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« Reply #3840 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 10:59am »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 10:47am, Dust wrote:
What makes you think I'm upset? I have completely acknowledged that your use of "geographically equivalent" is fine and dandy. But that's not where you started. You said "equivalent," which, in my opinion, is simplistic and is actually misleading to people in the UK who may truly wish to better understand how States within the US function and affect the lives of their citizens.




I did say that I've lived in the US and understand the political etc differences........or did you miss that bit?

The majority of people in the UK are just like the majority of people outside the UK. They are only really interested in what concerns them.

I got absolutely fed up with the question from US people...."So whereabouts in England is Wales?"..........

I gave up "educating" them and used to say it was in West England.....on the coast........

Oh and I apologise for my unintended misuse of the word equivalent.....
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« Reply #3841 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 11:04am »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 09:33am, Schrottrocker wrote:
I don't get it huh Sure each country has different systems in lots of respects but saying you can't compare nothing seems a little odd. I was mainly going by "geographical entities that have a capital city".

Every country has a capital city and - huh? What? Yea, okay, okay, Vatican, you are special. You're a country and you don't have a capital city. It's ok, we all love you (or not). Now, back to...sorry, I got interrupted. Where did I stop? Oh yea, right. Every country has a capital city, and every country has districts by whatever name that have their own capital cities as well. I guess we can agree this far? No need to get emotional. Oh and the German state of Bayern (Bavaria) greatly wishes to be its own country, just like Texas in the US. wink


And Saarbrucken was once part of France, was it not. (I think there should be an umlaut there somewhere! grin)

Alaska wasn't always part of the US either.
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« Reply #3842 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 11:16am »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 11:04am, foxfeeder wrote:
I think there should be an umlaut there somewhere! grin


Saarbrücken!

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« Reply #3843 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 11:17am »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 10:52am, Dust wrote:
My sincere apologies. I am honestly unfamiliar with how the Bundeslanders operate... but I like the word. smiley


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« Reply #3844 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 11:23am »

This argument is my fault, I brought it up in the first place. Sorry. embarassed
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« Reply #3845 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 12:02pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 10:59am, unclealbert wrote:
The majority of people in the UK are just like the majority of people outside the UK. They are only really interested in what concerns them.

Well, I'm not sure I quite agree with that, but you may be right.

Schrott certainly doesn't fit that characterization. wink
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« Reply #3846 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 12:03pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 11:23am, NoSonOfVine wrote:
This argument is my fault, I brought it up in the first place. Sorry. embarassed

It's a discussion. There was some disagreement. No one was hurt. It's all good. cool
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« Reply #3847 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 12:18pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 10:59am, unclealbert wrote:
I got absolutely fed up with the question from US people...."So whereabouts in England is Wales?"..........

I gave up "educating" them and used to say it was in West England.....on the coast........

Several years ago I was in California and a hotel employee asked where I was from. I told him Connecticut. He said, "Connecticut... where is that, in Ohio?"
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« Reply #3848 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 12:31pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 12:18pm, Dust wrote:
Several years ago I was in California and a hotel employee asked where I was from. I told him Connecticut. He said, "Connecticut... where is that, in Ohio?"

I thought it was in Milwaukee... huh
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« Reply #3849 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 1:10pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 08:32am, Lily wrote:
Need this Dusty? grin

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« Reply #3850 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 1:39pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 12:31pm, HENRY wrote:
I thought it was in Milwaukee... huh


Pennsylvania?

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« Reply #3851 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 2:06pm »

Ok,I'll have a shave on Thursday
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« Reply #3852 on: Aug 11th, 2015, 6:40pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 10:59am, unclealbert wrote:
I got absolutely fed up with the question from US people...."So whereabouts in England is Wales?"..........

I gave up "educating" them and used to say it was in West England.....on the coast........


To be fair, not only people from the US would be likely to ask that. When we talk of the UK we usually just call it England. For some reason Ireland and Scotland are distinct enough from the rest to see them as entities of their own but poor Wales gets always overlooked.
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« Reply #3853 on: Aug 12th, 2015, 1:09pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 6:40pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
To be fair, not only people from the US would be likely to ask that. When we talk of the UK we usually just call it England.



That's no problem. The Scots, Welsh and Irish love it when you call them English.

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« Reply #3854 on: Aug 12th, 2015, 2:43pm »

on Aug 11th, 2015, 6:40pm, Schrottrocker wrote:
When we talk of the UK we usually just call it England.

You really shouldn't. Even as a person who lives in England, I never call my country England, I always call it the UK.
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