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Old 06-05-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Old Hyde Park, Kansas City,MO
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I'll add that this is a very common question in Kansas City also.

Every time I'm back in KC, I'm asked the high school question. It's a way of gauging background via the neighborhood where you grew up/ attended high school.
Interesting, i have lived here 8 years and i have never heard this question asked before. It seems like this would be the kind of question asked in a suburban bar or something.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: The City
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Only if you somehow uncover that they are from an close to area where you may have grown up; otherwise not so much not really any typical line of questioning
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I'm not from a major metro area, but generally if someone asks you where you went to high school, and the aforementioned parties are all older than 22, it's usually just to see if you might know people that the person asking knows. Plus, like other people mentioned, it's usually only if they find out you are from the same area.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:11 AM
 
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This discussion comes up time and again in the Cincinnati forum. Cincinnatians are known for asking one another where they went to high school. I theorize that natives ask each other this in almost all major metros, except perhaps for newly grown metros like those in the sunbelt and west.

Does this happen in your city?
Yes, this question about where one went to High School does absolutely come up here in Meriden, CT. We have 3 High schools. One of the High Schools is a technical school and the other two are huge cross town rivals because of the BIG Thanksgiving football game. I personally went to Platt High School on the West side of town and the other High School is called Maloney. Kids have always been big rivals to the point of toilet papering each others schools before big games..huge mess!! Very common here to ask!
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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In Louisville, KY, it is very common to be asked that. As a transplant, it ends the conversation as I attended high school in another state.

Back home, I was never asked that question until I moved to Louisville. Questions about your place of work, college alma mater and major, hometown, and hobbies usually continue the conversation nicely.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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In NYC, people ask you where you are from. I have never heard anyone ask what high school they went to except on written job applications.
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:53 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Not in metro Denver. Most adults are from somewhere else.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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In Raleigh people ask where you're from because, frankly, they don't expect you to be from Raleigh.
In Miami Beach they ask you what gym you go to.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Cardboard box
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Not really. If you talk to someone and they are from some place where your friends or family grew up you might mention it. But generally, no.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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This discussion comes up time and again in the Cincinnati forum. Cincinnatians are known for asking one another where they went to high school. I theorize that natives ask each other this in almost all major metros, except perhaps for newly grown metros like those in the sunbelt and west.

Does this happen in your city?

I'm only praying I don't live in one of those now, but probably am. And, I'm not a kid anymore. My rule of thumb: It's time to move as soon as you know the names of acquaintances or co-worker's husbands, kids and cousins. And, if you know their middle names, it's time to book a flight out that day...
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