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KeithTeeple
09-25-2008, 10:05 PM
Canada. Best country in the world eh?

And no, it's actually really warm here. We have electricity, what did you think I was typing this on? My oil powered MacBook. Nope.

Tell us where you're from and tell us something neat about your country!

the8thark
09-26-2008, 12:10 AM
I am from Australia.

Something about my country hey? ok.

The words Bluey, mulliduka (I think that's spelled right) ocker were invented here.

A 2nd fact. I've read somewhere we have the 3rd biggest problem with unwanted illegeal people trying to squat in our country per population size. 1 and 2 are the UK and Italy. USA was 4th I think.

And they say Australia and Canada are almost copies of each other. Not in anything physical. But in how the country is run and the feel of actually being there and living there. And that NZ and England are pretty close too. All pretty obviously Since we are all ex old world (read English) countries.

And yes I like living here. A little too much actually.

Tarek
09-26-2008, 12:44 AM
Egypt.

No comment.

Kash
09-26-2008, 12:46 AM
Born and raised in the good ol' US of A

MACyMouse
09-26-2008, 12:47 AM
Now? Australia :D
Then.... *cough U.S. cough*

calenerd
09-26-2008, 04:41 AM
I'm from Singapore.

A really small country just below Malaysia, part of South East Asia, and no, we are not part of China. Formerly a colony of the British Empire but has gained full independence since 1965, so we're really young.

In fact, we're so small that we span only around 700 km2.

mick_aka
09-26-2008, 05:45 AM
Austria originally, but well settled in the UK now :)

beambeam
09-26-2008, 06:57 AM
Scotland.

beambeam
09-26-2008, 07:00 AM
Forgot to add the fact, only country in the world where coca-cola doesn't outsell everything else, here, we love our Irn-Bru

Cappie
09-26-2008, 08:23 AM
Poland. I can see the Sudetes from my balcony.

Zoolook
09-26-2008, 08:40 AM
I'm from the UK, but have been living in the US for 3 years.

In some ways I'm not your average Brit... I don't complain about the NHS, I actually appreciate the mild weather, love the BBC and I can speak 3 languages.

Having said that, I love football (soccer) and real beer (and the US has some nice surprises there).

Udjamini
09-26-2008, 09:07 AM
From Canada, living in Germany. I can see France from my house. (no really, its 500 metres from me)

And being in a normally warm microclimate, I am P!SSED that today its warmer in Toronto than here

Forum Shark
09-26-2008, 09:24 AM
I'm from Canada. We do say "Sorry" quite a bit, but most of us don't say "eh" much.

MissMurder
09-26-2008, 09:30 AM
Brazil...
if anyone considers it a country.

Zoolook
09-26-2008, 09:55 AM
Brazil...
if anyone considers it a country.

Of course, why wouldn't they?

PowerBookG4
09-26-2008, 09:56 AM
Brazil...
if anyone considers it a country.

Why wouldn't we.

From the US here.

epsylum
09-26-2008, 11:34 AM
US and A ;)

epsylum
09-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Why wouldn't we.

Exactly. I would love to visit Brazil at some point in my life. Plus, the place is friggin huge.

Lichtenstein, now that I might have to question about being a country. ;D

Mattlike
09-26-2008, 12:01 PM
USA here. :)

Daisy
09-26-2008, 03:56 PM
Canada - sometimes sheltered by a self-built igloo.

Mac_OS
09-26-2008, 05:05 PM
I'm from the UK, but have been living in the US for 3 years.

In some ways I'm not your average Brit... I don't complain about the NHS, I actually appreciate the mild weather, love the BBC and I can speak 3 languages.

Having said that, I love football (soccer) and real beer (and the US has some nice surprises there).

which three languages? :)

Mac_OS
09-26-2008, 05:08 PM
Well raised in London, now lived in Cambridgeshire for 2 years but born in Ireland.... A fact? Even though the i.r.a is seen as a disorganised terrorist organisation they actually had enough financial and military backing to defeat most armies in the world :D

Dysfunction
09-26-2008, 05:30 PM
Lived in... Germany, the UK (England and Scotland, well and Yorkshire.. ;) ) Currently in the US. Don't know where I'll be next, although I think it's time to be an ex-pat again for a while :)

MissMurder
09-26-2008, 08:45 PM
Exactly. I would love to visit Brazil at some point in my life. Plus, the place is friggin huge.
I would love to visit it too. Love to. Visit.

Leeds United FC
09-27-2008, 10:54 AM
I was born in South Africa, but I've lived in the UK since I was six months old, and consider myself a Brit. That said, I DO have mixed loyalties sometimes - usually during the rugby or cricket!!

hughvane
09-27-2008, 04:26 PM
Have we ever considered how much of a REAL United Nations we are as a dedicated Mac forum? Sharing ideas, providing help, etc, etc. I wish more contributors would put the home or adopted country in their signature, it's not hard to do. A database of countries represented on this and other Mac forums would make interesting reading. The great majority I'm sure would be from USA, the home of Apple/Mac.

McBie
09-28-2008, 08:41 AM
Belgium ...

We prepare the best food in the world & over 200 different types of local beer

3 official languages, 3 governements, ...

Heart of the European Union

Also known as the land of compromises :Blushing:

Come and pay us a visit. Let me know when and I 'll buy you dinner.

Cheers
McBie

Udjamini
09-28-2008, 09:10 AM
Belgium ...

We prepare the best food in the world & over 200 different types of local beer

3 official languages, 3 governements, ...

