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Strider
03-01-2006, 07:26 PM
I feel like learning about other people's hometowns. Run a search on Wikipedia for wherever you live and post the link up in this thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresno,_California

Lost Number
03-01-2006, 07:28 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballycastle

Dont judge me harshly.

vampirepiggyhunter7
03-01-2006, 07:30 PM
...is a city located in...Missouri. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 331.

Zante
03-01-2006, 07:35 PM
There ya go. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bratislava)

Boosk
03-01-2006, 07:36 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingston_upon_Hull

Here's Hell...I mean Hull :D
Not really much to look at...

Kagga:love:

Shauna
03-01-2006, 07:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Kilbride

Just because EK is better than you. :cool:

And, just because EK isn't a city:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glasgow

look_out_below
03-01-2006, 07:55 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary%2C_Alberta
Yeah i'm a Calgarian.

Dreddz
03-01-2006, 07:59 PM
I was just gonna do London, but this where I live in more detail.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_London


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peckham%2C_London%2C_England
Exactly where I live
3 reason why my area kicks ass
Only Fools and Horses is set in Peckham
So was Desmonds Barbers
I get my hair cut there

Jebus
03-01-2006, 08:02 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield%2C_Missouri

This article is incomplete. It doesn't mention me at all.

Rye
03-01-2006, 08:04 PM
I'm shocked I found my town on there, it's a very very small town. I was dissapointed that my town wasn't bashed on there, but that's not very Wiki-like. xD

Shoden
03-01-2006, 08:06 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Shields It's near Newcastle and in the same county as it, we just get the brutal winds from the North Sea and it's cold as the water itself.

tomamar04
03-01-2006, 08:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings

1066 forever!

themagicroundabout
03-01-2006, 08:32 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spalding%2C_Lincolnshire

:excited:

Miriel
03-01-2006, 08:33 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles,_California

Jess
03-01-2006, 08:40 PM
This is where I currently live - I like to call it Jam land! :) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiptree)

However, this is my hometown. Washington, UK! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington%2C_Tyne_and_Wear)

-Clarke
03-01-2006, 08:42 PM
NY.

Roto13
03-01-2006, 08:46 PM
Wow, I was surprised there was even a page for it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephenville%2C_Newfoundland_and_Labrador

Zeldy
03-01-2006, 09:26 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Helens%2C_Merseyside
I live in 'Windle'.
The cool thing is, our Rugby ground on Knowsley Road is famous, and Its right down my street.
(St Helens 75. Wigan 0) Thats famous B)
Johnny Vegas lived here too

SammieBabe
03-01-2006, 09:39 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa%2C_Florida

I love my hometown... :love:

Old Manus
03-01-2006, 09:49 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neath

Shortest page ever

fire_of_avalon
03-01-2006, 09:52 PM
Hometown (even though I lived well outside of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Hill,_North_Carolina
Home City (where I never went til I was about 15 or so): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asheville,_North_Carolina
And Current Town (where I go to school): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapel_Hill,_North_Carolina

Faris
03-01-2006, 10:12 PM
Wow I found my city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orl%C3%A9ans%2C_Ontario) but before that I found my school (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Wilfrid_Laurier_Secondary_School_%28Ottawa%29)

bennator
03-01-2006, 10:12 PM
Where I am now (for school): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evanston%2C_Illinois
"population of 74,239...located in Cook County, Illinois...Serves as the setting for the movie Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan."

Where I grew up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_River%2C_Ohio
"a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. It is named after the river of the same name...20,735 people..."

Raistlin
03-01-2006, 10:23 PM
Birthplace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurora%2C_Colorado
Current home: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salisbury%2C_Maryland
College (where I am now): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gettysburg%2C_Pennsylvania

Maxico
03-01-2006, 10:33 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladbroke_Grove

They practically have my street (I live just off Ladbroke Grove).

I beat all of you.

Edit: Oh and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London for the city. Incase you were wondering.

themagicroundabout
03-01-2006, 10:34 PM
Man, that place is utterly terrible. Everyone born there is utter scum!

(I wonder how many of the forum goers will think I'm trying to flame you, roundy man :laugh:)
Yeah, awful place.
There is one good thing about that place though: Mount Judd! :)
It has been a while since I last looked upon good ol' Mount Judd :(

(I think most of the forum goers will, actually! :laugh: )

Shauna
03-01-2006, 10:35 PM
Why are you flaming Curtis Psy!? :mad2:

TheSpoonyBard
03-01-2006, 10:36 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danbury%2C_Essex - Closest I could find to my village. Bicknacre is mentioned, though there's no article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelmsford - This is the largest town nearby.

