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    For all you N.Americans, in Britain "fanny" means "front bottom" to put it politely. And as for "fanny packs" we call them "bum bags." The English language is a wonderful thing. In Britain "fags" are cigarettes and in Australia "thongs" are what we call "flip flops." For anyone totally confused they are flimsy beach type sandals.

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    Fanny - that's one Americanism that can still make my Scottish sis-in-law turn bright red.

    Also, Belfastgirl, I don't understand why someone would think red hair is bad for their kid. Just plain nonsense. I have to admit I hoped and prayed I would not pass my freckles on to my daughter, though, and the same sis-in-law says they are no big deal where she grew up (Glasgow). I was teased constantly.
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    Hepcat, I read that red hair thing recently but can't remember where. Freckles are no big deal here. Mind you, I'm the palest person in the world. Freckles are all I get out in the sun, so thank god for fake tan!!

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    That's what my sister-in-law says too (about the freckles). I have to admit, I've visited her family in Scotland a few times and I really do feel like I've found my peeps...freckles and shades of red hair everywhere.

    Sorry to threadjack. I think I already mentioned my hometown of Redwood City has no redwoods. It's just a typical suburb.
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    Err... having a high school that plays basketball against Shiloh High School (Diana DeGarmo's school)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostelized
    Err... having a high school that plays basketball against Shiloh High School (Diana DeGarmo's school)

    That's good enough for me. If you live in a small town you have to scrape the barrel!

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    REAL pizza!!!
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    Nashville TN.

    I was born and raised in Nashville TN so I have to rep the hometown:

    Music City USA
    The Grand Ole Opry
    Sam Davis-Confederate hero
    Andrew Jackson 7th President
    Sam Houston
    The Parthenon - full scale replica of the Greek Temple
    Opryland Hotel - largest non-gaming hotel property in U.S.
    Metropolitan city/county government -2nd one created in the U.S.after Miami/Dade county
    Joel Cheek, inventor of Maxwell House coffee which was named after a local hotel were it was 1st served (The Maxwell House) Teddy Roosevelt came up with the line "Good to the last drop" after having a cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by touque
    Hamilton, Ontario.
    Tim Hortons. And they're taking over the world!

    That and Marty Short.
    Tim's and Martin Short, killer combo.
    Yay for Hamilton

    My hometown is famous for lots of things, probably most notably for being the birthplace of the Beatles.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunkieGirl
    What is Thunder Bay known for?
    Ok,not famous for this, but I saw a moose in Thunder Bay, standing right on the road.
    I still get excited at the sight squirrels running along the street.
    I was ecstatic when a hummingbird hovvered around the flowers in my garden, but the moose was the higpoint of my wildlife encounters since I've lived in Canada.
    Lame I know, but I'm a city girl and I was thrilled.
    "That's Numberwang!"

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