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Old 06-24-2017, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by joey joe-joe View Post
Is there anywhere more disturbing to live in Europe or North America than the UK?

You couldn't pay me a million dollars to be forced to live there.

I feel like it's an overpopulated island, with near constant overcast, where there is a CCTV camera every 20 metres, and you have no real civil rights that protect freedom of speech. Heck, even buying a kitchen knife requires ID, and you can be fined and even tossed in jail for not having a TV license.

Plus you have to watch the country basically become some theocratic Islamic vassal over the next 30 years.

I feel like guys like Orwell and Huxley weren't playing around. They seemed to see something in British culture that few others did.
You would rather live anywhere in North America over the UK? Wow.

I would prefer living in the UK over many places in North America, including parts of Mexico, the entire Midwest and most of the Southern US, or Alaska, and would also prefer the UK over Canada, due to its proximity to Europe.

So, yes, there are plenty of places in North America that would disturb me way more than the UK. And, I doubt anyone would be willing to pay you anything to live there.

 
Old 06-24-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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I agree with the above poster. I'd move to the U.K. just for the proximity to Europe! I'm always jealous of my U.K. friends that pop off for a weekend to some great city in Europe for a ridiculously cheap air fare!

The U.K. is much more than London. There are towns that are so serene and pretty, much nicer than many parts of North America! So would I prefer the U.K. over Detroit, the Midwest, Chicago, Newark, etc.? You bet I would!
 
Old 06-24-2017, 05:28 PM
 
Location: London, United Kingdom
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The UK is in Europe, if you visit the UK you're technically visiting Europe.
 
Old 06-24-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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The UK is in Europe, if you visit the UK you're technically visiting Europe.
I mean.....it's technically an island off of Europe.
It's not really "in Europe"
 
Old 06-25-2017, 07:49 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Yeah, it's so crowded that none of us can move without bumping into each other, and the sun hasn't been spotted for decades. Look at me walking the dog through this congested, cloudy hellhole at 9:30pm last weekend:












It is cloudy most of the time in Wales. Don't lie.
 
Old 06-25-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I mean.....it's technically an island off of Europe.
It's not really "in Europe"
?

Of course it's in Europe. Something doesn't have to be attached to it to be considered in it. Is Hawaii in the US?
Is Key West in the US ?
 
Old 06-25-2017, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I mean.....it's technically an island off of Europe.
It's not really "in Europe"
It is still a european country.
Are you perhaps excluding the nordic countries too?
 
Old 06-25-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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Of course it's in Europe. Something doesn't have to be attached to it to be considered in it. Is Hawaii in the US?
Is Key West in the US ?
Just to pick nits, The US is a state, a political concept not bound by physical geography. Hawaii is in the US,but it is a Oceanic or Pacific land form distant from any continent.

Are Pierre et Miquelon in Europe? They are part of France, a geographically European country, and part of the European Union a state that mainly occupies the European continent, but the islands are in (or off the coast of) North America.

At any rate, Great Britain and Scandinavia both have a long, if not disputed, history of seeing themselves apart from Europe. A fact that I suspect is becoming rarer due to easy travel and the fact that the EU has created a new conception of belonging to a 'whole' that transcends national borders among many disparate European nationalities.

I mean, even 20 years ago, the majority of people in many European countries hated being lumped as 'Europeans' by Americans, maintaining that each country is a distinct entity. Today, in great contrast, you often hear Europeans themselves using expressions like 'European food', 'European customs', 'European social standards' as if they were a categorical reality.
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