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Old 25.09.2015, 14:05
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

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I'm from the Alsace...
So..... Youre french?
No, I'm the German Kommandant of the newly annexed Alsace in 1940 muppet!
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Old 25.09.2015, 14:10
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

In California, I was an Aussie ..... apparently (god forbid).

[however, Californians, also think that they're American, too]
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Old 25.09.2015, 14:37
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

"Where are you from?"
"The UK."
"Where?"
"Britain"
"Oh, England"

OK, I am from England, but as I also have Welsh, Scottish and Irish (and Russian) ancestry I think of myself as British rather than English.

normally followed up with
"Whereabouts because I went of holiday to Inverness/London/Oxford once?"
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Old 25.09.2015, 14:46
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OK, I am from England, but as I also have Welsh, Scottish and Irish (and Russian) ancestry I think of myself as British rather than English.
Frankly: You are asking for it.
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

The mistakes also happen with this pair city-country. Bali-Indonesia and Dubai UAE...
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Old 25.09.2015, 15:04
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

This is the best ever video on the subject:

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Old 25.09.2015, 15:13
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

A short conversation with a 25-year-old car mechanic in Valdosta, Georgia, USA a few years ago:

"So... you ain't from 'round here, are ya?"
"No, you're right there!"
"So... where y'all from?"
(Pause as I think how to answer that we had been living in London but are in the process of moving to Sydney, with a short driving holiday in the States on the way, and that my wife and I were from different countries...)
"... Australia."
".....................?"
"It's a long way from here."
"Oh. I ain't never bin outta South Georgia."

Valdosta is 17 miles from the Florida border. And he'd never bin outta South Georgia?!

I guess one day he could get really adventurous and travel all the way to Sydney or Melbourne ... (in Florida, of course: 239 or 281 miles, respectively. )
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Old 25.09.2015, 15:28
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

similar clip from my favorite show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_CaZ4EAexQ
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:01
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

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A couple weeks ago, while in Trieste, I was asked if I was from Milan.

Anyway, around here Geneva is viewed as being in 'Svizzera Interna' (Innerschweiz).

Tom

And Palermo and Bergamo are vîewed as Inner Italy ?
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:05
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

Oh your British, where from? Liverpool. Is it true?
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:05
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And Palermo and Bergamo are vîewed as Inner Italy ?
Anything south of Milan is southern Italy for most people here, though my wife thinks that anything south of Como is southern Italy.

And anything south of Rome is Africa.

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Old 25.09.2015, 16:11
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

Pruntrut just like ZGUNZGEN. I love PRUNTRUT just to provoke the Romands out of sleep
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:14
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And anything south of Airolo is Africa.
Fixed that for you.
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:21
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No, I'm the German Kommandant of the newly annexed Alsace in 1940 muppet!

And you certainly have your Office in SCHLETTSTADT
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Old 25.09.2015, 16:23
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The mistakes also happen with this pair city-country. Bali-Indonesia and Dubai UAE...

You mean Dublin/UAE and Basel ?



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Old 25.09.2015, 16:32
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

Again and again in the UK - so what is it like in Sweden? Me: hmm I come for Switzerland. They: same thing isn't it. Me: no. OK then, can you speak Swedish? Me: no, I come from Switzerland. Oh ok, can you speak Swissih? Me: hmm no. They: why not if you come from there. And on, and on.
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Old 25.09.2015, 17:28
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

I'm surprised at Brits confusing Switzerland with Sweden. Folk I talked with before I came here seemed to know Switzerland quite well. (Except Basel) ; They knew of Interlaken, the charming vilage below the Jungfrau, Eiger and Matterhorn, just down the road from St. Moritz and Grindelwald.
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Old 25.09.2015, 17:32
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I'm surprised at Brits confusing Switzerland with Sweden. Folk I talked with before I came here seemed to know Switzerland quite well. (Except Basel) ; They knew of Interlaken, the charming vilage below the Jungfrau, Eiger and Matterhorn, just down the road from St. Moritz and Grindelwald.
You can't really blame them, coming from a country with one hill at most...
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

"Where are you from?"

"England".

"Ahh right, London?"

"Sigh".
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Old 25.09.2015, 17:35
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Re: Again... and again... and again...

Perhaps a bit of a 'class divide' there? The first time I had that conversation was with the milkman- lovely friendly man but with a limited experience of the world, shall I say.
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