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#322877 - Sat Sep 01 2007 03:46 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
ClaraSue Offline
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papo2228, you really do need to read through this whole thread. If you do, you'll notice that Sue said in the fourth post that she was an export, and it's been mentioned throughout the whole thread that this was a light-hearted poll. There's no need to come on here with your guns blazing. The people on this site are very friendly and there's a lot of joking going on. By your own post you said what matters is quality and not quantity. I couldn't agree with you more. The people here on FunTrivia are some of the best people you'll ever run across on the web.
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#322878 - Sat Sep 01 2007 03:47 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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papo, I think you are taking this matter a bit too personal. I'm from Argentina as well and I don't see anything wrong with the way the poll was laid out. Sue explained the reason why there is a "rest of the world" category, which to me, makes sense. No one is saying Latin America or Africa or Asia are less important just because there's not a specific category for these places. If you take a look at this place, you will notice that it makes no difference where you come from, everyone is treated with the same amount of respect and attention.
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#322879 - Sun Sep 02 2007 07:21 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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Loc: Buenos Aires Argentina       
If I hurt someone´ s feelings I humbly apologize. That wasn´ t my intention. I am fully aware that most people in this Trivia are excellent but as Malvolio, a Shakespearean character, I take things concerning my country seriously.
Thank you, minkpenny, for taking the trouble to write about the characteristics of the forum.
Once again I am truly sorry.
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#322880 - Sun Sep 02 2007 07:56 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
sue943 Offline
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Although it it off topic I will respond about Why the Channel Islands are British and not French.

To quote from the BBC website "When King Philippe of France beat King John of England to take the Dutchy of Normandy, Jersey had a decision to make, stick with John or give Philippe a try." This was in 1204. The islands have remained British.

BBC website
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#322881 - Thu Sep 06 2007 12:18 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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I grew up in the US but have lived in Israel for more than half my life, so I voted for "rest of the world". I suspect that many people have similar stories. janet

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#322882 - Mon Nov 05 2007 01:14 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
redwood Offline
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Loc: California USA
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The percentage of Americans didn't faze me, just look at the propensity of American 'flavoured' Quizzes here! (from one of the LOUD Aussies! )




LOL! Oh, now, now, now...

From my perspective, it is the other way around... I have no idea about anything concerning Austalian Rules Football, or cricket, or some obscure tiny town on some very strange sounding river in your outback...

Or what cricket team in England nearly 50 years ago who played in what stadium... or your incredible 2 millenium of recorded history....

Oh, well... I have never paid any attention to our own sports statistics, either... I will never be remotely knowledgable about anything regarding sports!
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#322883 - Mon Nov 05 2007 11:58 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll *DELETED*
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#322884 - Tue Nov 06 2007 04:36 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
mari67 Offline
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I "voted" now , what i was surprised to see is how many Brittish there is compared to the rest off Europa. I can understand why America is topping , it IS a big country , but the English population compared to the rest off Europe....i guess this means that FunTrivia is more popular there then amongst the rest off us Europeans
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#322885 - Tue Nov 06 2007 07:39 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
sue943 Offline
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Yes, it is obviously a language thing, with the site being in English, even if most of it is American English!
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#322886 - Tue Nov 06 2007 03:11 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
toadette Offline
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Loc: Port Dover Ontario Canada
Quote:

Yes, it is obviously a language thing, with the site being in English, even if most of it is American English!




The Canadians might have a bit of an advantage there. We seem to get it all - British and American

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#322887 - Wed Nov 07 2007 12:28 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
mari67 Offline
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You right Sue i acctually diddnt think off the language there
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#322888 - Wed Nov 07 2007 04:38 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
djsgal Offline
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Quote:

The Canadians might have a bit of an advantage there. We seem to get it all - British and American




And Canadian too, eh? I do so love that Canadian accent. One of my faves. By the way, interesting that so many countries refer to Americans as "Yanks" - I think Americans living south of Maryland might take a bit of offense to that!
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#322889 - Wed Nov 07 2007 05:39 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
toadette Offline
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Accent? We don't have an accent

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#322890 - Wed Nov 07 2007 05:54 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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I noticed that when my mom brought a co-worker from Canada over for dinner that when she said "Eh" it was almost forced. Like she thought we expected to hear it. It seemed strange, like a Texan cringing while saying "Ya'll".
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#322891 - Wed Nov 07 2007 08:21 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
fenha Offline
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Loc: Glendale Arizona USA         
update

American - USA
283 37%

Australian
83 11%

British - including 'exports' I suppose
179 23%

Canadians
59 8%

Europe - not UK
78 10%

Rest of the world
87 11%

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#322892 - Thu Jan 10 2008 05:06 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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Loc: Hawick Selkirkshire UK
These were interesting i am amazed at the number of Brits and Americans there are. Joke wow that was good to see.
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#322893 - Mon Jan 21 2008 06:23 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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Loc: Leicester East Midlands UK  
I couldnt vote as im on AOL, so i am saying British.

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#322894 - Wed Feb 20 2008 05:26 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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My vote's in for America! I'm surprised that there are more Aussies than Canadians.
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#322895 - Wed Feb 20 2008 05:32 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
bigsoxy Offline
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I think Americans living south of Maryland might take a bit of offense to that!




Or Americans living in Boston. Why don't they call Amecicans 'sox' instead?
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#322896 - Thu Apr 03 2008 04:34 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
tonnergrunt Offline
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population in australia is 20 million im glad that there are 9 percent of us partaking in this poll the rest might be eating pavlova.

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#322897 - Thu Apr 03 2008 04:49 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
tonnergrunt Offline
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maybe if your relatives had stolen a loaf of bread in 1788,they would of got a free trip to sydney and you would of been part of history.

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#322898 - Thu Apr 03 2008 05:08 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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My relatives did steal bread back then but unfortunately for me thay got away with it.

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#322899 - Thu Apr 03 2008 05:12 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
tonnergrunt Offline
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nobody stole a loaf of bread in my family in 1788 .

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#322900 - Thu Apr 03 2008 05:24 AM Re: Nationalities - Poll
tonnergrunt Offline
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Loc: Queensland Australia
hey thats funny arkacia, you have some good aussie humour.

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#322901 - Sun Apr 06 2008 03:32 PM Re: Nationalities - Poll
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I am rest of the world, or Brazil. I hope people can participate more and give their votes.

Glad to be here with you all.
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