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What region are you from?

Africa
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Australia & South Pacific
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Caribbean
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Central America
- 2 (0.6%)
East Asia
- 1 (0.3%)
Eastern Europe
- 5 (1.6%)
North America
- 183 (57.9%)
Russia
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South America
- 5 (1.6%)
South Asia
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South East Asia
- 5 (1.6%)
Western Europe
- 83 (26.3%)
Middle East
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #200 on: 05 May 2015, 13:14 »

I´m from Itzehoe, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
It´s about 100km distance from Eckernförde. The world is small. ;-)

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #201 on: 09 Feb 2016, 17:14 »

Long time lurker! Western Ohio near the Indiana border... if I said what town I was in, the other 3 people here would know who I was...

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #202 on: 16 Feb 2016, 06:01 »

Reading area,
UK

i actually live close but aint gonna say due to erm........reasons for said area. so mentioned where i work and spend most of my days.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #203 on: 16 Feb 2016, 09:08 »

Welcome!  I was born and bred in central Reading (and don't live that far away even now - in fact I was in Tilehurst last Saturday).
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #204 on: 22 Feb 2016, 00:07 »

Thank you, I was originally born in oxford but moved alot
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #205 on: 23 Feb 2016, 06:42 »

Currently in the glorious PNW (USA), headed to Korea, I was born in Frankfurt, DE. W-where should I say I'm from...?
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #206 on: 25 Feb 2016, 01:33 »

I finally found this thread.

I was born in Sydney, Australia. I currently live in Sydney. And I am sitting typing this message... in Sydney.

Yes, what an adventurous soul.  8-)
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #207 on: 25 Feb 2016, 14:09 »

Figured you'd be an Aussie. Hola from Adelaide!
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #208 on: 15 May 2016, 04:34 »

North America
USA
Kansas, Flint Hills region

Fun fact: Kansas is the 7th flattest state in the union. Florida is topographically the flattest.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #209 on: 12 Jun 2016, 14:29 »

I'm from:

South America,
Colombia,
Risaralda,
Pereira,
Comuna Oriente.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #210 on: 28 Jun 2016, 19:32 »

Originally from Brisbane, Australia.

Moved to Newfoundland, Canada in early 2008. Relocated to Nova Scotia, Canada in late 2012.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #211 on: 08 Nov 2016, 05:10 »

Born in (mid-)western Germany (back when there still was an eastern edition); back in the old homestead after some interludes in Arnhem and Antwerp (Netherlands and Belgium, respectively).

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #212 on: 08 Nov 2016, 16:17 »

I thought I had done this before, but I guess not...

Anyways: Cork, Ireland

East Cork if you want to be specific.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #213 on: 17 Nov 2016, 04:10 »

I am from the UK and an honorary mmmmmmmmmMidlander!

I'm in Birmingham, the land of the oft-misunderstood comedy accent here in the UK.  (The comedy accent in question is actually from the rural Black Country area.)

I'm originally though from near Chester/Manchester, just didn't fancy returning to my teeny tiny village when I graduated from Uni  :-D
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #214 on: 17 Nov 2016, 13:26 »

Hi! from just down the road (Oxford)!
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #215 on: 21 Nov 2016, 15:03 »

Oh wow! Hi PW! *waves*
I have cousins down in Wantage too, so I have a lot of love for your fine town and county!
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #216 on: 20 Jan 2017, 06:03 »

I'm one of 3 SouthEast Asians it looks like. Specifically, Singaporean here :P
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #217 on: 14 Feb 2017, 01:07 »

North America
United States
Kansas
Lawrence

Long, uninteresting story about why I ended up where I am now.  I've lived in the Austin area for the largest percentage of my life, but I'm originally from Lincoln, Nebraska.  Desperately want to move out of this column of states at some point.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #218 on: 14 Feb 2017, 04:27 »


Dundee,
Scotland,
UK (for the moment)  8-)
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #219 on: 15 Feb 2017, 16:50 »

North America
Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #220 on: 05 Mar 2017, 09:36 »

Las Vegas.

Nevada, not New Mexico or Texas.

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #221 on: 25 Aug 2017, 05:45 »

I selected 'Eastern Europe' though any self-respecting Moravian will tell you we're in 'Central Europe'.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #222 on: 01 Feb 2018, 01:31 »

I'm from:
Southeast Asia
Vietnam
Binh Dinh Province
Quy Nhon City

[Technically I'm Australian, but inasmuch as I've spent nearly 20 years in Vietnam, 7 years in Quy Nhon and I'm likely to retire here I figure this will do]
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #223 on: 03 Mar 2018, 17:39 »

Hmm, apparently I've voted in the poll but never posted in this thread. I've spent most of my life in Northern California, and most of that in San Francisco, so I was reading the comments above about climates and temperatures with amusement. For San Franciscans, anything over 80 F is a heat wave, and anything under 60 F is a cold snap.

