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Where are our researchers from?

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When I get involved in an online community, I'm always curious to know where people are from. Personally, I'm from Alaska in the USA. Anybody else want to disclose their homeland?

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Who hoo another American

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turtle

It seems like the bulk of us are from merry old England, which I geuss is where most of the press coverage for this project has been. But with 25,000 registered people, there are bound to be folks from all over, right?

I, myself, am from the Boston area (as in NEW England, heh).


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Taipan - Jack of Hearts


I guess I'm from Scotland. The reason I say guess is I was actually born here, but didn't hang around too long, and in tracing my relatives, discovered my fathers side is from Scotland, while my mother is English, and here father was born in America.

To be specific and trace it all the way back to man's first steps - or even prior to this - seems to me to be just too damn much work.

So, yes I guess I'm from Scotland, but technically I'm a little confused.


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Post 4

basselope

Why do you want to know? Who sent you? Do you work for the Government? Bill Gates? Why does my dog keep "Beep"ing? I don't know anything! I wasn't there! IT'S NOT MY FAULT!!!!! (sob, sob, whimper...)

Sometimes, late at night, I like to wash my socks in Soda Water so my feet will fizz. Will you be my friend?


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Cheerful Dragon

Born: London, England
Grew up: Coventry, England
Current home town: Redditch, England
Parents (if you care): English father, German mother
Genetic pedigree: mongrel (great-grandparents from Denmark, Poland and Scotland (I think))

Hope that helps. If so, please explain it to me!


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Mike A (snowblind)

I'm living in Plymouth, England. How many people would get that confused with the Plymouth in America?
In my opinion my birthplace, Bristol (England again), is a whole lot preferable to where I'm living now. Maybe if I stayed in Bristol long enough I'd get to hate it. Maybe not.


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Anonymouse

I'm currently residing on Earth, but the place I'm from is no longer in existence. HTH. smiley - winkeye














a/s/l checks byte. smiley - winkeye


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What's really cool about the H2G2 is I've never had an impulse to look at anybody's home pages in any other community. Now, every time I read an interesting entry, I feel compelled to check out the writer's home here.

Boy, so much aimless musings from me. I gotta think of something more constructive to post about. smiley - smiley

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And yeah, Turtle, I would have never known about this site if I hadn't found the link to it from DNA's website. I imagine this site is a bit more apparent from the British Isles. Or am I wrong on this?

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No more HTML tags! They ain't working!

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Asteroid Lil - Offstage Presence

Stop that, I say! Stop tagging!

I'm in Florida. Actually, watching the time zone is a good way
to chart who's active. Like the only Brits likely to be around right now are either insomniac or night shift workers. Or extraterrestrials.

I don't think I have ever seen an ad banner for H2G2, although I am not a rabid surfer. Where should they advertise?

Lil


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Post 12

Anonymouse

That's because they have too much class!


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Post 13

Lupa Mirabilis, Serious Inquisitor

I'm from Southern California, currently attending school in the San Francisco Bay area.


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Post 14

FiNdUs

*looking around*
*smelling*
must be germany


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Post 15

heathen

I'm living in Vancouver, Canada, but in a few months we will be moving to Cape Town, South Africa. After that, who knows...


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Post 16

Bumblebee

I live in one of the more wellconstructed fjords of Norway. smiley - smiley

-B-


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Post 17

Irishsaint

None other than the Hurricane Magnet itself, Cape Hatteras, NC, USA

Now if you'll excuse me, I must go pump all the water from my yard so I can begin cleaning up the debirs.


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AEndr, The Mad Hatter

Born & Grew up: Wallasey, Wirral, England (that's North-West England, between Liverpool and Wales but I'm not Scouse or Welsh)
Undergraduate Degree: London
Postgraduate Degree (current): Oxford

BUT
my mother is Brummy (Birmingham)
my father Wallasey

and going further back (Grandparents)...
English, Scots, Irish, Welsh, Devon, Cornwall
so I suppose I am pretty thoroughly BRITISH
I certainly feel British


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Post 19

cyberaunt

Currently County Kerry on the West Coast of Ireland. Very beautiful, very wet.


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Post 20

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On http://www.douglasadams.com. Maybe on some literary web pages, too. But with thousands of members (Lords, I can't even begin to comprehend that!) I don't think they need much advertising! smiley - smiley

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