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Old 08-29-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: East Windsor CT
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i have always lived in and around Hartford ct so i say im from Hartford.
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Old 08-30-2007, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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True. On a visit to a Grand Canyon camp, people would physically step away from us when we said we were from Alabama. Disgusting. And rude.
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I find that really hard to believe. If that actually happened, thats really disturbing ! I can't believe anyone in this day and age would be that way.

I feel at home when I meet fellow Southerners.
Why would I lie?
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Like others have said, it depends on where I am. If someone local asks, I say, "Here". If I'm out of town, I say, "Houston", because it's easier than naming my suburb which probably wouldn't be recognized. If I'm out of state, I say, "Texas", and usually get asked, "Which part?" to which I answer, "Houston".
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I say "California". Whether I'm out of city, state or country.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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It depends on where I'm at.

When I lived in Australia, I would tell people I'm from St. Louis in the States.

When I'm anywhere else in the US, I just say I'm from St. Louis

When I'm in the metro area here... I say I'm from Arnold.

Usually, though, the first question anyone asks here is "What high school did you go to?"
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Old 09-05-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
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I have always said I grew up in Wisconsin but now live in Virginia.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta -Moved from Denver
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Interesting post. I was raised in the DC area. Went to college and worked in CO for 8 years and now have lived in Atlanta for 1 year. I am from Colorado because it is where I identify my self (and hope to return some day).
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I find it impossible as I am a mongrel of sorts. French parents ( Mother has been a Canadian citizen for over 35 years), one American grand-father, I also have Italian, Irish, and Scottish ancestry and even a gipsy great-aunt... My Dad was a diplomat so I have lived pretty much everywhere and feel little attachment to a specific place. So I tend to say French national , and world citizen who resides in the UK ... My heart belongs to many places but Oxford and Brittany are my two loves. I guess I am a Breton Oxfordian.
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Old 09-06-2007, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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I always say "Eastern Kentucky"
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