Heart of the European Union

Also known as the land of compromises :Blushing:

Come and pay us a visit. Let me know when and I 'll buy you dinner.

Cheers
McBie

Belgium IS gorgeous. I'm not too sure about the fried egg dishes, but the people and scenery are just lovely!

louishen
09-28-2008, 10:07 AM
From the UK, living near London. Actually born in Cornwall so am Cornish, a people who still consider themselves separate from the English

B&O
09-28-2008, 10:45 AM
Forgot to add the fact, only country in the world where coca-cola doesn't outsell everything else, here, we love our Irn-Bru

I am from Britain (born in Glasgow) and now live in Japan. On the Irn Bru, I haven't seen it in over 3 years. I will be going to a Scottish festival (yeah they exist) and I will go there and buy a case of Irn-Bru and go home. I can't wait to have sugar and orange in me again.

macmini3399
09-28-2008, 11:19 AM
Hello :-) I am from The east coast of Canada ( No i'm not a fisherman, but I know quite a few eh?) Nova Scotia to be exact. I like to eat Solomon Gundy, Cod tounges, and drink Keiths beer. I say eh a lot, eh?

beambeam
09-28-2008, 11:46 AM
Well raised in London, now lived in Cambridgeshire for 2 years but born in Ireland.... A fact? Even though the i.r.a is seen as a disorganised terrorist organisation they actually had enough financial and military backing to defeat most armies in the world :D

Interesting - also, I used to work the doors of a nightclub that was the former birthplace of James Connolly who I think in some sort of way is credited as one of the founders of the IRA. In fact, on the door itself I'd be stood less than three feet from a memorial plaque dedicated to him. Just back from a trip to Ireland for the first time last weekend actually... loved it! Was visiting my girlfriend who's from Oola, Co. Limerick :)



I am from Britain (born in Glasgow) and now live in Japan. On the Irn Bru, I haven't seen it in over 3 years. I will be going to a Scottish festival (yeah they exist) and I will go there and buy a case of Irn-Bru and go home. I can't wait to have sugar and orange in me again.

LOL was out drinking lastnight and have had my morning after the night before dose of IrnBru already... don't get hangovers anyway but friends insist its the perfect cure for them! Would love to visit/live in Japan one day.

MissMurder
09-28-2008, 03:43 PM
3 official languages
that is SO cool.

but come to think of it, Brazilian Portuguese is so hard it's equivalent to three languages.

I'd love to be somewhere where both German and French are official languages (even though I know nothing in German, oh, the shame!).

KeithTeeple
09-30-2008, 06:17 PM
I'm from Canada. We do say "Sorry" quite a bit, but most of us don't say "eh" much.

I couldn't agree more. Being a Canadian, we have our habits, and we're determined to make them known to the world.

jodester
10-01-2008, 02:31 AM
I'm from New Zealand and I love that I can see the ocean from my couch. However, I'm currently living in London and loving it. NZ will always be home though!

KeithTeeple
10-01-2008, 10:19 PM
I've always wanted to visit New Zealand, I hear the people there are really nice :P

MacbookWilis
10-01-2008, 11:25 PM
I'm from Singapore.

A really small country just below Malaysia, part of South East Asia, and no, we are not part of China. Formerly a colony of the British Empire but has gained full independence since 1965, so we're really young.

In fact, we're so small that we span only around 700 km2.

You guys just had the F1 race there, the circuit and how everything looked there was simply incredible very very cool

MacbookWilis
10-01-2008, 11:26 PM
I from mexico, live in the city of Guadalajara
Land of tequila, mariachis and corona ;)
and the spicy mexican fool :D

Lytheil
10-01-2008, 11:41 PM
Malaysia,
3 major races,
1 corrupted government
and a whole lot of cheap , selfish people.

hughvane
10-01-2008, 11:58 PM
I've always wanted to visit New Zealand, I hear the people there are really nice :P

Your hearing is excellent! :D Most of us try to be nice at some stage or another. Like Jodester, I live a stone's throw from the sea. Akaroa (means Long Harbour), which is 25 km away, is a very popular tourist spot. Lots of overseas visitors from Jan - April.

I'm happy to be a born/bred NZ'er, but I've also lived in Borneo and the Cook Is. I'd like to visit southern Ireland (Firmoy) and northern Wales (Holywell/Mold), from where my respective grandparents emigrated to NZ.

Leukeh
10-02-2008, 12:34 AM
Australia! Wooh!

mushroom-eater
10-02-2008, 03:27 AM
Mabuhay! I'm from the Philippines. The land of carabao's milk and wild honey.

KeithTeeple
10-02-2008, 01:37 PM
Living in Canada, I'm finally starting to remember the harsh bitter cold winters here. IT'S FREEZING!

louishen
10-02-2008, 03:21 PM
I'd love to be somewhere where both German and French are official languages (even though I know nothing in German, oh, the shame!).

Good luck trying to get into Switzerland!!

Never been to Brasil, but all the Brasilians I have meet have been fine fun people

KeithTeeple
10-02-2008, 08:22 PM
I've been to Brazil once. Very nice place indeed.

Waterpolo820
10-02-2008, 09:04 PM
I'm from Iran (the country you have all come to know and love ;D ) originally, but now live in Southern California.

KeithTeeple
10-04-2008, 09:38 AM
I'm from Iran (the country you have all come to know and love ;D ) originally, but now live in Southern California.

Haha, I laughed for five minutes.