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Where are you from? UK? US? Somewhere else?

romanstarromanstar Member Posts: 197
edited March 2015 in Introduce yourself
Is there a lot more posters from the US on here or is it split with other countries?PS Im from the best country in the world.Yes, the UK!! :D


  • bendybadgerbendybadger Member Posts: 1,139
    I am from the UK, Great Britain and England but wish I was in the US.
  • TarDomoTarDomo Member Posts: 515
    edited March 2015
     I´m from Finland, the land of thousands of lakes and great ice hockey players :) and the land of expensive lego
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Wait, I'm confused. The UK is a country? I thought the UK was made up of 4 countries?
  • rdflegordflego Member Posts: 324
    Britain = England, Wales, Scotland. UK = England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland + many islands around Britain like Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Guernsey and The Shetland Islands, etc. Everything gets confusing after that so I'd search for CGP Grey's YouTube video about it. Personally I'm from England, specifically from an area the copycat of Minnesota in the summer.
  • carlqcarlq Member Posts: 792
    I'm from England - Greater London, to be (not very) precise. ;-)
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    ^^ The Isle of Wight is part of England, so doesn't need to be counted twice, same with Shetland and Scotland. Jersey and Guernsey are not part of the UK, neither is the Isle of Man.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    See, even people that live in the UK don't know what is going on ;) To be fair, a lot of Americans geographic skills are crap as well.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    See, this is why I like the forum, you learn a few things.

    The only thing I knew is that the UK is a sovereign state that is made up of 4 countries.
  • rdflegordflego Member Posts: 324
    @CCC You are absolutely right and I am happy to be corrected. It clearly says in this wikipedia article that Jersey and Guernsey are different from the UK.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,260
    edited March 2015
    The full title is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Usually shortened to United Kingdom, or UK). This is a sovereign state.

    Great Britain (also known as Britain) is an island, and consists of the countries of England, Scotland and Wales.

    Note, Great Britain should not be confused with the British Isles, which is the name of the group of islands, and includes the UK, Ireland, as well as three Crown dependencies: the Isle of Man, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

    Also note that the Government of Ireland does not recognise the term 'British Isles'.

    Basically, Crown dependencies are self-governing possessions of the crown, rather than sovereign states in their own right, and they are territories for which the United Kingdom is ultimately responsible. They are not actually part of the United Kingdom.

    I hope this clears things up a bit :)
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Member Posts: 1,842
    Canada :)
  • ChrisbstmChrisbstm Member Posts: 151
    Sunny San Diego, California, USA.
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Member Posts: 3,639
    Classy San Diegan native here too! Living in Redondo Beach for work for now.
  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    I'm originally from Canada but I moved to the UK :smile: 
  • DAVEmoonDAVEmoon Member Posts: 44
    From Ireland,the sovereign state with the worst neighbors in the universe
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    Them there are fightin' words.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,362
    Metro Detroit... one mile from the Great Lakes with as much distance separating the distant view of Canada from the USA.... as the distant view of the Mull of Kintyre from the Antrim Coast...   ;)
  • 1greenwing1greenwing Member Posts: 26
    South Florida, an hour and a half from where the world converges to see a giant mouse.
  • rgprgp Member Posts: 10
    Harare , Zimbabwe 
  • romanstarromanstar Member Posts: 197
    DAVEmoon said:
    From Ireland,the sovereign state with the worst neighbors in the universe
    I love the Scottish? ;)
  • Lego91Lego91 Member Posts: 86
    Stuttgart also known as the cradle of the automobile. South Germany in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg and Stuttgart is the capitol. The Württemberg part to be exact. (There is some rivalism between Baden and Württemberg.)
  • xpokxpok Member Posts: 31
    Poland here :neutral: 
  • GreenArrow57GreenArrow57 Member Posts: 71
    Beautiful rainy Wales! (Yes, it is part of Great Britain....)
  • richlrichl Member Posts: 246
    From: UK (Manchester/Liverpool area). Reside: USA (NYC).
  • HothWampaHothWampa Member Posts: 15
    Canada, Vancouver
  • Mandz27Mandz27 Member Posts: 39
    Scotland here :)
  • khmellymelkhmellymel Member Posts: 1,313
    ^^ and ^ haha I'm from Vancouver and moved to Scotland :D
  • Mandz27Mandz27 Member Posts: 39
    Must have been the Sunny Scottish weather that lured you here :D
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    I am from Belgium and was born in the city that is on every bottle of Stella: Leuven.
    (and that's my claim to fame ;-))

