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Show Of Hands January 1st, 2013 12:00am

Have you ever lived in a foreign country?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 10:48 pm

SyrianBaby I picked up a British accent in England, and still can't spell grey/gray, tire/tyre, gage/gauge, etc. I didn't learn enough Japanese to be more than polite, but did learn how to BE polite, which was even better. I was fluent in German when I left, it takes about a month to get it back.

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chile safer than congress
01/01/13 10:46 pm

Welcome! Or Bienvenedos!

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 10:45 pm

Maybe it's because German food you get in the US is bad - I had a chunky, undercooked potato salad steeped in what could have been battery acid in LA.Or some of the fearsome or blunt names like Schweinebauch and Blutwurst. Bloodwurst loses all coppery taste in curing and then tastes similar to liver

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 10:45 pm

Maybe it's because German food you get in the US is bad - I had a chunky, undercooked potato salad steeped in what could have been battery acid in LA.Or some of the fearsome or blunt names like Schweinebauch and Blutwurst. Bloodwurst loses all coppery taste in curing and then tastes similar to liver

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fredd TrumpLand
01/01/13 10:45 pm

Yes. I just moved to the USA last year, so this is a foreign country to me.

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kc10
01/01/13 10:41 pm

Born in Japan, lived there 5 years.

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krazyyivan
01/01/13 10:40 pm

I'm English and just moved to California, so I guess it is a yes :)

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dcool Detroit
01/01/13 10:39 pm

Switzerland, Italy, and Peru. Switzerland by far has been my favorite.

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leebo7
01/01/13 10:37 pm

I currently live in Bali, Indonesia, and I have to say it is an amazing place!

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dabrat East Coast
01/01/13 10:36 pm

Born in Toronto stayed there for 3 years then went back as a young adult for four more yrs, beautiful city!

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danno9
01/01/13 10:34 pm

Okinawa, Thailand, Philippines, Korea. Thailand was the best.

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JennaF sunflower state of mind
01/01/13 10:32 pm

That's awesome. Did you learn the languages spoken in each country?

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JennaF sunflower state of mind
01/01/13 10:31 pm

My parents would take me and my sisters to Syria every year and I guess we would "live" there for the entire summer. But because of the war, we haven't been able to go there in two years. I miss my beautiful country :'(

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 10:31 pm

England as a kid for four years, started school there in Chesham; Okinawa, Japan for three years, left at the start of the 8th grade; Germany, six years in my early twenties, learned to drive properly, and to ride a motorcycle safely and crazy-fast, and got married to a Fräulein from the Mosel.

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kubu1218 Texas
01/01/13 10:20 pm

Spent a year in Botswana when I was 20. The desire to take off again came up during the House Hunters International marathon this weekend. Hmmm...

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
01/01/13 10:17 pm

Atrocious?! I can't even imagine a world where Jägerschnitzel, Schwenkbraten, Paprika-Hähnchen, and Schaschlik or anything from a schnellimbiss aren't my favorite foods ever. Although they did all move down the list one notch with my discovery of chocolate coated peanut brittle yesterday.

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equery Wisconsin
01/01/13 10:16 pm

Spain and planning to do it again!

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praetorianus65
01/01/13 10:15 pm

Yeah I just always hear people say Germany isn't famous for its cuisine like Italy or France. But compare mac and cheese with Kasspatzn (egg noodles with Emmental cheese) and at least that's a no contest and may hold up against Italian pasta quattro formaggi.

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madeit Houston Area
01/01/13 10:13 pm

No, and I don't. plan on it.

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xchompflufay my slice of heaven
01/01/13 10:09 pm

One of the things I miss most is the food...

curtron basement of the Alamo
01/01/13 10:07 pm

I lived in Canadia for 2 years. Most of the folks I met didn't know why they picked such a cold place to live (that was in Winnipeg MB)

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xchompflufay my slice of heaven
01/01/13 10:07 pm

Lived in Germany for a year and a half...really would love to go back someday.

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NotQuiteWhite Earth
01/01/13 10:04 pm

Italy and Japan.

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angiebrite Gallifrey
01/01/13 10:00 pm

England! God save the Queen

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TabooGoose
01/01/13 9:53 pm

Living in London England right now. Tony add international filters!

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Doctorsgirl Alaska
01/01/13 9:35 pm

Germany for a few years.

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elleck SOH Fan Club
01/01/13 9:17 pm

Tony, keep this question live for about 2 more years so I can change my answer :)

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mjohn620
01/01/13 9:04 pm

Spent a summer in Chile and a little over a year in China.

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dustbunny
01/01/13 9:02 pm

I was born and raised in Mexico, moved here in my early twenties and now I'm a citizen.

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Jack14 Massachusetts
01/01/13 8:59 pm

Yes, Martha's Vineyard.

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Grocker
01/01/13 8:46 pm

Exmouth Australia for a few years, same with Yokohama Japan. Oh, and eight crazy months in a very small Iowa town. Those cats were bizarro, and so very aggressively xenophobic - yeeowch.

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okcougar
01/01/13 8:44 pm

I haven't yet but I'd love to! My husbands company could potentially send us to The Emerald Isle or Panama. Either of those places I could make work. New Zealand would be cool as well.

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csilla
01/01/13 8:39 pm

I was born in Tokyo but moved when I was 2! Konichiwa!

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/01/13 8:34 pm

I did for a month. My daughter was a rotary exchange student and spend a year in South Africa. This was the hardest place to get. She was gone a year.

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Smyleysue
01/01/13 8:32 pm

Lived in Quebec, Canada when I wad a baby and in Germany as a preteen/teen. Dad was in the air force ago I was blessed with the opportunity to live in those countries.

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ning99 Neverland
01/01/13 8:22 pm

For a week in France as part of a French Exchange program.

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newman987
01/01/13 8:16 pm

And in Korea from Sept 08 to Sept 09

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newman987
01/01/13 8:16 pm

Baghdad, Iraq from June 06 to September 07

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bookah New York
01/01/13 8:15 pm

psst: just joking everyone

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bookah New York
01/01/13 8:14 pm

I've been upstate does that count as a foreign country?

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mclainer24
01/01/13 8:13 pm

No, but I would love to do mission work in China someday.

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Hawkn Texas
01/01/13 8:02 pm

Not personally, but I have friends who've moved their families to Russia and China.
Remember the good old days when people only got transferred to Ohio?

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poliscigi Brooklyn
01/01/13 8:00 pm

Yes, I did my junior year abroad in Segovia, Spain. One of the greatest years of my life.

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