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Old 06-19-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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that someone isn't from your area? Usually someone has to talk before I can tell but just yesterday I was going to the grocery and was walking up tp the door. Two guys and a girl had just gotten out of a car and I knew immediately they weren't from here. I'm not sure how, maybe it was mannerisms, they were dressed VERY different, so on. I looked at their plates on their car and it said Hawaii. How about you?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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How would a car in the lower 48 have Hawaii plates?

I've seen Alaska in the lower 48 before, but not Hawaii. Unless the plates were transferred to a car here, or the car was imported with the plates attached?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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How would a car in the lower 48 have Hawaii plates?

I've seen Alaska in the lower 48 before, but not Hawaii. Unless the plates were transferred to a car here, or the car was imported with the plates attached?
I dunno lol But it did have Hawaii plates lol Point is, is it easy for you to tell people who aren't from there?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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How would a car in the lower 48 have Hawaii plates?

I've seen Alaska in the lower 48 before, but not Hawaii. Unless the plates were transferred to a car here, or the car was imported with the plates attached?
Many military people have their cars shipped from station to station.

Ok..that problem solved.

I live in tourist central, usually the bright pink skin(sunburn) is the 1st clue
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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many military people have their cars shipped from station to station.

Ok..that problem solved.

I live in tourist central, usually the bright pink skin(sunburn) is the 1st clue
lol!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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I really can't tell? *shrug*

Its not like we don't get any outsiders.. I guess there isn't a certain accent that EVERYONE here has. Unless they speak just totally different, I wouldn't be able to tell.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm originally from Long Island, NY, spent 12 years in Maryland and now live in Tennessee.


I can tell by how they drive. If they're on the horn, they're not originally from Tennessee. Since some have moved here, plates are not always a good indicator.

If they're men, I can tell they're not from here originally by the way they hold a door open for a woman. Men raised here, hold the door for a woman and let her pass through first. Men not raised here, generally either don't hold the door at all or they go through it first and then hold it. It cuts through all class/economic lines, in my observation.

I can tell they're not from here if I'm in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and people act like they've never seen a deer before.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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they wear big t-shirts, backpacks, walk in big groups and hover around the liberty bell

and in nyc, all the people walking really slow and looking up

and my biggest pet peeve. not crossing the street when the light clearly says "cross".

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Old 06-19-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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I think most folks buy a car at a dealer near where they live. So even if the tags are local, if the dealer mark on their car isn't local, there's one indication.

Those states that have the county emblazoned on the plate give pretty good indications. Some are a little more subtle.

Indiana has county numbers, but the giveaway state map has a decoder for the county numbers (and some of the big counties have more than one number).

Virginia has county-specific windshield stickers.

Most New York State tags have a county-unique set of letters as part of the number. Folks in smaller counties get a sense of which ones were issued through their local county DMV and can tell out of area folks that way. (A few years back there was a sort of minor controversy when the Tompkins County DMV around liberal Ithaca was issuing plates that started with "NRA..." )

In PA, the rural counties don't have emissions inspection so there's only one registration sticker on the windshield. If you come from a (typically more metropolitan) county that requires emissions you have two stickers on the windshield. Good "flatlander" detector.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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In Manhattan they walk around with their heads titled back looking up into the air and not where they are going bumping into people. They also are posing their friends in front of buildings taking pictures.
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