Psychotic
03-01-2006, 10:36 PM
Yeah, awful place.
There is one good thing about that place though: Mount Judd! :)
It has been a while since I last looked upon good ol' Mount Judd :(

(I think most of the forum goers will, actually! :laugh: )Damned Wiki doesn't even mention ol' Juddy. :irked:

I will look upon its fair peak tomorrow, Judd be praised. :)
Why are you flaming Curtis Psy!? :mad2:We've got a live one!

Bart's Friend Milhouse
03-01-2006, 10:37 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International Halls of Residence

themagicroundabout
03-01-2006, 10:42 PM
Damned Wiki doesn't even mention ol' Juddy. :irked:
I will look upon its fair peak tomorrow, Judd be praised. :)
What the hell? I suppose they wanted to save the best part as a surprise! :excited:
I am so gosh darned jealous! :(

Reles
03-01-2006, 10:46 PM
Where I live now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita%2C_Kansas

Where I go to school: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maize%2C_Kansas

and where I will be living: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence%2C_Kansas

JackNapier
03-01-2006, 10:47 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campbellton%2C_New_Brunswick

I'm surprised Campbellton is even on Wiki. That's how unwanted we are.

Kirobaito
03-01-2006, 10:57 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth

Very interesting.

~SapphireStar~
03-01-2006, 11:00 PM
My hometown:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester
WOOT! Us Mancs rock!
And where Im staying agaisnt my will ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradford

Lynx
03-01-2006, 11:10 PM
my town is so small and unheard of it had nothing on it.

RSL
03-01-2006, 11:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algona%2C_Iowa

There's absolutely nothing of interest at all on that page, however.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davenport%2C_Iowa

This is the town I lived in when I first joined EoFF back in 1999. I'm not originally from there, though. But at least it has something to read about if you really want to.

Giga Guess
03-02-2006, 12:51 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary%2C_Alberta
Yeah i'm a Calgarian.


OMFGWTFBBQHOBBITSECKS!

I'm a Calgarian too!

ff7+ff10 gurl 100
03-02-2006, 12:57 AM
I was so suprised mine was there....Here ya goo! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence%2C_Massachusetts)
Home of.....Robert Frost (the poet) and.....Susie Castillo (the lady on TRL)

Ace Protorney
03-02-2006, 01:03 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodbridge%2C_Virginia
Home of the Potomac Nationals and Potomac Mills!

Anaisa
03-02-2006, 01:08 AM
Where I lived not so long ago. http://en.wikipedia.org.wiki/Runcorn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runcorn) An where I live now.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helsby

rubah
03-02-2006, 01:09 AM
I practically wrote the [interesting parts of] my town's wikipedia article.

-practically wrote
+did write

anyways, yeah, I doubt anyone has edited it since.

Epiphany
03-02-2006, 01:15 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgman%2C_Michigan

My hometown, my brother attended that high school at the time.

ff7+ff10 gurl 100
03-02-2006, 02:18 AM
My country (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic)

Yeah thats Dominican Republic! I miss it there :(.

CodyW
03-02-2006, 03:38 AM
Not much to say about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glendale%2C_Arizona

Dr Unne
03-02-2006, 03:41 AM
I like my home. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Final_Fantasy_locations#Melmond)

Clouded Sky
03-02-2006, 03:50 AM
My town didn't have a wiki. So I took the liberty to make one.

Here it is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milaca

Masamune·1600
03-02-2006, 03:51 AM
This is as close as I could get; (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster,_Pennsylvania) it's where I attended high school. My actual home is slightly northeast of Lancaster.

And here's where I go to college. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Notre_Dame)

Slade
03-02-2006, 04:55 AM
I know you were all waiting for my hometown :cool:
Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand --> The definition of cool.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier%2C_New_Zealand

Read it and weep :cool:

DMKA
03-02-2006, 09:56 AM
I'm SHOCKED that I found mine. I truely am.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall%2C_Oklahoma

Pheesh
03-02-2006, 10:10 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandurah%2C_Western_Australia

that's as close as i can get because no-one's written in the dawesville wiki :(

Stay Super
GG

xX.Silver.Wings.Xx
03-02-2006, 03:43 PM
St Leonards On Sea.... and It sucks....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Leonards_on_Sea

Mo-Nercy
03-02-2006, 04:09 PM
I don't think there's much I can add to this one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney

Shoden
03-02-2006, 04:10 PM
Movie Director Ridley Scott who made Alien and Kingdom of Heaven was born in South Sheilds, Author Catherine Cookson came for here and singing star Sting came from this county too. North Shields gets the castle and blown up chemical plant though, place stinks of fish...

