In an attempt to give all members a true feeling of how international this board is, I am starting this poll to show where everyone is from.
I was born in the United States at a very young age. . . .
Born in village on the Wirral ( Cheshire ). That makes me English although my ancesters come frome Scotland. Greatgrandfather emigrated south from
the highlands Circa 1860. The family clan is a sept of the Farqharson clan.
Regards the Bear
Technically I voted English, as being what was available and accurate, but actually I consider myself British, partly because of my roots and partly because I understand the tremendous input and influence that the other members of the union have made to my nation.
Born in England and probably die here. I have lived abroad in a variety of countries both Asia .Africa and Europe but England is my home .jmb
Any chance of one of the Mods stickying this to the top for a while?
I voted English because I figured they needed the support. but I'm really a European
Born in Toronto (Canada) and raised in the backwoods of Ontario... but I have lived in England for many years now.
I some times wonder from where Kourosh comes from I always imagine Turkey or Greece, bet I am totally wrong he may hail from Dagenham for all I know, jmb
Scotland was a country in the past and will possibly be a country again. They allowed me to put Scotland on my last-but-one passport but the current one is confined to "United Kingdom". I'm ok with either but will not tolerate being told I live in England.
I was born and raised in England, but my Grandmother is a through and through Welshwoman.
I consider myself English first, British Second.
I Don't consider myself to be European at all.
See, the thing is, I was *born* in the US - Hoosier bred and born, though I lived in Texas and California.
But I'm a British citizen as well as a US one - I'm not English but I *am* British, and I've lived here half my life, now - with a sojourn in Italy between the US and the UK.
So I've not filled in the poll - because where I'm *from* and where I live now and where my interest lies, are not the same. :}
It's simpler than that imo. Where you're from is where you were born. Where you are might be the sum of your parts and your journey to get there but that is not what the question asked.
Where are you from (now)?
Where are you from (originally)?
Where were you raised?
Depending on your life and heart, one of these will be the answer to, "Where is home, to you?"
Where you are from, in Scotland at least, would be interpreted as where you were from originally.
"Where do you live?" would be more accurate a question if someone wanted up to date information.
what a nice thread
i was born in city of Kermanshan, a historic town in western part of Iran Close to Iraq border, my father was Kurdish and my mother Persian, came to UK when i just eighteen and have lived in Walsall the famous black country, Birmingham and London, well to be honest i see myself part of this planet no matter where i go, i tend to mix with locals no matter what they may think of me. happy go lucky
I was only about 1500 miles then as I thought Turkey. jmb
I did not mean to distress you, Redwolf. I, for my part, have participated in both the poll and the discussion of the meaning of "Where are you from?"
Born in an off-license in a little village on the outskirts of Rugby then lived in Rugby for a couple of years before buying my own property 40 years
ago in another little village not 5 miles from where I was born.
You could say I am not greatly travelled but I still enjoy a pint or two of bitter.
Englands green and pleasant land is where I reside and where I was born and where I shall stay until I die
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
John Barns, to be honest not a bad shot, you were the closest from the lot,
Glorious Devon, England.
Born in the four bedroom house my parents still live in...
Not sure TBH, I usually get called Dim round these parts....
if that is the case i think they must have their DIM lights on and that is why they can not see the brightness in you shocked
Same house in Carlisle all my short life!
Born Louisville, KY
Moved to Vincennes, IN at age 3
Left for Ft. Knox, KY at age 18 in June 77
Transfered to Ft. Benning, GA in July 77
Stationed at Schofield Barracks, HI in Sept. 77 until Dec. 1980
While there, visited Korea (twice), Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Phillipeans, Eniwetok Atoll and Japan.
Stationed Ft. Campbell, KY Jan. 1980 until Sept. 82.
While there "visited" El Salvador, Panama. Also went to Ranger Training Center Jungle Course in Florida (Twice, once as a Photographer), Ft. Bragg, N.C. Spent a couple weeks in Colorado and California while there, too.
Lived in Clarksville, TN from Sept. 82 until June 1985. Several trips to New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and D.C. while there.
Lived in Jeffersonville, IN (across Ohio River from Louisville) June until August 1985.
Lived in Kalamazoo, MI from August 1985 until Sept. 1993. Couple trips to Canada early in stay, two trips by car from there to Idaho and back, hitting many states along the way. ALSO a resident bleacher bum at Wrigley Field for three seasons the first three years we lived there.
Lived in Portage, MI from Sept. 1993 until Dec. 1996
Lived in Niles, MI from Jan. 1997 to October 2000
Lived in Kokomo, IN from October 2000 until Sept. 2002
Lived in Wausau, WI from Sept. 2002 until Sept. 2003
Lived in Rothschild, WI from Sept 2003 until Aug. 2004
Lived in Merrill, WI from Sept. 2004 until present.
Been a tumbleweed most of my life.
I forgot one thing in the Clarksville listing.
I spent one December break from college visiting my ex-wife in Germany.
I'd like to go back and go to Berlin. When I went it was back when there was still "two" Germanies.
Berlin, London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia and a few other European cities are on my list of places I want to go to still. Beijing and Havana are also on my "to go to" list.
(Actually, I'd love to spend a summer just kicking around Great Britian hitting all the countries)
Time for a song:
When first I came to Louisville
Some pleasure there to find
I met a maid from Lexington
Whose beauty filled my mind.
Her rosy cheeks her ruby lips
Like arrows pierced my breast
And the name she bore was Flora, the lily of the west.
I courted lovely Flora
She promised ne'er to go.
But she turned unto another man
Which filled my heart with woe.
She robbed me of my liberty,
deprived me of my rest..
Then go you faithless Flora, the lily of the west
I stepped up to my rival
My dagger in my hand
I seized him by the collar
And I boldly bade him stand.
All in my desperation
I pierced him in the breast
I killed a man for Flora, the lily of the west.
I had to stand my trial
I had to make my plea
They placed me in the prisoners box
And then commenced on me
Although she swore my life away
Deprived me of my rest
Still I love my faithless Flora, the lily of the west.
Where are you from (now)? I live in Kankakee, Illinois
Where are you from (originally)? Rhode Island
Where were you raised? Rhode Island first and Illinois second.
Where would I like to be? Right back by the Atlantic Ocean!
Coming to you from a cave on the banks of the river Mersey Engand.
Brought up in a country village not to far away.
Lived in various places up and down the British Isles.
Family roots are in the Highlands of Scotland.
Regards the Bear
Born in Adelaide South OZ, lived there until I moved to Darwin Northern Territory, for work, (lived there longer than in South OZ, but that is about to change.) Returned to South OZ when I retired in 2003.
I find the 'where are you from?' question very difficult to answer in terms of towns though in terms of countries it's easy. I was born in England
and have always lived in England.
Home is where the heart is!
When first I returned to South OZ, I would have said that th Northern Territory was my Home. As I've become involved in my new (5 years) home, this has now become my Home with the Territory as where I am "From" despite being born and raised in South OZ, although a different part.