Local culture you're proud of:

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101 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 08:07:09 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Well, not responsible local government. tongue

The mayor at the time (JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN) gave a bit of cash to Mr James Watt.

The inventor of

THE STEAM ENGINE.

Yeah, we invented the Western World. tongue

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102 Grimview4th Oct 2012 08:13:19 AM from British Columbia
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... You really didn't.

That goes back to Greece.
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103 DrunkGirlfriend4th Oct 2012 08:13:43 AM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] Oh no. Don't get Lu started again. tongue
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104 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 08:13:44 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
But the Steam Engine?

That's gotta be worth something. tongue

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105 DrunkGirlfriend4th Oct 2012 08:14:45 AM from Castle Geekhaven
@Hopey: Try again. tongue
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106 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 08:16:31 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
No, shush. tongue

Mr Watt invented the steam engine in a tiny factory in the outskirts of Birmingham East. tongue

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107 TheBatPencil4th Oct 2012 08:17:08 AM from Glasgow, Scotland , Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
And James Watt came from which side of the parish? That's right - ours. Along with all these people.

Your welcome, civilization.

edited 4th Oct '12 8:17:39 AM by TheBatPencil

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108 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 08:19:21 AM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Dammit!

It was built on Brummie soil! He may have been from Clydeside, but he died and worked in Reaside! tongue

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109 Grimview4th Oct 2012 08:41:02 AM from British Columbia
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Bat: *"You're."

And hey, Scotland remains the best part of the UK that is still a part of the UK.tongue And is probably the single-most influential of the British Isles in Canadian history and culture. (A lot of our P Ms have been of Scottish heritage, or directly Scottish immigrants. The country literally would not exist without two Scots in particular.)
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110 FurikoMaru4th Oct 2012 11:36:07 AM from The Arrogant Wasteland , Relationship Status: He makes me feel like I have a heart
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And Toronto would be an ungodly mess of a city if it hadn't been designed and maintained by Scots Presbyterians. True, that would have made it more lovely and leisurely, but lovely and leisurely does not help you plan a route when you're late for school. Nor does it prevent cabbies from screwin' ya more badly than you can afford.

All of this is incidental, naturally, since Birmingham is in England. tongue

edited 4th Oct '12 11:36:47 AM by FurikoMaru

111 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 02:01:27 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
Scots designed it, eh? Hehe.

You could live in London. That place is a fucking nightmare. It doesn't help that GPS lets you down because the place has so many roads close together that the satellites think you're somewhere else.

When it burnt down in the Great Fire, the planners had a choice;

a) Keep the old, cobbled, and narrow roads

b) Create a system of wide roads; radically different from the previous

They, sadly, chose a).

edited 4th Oct '12 2:01:41 PM by Inhopelessguy

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112 TheBatPencil4th Oct 2012 02:12:55 PM from Glasgow, Scotland , Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
"Noo lads, mak sure tae keep yon roads nice and straight. We dinnae be wantin' nae fanciness here. Nice an straight an aw the same."

This is why most of our new towns all look like they were built by the Soviets. Nice and gray and uniform.

edited 4th Oct '12 2:14:21 PM by TheBatPencil

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(As come it will for a' that)
113 Gabrael4th Oct 2012 02:25:43 PM from My musings , Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
I consider myself decently traveled and London, by far, is the most foul smelling city I have ever visited. Nothing like centuries of pollution to add to the atmosphere. :P
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114 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 02:27:15 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
It's also expensive.

WHY IS IT SO EXPENSIVE?

Out here, it costs me 50 p for a Kitkat.

Out there, it costs me 80 p for a Kitkat! D:

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115 pagad4th Oct 2012 02:35:24 PM from perfidious Albion , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Sneering Imperialist
London is indeed peculiarly filthy. Well, certain sections of it, anyway.
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116 Inhopelessguy4th Oct 2012 02:54:38 PM from Birmingham Ctl, UK , Relationship Status: Wanna dance with somebody
I think W2 is highly-filthy.tongue

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118 Grimview4th Oct 2012 05:17:24 PM from British Columbia
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I live in the city with the worst air quality in Canada.

Pulp mills and an oil refinery along with sawmills being located in the downtown core in a goddamn valley is one of the world's finest examples of poor city planning.
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119 0dd15th Oct 2012 12:44:13 AM from Nowhere Land
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120 hnd037th Oct 2012 12:25:23 PM from [REDACTED]
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Let's see, Shaun Alexander graduated from a school one county over from where I live. George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and Muhammad Ali were all born in Kentucky, and Tom Cruise grew up in Louisville. Ashley Judd is an alumni from my university. Stephen Fry visited once, loved it, and was named a Colonel of the Commonwealth. And maybe something that I'm not so proud of, my high school exploded 30 years ago.

I could also probably talk about Cincinnati, just across the river, but that would probably be too much.

edited 7th Oct '12 12:26:45 PM by hnd03

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122 terlwyth8th Oct 2012 07:28:04 AM , Relationship Status: Who needs love when you have waffles?
Beats being the birthplace of Ben Affleck,...but that can be offset by having the home of Isadora Duncan
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123 hnd038th Oct 2012 09:23:58 PM from [REDACTED]
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