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Re: Wow!
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Reply to: #165388 by The Little Foxes
Dec 17, 2007 6:17pm
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That is so neat! I think Qatar is my most "uncommon" country


Qatar's are not uncommon. In fact, I'm hoping my family gets me Qatar Hero 80's Edition for Christmas. I already own Qatar Hero 1,2, and 3.

- Yuk
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Reply to: #165384 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 17, 2007 8:34pm
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That's pretty cool. I think most of my cards that I have rec'd have come from fairly populated countries, though one I did send out recently went to the Isle of Man which is pretty small. Though I am not sure how many people participate there. I should go and look :o)

cannonball
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Reply to: #165442 by Cannonball
Dec 17, 2007 8:46pm
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Isle of Man which is pretty small. Though I am not sure how many people participate there. I should go and look :o)


Funny enough, I was looking at different places to see how many participants they had, and the Isle of Man was one of them (it is listed under Man, Isle of). I believe there were 2 people from the Isle of Man registered on Postcrossing. :)

TG
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Reply to: #165442 by Cannonball
Dec 17, 2007 8:51pm
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ok so if you care I went and checked my stats... I am still a new user with under 30 sent and rec'd on mine. My top three rec'd are 6 Finland, 4 germany and 3 from the Netherlands. Which I am sure is no surprise. The most unusual sent was Isle of man, the rest pretty common. I have also gotten quite a few cards through private swaps but none from unusual places.

Though I have to say I did get a nice surprise the other day as well. I had a name to send to which was for a small class in Japan. The teacher was actually requesting cards on behalf of the children. There were 6 kids, so instead of sending just one card, I figured it would be just the same if I sent 6. I ended up sending 8, one for each child, one for the class as a whole and one for the teacher herself. She explained they were trying to learn English and that's why they were collecting the cards. She listed the childrens first names in the bio so I sent each child a card with thier name and a note on each one.
The teacher wrote me and said the kids loved the cards and Thank you and to be watching my mail for something in return.
She sent two postcards, explaining the the people of Japan instead of sending Christmas cards send New Years postcards and this was the year of the mouse. I also got a post card with my name written in Japanese and my name in japansese... katakana. She also included a small fan and a small card that says Uchiwa-fan for greeting card. I thought that was very nice. And of course I was thrilled :o) Hopefully the kids were as excited as me :o)

Cannonball
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Reply to: #165445 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 17, 2007 9:02pm
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Yes I saw that and neglected to put that in my post, but yes 2 people! There actually was something on the nes tonight about the isle of man and some guy in this area, whom got some kind of message he was a direct decendant of one of the last kings from like 500 years ago. Now he has self prclaimed himself King David and calls his daughter Princess.

I found the link so if your intrested ...
http://www.royaltyofman.com/

whatever ... thought it was unusal as I had just sent a card there. :o)

Pam
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Reply to: #165448 by Cannonball
Dec 17, 2007 9:13pm
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TG ... I see he also has a myspace page as well. Shall we look him up and see if he would add us ? Then we could say we were friends with the king... (nah just a joke)

cannonball
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Reply to: #165396 by Mr Yuk
Dec 18, 2007 4:04am
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Quote Qatar's are not uncommon. In fact, I'm hoping my family gets me Qatar Hero 80's Edition for Christmas. I already own Qatar Hero 1,2, and 3.

- Yuk


I'm reading this, and I'm pretty sure it's in English, but it's not making sense in my brain at all........

Mama Fox - Old Fogey, who thinks Yuk is pretty funny.... ;-))
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Reply to: #165396 by Mr Yuk
Dec 18, 2007 5:08am
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Quote I'm hoping my family gets me Qatar Hero 80's Edition for Christmas. I already own Qatar Hero 1,2, and 3.


Now THAT is a great way to start my day! Funny!
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Reply to: #165490 by The Little Foxes
Dec 18, 2007 7:12am
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Qatar's are not uncommon. In fact, I'm hoping my family gets me Qatar Hero 80's Edition for Christmas. I already own Qatar Hero 1,2, and 3.

I'm reading this, and I'm pretty sure it's in English, but it's not making sense in my brain at all........


I think it has to do with the pronounciation of Qatar. Some people pronounce it so that it rhymes with guitar (which should help you with Yuk's comment) and some people, including those on the news, say "Cutter". :)

TG
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Reply to: #165396 by Mr Yuk
Dec 18, 2007 7:29am
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Quote That is so neat! I think Qatar is my most "uncommon" country



Qatar's are not uncommon. In fact, I'm hoping my family gets me Qatar Hero 80's Edition for Christmas. I already own Qatar Hero 1,2, and 3.