    Still live close by although we might move to my husbands native country, England.
    @ Pitfall69: another new thing you can learn today, although maybe not so useful, in the UK they call Stella ' wife beater' because it's stronger then their beer! Although in Belgium this is just a normal beer and we even prefer ones that have double that percentage (or more).
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    edited March 2015

    @ Pitfall69: another new thing you can learn today, although maybe not so useful, in the UK they call Stella ' wife beater' because it's stronger then their beer! Although in Belgium this is just a normal beer and we even prefer ones that have double that percentage (or more).
    It's not just because of the percentage, as we have a number of stronger beers in the UK. But these tend to be more "craft" type beers and not aimed at the binge drinker. It is mainly because for a number of years (in the UK) Stella has been associated with what the Americans would call white trash. Stella may have been marketed as "reassuringly expensive" a decade ago, but it was a brand that was often discounted in supermarkets which lead to it becoming a favourite of binge drinkers, as it gave a lot of alcoholic content for little money. So it is not that it was stronger, more than it was cheap and strong, and often drunk by the lower end of society.

    Note that I say was as the UK brewed Stella is now 4.8%, the manufacturers cut it about three years ago to reduce the tax payable to the government.

  • scrumperscrumper Member Posts: 317
    CCC said:

    It's not just because of the percentage, as we have a number of stronger beers in the UK. But these tend to be more "craft" type beers and not aimed at the binge drinker.

    or the cheap super strength lagers sometimes referred to as "tramp juice".
  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    As it's been a while since I drank anything with "super" on the can, and I don't hang around bus stations, I don't know anything about these. :-)

  • OldfanOldfan Member Posts: 703
    Chicagoland (suburbs of Chicago), Illinois, USA
  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    Manchester, England :)
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    Born and raised in Maine, USA - half Danish/half American too.

    Explains soooooome of the LEGO obsession.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    Thanks CCC for clearing that up ;) Now I learned something new today!
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister Member Posts: 212
    Am from a remote country village (no church, school or even a single shop) of maybe 100 people in the middle of a nice green country of just over 4,000,000 people in the middle of a giant blue ocean, some 2,000 kilometres from its next major neighbour, said country often referred to as being a pimple on the back side of the world
    Commonly called New Zealand.
  • EluneElune Member Posts: 99
    ^You're from Middle Earth!! XD (Sorry, someone must say it.) It must be I gorgeous place, so small and retired. Fields and trees and mountains, I guess?

    For my part, I'm from Lévis, Québec, Canada, America. :)
  • natro220natro220 Member Posts: 545
    From sunny Minnesota (U.S.)

    @KiwiLegoMeister - So do you know Bret and Jemaine? (Flight of the Conchords)
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister Member Posts: 212
    @Elune Yup. all green fields, trees, mountains, and clean running water.   Mostly, anyway. I live at a small secluded beach. 
    @natro220. Yup. They live right next door.
    We also have a comedic phrase in this country. "yeah, right"!
    Around the world, there's this thing calls "five degrees of separation" You know someone who knows someone who knows someone, and in 5 steps, everyone knows everyone. In New Zealand its three degrees of separation.  That is pretty true here; but no, I don't actually know Bret or Jemaine.
  • natro220natro220 Member Posts: 545
    Ha, thought I would ask, since they knew everyone from New Zealand on the show including the Prime minister.
  • ModelMamaModelMama Member Posts: 27
     - hello from the middle of Middle-Earth, otherwise known as Wellington.
    @KiwiLegoMeister - to be picky I think it's just two degrees of separation here!
    I've tried before to ask how many of us Middle-Earthers, there must be country stats available for this website - but got no answers.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister Member Posts: 212
    edited March 2015
    @ModelMama Are you active on NZ fans of Lego or WellLUG facebook groups?
    btw, I am close to Wellington - about an hour north.
  • thehornedratthehornedrat Member Posts: 87
    Am I the only Aussie here? Oi! Oi! Oi! Represent!
  • BennyBenny Member Posts: 28
    Carlisle in the north of England 
  • GwarslaveGwarslave Member Posts: 6
    Calgary Alberta Canada
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    edited March 2015
    The t shirt this guy is wearing is what we call a "wife beater" in the US.
  • qzh0223qzh0223 Member Posts: 7
    from China but live in US now
  • snowhitiesnowhitie Member Posts: 3,076
    edited March 2015
    ^^ I'd call that an Onslow!

    Thx for the interesting factoid, does it need the stains on it (what is that, mustard?) or its that just a bonus? ;-)

    Can't really ' like' your message because that might send the wrong message, not really my type...
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