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Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:19 pm
by Stephen18
Select the region or country where you originally come from.

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:42 pm
by DNS
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:

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:20 pm
by kc2dpt
Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:30 pm
by Ceisiwr
Peter wrote:Oceania has always been at war with Eurasia.
An excellent novel


Im from Wales, UK

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:31 pm
by Ceisiwr
Why is UK and Europe Seperate?

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:34 pm
by Stephen18
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:

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:53 pm
by Ceisiwr
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:

:focus:

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:19 pm
by Cittasanto
I am from the British Isles so put UK but not from there, or europe

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:28 pm
by Ben
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.
Metta

Ben

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:36 pm
by cooran
Exactly Ben!

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

No partiality here! :thinking:

metta
Chris

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:45 pm
by Stephen18
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" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . 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:

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:10 pm
by Stephen18
Oops. I wanted to rename Oceania to "Australia and New Zealand" and I messed the whole poll up... :oops:

So sorry...

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:30 pm
by Ben
Well done, Stefan!

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:39 am
by retrofuturist
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:

Metta,
Retro. :)

Re: Where are you from?

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:20 am
by thornbush
Hmm I didn't see karma listed :tongue:
So I guess that I will just have to choose 'Asia' :jumping: