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Rich Marzullo
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Posted: March 14 2023 at 11:59pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Hmm. I've moved states a few times and always defer to saying I'm from Pennsylvania. Actually interesting, now that I'm thinking about it, that I have no desire to live there again but still identify Pennsylvania as an integral part of my history. 
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 12:15am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

New Yorker here, specifically Queens but spend half the week on the coast of Long Island and have been doing so for almost a decade. Even if I were to move out of state I would still consider myself a New Yawker...
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I'm from Michigan, tho lived a couple of years in KY on and off. One of those on years happened to be the year I graduated from High School, so more than one person has assumed because of that I must have spent my entire childhood there.
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 8:07am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I live a two minute walk from my mom's house, the house i
was born in. In nearly 60 years i have only lived away from
there for 8 years, even then i was only 2 miles away. My
jobs and family have all been relatively close, it's a
decent area for amenities and countryside.
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New Yorker here, always lived either in the city or on Long Island. But with my immediate roots only a generation earlier reaching back to Greece and Israel, and spending time there, especially a lot as a child, I feel also somewhat "international." English wasn't my first language, and so forth. I'm only recently from America!?
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 12:43pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Born and grew up in central CT, very much not in the New York sphere. Moved to western Mass. in my 20s after falling in love with it in my teens. (Thank the Ninja Turtles and Words & Pictures Museum* for that.)

I'd say I'm from Massachusetts but not Boston! That would feel like an insult. 


*I credit seeing my first Kirby originals for a lot of that.


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Darren Taylor
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 1:16pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I think 'geographical detachment' is a good summation of where my mind sits in it's neutral position.

But my 'from' would be broader than a state/county. I tend to go with Scotland. When people ask, "Where are you from?" (doesn't happen-because often the accent gives it away) My reply is "Scotland!".




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James Woodcock
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 1:38pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Im from Yorkshire, even though I have not lived there since 1987.



When asked where I am from, I tend to say I live in the Midlands, but Im
from Yorkshire

When I meet people for the first time, I am often asked where I am from as
its not from around here.

In my head, Im still a Yorkshireman.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 2:01pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Yorkshireman

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Is this pronounced Oregonian?
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Vishwas Aragam
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 2:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

When Im asked where Im from I say Maryland as Im born and raised, and
now have settled back, in Maryland. 35 of my 40 years have been here. But
usually what they are asking is what my ethnicity is.
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People here (and in the US) sometimes ask me, after they hear my accent, if I'm Australian. When I say I'm from the south coast of England, sometimes they will come back with: but you've got some kind of an Australian accent. And I say, no, I'm sure I'm not from Australia...
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William Costello
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Posted: March 15 2023 at 4:09pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Born in Derby, CT, went K-12 in CT, went to UCONN for my BS, worked (and still working) in CT since I finished at UCONN. My CPA license in in CT only, my Masters in Tax is from a CT University, married in CT, our children born in CT, went to CT schools - - - - - - etc.

I could go on and on, but it's all Connecticut.
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