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Old 06-19-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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How would a car in the lower 48 have Hawaii plates?
I see them here all the time.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:11 AM
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In Chicago they stop in the middle of the sidewalk with a map during rush hour, and hold up traffic (but I think that is universal tourist behavior in large cities, and it drives us all batty, so stop doing that already).
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Easily. I don't know, I can't explain it. The minute a person speaks I'll know instantly, but if they don't say anything I usually can tell. I guess it's the body language and the way they are dressed. Oh and tourists can be spotted from miles away.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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As a 21-year-old in Boston it is pretty difficult for me. There are so many college students from elsewhere that unless they have a noticeably different accent it is impossible to tell.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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They're trying to get the hell out as fast as possible.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:27 AM
 
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In Chicago they stop in the middle of the sidewalk with a map during rush hour, and hold up traffic (but I think that is universal tourist behavior in large cities, and it drives us all batty, so stop doing that already).
I was going to say, I can tell right away because they get on the L or the bus and stand RIGHT in the doorway, talk the entire time, and stare at the map for 15 minutes straight.

On the sidewalk people normally take up the entire sidewalk, moving very slowly looking up and taking pictures. Or they stand right in the middle of the sidewalk at an intersection and just look confused. I'm always like - WALK! WALK! WALK! Move to the side!
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Here in Indiana you can easily tell someone isn't here by the way pronounce some words/places.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: New York City
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An overweight woman wearing capri pants with a matching top and white sneakers. Definitely not a New Yorker.

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Old 06-19-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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An overweight women wearing capri pants with a matching top and white sneakers. Definitely not a New Yorker.
Well, maybe not a Manhattanite.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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An overweight women wearing capri pants with a matching top and white sneakers. Definitely not a New Yorker.
in WHITE, and not wearing a doctor's name tag.
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