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Unread 02-16-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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I identify wit' my hood first. South side, yo...
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Unread 02-16-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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I do, dunno about other people but the south has its own culture that most of us stick to, our own culture, food, sports etc etc...its just the way i was raised...plus i moved around alot but i was always within the south so the south is what i identified with was never in one town long enough to do so.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 09:20 PM
 
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I think most Chicagoans would say either city or neighborhood. I don't think too many people in the city would say "Chicagoland" or "Illinois" or even "The Midwest" when asked where they are from.

Growing up in SC, I used to identify more with the state or the region. The only people in SC who cared much about identifying with their town were Charlestonians. Which I can understand.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 09:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Metro area, city, and finally state.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I think most Chicagoans would say either city or neighborhood. I don't think too many people in the city would say "Chicagoland" or "Illinois" or even "The Midwest" when asked where they are from.
You've gotta rep yo hood.

No matter where I go, the industrial hellhole slum of southern Texas City, Texas is always where my roots are, and no matter what money or fancy big-city living comes my way in the future, I ain't forgetting it.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Since Greater Houston is mostly made up of the City of Houston, I always have to say my city. Then it's my state which is already another country anyway.
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Unread 02-16-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Since Greater Houston is mostly made up of the City of Houston, I always have to say my city. Then it's my state which is already another country anyway.
Houston is my second hometown. I've lived here full-time for the last year and plan on making it many more unless work takes me or the lady somewhere else. I also spent so much time in the city as a kid - Astros games in the Dome, Hermann Park, Fourth of July fireworks on the bayou, being in the Museum District and Montrose to soak in some culture that didn't exist under the shadow of the refineries.

I'm proud to be a Texan and love its history, though a lot is romanticized IMO in the school textbooks.

And I love my country, although right now I have very little good to say about the people who comprise its government.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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None of the above. I have lived in too many different areas to identify with any one of them. This place is yet another place in which I needed to live to achieve my life goals.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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When I lived in the DC suburbs, I identified more with the mid-Altantic region. I liked the Chesapeake Bay, the surrounding countryside, the downtown and some of the other urbans spots like Old Town Alexandria and Bethesda, and the location on the Eastern Seaboard, which allowed me to get to a lot of places conveniently. So I'd say I liked more of the general area than the city itself.
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Unread 02-18-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i'd say metro area/region - live in Philly but i identify with the northeast in general having lived most of my life in NY,NJ,CT region.
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