Carmilla
03-02-2006, 09:56 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayside%2C_Queens%2C_New_York

Wowzers, i learned a few things myself. :choc2:

Project G
03-03-2006, 01:21 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings

Check this one out

Flying Mullet
03-03-2006, 01:52 PM
Where I live: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Woodlands%2C_TX
Where I grew up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durango%2C_CO

Hexarar
03-03-2006, 02:05 PM
They actually had somethig... how surprising!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Askola

Shaun
03-03-2006, 02:42 PM
Ahaha! Spot on for my town!


Opinions on the general quality of life in Stockport greatly differ. In its favour, some highlight its close proximity to Manchester, and its abundance of amenities; but its perceived grittiness and loutish youth culture earned it 12th place in the internet-based 2004 guide " Crap Towns: The 50 Worst Places To Live In The UK"

This town sucks, and it's chav haven.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockport

Edit: I also found this. Haha.


The overriding 'look' for Stockport's locals is a shaven head with optional Fila cap/visor perched on top, Reebok shellsuit, the legs of which are tucked into a pair of overpowering patterned socks and a pair of Rockport, Timberland or Kicker boots. Gold jewellery is popular, usually incorporating sovereigns and/or marijuana leaf motifs. The male uniform is fairly similar.
Anyone deviating from this universally accepted look faces daily verbal and physical abuse.
Entertainment includes avoid being glassed in one of the town's many pubs, avoiding being stabbed on the infamous 192 bus and avoiding leaving your house as much as possible.
Merseyway precinct is the town's heart. If you do wish to buy anything from Woolworths, Argos or 'Everything For £1', avoid walking within a stone's throw of the second-floor balcony edge or you face a shower of gob, McDonald's fries and stones from the gangs of youths above.

Zeldy
03-03-2006, 05:51 PM
I loled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolyback)
When I went to Majorca, an English man served my Dad and after awhile he said "..You come from St Helens don't you?"

starseeker
03-03-2006, 05:54 PM
I live in a bit of a city so here goes:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uxbridge

Anaisa
03-03-2006, 06:45 PM
I loled (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolyback)
They missed Runcorn! Everyone knows the best woolyback vs scouser fights have taken place there. Hence the famous rhyme: "down where the lights are flashin, we are goin wooly bashin!" And the Widnes, St Helens, Warrington, an Wigan accent, are not similar to each other!

KentaRawr!
03-03-2006, 09:14 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Ohio

Yeah, Dayton is a pretty small city. I'm surprised one could call it a city. It's more like a village or something. :rolleyes2

Yeah, so I live in Dayton. It's cool and all, with them Wright brothers and their air-plane whatchamacallit. But I'd rather be in a place like Cansas, just for the sake of dropping my house on a witch.

Rengori
03-03-2006, 10:11 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Springs,_Colorado
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument,_Colorado

Elite Lord Sigma
03-03-2006, 11:10 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delmar%2C_New_York
Just so you all know, this area is the section of Bethlehem, NY that I live in.

Zeldy
03-03-2006, 11:56 PM
They missed Runcorn! Everyone knows the best woolyback vs scouser fights have taken place there. Hence the famous rhyme: "down where the lights are flashin, we are goin wooly bashin!" And the Widnes, St Helens, Warrington, an Wigan accent, are not similar to each other!
Ive never been Wigan or spoken to anyone from Warrington or Widnes so I wouldn't know :x

moldybread
03-03-2006, 11:59 PM
birthplace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southfield
currently: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinckney%2C_Michigan

seems to be a bit more diverse where i came from...

Anaisa
03-04-2006, 12:30 AM
Ive never been Wigan or spoken to anyone from Warrington or Widnes so I wouldn't know :x
That surprises me! Well, if you have ever heard both Mel C (you know that tracksuitor in the spice girls) Or Kerry Katona(that common woman in the iceland adverts)talking,you'll know they don't have a similar accent. Kerry having the Warrington accent, an Mel C having the Widnes accent.

Wizdumb
03-04-2006, 12:55 AM
Wow. Look, it mentions me! Yay! ^_^

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafter%2C_CA

Tempest
03-04-2006, 01:05 AM
Wow, my town actually has history. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva%2C_Illinois)
Well, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeKalb%2C_Illinois) is where I actually grew up.
And for the heck of it, this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta%2C_Georgia) is where I want to live.

Captain Maxx Power
03-04-2006, 01:28 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Hampstead

Before you ask, yes I've been past the place where the Beatles recorded.

nik0tine
03-04-2006, 03:36 AM
Chandler, Arizona. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler%2C_Arizona)

StarlightAngel
03-04-2006, 09:41 PM
Yay Seattle. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle%2C_Washington)

Mittopotahis
03-04-2006, 11:51 PM
Hometown: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Coast%2C_Queensland
Birthplace: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney

I wanna go back to Sydney sometime.