how many places are you from?

@jb78000 (15163)
January 31, 2010 6:20am CST
depending who is asking you could answer with the area of a city, the city, the area, the country, in my case another country, part of the continent, the continent or an even bigger area. for example - the south side, glasgow, west of scotand, scotland, the UK, western europe, europe, 'the west'. which do you use, which do you prefer and why?
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@GardenGerty (115169)
• United States
31 Jan 10
I tell people that I am from Kansas, and I live right in the middle of it, so I am very near the center of the United States. The fun questions on Kansas have to do with Dorothy and Toto and tornados. I do not think many people have heard of Greensburg, the Kansas town that was leveled a year or two ago and is building back with green technology. Most people just expected Greensburg to vanish from the face of the earth, it was so devastated by a tornado.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
i am trying to think of something i know about kansas apart from what you mentioned and i am afraid i have to admit i can't sorry. so what is there in kansas apart from fictional characters, tornadoes and tumbleweed?
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@GardenGerty (115169)
• United States
1 Feb 10
Biggest agricultural product in Kansas is wheat. State flower is sunflower, state bird is the Western Meadowlark. State song is Home on the Range. My particular town has lots of manufacturing of fiberglass,and plastic, there is chrome plating of things like motorcycle parts, and factories that make the tools to do the chrome plating. People will tell you that Kansas is flat, but we have some very pretty hills. If I tell the whole truth, I was born in Oklahoma, but I have lived in Kansas more than half of my life. Yes, I am a very small smidgen Native American (Indian) but more of lots of other Western European lineage. No, there are no longer cowboys and Indians riding the prairie.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
31 Jan 10
Hi jb, I'm between 2 villages but if I say Agious which means saint and is the first part of most village names it keeps people from knowing where. If I say the actual postal village then people have usually heard of it so I don't say it. But as you probably know I don't have the burden of having an address anyway.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
so that postcard i sent addressed thea and spider somewhere in greece never arrived?
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
31 Jan 10
Well the postman doesn't know about the spider, but he did have a name anyway you know. The mail wouldn't arrive without a postcode though or they wouldn't know which post office to send it to.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
harold still missing then?
• United States
31 Jan 10
As far as I know, I am from my mommy, although I have been told that my daddy had a minor part in where I am from, too.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
see my remark above and change it to 'rabbits AND purples'
• United States
31 Jan 10
You just had to know that answer was coming, right? It seemed perfectly obvious to me, and since both rabbits and purples are smart@arses, I am sure you thought it yourself.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
i always play the straight rabbit and provide the purples with cues.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
31 Jan 10
I have got to the point where I am English from Italy - period! If anyone wants to know more they ask and then I go on to tell them the rest and it makes for a lot of conversation
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
depending where i am i usually use britain or scotland, usually depending on whether or not i want to answer the question 'is it true the men wear skirts?' or from racier women 'what do the men wear under their kilts?'. i have noticed that in france it is better to use 'scotland' and in greece definitely NOT to use scotand, and preferably not 'britain' either. in south america i was described as european but i find that i bit too vague to use myself.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
31 Jan 10
I got a different perspective on the whole situation of 'where are your from?' once I moved out of UK. Standing in a different place and seeing things from a different angle is an eye-opener. I did not appreciate the factthat we are Europeans untl I moved to a country which emphasises it more. Once my sister moved to US I also realised something else. We are all citizens of the world and globalisation is altering many, many things.
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• United States
31 Jan 10
I know what men wear under their kilts. In fact, my dad used to have a bumper sticker that summed it up perfectly: "Nothing is worn under my kilt - all the parts work just fine."
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@tombela (73)
• Vietnam
31 Jan 10
City: Calumet City Region: Illinois Time zone: America/Chicago ZIP Code: 60409 Country: US United States (US)
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
and which of those do you identify most with? if it is your zip code then i am worried.
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
maybe. but having researched* this topic exhaustively** i have discovered it is to do with inventions. you know how morse code was named after inspector morse? well zip codes are named after either mr zip or zippy from rainbow. *for 'researched' read 'made up drivel' **for 'exhaustively' read 'not at all'
@marguicha (129055)
• Chile
31 Jan 10
I love inspector Morse though. When I first saw the series I thought he was rather old. Now, in the reruns, I think he´s just the right age and VERY handsome.
