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Old 01-06-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: moving again
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For me, i live In Frederick which is like 50 or so miles outside of DC, but still considered a suburb. i say im from a city. however, when im out of the country i say im from DC
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I've always just said I'm from Philadelphia. Makes life easier.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:32 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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I have never said, "Oh, I'm from East Millcreek." There's no point. We all consider ourselves in Salt Lake County (suburbs included) as in Salt Lake City, except when we're talking to locals. Then saying what suburb we are from is okay because we know what we're talking about.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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That's because they know you're from a "high income" suburb.
What do you mean?
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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This is the big long sentence I have to say to pinpoint where I am from. Los Angeles is not specific enough, So Cal is way not specific enough, Orange County often gets confused with the other Orange Counties of the USA so I say this:

I am from Mission Viejo, down in Orange County in greater Los Angeles.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I live 2 miles from Manhattan. I spend most of my waking hours in an office in Manhattan. But I'm not from, nor do I live in Manhattan. To people in the Tri-State region, I say I live in Jersey City. To people beyond, I live in New Jersey. Friends of mine from other parts of the country want to "come to New York and visit" me, and I show them the sights and sounds of NYC, but I never claim to be a New Yorker, because A, it's not true, and B, I wouldn't want it to be.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:45 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by AtlantaGuy404, Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro) View Post
In your opinon is it okay for somebody to say they are from NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta etc. when they really are from Long Island, Aventura, Compton or Sandy Springs?

If someone doesn't live in the main city of their metro area but they say they do, do you think that is just so people have an idea where they live or are they "posers"?
If the majority say it's not OK, does that mean you'll be changing your username and "Location" field at City-Data?

Sorry for the minor derail, and I don't really expect an answer. I just thought it was an interesting coincidence.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:47 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I live 2 miles from Manhattan. I spend most of my waking hours in an office in Manhattan. But I'm not from, nor do I live in Manhattan. To people in the Tri-State region, I say I live in Jersey City. To people beyond, I live in New Jersey. Friends of mine from other parts of the country want to "come to New York and visit" me, and I show them the sights and sounds of NYC, but I never claim to be a New Yorker, because A, it's not true, and B, I wouldn't want it to be.
you said it well. i never considered myself a NY'er, and I don't understand why people who don't live in NYC (LI, for instance) consider themselves NY'ers (meaning NYC), especially since JC is MUCH closer, KWIM?

I'm in a suburb, and even when I was a stone's throw from NYC (literally), I never considered myself from there. Maybe it has to do with being in other state, but still. It's weird when people 20,30 miles away say they are from "the city".
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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If the majority say it's not OK, does that mean you'll be changing your username and "Location" field at City-Data?

Sorry for the minor derail, and I don't really expect an answer. I just thought it was an interesting coincidence.
In his defense, I think saying "Atlanta Metro" is accurate. I consider myself in the NYC metro.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Sure it's OK, unless you actually live in a Detroit suburb apparently.
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