- Yuk





http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071216/od_afp/canadainternetdrugchristmasoffbeat;_ylt=AquY6Idr2DFiOvBstWOCu44DW7oF

I'm just sayin'....

SNARKY
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Reply to: #165447 by Cannonball
Dec 18, 2007 9:56am
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My most "uncommon" country has been Moldova. My stats stand as follows:
Finland - 15
Germany - 12
Netherlands - 5
Hungary - 3
Australia - 1
Turkey - 1
Belgium - 1
Brazil - 1
Korea - 1
Moldova - 1
Canada - 4
Portugal - 1
Czechoslavakia - 1
Malaysia - 1
Austria - 1
Slovenia - 1
Thailand - 1

Woodsong
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Reply to: #165575 by Woodsong
Dec 18, 2007 10:12am
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My stats


Stats? Did someone say stats? :) Here is a website where you can easily see your Postcrossing stats.

http://www.honchun.com/postcrossing/

You do have to enter your Postcrossing user name and password, but it is a Postcrossing approved website.

My stats:

Countries.....................| sent | rcvd | tot! | d/sent | d/rcvd


Finland.........................| 0014 | 0018 | 0032 | 013.86 | 009.89 | TRAV (1 days)
Germany......................| 0010 | 0004 | 0014 | 009.60 | 010.75 | TRAV (5 days)
Netherlands..................| 0003 | 0004 | 0007 | 028.00 | 017.50
Canada........................| 0004 | 0002 | 0006 | 008.50 | 006.00
Japan...........................| 0002 | 0004 | 0006 | 007.00 | 006.50
Portugal.......................| 0002 | 0003 | 0005 | 009.50 | 014.33
Spain...........................| 0003 | 0002 | 0005 | 016.67 | 009.00
Brazil...........................| 0002 | 0001 | 0003 | 013.50 | 012.00
Czech Republic.............| 0002 | 0001 | 0003 | 010.50 | 008.00 | TRAV (10 days)
Hungary.......................| 0002 | 0001 | 0003 | 012.00 | 012.00
Switzerland..................| 0003 | 0000 | 0003 | 005.00 | 000.00
Taiwan.........................| 0002 | 0001 | 0003 | 010.00 | 021.00
Australia......................| 0001 | 0001 | 0002 | 018.00 | 006.00 | TRAV (14 days)
Austria........................| 0000 | 0002 | 0002 | 000.00 | 015.50
Belarus.......................| 0001 | 0001 | 0002 | 017.00 | 022.00
Belgium......................| 0001 | 0001 | 0002 | 010.00 | 008.00
France........................| 0001 | 0001 | 0002 | 010.00 | 014.00 | TRAV (11 days)
Italy...........................| 0000 | 0002 | 0002 | 000.00 | 007.00
Norway.......................| 0000 | 0002 | 0002 | 000.00 | 007.50
Algeria........................| 0000 | 0001 | 0001 | 000.00 | 019.00
China..........................| 0000 | 0001 | 0001 | 000.00 | 026.00
Hong Kong...................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 012.00 | 000.00
Indonesia.....................| 0000 | 0001 | 0001 | 000.00 | 069.00
Lithuania......................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 008.00 | 000.00
Malaysia......................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 068.00 | 000.00
Poland.........................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 010.00 | 000.00
Qatar..........................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 024.00 | 000.00
Russia.........................| 0000 | 0001 | 0001 | 000.00 | 015.00
Serbia.........................| 0000 | 0001 | 0001 | 000.00 | 027.00
Slovenia......................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 008.00 | 000.00
Turkey........................| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 017.00 | 000.00
United Kingdom............| 0001 | 0000 | 0001 | 004.00 | 000.00


Total...........................| 0061 | 0056 | 0117 | 013.18 | 012.66
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Reply to: #165546 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 18, 2007 10:30am
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Quote I think it has to do with the pronounciation of Qatar. Some people pronounce it so that it rhymes with guitar (which should help you with Yuk's comment) and some people, including those on the news, say "Cutter". :)


I had a student from Qatar, and she pronounced it like it rhymed with guitar, but with the accent on the first syllable.
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Reply to: #165384 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 18, 2007 4:13pm
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How cool!

We do both the official site and the forum, but love the official site so much because of the surprise aspect--our most exotic were from Thailand and Korea.

I love that their are Manx postcrossers--I was on the Isle of Man once in High school--one of our history teachers was really into archaeology and somehow had connections to get a group of us over to an archaeological dig at Peel Castle on the Isle of Man--very cool. I spent my sweet 16 on the Isle!! It is a beautiful place!

Postcrossing is a really fun hobby!

:)