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Feb 10
I currently reside in El Dorado Hills, just outside of Sacramento county in northern California, USA, North America, Western Hemisphere. I'm "from" the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. When somebody from around here asks, I name the city I live in. If somebody foreign or from another state asks, I usually say I'm from California.
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@jb78000 (15163)
2 Feb 10
i have never heard of them - if you told me you lived in el dorado i would have thought you were talking about a thankfully short lived soap opera
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Feb 10
No, no, El Dorado is three towns over in the direction of Lake Tahoe. Actually, there are a lot of towns named El Dorado in the US...
@jb78000 (15163)
2 Feb 10
and do they live up to that name?
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Hello bunny person :) I am originally from God, via my mother and my father. I am from both the city and the country, from North America, from the United States, from Michigan, from a small city in a particular county in said state. :D or...maybe I am from outer space and just do not know it lol.
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• United States
31 Jan 10
Um...sorry, I missed the last part of the question. What I say depends on who is asking. If it is someone from a different country, I say I am from the USA or from America. If it is someone in America asking, I name the state I'm in, and if it is someone in the same state, I will tell the city.
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@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
maybe you are from lamb's [imaginary] planet too?
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@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jan 10
hijb ye old blue bunny. Well all my places are in the United States but we are a large country. I was born and raised in South Dakota on a farm outside Newell. s.D. I moved to Tempe Arizona when I was in my mid twenties and worked in St lukes Hospital. there I met the man I was destined to marry. After we married we lived in Tempe then when my son was four and my little girl was three we moved to NewPort Beach then to Costa Mesa, Westminister ca, now I am in Garden Grove. we were In Tustin for a long time, all here in Southern California, orange county. Tustin is the nicest of all the towns I havelived in and would love to see my son get that job, accumulate some money and find an apartment back in Tustin. dont know when or if this will happen but can pray for it. lol lol
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@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
hope this happens hatley
@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I am somewhere from the archipelago of the country Philippines. I'm located in one of the Metro Areas in the northern large Island called Luzon. Philippines is in Asia but not connected by any land of the Continent itself
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
we are islands too
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• Philippines
31 Jan 10
I'm sure your island is bigger than the island I'm on
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
there are some very small islands up north. some of them are basically rocks, small rocks. for all you know i could be on one of them...
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@marguicha (129055)
• Chile
31 Jan 10
I come from Santiago, the capital of Chile. I thought I was chilean until about 25 years ago. Then we went camping with my family to the south of Chile. When we were very far from Santiago I got this splitting ache in my belly. It was my gall bladder and I needed surgery. Then I discovered, many hours from Santiago, that my country was Santiago and not Chile. I wanted to reach home to die, like wounded animals do. Fortunatly, unlike wounded animals, the witch is still here. So I say I´m santiaguina except here as noone would know what I´m talking about. Take care!
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
i would have guessed. but that is because rabbits are smart@arses.
@marguicha (129055)
• Chile
31 Jan 10
Everybody knows rabbits are special beings!
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
well blue rabbits are at least unique. which is just as well - heavens can you imagine what this place would be like if there were more?
• Philippines
1 Feb 10
i am from Davao City, Philippines. born and raised here. i wanted to change my address but my family and job is here.
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
where did you want to move to?
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• Philippines
2 Feb 10
i want to move in Canada, perhaps.
@jb78000 (15163)
5 Feb 10
i haven't been to canada but from what i have heard it is ok
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
1 Feb 10
I'll just say..oh Singapore, you know..the red dot on the map. It's just a tiny island.. not so down under but somewhere a bit up..
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
i have been to the red dot. it is very small. hey you should join in the bitter 'my island is smaller than yours' fights i am having in two other boxes...
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
1 Feb 10
Boxes number? I shall read and amuse myself. Am a lover not a fighter..
