Where are you from?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.

Where are you from?

Europe
109
33%
United States
122
37%
Canada
24
7%
Australia
15
5%
New Zealand
6
2%
Asia
39
12%
Middle East
2
1%
South America
6
2%
Central America & Caribbean
4
1%
Africa
6
2%
 
Total votes: 333

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Where are you from?

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:19 pm

Select the region or country where you originally come from.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:42 pm

Born in Germany, but to American parents (military) so I put U.S.

I once met a Vietnamese-American who was born on the Pacific Ocean. His mother came over with the so-called "boat people" after the Vietnam War and gave birth to him while the ship was still at sea in the middle of the Pacific.

What would he put? Perhaps, Asia, but what if the ship was right on the international dateline directly between Asia and North America? :tongue:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby kc2dpt » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:20 pm

Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:30 pm

Peter wrote:Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.


An excellent novel


Im from Wales, UK

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:31 pm

Why is UK and Europe Seperate?

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:34 pm

clw_uk wrote:Why is UK and Europe Seperate?

Because at first I made this poll for an English-language learning site, and there many people are from the UK... So I wanted to discern native speakers from non-native ones... And then I just copied the poll here. Have I made myself clear? :smile:
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby clw_uk » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:53 pm

Stefan wrote:
clw_uk wrote:Why is UK and Europe Seperate?

Because at first I made this poll for an English-language learning site, and there many people are from the UK... So I wanted to discern native speakers from non-native ones... And then I just copied the poll here. Have I made myself clear? :smile:



Yep :smile:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:19 pm

I am from the British Isles so put UK but not from there, or europe
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:28 pm

Hi Stefan

For future reference...
Oceania is so 'conceptual' as a geograpic region that its existence borders on the fictitious.
I've never met anyone who has identified themselves as Oceanian, nor have I been able to identify any social, economic, political, cultural or linguistic commonalities that bind the people over the vastness of the purported area as one.
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby cooran » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:36 pm

Exactly Ben!

Australia is a continent in itself - and maybe ought to have a category of its own.

No partiality here! :thinking:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:45 pm

Hello Ben and Chris. Please forgive my ignorance regarding the terms about Oceania. It's just that it is listed as one of the regions of the world here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:R ... _the_world . I could have written 'Australia' or 'Australia and New Zealand', but that would exclude all those funny little islands in the Pacific, which actually is not a big deal... :smile:
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:10 pm

Oops. I wanted to rename Oceania to "Australia and New Zealand" and I messed the whole poll up... :oops:

So sorry...
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:30 pm

Well done, Stefan!
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:39 am

Greetings Chris,

Chris wrote:Australia is a continent in itself - and maybe ought to have a category of its own.


Does that mean that since Tasmania is not geographically connected (above sea level) to the continent of Australia that we can finally declare that Tasmania is not part of Australia?!

:tongue:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby thornbush » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:20 am

Hmm I didn't see karma listed :tongue:
So I guess that I will just have to choose 'Asia' :jumping:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:40 am

New Zealand first equal? I'm sure it won't last... :toilet:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Ben » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:21 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Chris,

Chris wrote:Australia is a continent in itself - and maybe ought to have a category of its own.


Does that mean that since Tasmania is not geographically connected (above sea level) to the continent of Australia that we can finally declare that Tasmania is not part of Australia?!

:tongue:

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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: Where are you from?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:48 am

Ben wrote:Typical north-islander!

Yes, typical Aucklanders --- oops wrong country ---- :rolleye:

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby Mawkish1983 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:13 am

Was the UK option removed from the poll?

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Re: Where are you from?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:54 am

Mawkish1983 wrote:Was the UK option removed from the poll?

I guess you're Europe - like it or not... :thinking:

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