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  1. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    21 Feb '11 11:41
    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet:

    Dress:

    Flag name:

    Game:

    Most Famous Building:

    Currency:

    Dance:

    of your country?

    -m.
  2. 21 Feb '11 14:17
    Originally posted by mikelom
    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet:

    Dress:

    Flag name:

    Game:

    Most Famous Building:

    Currency:

    Dance:

    of your country?

    -m.
    Dish/food/staple diet: fries/fried snacks, various stews.

    Dress: none really... traditional clothing is rarely worn, and pretty much only by the elderly.

    Flag name: it doesn't have one.

    Most Famous Building: I'm not sure. Perhaps Anne Frank's home?

    Currency: the euro. Prior to the euro, the guilder.

    Dance: there is no traditional dance that is still commonly performed.
  3. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    21 Feb '11 14:48
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Dish/food/staple diet: fries/fried snacks, various stews.

    Dress: none really... traditional clothing is rarely worn, and pretty much only by the elderly.

    Flag name: it doesn't have one.

    Most Famous Building: I'm not sure. Perhaps Anne Frank's home?

    Currency: the euro. Prior to the euro, the guilder.

    Dance: there is no traditional dance that is still commonly performed.
    Now, would there be influences in your demain that ascertain to influence from Transylvania, Attila the Hun, Afrikaans, Helen of Troy; or would your demain have influenced those?

    Stews mainly came from Hungary in certain periods of middle-Europe, those periods themselves (with Goulash) etc, came from the Huns didn't they? That's a question, not an influence.... 😉

    Dress: A cap of course... 😀

    Flag Name: Royal Standard of the Netherlands.

    Anne Franke's Home? Now would that be a famous building in the Netherlands, or Germany? 😳

    Don't you dance around Dart Boards, as a National sport?

    😉
  4. 21 Feb '11 21:58
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Now, would there be influences in your demain that ascertain to influence from Transylvania, Attila the Hun, Afrikaans, Helen of Troy; or would your demain have influenced those?

    Stews mainly came from Hungary in certain periods of middle-Europe, those periods themselves (with Goulash) etc, came from the Huns didn't they? That's a question, not an influen ...[text shortened]... etherlands, or Germany? 😳

    Don't you dance around Dart Boards, as a National sport?

    😉
    South Africa is a former colony, of course. I'm not sure what the cultural origin of stews is, I'd guess stews developed indepedently in many different cultures since it's a pretty broad concept. That's not to say they didn't come from Hungary originally, but I'm just not sure.

    Anne Frank's home is in Amsterdam. Anne Frank was born in Germany though, I'm talking about her home during WW2.

    Darts is pretty popular, though not as popular as in the UK. Football is probably the most popular sport.
  5. 21 Feb '11 23:04
    I will be interested in knowing what variety of answer you get from any one country. I''ll try for the USA.

    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet: Pizza? Burrito? Mac D-style Hamburger? Whatever. Something fast that can be eaten in a car.

    Dress: Jeans that are about to fall off, or sweats, a hoodie or if absolutely sweltering, a logo'd T for dudes, and some bling, similar but closer fitting and more stylin' threads for chicks. The backwards baseball cap if skate boarding. Business casual, really casual, for the office working class. The corporate/governing class wear suits. Daytime pajamas for homebodies. The best clothes are worn by construction workers because form follows function for them or they might snag something and die.

    Flag name: Befitting a country with multiple personality disorder, Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, The Star-Spangled Banner, "That thing they raise and sing at instead of starting the game."

    Game: Pro (American) Football, The Big Loser (for football couch potatoes), following politics, denying responsibility for same, not voting.

    Most Famous Building: Sadly, the twin towers.

    Currency: Plastic with a magnetic strip and the numbers stand for something, I forget.

    Dance: The unemployment line-dance is hot lately.
  6. 21 Feb '11 23:51
    Originally posted by JS357
    I will be interested in knowing what variety of answer you get from any one country. I''ll try for the USA.