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
hex and misterwit - boxes 10 and 22.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
31 Jan 10
Hello, Judith. I usually say, 'I live in Algorfa, near Torrevieja,' because our village is very small, and lots of people have never heard of it, but they can identify with Torrevieja. Then, if they're interested, I'll go on to say we live between the mountains and the orange groves. Because of my dark colouring, and because I speak Spanish with more confidence than accuracy, I often get mistaken for a Spanish lady, and then I put people right, as I don't want anyone finding out how bad my Spanish is. Once people have done a few classes, they think they're experts. As somebody else beat me to the 'worn under the kilt' joke, how about this? I was walking around Altea - about 60 miles away - the other day, and somebody came up and said,'Excuse me, are you local?' I replied in the only way possible: 'I am when I'm home.'
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
did they ask in spanish or english? with either you should have definitely said yes and then given them completely inaccurate directions to wherever they were looking for...* *note this is not nice advice. don't take it.
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• Spain
31 Jan 10
Naughty bunny - I'll keep that one in mind for the next time an obnoxious Brit starts complaining about not being able to find anywhere. They were British, so they asked in English. The first thing we always do when we visit a new place is go to the Tourist Office and get a street plan, but it was probably too simple a concept for them to understand.
@jb78000 (15163)
31 Jan 10
and learn how to ask 'where is blah' in the right language.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Universe Milky Way Solar System Planet Earth Sea Side Over the Rainbow Lake side in Windy City or Second City
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
31 Jan 10
milky way - milky way galaxy
ops, I lost the picture...
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
home sweet home
• China
1 Feb 10
hi,I'm from Hangzhou,Zhejiang Province,China!
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
hi kale, same question - which of those do you prefer?
@rose66 (379)
• China
1 Feb 10
i am from qingdao city shandong province china. but in chinese we say that upside down!
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
which do you identify most with - city, province or country?
1 Feb 10
Hello! I am Izzie from the Philippines. I was born in the United States, in Baltimore County Maryland. I stayed in the US for 5 years, stayed in the Nueva Ecija Philippines for 7 more years. Went to Richmond Virginia for 1 year, to New Jersey for another year and Towson Maryland for 6 months and went back to the Philippines and stayed in Ortigas, Cagayan De Oro, Bulacan and finally Metropolitan Manila. so technically I came from 9 places. When I was born, I stayed in Baltimore until I was old enough to walk and talk a little. In Baltimore, we live in Stevenson. The village where I stayed had like one house per street. It was a really nice village though, the people are very nice and during Halloween's, each and every house had a really nice design, they maximize the space that they have in their yard. Living in Baltimore was peaceful. It was near the National Aquarium, I remember seeing lots of crabs there when I was little. They were walking in the streets like humans. There were so many of them. We usually eat near the National Aquarium and search for crab cakes during weekends. Maryland has the best crab cakes. In the Philippines it was very different, the people were very hospitable and I am staying here until now. Nueva Ecija is in Luzon so this is the northside of the Philippines. We are near lots of rice fields and etc. When I moved back to Richmond, there were a lot of museum and the place was very into their ART. It inspired me to do some designs of my own in clothes, try painting and sculpting. The place was a "city" city, meaning it was sort of like New York for me. I would like to continue writing this some other time :D but I really have to go now, maybe I'll finish this tonight. I prefer living in the Philippines.
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
hiya, nice story. i love the crabs walking in the street.
@dasj20 (127)
• India
1 Feb 10
hi zone is important,because based on the zone the place/address is easily find so mentioning of zone is don't forget
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
ok, but where do you think of yourself as being from?
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
31 Jan 10
Generally speaking, I am probably only 'from' two places. I lived the majority of my life in Washington state and since then I have lived the rest of it in California. I am therefore from two places, anything else has never been considered a real 'home' and it was also prior to when I can remember since I was probably four years old when we ended up in Washington. I have spent most of my time on the west coast, and although I did go from the rainy and cold northwest to the hot and sunny southwest, I still claim west and think it is better than east. I have lived in pacific standard time for most of my life, barring the time I was in Germany - but again I was super little so I don't remember that at all. I guess that would be it. Of course, dumb people who ask me often think I'm going to say another country but..... notice I put that adjective in front of the word people. When I lived up north I'd usually say 'south of Seattle' because people from out of state don't really associate anything else with Washington. Here in Cali I usually say 'near LA' or 'inland empire' or 'high desert', depending on who is asking. Locals understand the second two, out of staters usually relate more to 'near LA'.
@jb78000 (15163)
1 Feb 10
what country do people think you are from?