When someone asks you where you're from

Do you reply with the name of the town where you were born, grew up or where you live now?

  • Born
  • Grew up, if different to where you were born
  • Live now
  • Other

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Some people still have some growing up to do but let’s put that aside for now

  • Born, raised, and live now
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Depends

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Depends on if they’re Scottish or not, because who the fuck outside of Scotland* knows where Airdrie is.

*except the people in Canada who live near Airdrie, Alberta

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Normally say I’m from Colchester but live in Sheffield.

And was made in the Royal navy

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If they’re a Brit I normally just say Corby as it has a certain level of notoriety.

If they’re a foreigner I say ‘near Leicester’ and then wait to see if they’re a football fan or not- if not then I describe it as 90 mins drive north-west from London.

Didn’t read the thread properly before replying, don’t care

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Born but live in …

I just say “around” to fit in with my mysterious persona.

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see you around

Not saying I’m from Leeds

  • If I’m in Oslo I’ll say where in Oslo I grew up
  • If I’m elsewhere in Norway I’ll say I’m from Oslo
  • If I’m in the UK I’ll say I’m from Norway
  • When I’ve lived in the UK I’d say I’m from Norway but live in Cardiff/London

Hth.

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My childhood was divided pretty equally between two very different places, so I pretty much always say “Well I grew up in Yorkshire but then moved to Wales when I was ten”. If I tell people Yorkshire they say “Oh you don’t sound like you’re from Yorkshire!” so I have to explain the Welsh bit, and if I say Wales they say “Oh you don’t sound Welsh!” so I have to explain the Yorkshire part.

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Depends on the context of the question, really.

Where are you from?

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Britain

I can empathise with this.

I don’t remember your accent. What does it sound like?

i tell them i’m from a small town in italy

throw them off the scent

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Classic desperate to prove themselves, wish they were born in London move, that

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They are the same

pretty sure you’ve got the most annoying username title badge thing on here

congrats