Reply #27 on: 21 May 2013, 02:32 »

What region are you from? That is a tricky question, but I went with Australia. It's not where I'm from, but it is where I am.
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« Reply #28 on: 03 Jun 2013, 21:15 »

Come to think of it, why do English speakers use "from" in reference to someone's home? Logically "from" should mean your next-to-last location.
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« Reply #29 on: 03 Jun 2013, 21:21 »

...what would you say instead?
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« Reply #30 on: 04 Jun 2013, 02:59 »

Come to think of it, why do English speakers use "from" in reference to someone's home? Logically "from" should mean your next-to-last location.

I beg to disagree. You can define the relation "X is from Y" as equivalent to "Y is the initial location of X".

By the way, not only English speakers do that, German does this too.
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« Reply #31 on: 04 Jun 2013, 04:10 »

Come to think of it, why do English speakers use "from" in reference to someone's home? Logically "from" should mean your next-to-last location.

From suggests a spacial relationship, but has no implication of time - that is added by other words.  Thus:

Where have you come from? [just now]
Where did you come from? [also just now]
Where do you come from? [originally]
Where are you from? [also originally]

The key thing seems to be the tense of the verb; using the present talks about a continuing property that you have - your origin - whereas using the past indicates somewhere you have been but are no longer are - where you last were.
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« Reply #32 on: 05 Jun 2013, 14:41 »

I am from the kitchen. (making breakfast - poached eggs on toast fk yeah!)

The kitchen in question is located within Newcastle, Australia.

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« Reply #33 on: 05 Jun 2013, 15:11 »

At least they have a sense of humor.
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« Reply #34 on: 18 Jun 2013, 19:58 »

North America
USA
Colorado
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« Reply #35 on: 28 Jun 2013, 06:18 »

Schleswig-Holstein
That is where I'm from, too! I moved south to go to university, but I love coming home again during the summer. I mean, most people (in Germany - possibly different in places like Australia) cannot go to the beach whenever they want, but when you live in Schleswig-Holstein, you can even get to two different seas with a two-hour drive at most. From my home, the nearest beach is half an hour away and my best friend lives practically on the beach. I love that.
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« Reply #36 on: 23 Aug 2013, 10:41 »

My cellphone GPS places the home of my wife, kid and myself at
60.5411 degrees North
22.2260 degrees East

See me wave at the satellite in Google maps from SW Finland. So glad that Western Europe in your map extends to Finland. This has not always been given  :x
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« Reply #37 on: 23 Aug 2013, 12:33 »

Western Europe
Belgium (the funny country with the little peeing national symbol and giant steel balls)
Around Brussels.

Any other Belgians around here?

GPS location: According to Google Maps:
50.955872 degrees North
4.301895 degrees East
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« Reply #38 on: 23 Aug 2013, 13:26 »

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New Hampshire
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« Reply #39 on: 24 Aug 2013, 01:05 »

Western Europe
Belgium (the funny country with the little peeing national symbol and giant steel balls)
Around Brussels.

Any other Belgians around here?

GPS location: According to Google Maps:
50.955872 degrees North
4.301895 degrees East

I don't think there are Belgians, but there are some Germans, of which I believe I am closest to you.
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« Reply #40 on: 24 Aug 2013, 05:46 »

After I move I'll probably be the second closest German to you…
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« Reply #41 on: 26 Aug 2013, 17:22 »

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38.254998,-77.40823
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« Reply #42 on: 26 Aug 2013, 19:45 »

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« Reply #43 on: 26 Aug 2013, 19:50 »

I'd like to say a, varied membership or voters.  But it seems there really isn't.  Ah well.

Still... potential for sourcing merchandise in lovable Europe? :3
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« Reply #44 on: 26 Aug 2013, 23:07 »

Welshy! *waves*

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« Reply #45 on: 28 Aug 2013, 06:24 »

you want coordinates?
Just reading this line alone, the first thing that popped into my mind was "coordinates for bombardment?" :)



North America
United States
Vermont
Westminster

Current (residence) coordinates:
43.104563 -72.443538

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42.887617 -72.548044
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« Reply #46 on: 28 Aug 2013, 06:59 »

The Netherlands.
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« Reply #47 on: 28 Aug 2013, 09:03 »

Fury, you're only about an hour and a half from me!
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« Reply #48 on: 28 Aug 2013, 09:04 »

Pacific region
Australasia
New Zealand
Wellington Region
Lower Hutt
Naenae
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« Reply #49 on: 28 Aug 2013, 09:54 »

Fury, you're only about an hour and a half from me!
Yeppers!  I noticed that, too.

Course, I'm not really all that far away from where Jeph lives, either.  In fact, as my work has an additional site that I take care of down in Mass, at least once a week I'm going by the I-91 exit for Northampton.
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