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Local question for members

Regarding your background or nationality

byke
post 8.Aug.2012, 08:01 PM
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Location: Europe
Joined: 28.Oct.2008

As of late there has been a fair amount of tension on these boards.
And while obviously English is the language and often Sweden is often the subject it can lead to some people having their feelings hurt.

But just as of late, whenever an issue is raised that causes offense or unhappiness ... it is often compared or associated with England (Great Britain) - rather than any other English speaking nation (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc).

So my question is,
Are there really so many Brits in Sweden? (and on this board)
Or has the use of referring to "brits" simply been coined as a form of automatic defense?

Would any swedes on this board feel ashamed or not wish to divulge this info?

It would be very interesting to see if people were willing to state their nationality - and see a demographic of what nations are truly represented on this board.

Anyone brave enough to list their background?
Or will we just see trolls use this as a way to help exploit the forum even more ?

I will start ... British (With swedish ties)
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skogsbo
post 8.Aug.2012, 08:17 PM
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Joined: 20.Sep.2011

QUOTE (byke @ 8.Aug.2012, 08:01 PM) *
I will start ... British (With swedish ties)

from t Dales, Durham/Yorkshire, Northerner, English, British, rarely European! Living in Sweden.
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Yorkshireman
post 8.Aug.2012, 08:34 PM
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Joined: 22.Nov.2011

Ah'm fra Yorksha wink.gif ...which translated to English = I am from Yorkshire.
Living in Sweden for more than 20++ years. smile.gif
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 8.Aug.2012, 08:44 PM
Post #4
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

I'm an old goat...living in the "Big Apple"! cool.gif
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rtharper
post 8.Aug.2012, 09:03 PM
Post #5
Joined: 2.Feb.2011

Am American, been living in the UK and will miss my 5 year anniversary by 2 weeks by moving to Sweden in 4 weeks biggrin.gif
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superhoff
post 8.Aug.2012, 09:06 PM
Post #6
Joined: 6.Aug.2008

english (northampton) been spending time in sweden for the last 8 years ,now looking at moving over full time(job needed)
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AW1
post 8.Aug.2012, 09:25 PM
Post #7
Location: Södermanland
Joined: 20.Mar.2012

Swedish. Born in Chiswick where I lived until the age of 3 months and then Stockholm followed by Göteborg. Now in London 1 week a month for work and the rest in sunny Sörmland.
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Programmeny
post 8.Aug.2012, 09:30 PM
Post #8
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 2.Aug.2012

Romania, master student. Wanted to finish my studies and remain for work. Been repeatedly with every occasion discriminated against heavily, heading back home as soon as I finish my master.
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Svensksmith
post 8.Aug.2012, 09:49 PM
Post #9
Joined: 28.Jul.2011

American, married to a Swede, lived in Öland Sweden for a year.
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Bender B Rodriquez
post 8.Aug.2012, 10:19 PM
Post #10
Joined: 25.Mar.2006

Swedish, currently living in Sweden. Lived in Saudi Arabia and USA for a couple of years.
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Jeepili
post 8.Aug.2012, 10:32 PM
Post #11
Location: United States
Joined: 25.Jul.2012

American with Swedish and British blood. And German...And Irish...And a wee bit of Scottish. I am a mutt looking to move to Sweden someday.
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lina2010
post 8.Aug.2012, 11:15 PM
Post #12
Joined: 20.Apr.2011

"I consider myself as a citizen of the world."
If someone really gets what I mean, I'll be happy to confirm mine too.
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HannahSwain
post 9.Aug.2012, 07:54 AM
Post #13
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 8.Apr.2012

American/Dutch, been living in Sweden for the past three months with my Norwegian sambo.
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gplusa
post 9.Aug.2012, 08:13 AM
Post #14
Location: Luleå
Joined: 4.Sep.2009

5th generation New Zealander, living in Sweden. Descended from the first settler to step off the boat in my home town. Last of the family line to leave that town. (useless triva moment)
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fogelfeifer
post 9.Aug.2012, 09:26 AM
Post #15
Location: Skåne
Joined: 7.Jan.2010

British...Manchester-born & very proud of it...husband is from Stockholm, we now live full-time on south coast.
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