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Old 01-06-2009, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I can tell that you're an incredibly intelligent individual.
Wow someone's feelings are hurt

It's okay pal, you go right ahead and keep on "claiming" Philly. If you say it loud enough someone may even buy you a cheesesteak.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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Wow someone's feelings are hurt

It's okay pal, you go right ahead and keep on "claiming" Philly. If you say it loud enough someone may even buy you a cheesesteak.
I'm not your pal.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Nassau County maybe "like" Queens but it is definitely not Queens. Just because someone thought your section of LI reminded them of the city doesn't not make you a NYC resident, it makes you a NY State resident.

NJ being it's own state doesn't mean anything. There are still similarities there (which judging by many of your post you refuse to acknowledge), yet no one in Jersey is waving the NYC flag.

I say I'm from NYC and Long Island since I spent some of my growing up in NYC and some on Long Island. You should find out your facts before you assume.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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It's pretty hard to confuse Manhasset for Manhattan. Hoboken is a far cry from Manhattan too, but it's a heck of a lot closer (both in distance and appearance) than anything in Nassau.

That's because the few wealthy areas of Nassau are going to be more spread out and quiet. If you tell me New Hyde Park, Hempstead, Elmont, aren't like Queens, then you've gotta spend time in the area. Nassau County is a lot like Queens, and southern/central Westchester is a lot like the Bronx. You don't hear about it since you aren't in NY. Most people say Nassau is the new Queens, and Suffolk is the new Nassau county.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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Oh, so if you live in Oak Park Illinois (which is closer to the Loop than many parts of Chicago itself) you should just say "Illinois" and people can wonder if maybe you're from Shawneetown (you listenin' Skinner) or Cairo.
If you're right near the city, that's one thing. But I live an hour away from Boston and some people here say they're from Boston. My original post was more directed toward people like that. And one of my pet peeves is when a city is right on the border of another state, and people from the other state say they're from that city when they don't even live in the same state. There are people here that say they're from Providence, Rhode Island too.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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There are going to be a lot of people who disagree.
Actually you are both correct imo. Hudson county is pretty urban in alot of areas and seems more like NYC than the more suburban parts of Queens or Staten Island. Downtown Jersey City is actually pretty cool.

Maybe you live near the border in the older suburban areas of New Hyde Park or Floral Park so you see the similarities with the more suburban areas of Queens (Bellerose for instance) But then compare Oceanside or Garden City in Nassau with Forest Hills and Jackson Heights in Queens.

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Old 01-07-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: 👶🏾CHI🛫CVG🛬AVL🛫CMH🛬CHI🛫?
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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"?
In Chicago its a pride thing and generally if you say you are from the city you gotta prove it with an address lol
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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I say no....you should not say you are from a city if you live in the suburbs, now it would be OK to say you live NEAR Chicago, Philly, Boston, New York, etc. But if you don't live in the city, you're not really from there.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Wow someone's feelings are hurt

It's okay pal, you go right ahead and keep on "claiming" Philly. If you say it loud enough someone may even buy you a cheesesteak.
The truth is, Wynnewood is NOTHING like Philly...it may be right near Philly, but its not in the city, and its also right in the middle of the most affluent part of the Philly suburbs, probably the most affluent part of PA, period. Its as different from inner-city Philadelphia as night is from day.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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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"?
To the OP: if someone can't even admit to the town they call home, but instead has to identify him- or herself by the closest large city, then yes, that comes pretty close to identifying a poseur.
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