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Old 04-15-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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When people say they live in Ft Lauderdale or Miami - how far out does that stretch.

Eg from Miami to PPines do people say 'i live in Miami'?

What is the limit?

Its different here cause we have one major city per state and therefore we all come from that city regardless of what smaller city/suburb we live in.

I hope that question makes sense, there is some method in my madness I assure you
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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When people say they live in Ft Lauderdale or Miami - how far out does that stretch.

Eg from Miami to PPines do people say 'i live in Miami'?

What is the limit?

Its different here cause we have one major city per state and therefore we all come from that city regardless of what smaller city/suburb we live in.

I hope that question makes sense, there is some method in my madness I assure you
It depends on who you are talking to.

If you are talking to someone local I usually say I live in Weston. Local people will know the area.

If I am talking to someone who is familiar with the general tri-county region (Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade) but not necessarily every little town I usually say I live west of Fort Lauderdale because most people know where Ft. Lauderdale is located.

If I am talking to someone who is not familiar with south FL at all I usually just say I live in Fort Lauderdale because people have an idea where that is. Sometimes they ask how far we are from Miami.

In general Fort Lauderdale is Fort Lauderdale and the towns surrounding it are Plantation, Davie, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, etc..
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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I think MB summed it up well. I think if you live in Broward and are talking to somebody not familiar with SoFla you would say you live in FTL, but if you're in Miami-Dade you would say you live in Miami.

If you're talking to people in the area you could say the actual city name.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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When people say they live in Ft Lauderdale or Miami - how far out does that stretch.

Eg from Miami to PPines do people say 'i live in Miami'?

What is the limit?

Its different here cause we have one major city per state and therefore we all come from that city regardless of what smaller city/suburb we live in.

I hope that question makes sense, there is some method in my madness I assure you
Well there is a metropolitan area that includes the 3 counties, the South Florida area.

For simplification purposes, some people might say they live in Miami if they are talking to someone who knows nothing about Florida

In general though people don't say they live in Miami. It has a bad connotation
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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I agree with the Princess. When I travel abroad, people sometimes ask me where I'm from. I usually tell then South Florida, but I avoid Miami. Having said that, I actually reside in Miami Lakes, so if someone from Miami asks where I live, I tell them ML. Like previous posts stated, it all depends on who you are talking to, but at all cause I avoid saying that I live in Miami, it sounds awful, bad reputation.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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never ran into bad reputation thing
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Miami/NYC
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i'm from Miami Shores, but i usually say i'm from Miami
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Its simple. If you live anywhere in Miami-Dade County, you say you live in Miami. If you live in Broward County (including Pembroke Pines), you cannot say you are from Miami.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Thanks, that helps heaps
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Why do people say "Miami-Dade" now? I remember back when it was simply "Dade County".
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