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Old 11-04-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I swear. 80% of my coworkers are transplants. I can think of 3 with the NC accent in the whole company ATM. Just about everyone I have met in my neighborhood is a transplant...and I live far out in the country.... People I meet when out and about are transplants. I am a transplant. Just ate dinner last night at a restaurant in Wake Forest and the waitress was from Michigan. When I take trips up I77 all cars I see heading southbound have Ohio plates.

Are there any natives in NC? With all these transplants, especially from up north, this must be the place to be.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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There's a lot of us natives still living in the area. You have to know where to look for us
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I am.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:04 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You know you are from Raleigh if...

Might be a few in that thread...
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:06 AM
 
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From Charlotte
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Natives are mythical creatures that only come out at night after all the transplants are asleep. Whenever they see a transplant they immediately run and hide. You might think you see or hear them during the day, but it's an illusion.

If you don't believe me, stop and think for a minute. Have you ever actually talked to a NC native?
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'm still here. Most of my neighbors are natives too.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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There's a lot of us natives still living in the area. You have to know where to look for us
Agree - I am from this area and have no trouble running in others from this area or other parts of NC. We just live and go to certain places that I guess you transplants haven't found yet
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Knightdale
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Another NC native here.

You probably wouldn't know it talking to me in most situations though. I talk with people through work all over the country, and very few know that I'm originally from down here. There are a few words that I say, but that's about it.

But if you get me around certain friends or family... you'll think I was from the Deep South. I tend to pick up on the accents of those around me pretty quickly.

My company's headquarters were originally in MI, and they brought down a number of those employees with them. I'd say they make up a good percentage of the transplant population from MI =0)
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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Me! I was born at Wake Memorial (now Wake Med) one of the first years it was open. I've lived in other towns in eastern NC, but I've been back in Wake County for almost 30 years. (Wait, that makes me sound old!)
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