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ozoneocean at 8:22PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I notice you grow a lot of corn in the States…

My lovely coastal city does all sorts of things, but the big Australian state of which it's part does only two really: Mining and wheat farming.
Well it's known for that but there are thousands of head of beef cattle in the north, dairy and sheep in the south etc, ship-building and refitting for the defence industry and the commercial sector, as well as a lot of shipping going through the main port, tourism all over…

But mining is the biggest earner… Mainly steel, but also gold, Bauxite, titanium, diamonds, opals, uranium, tin and other stuff in colossal quantities.
 
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lba at 8:39PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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While we may manage to screw up a lot of other things, Americans are quite good at growing things for some reason. Probably because we can turn most of it into stuff that burns, and as has long been established, we have a bit of a national love affair with things that go boom.
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ozoneocean at 9:05PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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Nuclear popcorn?
 
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KomradeDave at 11:22PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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I see your Pennsylvania and raise you an Iowa: land of nothing but corn.
And flooded wasteland of what used to be corn.
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seventy2 at 11:41PM, Aug. 10, 2008
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born in the land of the old..(florida)
spent 4 years in the hillbilly mountains (the ozarks in arkansas)
then moved to indiana, where the theme for the theme park is “there's more than corn in indiana”

lba
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Pennsylvania, US.
SarahN
Ohio, US. Land of…..corn.
Land of even more corn.

I see your Pennsylvania and raise you an Iowa: land of nothing but corn.

i see your iowa, and raise you nebraska, which is actually an extension of iowa…an extra 400 miles of it…
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SeriousQuiche at 5:53AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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The Bible Belt.
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ozoneocean at 6:01AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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The Bible Belt.
Like this?

I suppose we all came from bellow one of those… ;)
 
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SeriousQuiche at 6:13AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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The Bible Belt.
Like this?

I suppose we all came from bellow one of those… ;)

Clever, but not quite like that. Most of my family is super southern, like the Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi Region. They tell me I sound like a yankee.
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Product Placement at 10:14AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Iceland.

Learn to drive in my country.



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diana_m at 10:51AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Portugal.
Rings a bell?
We discovered Brazil,Afrika and half of India.
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Product Placement at 10:54AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Oh yeah…. well.. we discovered Greenland….

..so there.
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ozoneocean at 11:01AM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Portugal.
Rings a bell?
We discovered Brazil,Afrika and half of India.
Well, apart form their native peoples; the Romans? Not as far as Brazil though :)

But the Portuguese discovered a lot of Australia and navigated most of the world before the English and Dutch got there. They were pretty amazing ^_^
 
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KomradeDave at 2:30PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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We discovered Brazil,Afrika and half of India.

You did not discover Africa, you merely sailed around it. And Henry the Navigator? I hear he mostly only navigated in his spare time.
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Katsu at 2:54PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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born in the land of the old..(florida)
spent 4 years in the hillbilly mountains (the ozarks in arkansas)
then moved to indiana, where the theme for the theme park is “there's more than corn in indiana”

Good ol' Indiana Beach…
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Faliat at 4:13PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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I live in a country that fails at all sports, has a massively high obesity rate, has a ridiculously low intelligence, is highly racist, is okay with teenage pregnancy to the point of it being the norm because of three to four generation fo it happening, has national pride to the point of socially excluding or near killing those that don't think the same, has vicious football violence tactics, and many more bad things including the highest suicide rate in the UK and the most violent country in the Western world based upon the number of violent incidents per head of it's comparatively small population.

New Zealand?

JK.

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G D at 6:27PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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Ireland
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Croi Dhubh at 8:47PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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lba at 9:20PM, Aug. 11, 2008
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i see your iowa, and raise you nebraska, which is actually an extension of iowa…an extra 400 miles of it…

That's probably the most appealing thing I've ever heard about Nebraska. I like it.

Nebraska! Another 400 miles of the greatest nothing you saw in Iowa!

Toss in the bible thumpers who wander up from the South and the Midwest gets to be a great ol' hot doggin' good time of overzealous religion, corn shuckin' and barn raisin'!
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creepy chick at 1:31AM, Aug. 12, 2008
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awh! i live in some place really awesome…u could find anything n everything u want in it n i mean everything! its really great…well i live in in….dont b shocked! its another secret im welling 2 tell so here it gose….i live in….MY HEAD you all!!!xd can u belive that it fits me! anyone lives near by??
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lucky7s76 at 4:58PM, Aug. 12, 2008
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Seattle.

I don't think, in my entire forum posting history (not that there's much, that is :) ), I've ever seen anyone mention that they're from Washington.

…I'm not alone here, am I? ._.
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blntmaker at 8:42PM, Aug. 12, 2008
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Narnia.

Narnia? Someone needs to come out of the closet!

I'm originally from San Diego, CA - born and raised.

Now, I'm living in Pasadena, CA (Los Angeles Area).

When I see Fern, I plan to find out what set(s) he claims!
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BetaJess at 9:37AM, Aug. 13, 2008
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Austin, Texas! I've lived here my whole life!

No I don't have a Texas accent.

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JediAnn Solo at 11:37AM, Aug. 13, 2008
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I'm from Puerto Rico, but we moved to the US. I lived in PR for eleven years and never even knew racism existed until we moved to the States. We got scared into the corner (Florida) and we've lived there ever since. :)
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amanda at 11:54AM, Aug. 13, 2008
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Austin, Texas! I've lived here my whole life! No I don't have a Texas accent.
Me too! Except for the brief stints in Dallas and Wichita Falls. And yes you do - but only when you say “bad.” ^.^ I used to not have an accent, but I'm developing one.
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mattchee at 12:19PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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California!

Grew up in the Bay (peninsula!).

Moved to the North Coast.

Currently living on the Central Coast…


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KomradeDave at 5:37PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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Rah to the Central Coast, I live in Seaside now!
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CoyoteLongshot at 9:51PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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Seattle.

I don't think, in my entire forum posting history (not that there's much, that is :) ), I've ever seen anyone mention that they're from Washington.

…I'm not alone here, am I? ._.

You most certainly are not.

I lived in Minnesota most of my life, but then decided that Minnesota is mind-numbingly boring and moved to Washington for college instead. One of the greatest choices I ever made.
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Warpedwenger at 9:56PM, Aug. 13, 2008
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I live right outside of Knoxville, TN…
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BetaJess at 9:41AM, Aug. 14, 2008
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Austin, Texas! I've lived here my whole life! No I don't have a Texas accent.
Me too! Except for the brief stints in Dallas and Wichita Falls. And yes you do - but only when you say “bad.” ^.^ I used to not have an accent, but I'm developing one.

What? Meh meh meh meh meh…
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dueeast at 9:59AM, Aug. 14, 2008
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I generally only have one when I'm doing an impression of a Texan (or a Southerner).

As a 2nd generation Austinite myself, I have the right to do that, so nyah! lol!

Also, if I'm talking to someone that has a real thick Texan accent, I might lapse into one (temporarily).


BetaJess
amanda
BetaJess
Austin, Texas! I've lived here my whole life! No I don't have a Texas accent.
Me too! Except for the brief stints in Dallas and Wichita Falls. And yes you do - but only when you say “bad.” ^.^ I used to not have an accent, but I'm developing one.

What? Meh meh meh meh meh…
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