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Old 06-15-2018, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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I've seen people claim L.A. from Victorville, and it's hilarious. I used to live in El Centro. You know what I said when people asked me where I lived? "El Centro, California."

It's arguably even worse with San Diego as everyone claims the city regardless of how far out they live (unless its north coast). At least in L.A. county there are plenty of prominent smaller cities that people will proudly rep.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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because no one wants to say they live or are associated with the IE. It sucks, compared to "LA". Probably social stigma? Young kids like yourself are trying to portray a certain image to get approval...
Few people who live outside of California have ever heard of the I.E. or the Valley, or <pick your city>.

Of course those who are speaking to someone from another state would say, "I'm from L.A." If they said, "I'm from Canoga Park," or "I'm from Alhambra," they would receive a blank stare.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Point Loma, San Diego, CA
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Few people who live outside of California have ever heard of the I.E. or the Valley, or <pick your city>.

Of course those who are speaking to someone from another state would say, "I'm from L.A." If they said, "I'm from Canoga Park," or "I'm from Alhambra," they would receive a blank stare.
I've heard this argument many times, also from the people who live 30 miles outside of San Diego who claim San Diego.


So there aren't people from Chicago, Houston, Denver, New York, Atlanta, etc. who are constantly coming and going, or moving to and back from southern California?

Example-you live in Chino Hills, and you are in downtown Chicago for a business convention. You claim "L.A." at the bar that night, and then suddenly realize that half of the people at your table who live in Chicagoland either lived in Los Angeles or have strong, continuing ties there either from family or business. How will that look?
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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Who cares how it looks.
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Old 06-16-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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There's LA and then the broader concept of LA. Everyone gets this.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I've heard this argument many times, also from the people who live 30 miles outside of San Diego who claim San Diego.


So there aren't people from Chicago, Houston, Denver, New York, Atlanta, etc. who are constantly coming and going, or moving to and back from southern California?

Example-you live in Chino Hills, and you are in downtown Chicago for a business convention. You claim "L.A." at the bar that night, and then suddenly realize that half of the people at your table who live in Chicagoland either lived in Los Angeles or have strong, continuing ties there either from family or business. How will that look?
If I was from Chino Hills I’d probably “claim “ Disneyland , it’s closer than L.A too .

Almost everyone knows Disneyland or has been there and a lot more people like Disneyland versus L.A too. L.A has the reputation as “smoggiest place on earth “

Not so much with L.A . Disneyland is known as the happiest place on earth .
But with L.A people will start talking about traffic , smog , gangs etc .

“I went there once .. took me 2 hours to go 5 miles !”
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:08 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Who cares how it looks.
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There's LA and then the broader concept of LA. Everyone gets this.
Exactly.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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There's LA and then the broader concept of LA. Everyone gets this.
There’s people that live in L.A that claim parts of the San Fernando Valley that are in the city of L.A aren’t part of L.A , so I wouldn’t assume people from out of state would get that concept .
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Old 06-17-2018, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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I've heard this argument many times, also from the people who live 30 miles outside of San Diego who claim San Diego.


So there aren't people from Chicago, Houston, Denver, New York, Atlanta, etc. who are constantly coming and going, or moving to and back from southern California?

Example-you live in Chino Hills, and you are in downtown Chicago for a business convention. You claim "L.A." at the bar that night, and then suddenly realize that half of the people at your table who live in Chicagoland either lived in Los Angeles or have strong, continuing ties there either from family or business. How will that look?
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There's LA and then the broader concept of LA. Everyone gets this.
Just as they used Chicagoland and if the Angeleno/Southlander had knowledge of the general Chicago area and cared for a more refined location they would have asked a followup question.

For an example even though I am a block away from the city limits line I am from "LA" no matter which side of the political border I am on. When I am in the Philippines in the National Capital Region, also known as Metro Manila, but the City of Manila itself being 1.5 million of the 24 million in "Manila" guess where I would tell you I was. It would not be Alabang, Las Pinas, Pasay City, Makita etc to anybody it would be just Manila unless you followup because the Alabang barangay would mean nothing to most
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Old 06-17-2018, 11:46 PM
 
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I used to stay in Lemon Grove. A lot of folks won't know where that is, so I just say San Diego, to save myself having to explain where Lemon Grove is.

It has nothing to do with 'claiming' or 'repping' San Diego.
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