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Old 01-07-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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I live in a suburb that is inside the city of Houston, roughly 18 miles from downtown. The city limit here extends nearly 25 miles from downtown, on some sides of town. Since the whole city is essentially a cluster of suburbs, when you're from these areas you specify which super-neighborhood you're in.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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i think if your out of town it's okay or an hour away from your city you could say I'm from Milwaukee, but nobody in Wyoming has ever heard of your small suburb so just say the city your a part of.
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:27 PM
 
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You know, I live three miles outside the city limits of the major city in my area. I do business in it every day, eat in its restaurants, and worship in one of its churches. I read its paper, watch its television stations, attend its concerts and visit its museums. I pay its parking tickets, too.

If somebody was such an incredible sphincter boy as to tell me that I was not actually from the city, I would mock them incessantly. Anybody who really worries about such distinction really has way too much time on his hands or is way to worried about their own status in life.

Saying where you're from is just geographical shorthand. Alpharetta, Georgia, is just a few miles up 400 from Atlanta proper. If you're out of town and somebody asks you where you're from, and you tell them "Alpharetta, Georgia," then you'll have to add, "It's about ten miles north of Atlanta." If on the other hand, you simply say, "Atlanta," then they automatically know. Not a difficult concept to grasp for all but the most petty nitwits out there.

Seriously. You might as well say that only people within the Boston city limits can consider themselves Red Sox fans.

Good grief. Can we find anything more pointless to argue about? How about how many angels can dance on a pin?

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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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.
Wynnewood is part of The Mainline, the richest chain of Philly suburbs (Andy Reid lives in Villanova for example). They don't like chessesteaks as much as organically grown food (except for Reid).

When I lived in Bryn Mawr, I said Philly 'burbs.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:22 PM
 
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...If somebody was such an incredible sphincter boy as to tell me that I was not actually from the city, I would mock them incessantly.
Unless it was the city tax assessor, eh?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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Unless it was the city tax assessor, eh?
An excellent, point. Rep for you, my smart-assed friend. haha.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:02 PM
 
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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.
It still makes life easier.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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Wynnewood is part of The Mainline, the richest chain of Philly suburbs (Andy Reid lives in Villanova for example). They don't like chessesteaks as much as organically grown food (except for Reid).

When I lived in Bryn Mawr, I said Philly 'burbs.
Is that a joke?
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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It depends on the mailing adress here. so, you can actually live in a suburban community, but have a mailing address that says Syracuse.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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It depends on the mailing adress here. so, you can actually live in a suburban community, but have a mailing address that says Syracuse.

My sister-in-law lives in Manlius, but says she lives in Syracuse since it's close (even though it's considered a suburb I think).
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