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    Is there something that you love or loathe about your country, your fellow countrymen or culture?

    You might not be able to see eye-to-eye with such things but are perhaps forced to conform due to societal pressure.

    Why not tell us where you are from and what you like or dislike about it?
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    Weather.
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    Like
    Fish and chips
    The general tolerance to everything
    Opportunities available
    UK Hip-Hop
    Arsenal FC
    Weather (Yeah I'm weird)

    Dislike
    Chavs (but every country has these so)
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    Like:
    -Global reputation for piracy
    Dislike:
    -Global reputation for piracy

    (you can probably guess which country I’m originally from)

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    (Original post by -Illmatic-)
    Like:
    -Global reputation for being pirates

    Dislike:
    -Global reputation for being pirates

    (you can probably guess which country I’m originally from)
    I think K'naan was Somali as well, that's another positive
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    I'm from Singapore.

    Likes:
    - wide range of food
    - low consumption tax

    Dislikes:
    - skyrocketing transportation (especially taxi fares) and living costs
    - lack of freedom of speech and expression
    - censorship of media
    - hot and humid weather
    - country's too small for us to even be adventurous
    - unfriendly, narrow-minded and conservative Singaporeans
    - hectic pace of life and stressful lifestyle especially the rigid education system
    - lack of platform for the arts to thrive
    - overcrowding
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    I'm from Romania.

    Likes:
    - tradition
    - language
    - food
    - landscapes

    Dislikes:
    - people
    - president
    - dirty streets and full of stray dogs
    - medical services (we must buy all the things that doctors need if we go to the hospital - syringes, bandages, cannulas etc. and we must give tips to the doctors and to the nurses to help us, although we pay for insurances)
    - education system
    - winter (not only because it's too cold, but nobody cares and you can't walk on the street; all the people are falling down because of the ice)

    That's why I wanna go away from here. Sometimes I feel ashamed to say that I am Romanian because we have a very bad reputation in the world
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    I'm like the Americans who hate homosexuality but who really like . By posting so many comments about your own country you are subverting this site.
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    Like: Culture
    Dislike: Political Correctness
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    From Singapore

    Likes:
    + Generally high quality of living here, with good infrastructures, education and healthcare system. We always come up tops in various rankings! (though the media may not have reported on the ones that we flopped in, heh)
    + We are an efficient country
    + There is a right balance of Asian and Western culture/influence

    Dislikes:
    - You have to compete to survive here. This has brought about a society fixated on accumulating financial gains while the intangible aspects of life are neglected. Inequality in the country has also widened.
    - Policies can be more compassionate
    - Our weather ranges from hot to sizzling hot
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    I live in Scotland

    Like:
    The Tartan army!
    beautiful scenery!
    Celtic FC
    The people(well most of them)
    Tories are far and few between

    Dislike:
    Neds
    weather
    Rangers they'll be gone soon though
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    I am from England.

    Like:
    - Parts of the countryside
    - Interesting history
    - Sense of humour & comedy

    Dislike:
    - Chavs
    - The way the 'safety net' of the welfare state has been abused far too frequently
    - Celebrity culture
    - Lack of discipline within schools
    - Political apathy and laziness in terms of speech
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    Like
    Fish & Chips

    Dislike
    Small minded individuals
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    England

    Like:

    The history
    (Some) Parts of the countryside
    The literature
    Fish and chips
    The comedy

    Dislike:

    The vast majority of TV output (how many crime dramas do we need?)
    The Daily Mail brigade
    The government
    Chavs (the real chavs, not the 'oh, they're wearing a hoody, THEY'RE GOING TO KILL US ALL' (see Daily Mail mention above)
    The Royal Family

    etc.
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    (Original post by angelscape)
    From Singapore

    Likes:
    + Generally high quality of living here, with good infrastructures, education and healthcare system. We always come up tops in various rankings! (though the media may not have reported on the ones that we flopped in, heh)
    Are you kidding me?!?!
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    (Original post by -Illmatic-)
    Like:
    -Global reputation for piracy
    Dislike:
    -Global reputation for piracy

    (you can probably guess which country I’m originally from)

    Ah yes.



    The Carribean?
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    UK:

    Likes:
    Monarchy
    Lots of old stuff (yes I am a history nut )
    Countryside
    That British etiquette which us posh people do it's hard to describe though
    Tea

    Dislikes
    Chavs
    Fish & chips
    Weather
    The Daily Mail and other such tosh
    Edit: the EDL & hooliganism
    Edit: football
    Edit: expensive petrol
    Edit: teenage pregnancies
    Edit: Jeremy Kyle

    Call me bigoted if you want xD
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    Likes:
    Rich history, nice food, nice people, beautiful weather, beautiful country, FUN CAPITAL CITY.

    Dislikes:
    Global reputation for famine and drought overlooking everything else
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    I'm from Czech republic

    Like:

    - architecture
    - culture, art, czech artist and writers
    - Prague!!!!!
    - theaters /actors/
    - language
    - countryside and nature
    - flag and anthem
    - 1st republic
    - mythologie
    - Charta 77
    - czech directors - Forman, Menzel, Vláčil, ...
    - music scene / lots of clubs, concerts, bands,.../


    DISLIKE:

    - way how politics behaving
    - how young people are behaving
    - subway
    - people are actually "burani" /yokels?hicks?/
    - gasoline is overpriced
    - unresolved question of minorities
    - free hand for neo-nacist groups
    - communist party in the Parliament
    - trash on the roads
    - alcohol is available too soon for kids (from age 13...)
    - how state is treating historic building /after communist area/ and religious monuments, that he is refusing to return them to the Church
    - inadequate salaries for high living costs

    It is a lot thins I can't stand, but I love Prague and the nostalgic feeling is stronger than any dislikes. But for now, I decided to move away...
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    Scotland:

    Like -

    Ceilidhs
    Scottish Music
    Glasgow accent & humour
    Haggis
    Clootie Dumpling
    Cranachan
    Scottish highlands
    Robert Burns
    The beaches
    The closeness of everyone and the fact that a lot of us are related - one in ten people in Scotland are related to each other.
    Celtic
    The fact that we can laugh at ourselves and take life lightly
    The Scotsman newspaper
    Billy Connolly
    Rikki Fulton
    Chewin The Fat/Still Game
    Gaelic/Scots/Dorich
    Cashmere
    Rizza's/Mackie's Ice Cream
    Baxters Factory

    Dislike -

    Dreich weather!

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