    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet: Pizza? Burrito? Mac D-style Hamburger? Whatever. Something fast that can be eaten in a car.

    Dress: Jeans that are about to fall off, or sweats, a hoodie or if absolutely sweltering, a logo'd T for du ...[text shortened]... umbers stand for something, I forget.

    Dance: The unemployment line-dance is hot lately.
    A more serious reply for the USA would be food: Kansas City Style Pork Ribs (many other regions would tout their own, I am in California) and as dance, Square Dancing. And to add a category, musical piece -- Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, in spite of or even more, because this being the USA, it is being used in promotions and on board by United Airlines.
  7. 22 Feb '11 00:22
    we have alot of cabbage, potato, bratwurst and carrot in the winter.

    where do you think my tribe dwells ?
  8. 22 Feb '11 00:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mikelom
    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet: Lamb Bhunna and Tandoori nan bread

    Dress: butt naked in summer, Gorertex jacket and fleece in winter

    Flag name: Saltire/Lion Rampant

    Game:Elephant Polo

    Most Famous Building:Edinburgh Castle or Eilean Donan Castle

    Currency: pound

    Dance: Orkney style strip the willow!

    of your country?

    -m.
    Dish/food/staple diet: Lamb Bhunna and Tandoori nan bread

    Dress: Butt naked in summer, Gorertex jacket and fleece in winter

    Flag name: Saltire/Lion Rampant

    Game: Elephant Polo

    Most Famous Building: Edinburgh Castle or Eilean Donan Castle

    Currency: pound

    Dance: Orkney style strip the willow!
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    22 Feb '11 01:40
    Originally posted by mikelom
    What is the National : [...] of your country?
    The country I live in is Indonesia:

    Dish/food/staple diet: varies across the country

    Dress: also varies - there are 250 distinct ethnic groups

    Flag name: Merah Putih ["Red, White"]

    Game: nothing that comes anywhere near applying to all 250 ethnic groups

    Most Famous Building: No convincing candidate. "Blok M" shopping mall, Jakarta, perhaps.

    Currency: Rupiah or 'IDR'

    Dance: the 250 ethnic groups have all manner of 'traditional' dances
  10. 25 Feb '11 18:18
    Originally posted by mikelom
    What is the National :

    Dish/food/staple diet:

    Dress:

    Flag name:

    Game:

    Most Famous Building:

    Currency:

    Dance:

    of your country?

    -m.
    Dish/food/staple diet: Roast dinner, Fish and Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala.

    Dress: None to speak of anymore.

    Flag Name: Union Jack

    Game: Football, Rugby, Cricket, Snooker, Darts.

    Most Famous Building: Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge.

    Currency: Pound

    Dance: Morris Dancing perhaps.
  11. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    26 Feb '11 10:37 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Zalindras
    Dish/food/staple diet: Roast dinner, Fish and Chips, Chicken Tikka Masala.

    Dress: None to speak of anymore.

    Flag Name: Union Jack

    Game: Football, Rugby, Cricket, Snooker, Darts.

    Most Famous Building: Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge.

    Currency: Pound

    Dance: Morris Dancing perhaps.
    Dish/food/staple diet: Has to be roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, doesn't it?

    Dress: Not 'Bowler hat, suit and tie as traditional'?

    Dance: Not 'Rave'?

    -m. 😉
  12. 26 Feb '11 17:36 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mikelom
    Dish/food/staple diet: Has to be roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, doesn't it?

    Dress: Not 'Bowler hat, suit and tie as traditional'?

    Dance: Not 'Rave'?

    -m. 😉
    Dish/food/staple diet: Well, roast beef and yorkshire pudding is part of Roast Dinner.

    Dress: 'Bowler hats, suits and ties' are for eccentrics...

    Dance: Rave is probably only a small part of the population, i wouldn't know.