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Posted 4/18/14
I don't know if anyone has made a thread like this before but... This should be a fun topic.

Share some information about the country you live in, if you have share some photos from it









Sweden is the most populated country in scandinavia, Sweden is also a part of the EU.

Sweden have a history of building and designing things and this to me is a one of the big reasons why companies such as IKEA is swedish, as well as one of the reasons of why games like Minecraft is swedish. In Minecraft you go out and explore/collect/build stuff from your imagination.
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I've always had a fascination with Europe, Germany in particular. Here's a question though, does everyone in Sweden go to IKEA to get their furniture? And is every girl in Sweden blonde and 7+/10

Nothing of much cultural importance here in Australia. But growing up in a Cambodian family I can say eating a half fertilised chicken foetus is and still is a thing. The worst part is I can't remember it ever tasting bad.
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America, for some reason people specifically think Americans are gay hating in general.
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America, for some reason people specifically think Americans are gay hating in general.


That sentence doesn't make any sense.
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I'm from England as I often bring up in many of my posts (and I often wonder how many people think I spell 'mom' as 'mum' because I'm bad at spelling). I actually mentioned it in my 'about me' section. I live in a small village called Willerby, and despite living closer to a city called 'Beverley' we apparently live closer to 'Hull' according to everyone else. Maybe it's because Hull is bigger and more city-like. By that I mean that the buildings are bigger, and greyer, and there are more people in hoodies who might be nice but probably aren't since the second you wear a hoodie you are an outcast who likes to stab grannies and inject magical wonder dust into your veins.

This is the picture of a roundabout about a 30 second drive from where I live, but I don't know when it was taken:


We have a few things we're renowned for. We have a queen, incredibly skilled camera-men (some of the best in the world, I do believe), and, as much as we don't often build things, we aren't bad at it. Infact, in the Dark Knight films, the Americans couldn't wrap their heads around how to build the panels on the Batmobile (also known as the Tumbler) so they sent it to us and we did it. Well, I say 'we' but I really mean whoever actually built the things over here. It's a shame that those posh cars like Jaguar and Aston Martin aren't owned by us anymore. Infact, so many other countries have taken over what we make we hardly create anything anymore.

Contrary to popular belief, we don't all speak King's/Queen's English, or Cockney, as many films would have you believe. Our government is also absolutely terrible, one look into the stuff they've managed to pull would tell you that. They've done good, but there's definitely a lot of stupid stuff they've done. We have two leaders as opposed to one, as well: David Cameron, and Nick Clegg. You want to know what Nick Clegg said he would do as one of the major things for him being voted as Prime Minister? That he would definitely stop university fees rising. He failed. The prices went from £9000 to £45000. That's $15000 to $75600, or €10900 to €55000. I don't know if this went through or not, but I know David wanted to make S&M sex illegal, even in private between consenting adults (I'm not into that stuff but it's still silly). They also tried to ban porn completely at one point. The only way to get it would be to personally ask your internet provider for access to it, and god knows that would be weird. They also wanted to raise the speed limit from 70mph to 80mph on motorways (freeways) since most people went 10mph over anyway, but if they did that then people would go 90mph, it wouldn't have made things safer at all. Jobs are really hard to find and we're also in £2,000,000,000,000 of debt (scary thing is I'm not exaggerating that number).

On the stereotyping end, I do drink a lot of tea, say 'and all that', and do very much like top hats. We also have a fantastic sense of humour, or at least I think so. Obviously humour differs between countries but we have some pretty good comedians such as Jo Brand, Al Murray, and my favourite: Lee Evans. It can get quite miserable or rain a lot, and a lot of downer-type stuff happens, so it's often funny to see a comedian put it into a comedic light and show how hilarious the most frustrating of every day things can be. I also love the old comedies such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, the Carry On films, and Blackadder to name a few. We also have this unorthodox species called 'lesser spotted chavs'. They're strange creatures which often cause public unrest, and live in a world of their own, but I won't go on about them. They'll probably pick up on it and I'll get a brick through my window. (Also our internet is absolutely shiiiiiiiit).

