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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Christine! » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:42 pm

Well, actually I'm sure if that's the exact time, but everything just closes really early. You can't go anywhere past nine atleast.

Yeah, usually on;y go to Ptown to shop...since our malls only have like 2 good stores. Hah.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby darkrider » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:04 am

I live in Kentucky, and people here don't marry their cousins.
We aren't a one horse town
It's not "the middle of nowhere.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Psychicpoptarts » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:48 pm

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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby AlainaTwilight » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:15 pm

Psychicpoptarts wrote:Because my dad was in the military, I was born in Japan. I lived there the first 7 years of my life. When my family moved back to the United States, I was completed frazzled. I did not like it here. Japan from what I remembered was SO peaceful, and the people who live there are the nicest people I've ever encountered. I found it somewhat shocking how NOT peaceful it was here. Now that I'm much older the only thing that I really wonder is why does Americans use spoons, forks or sporks to eat soup? I find chopsticks to be much easier and effective! lol :) Or maybe it's just me...?



My dad is ex-military. (he got injured durring the Gulf War in 91 and was discharged) So I was born in Britian (dad was stationed there from 1988-1995), and lived there for the first 5 years i was alive (we had to move after my dad was discharged, and my mom finally got US Citizenship). Yea...I have a mild accent, my mom is from Britian but my accent isn't as strong as hers (you really only hear it on certian words), and I have dual citizenship. I've grown used to living in the US, since I've spent 12 years here. I like both countries, but I prefer London to Portland.
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Psychicpoptarts » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:30 pm

AlainaTwilight wrote: My dad is ex-military. (he got injured durring the Gulf War in 91 and was discharged) So I was born in Britian (dad was stationed there from 1988-1995), and lived there for the first 5 years i was alive (we had to move after my dad was discharged, and my mom finally got US Citizenship). Yea...I have a mild accent, my mom is from Britian but my accent isn't as strong as hers (you really only hear it on certian words), and I have dual citizenship. I've grown used to living in the US, since I've spent 12 years here. I like both countries, but I prefer London to Portland.


Yay for military dads! I've actually been to London, recently. I actually liked it there a lot!! I actually knew Japanese when I was young, but after I didn't use it, I lost most of it. I still know a few phrases and words! I would definitely love to live in Japan again! :)
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby steph » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:52 pm

im from oklahoma and there are alot of misconceptions about the state..some:

We have tornados every day
No, we only have them during tornado season...like april through sept.
Everyone lives on a farm
Nope, we do have big cities and i personally have never lived on farm.
Everyone drives a pickup and wears cowboy hats
Some of that might be true but not all of it, if you go to the smaller towns you will see more trucks and cowboy
hats but not in the bigger cities (Tulsa and OKC)

Yes, we have a large population of indians but they do not live in teepees or scalp people...i was actually asked once if i knew someone that had been scalped by an indian, some people are so ignorant lol
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby ashleygill03 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:59 pm

I'm originally from Michigan and...

We really do use our hand to point to where we are from.

We do vacation at Cedar Point.

We do bake with soda and drink pop

We do always end up having Canadian change

Families are broken over the Michigan/Michigan State game

I have had little league games snowed out

Our year does have two seasons: Winter and Construction

I do know how to play Euchre.




Now I live in NC...

And I do LOVE the sweet tea down south
Biscuits and gravy are kiler here
And people say ya'll everywhere you go
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Psychicpoptarts » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:18 pm

ashleygill03 wrote:We do bake with soda and drink pop


I'm SO glad you call it pop, and not soda! I grew up in Iowa. And it's pop, not soda. :)
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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Psychicpoptarts » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:20 pm

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Re: Countries ARE really differnt

Postby Sharenei » Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:39 pm

On the topic of countries:

Less than a year after I was born, thanks to my dad's ties with Uncle Sam, we moved to what was, at the time, West Germany. We were fortunate in that we were able to find housing off-base, in a small town (well, our section seemed small to me) about an hour's drive from Ramstein. My first language was German, and my sisters and I spoke it with the fluency and comfort of the locals--and our neighbors greatly appreciated (and might've even been amused by) this. Being the only English-speakers--let alone Americans--in town was a highly enlightening experience. All in all, it was a firsthand lesson in the kindness, tenacity, and sheer neighborliness of the average German when one made an effort to work with them. Things were quite different at the American school we went to, though...but that was as much of a classist issue as it was a cultural issue. I have stories that serve as strong reminders today, but I'm already getting long-winded, so I'll save those for the interested. (And yes, for the record, I was there when the Wall came down. Mom let us stay home from school for that.

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We're Neighbors if...

...you know what "Ak-Sar-Ben" is without needing it explained.
...corn and beef make a perfect meal--and you can get them in your backyard.
...you wake up to the sound of a tornado siren, and immediately go back to sleep (or, in case of an actual tornado, you grab your blanket and pillow and go back to sleep in your shelter).
...you've ever referred to the town across the river as "Counciltucky"
...you got mad when the Lancers moved across the river.
...you can properly pronounce "Beatrice", "Kearney", and "Norfolk"
...black and red are your favorite colors.
...you know that Flyover Country doesn't really start until I-80 mile marker 300
...you know that Valentine is not a romantic city.
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