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Old 07-26-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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when people ask 'where from ?'; do you respond with the city youre actually from or where you currently live ?

i often here 'x by way of y' which sounds like a mouthful.

i usually just answer where i'm from.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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I move a lot so I usually just say the city that I most recently moved to the area from. If someone asks where I am originally from or is commenting on my accent then I will tell them my hometown
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Depends. Online? I say that I live in Texas but grew up in Florida.

In Texas; I say I'm from Florida.

Out of Texas; I'll usually say Texas unless they specify where I grew up. If I'm up north, I might just simplify it and say "The South" so that covers all bases!
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:19 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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When I hear "where are you from", I always think "originally" where did I grow up/live at. So I usually say Louisville, KY.

And then afterwards, I say but currently live in the Bay Area
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Monument,CO
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I'll always be from NYC even though I left 17 years ago. I had a concierge in Vegas ask where in NY I was from recently, and I replied with "I live in Colorado" but she responded with "Right, but where in NY are you from?" Oh well.

Now ask my wife where she's from and you're really in for it.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I was born in North Louisiana, grew up in East Texas, moved to New Orleans in 2013, moved to Los Angeles in 2016, and now live in Atlanta.

I tell people I'm from New Orleans.
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Depends. Online? I say that I live in Texas but grew up in Florida.

In Texas; I say I'm from Florida.

Out of Texas; I'll usually say Texas unless they specify where I grew up. If I'm up north, I might just simplify it and say "The South" so that covers all bases!
Thought you already made your move to Minnesota?
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Old 07-26-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I answer where I currently live most of the time since that seems to be what they are really after.

If I'm in Austin, people often ask "where are you from originally?" since so few seem to be born and raised here.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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It depends on the situation. Sometimes I reply with where I have been living for the last several years. Other times, I say I am from all over as I grew in a few different countries and then spend time as well as worked in a couple of other countries as an adult. (I only lived in the city that I was born in for less than 3 years. So it isn't relevant to say that I am from there as I was too young to remember living there.)
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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I have lived in more than 25 states so I tell anyone who asks that I am from *almost* everywhere within the borders of
the USA.
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