Anyway, that's just some stuff about the country I live in. I'll also take this as a chance to clear up a few common misunderstandings about the names used to refer to where I live. It's worth noting the UK and Britain are slightly different things. Great Britain doesn't include Northern Ireland within its collection of countries, the United Kingdom does. England does not refer to the whole of either, it is only one of multiple countries such as Scotland and Wales. Also, with mention being given to Northern Ireland, NEVER call Ireland and Northern Ireland the same thing. I could go onto why it's immensely offensive to them in detail, but essentially they, to this day, have many conflicts over their differing beliefs, over 3000 people died fighting for independance. If you want to learn more about the conflict you should look into 'The Troubles'.
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I can't really speak for the US as a find it boring so I will focus on my local area. It is rather beautiful as any city or suburban zone is just a short walk away from forests, lakes, and swamps. The hunting and fishing is great with just a short drive to go offshore for some boating and saltwater fishing. Mardi Gras... that's always fun; I like to showcase my ball skills in the crowds by elevating over all of them to make catches and then hand it off to the nearest kid.

The food is good, almost everyone here knows how to cook and many of them are quite proficient. The people are rather boring to me. They just want to sit down all day eating and drinking beer while listening to country music. I can sometimes taunt them into going bowling or playing football and that is about all I can get them to do beside fishing/hunting.

My friend once had a dog... HAD... it got too close to the bayou at the end of the street and got snatched by a gator. (seriously)

OH AND THERE IS NO GIGABIT INTERNET HERE! I'm in trouble! Please recommend this message!
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Netherlands here.

Tullips, windmills, the great Dam or what ever it's called, prostitutes, drugs and cheese. What else do you want?

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19 / M / Finland
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Depression, booze, suicide, in that order.

That's all there's to Finland.

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America; where the dreams are big just like everything else.

That is all.
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Thfelese wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

America, for some reason people specifically think Americans are gay hating in general.


That sentence doesn't make any sense.
I'm sorry you did not know what the words gay and hate meant in conjunction. Perhaps spending your money to invest in a dictionary instead of a cr anime membership might be of some help to you. About 14% of Americans suffer from illiteracy, you are not alone. Every country has some kind of illiteracy problem, some more than others.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


Thfelese wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

America, for some reason people specifically think Americans are gay hating in general.


That sentence doesn't make any sense.
I'm sorry you did not know what the words gay and hate meant in conjunction. Perhaps spending your money to invest in a dictionary instead of a cr anime membership might be of some help to you. About 14% of Americans suffer from illiteracy, you are not alone. Every country has some kind of illiteracy problem, some more than others.


Actually, he's right. This sentence doesn't make much sense. It would however, if you did something like this: America; the land known for being the most gay-hating war-mongering country on the planet. It is also believed that the people who inhabit this pillow shaped country are all so fat that they cause the planet to tilt on its axis.
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The only good thing about where I live is that we have a dragon as a flag ...
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Lethargic_leopard_Seal wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:


Thfelese wrote:

That sentence doesn't make any sense.
I'm sorry you did not know what the words gay and hate meant in conjunction. Perhaps spending your money to invest in a dictionary instead of a cr anime membership might be of some help to you. About 14% of Americans suffer from illiteracy, you are not alone. Every country has some kind of illiteracy problem, some more than others.


Actually, he's right. This sentence doesn't make much sense. It would however, if you did something like this: America; the land known for being the most gay-hating war-mongering country on the planet. It is also believed that the people who inhabit this pillow shaped country are all so fat that they cause the planet to tilt on its axis.
Did the scientific method helped you figure that out?
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That sentence doesn't make any sense. I'm sorry you did not know what the words gay and hate meant in conjunction. Perhaps spending your money to invest in a dictionary instead of a cr anime membership might be of some help to you. About 14% of Americans suffer from illiteracy, you are not alone. Every country has some kind of illiteracy problem, some more than others.

Actually, he's right. This sentence doesn't make much sense. It would however, if you did something like this: America; the land known for being the most gay-hating war-mongering country on the planet. It is also believed that the people who inhabit this pillow shaped country are all so fat that they cause the planet to tilt on its axis. Did the scientific method helped you figure that out?

Of course it did yah bum. I ripped off of your work, and spent about a minute doing all the other steps! Science!
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Mcdonalds.
War.
Bible Thumping.
Homophobic.
Assholes.
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