My wife and I moved to Southern California last August -- a fair bit inland, near the desert. So the local temperatures have been... quite an adjustment. The first week we were here, temps were in the 90s. The second week we were here, it was in the 100s. Within the last month, my car windows have frosted over twice. I had to ask my wife (who's from Milwaukee) whether "ice" or "frost" was the proper term.

I miss my old weather...  :cry:
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #224 on: 16 May 2018, 05:31 »

VA/FL/HI/VA/MS with minor stops in NY, TX & CA, and now FL again.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #225 on: 29 Jun 2018, 10:49 »

North America
Canada
Quebec
Montreal
(Since 2011)


But originally from Mexico City where I started reading the webcomin in 2005
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #226 on: 30 Jun 2018, 08:34 »

Where do you draw the line between western and Eastern Europe? Usually I'd say central Europe, but that doesn't exist here.

I think usually the line was drawn by the iron curtain, but that doesn't exist anymore.


Anyways, I'm from Terminator country.
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #227 on: 05 Aug 2018, 14:05 »

I selected 'Eastern Europe' though any self-respecting Moravian will tell you we're in 'Central Europe'.

Well, because you are? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe



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« Reply #228 on: 06 Aug 2018, 04:03 »

Where do you draw the line between western and Eastern Europe? Usually I'd say central Europe, but that doesn't exist here.

I think usually the line was drawn by the iron curtain, but that doesn't exist anymore.


Good point - historically and culturally, Eastern Europe would be Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, and Western Europe roughly "everything west of the respective German & Austrian Borders"

Dividing Europe into East and West is a Cold War relic that would draw the line straight through Germany and completely ignores Southern-, and Northern Europe as distinct cultural entities.

I chose "Western Europe" mostly because as someone born & raised in Cold-Wat Western Germany, it still feels natural to me to identify with "the West" - but that's more of a politcal/economical/philosophical category than a cultural one. In cultural terms, I'm clearly a Central European... well, a Central European with strong affinity to  the Netherlands & Belgium...

Otoh, Many Eastern Germans would insist they are Central-, and not Western Europeans, despite living in a country that largely has the same alliances and political system as the former Western Germany. So CE is the only regional category that makes sense for us.

Methinks it would be better to offer Western-/Eastern-/Northern-/Southern-/Southeastern-/Central Europe as categories, or just "Europe" for the lot of us.

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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #229 on: 06 Aug 2018, 14:19 »

To quote the Wikipedia entry about how to classifiy Central Europe:

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for instance Austria can be referred to as Central European, as well as Eastern European or Western European.


I do understand, especially towards northern europe, Austria might be considered part of the Balkan region.
We Austrians often see our country as the "gate to the east", so it's basically central europe.
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« Reply #230 on: 06 Aug 2018, 15:26 »

We Austrians ...

Hättest ja auch was sagen können ...  :laugh: ('Terminator country')

I do understand, especially towards northern europe, Austria might be considered part of the Balkan region.

Dunno about the Scandinavians, but I think that historically and culturally, it's more important having been a part of the Holy Roman Empire? That one lasted quite a while - much longer than everything that came after the breakup.

We Austrians often see our country as the "gate to the east", so it's basically central europe.

Hmmh - I've heard the theory that Austria's neutrality during the cold war played a big role in the divergent evolution of self-images of (the) German(ies) on the one hand and Austria on the other. Adenauer's 'Westbinding' firmly tied the FRG into the concept of 'The West', and the people in the GDR weren't cut off from the eastern part of central Europe like we were - while Austria was free to be ... Austria. I've only realized that we're actually central-, rather than western Europeans when the CEE countries started to join NATO and the EU.

'Gate to the East' - wouldn't 'Gate to Southern and Southeastern Europe' also be true?
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #231 on: 04 Sep 2018, 09:30 »

Nowadays I never know what to answer anymore....

Originally:
Northwestern Europe
Netherlands
Gelderland

Now:
North America
USA
Boston by way of 10 years Chicago

With 2 years Asia, Japan, Honshu, Osaka/Tokyo
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #232 on: 21 Nov 2018, 17:24 »

Asunción

Paraguay

South America :claireface:
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Re: Region Roll Call
« Reply #233 on: 21 Nov 2018, 17:46 »

What do you know, I don't think I ever ended up writing a post here... so.

Warsaw, Poland.
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