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View Poll Results: Where do you come, and what language do you speak ?
Up your nosey parker ! 14 12.73%
I am not English but speak English as my main language. 25 22.73%
I am from England 37 33.64%
I am from elsewhere in Europe other than England 26 23.64%
I am from elsewhere in the World, not Europe or England 31 28.18%
I speak English as my first language 45 40.91%
I speak English as my second language 25 22.73%
I do not speak English 9 8.18%
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Old 21.09.2011, 12:57
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Time for some EF demographics...

I see more and more non English (native) speakers coming on teh forum, and see a lot more activity from a broader range of countries than I did a year ago. So , I gets me to wondering, maybe a little bit of knowledge about the user base will encourage a deeper understanding of the posters...

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Old 21.09.2011, 13:01
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Born and bred in CH of CH (Huguenot French origin) from Romandie Jura (NE). British by mariage/ 1/3rd of life spent in CH, 2/3rds in UK.
French native speaker but totally bilingual, and speak/read/write/listen to both, on a daily basis.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:05
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

Third culture kid: I'm a Filipino born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in England and now settling in nicely in Zürich! I speak English and Filipino fluently and a smattering of Italian every now and then.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:07
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

What if I am from England, dual Swiss citizenship and speak English as my 1st language?
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:09
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

What No "lolcat" or "spanglish" options?

This thread is t3h Failz....
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:13
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

I am on this forum because I did my M.A. in English and I’m an EnglishNut.
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

"Where do you come?" Isn't that question a tad personal, Uppie?
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:20
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

What about those of us who speak Scottish English (or Welsh/N. Irish English)? Are you separating the English from the rest of the UK as well as Europe?
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What if I am from England, dual Swiss citizenship and speak English as my 1st language?

An exceptional EF member !
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

Some people on here seem alien to me.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:24
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

Like Odile I'm a pure Swiss product with Huguenot origins.

I graduated in English, and specialised in medieval English lit.

We speak English at home, as it's our common language with my Portuguese OH. I speak English to my son, even though he systematically answers in French
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:26
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

So, does Wales/Scotland/Norn Iron count as
Elsewhere in Europe or
Not English but speak English as main language or
Speak English as first language (assuming your first language isn't one of the celtic ones)?

British surely.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:27
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

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It's anonymous. I will not use the results for any purpose whatsoever.
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Clarification: Anonymous polls are anonymous even to the person who starts them. Upthehatters2008 'will not use the results' because he won't have the results, in any form other than the aggregate totals visible to anyone at the top of this thread.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:35
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

A famous, perhaps apocryphal, British newspaper headline once read, "Fog in Channel; Continent Cut Off".

This poll is too English centric for me.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:40
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

Blimey I'm boring! British (english) first language English.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:41
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What about those of us who speak Scottish English (or Welsh/N. Irish English)? Are you separating the English from the rest of the UK as well as Europe?
one hopes so

Let's face it, you have a British passport and the rest of us have an English passport
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:42
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

Jetz fange die Usländer nomal a......

Chogge züeg...
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:46
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Re: Time for some EF demographics...

I voted for all options because I see myself as a man of the world.
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Old 21.09.2011, 13:46
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A famous, perhaps apocryphal, British newspaper headline once read, "Fog in Channel; Continent Cut Off".

This poll is too English centric for me.
hey at least he managed to get England rather than just London in the poll
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