Silly vent: You're not from the city!!

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  • ester80ester80 Posts: 78Registered Users
    Who Me? wrote: »
    newcurly wrote: »
    Who Me? wrote: »
    To clarify, the really bothersome part is when people BRAG about being from the city that they don't live in, don't go to, and don't really know much about. Not just if they say they're from there if someone asks where they're from (although even then I'd rather they say "The Boston area" and not just Boston). It's so pointless of a pet peeve, I know!!!


    In my defense, I see my family and friends out in the suburbs about 10 times more often than I see them in the city. Its expected of me to go there; they're not expected to actually step outside they're comfort zone to see me in the city, apparently.

    But I will admit that in many ways I'm a "city snob". I love the city. I think it's better than the 'burbs. I fully admit it. If I liked the 'burbs, I'd live there! And if the people living in the 'burbs like it there, they should stop bragging about living in the city. That's kinda the whole pet peeve right there...

    I grew up in one of the suburbs you crap all over. If you ask me where I'm from and I know you aren't from Eastern MA, I'll tell you I grew up near Boston simply because the other option is to name the small city and then have to clarify it's location in my next sentence. Being "from Boston" explains my love for the Red Sox, my heritage (Irish Catholic), my sense of style/fashion, and my driving (no comment). Believe it or not, the culture of Boston really does extend beyond Boston proper.

    I also grew up in one of those suburbs. And I've lived in the city for 10 years now. The driving is different. The style/fashion is different. I'm not saying better, I'm saying different. That's all.

    I, personally, found living in the suburbs to be a terrible fit for me. I'm not crapping all over them. It just (irrationally) annoys me when people go on and in about being "Boston driver" when they spend 99% of their time on suburban roads and don't know Southie from the South End, and have never seem a moving truck stuck on Storrow Drive. Not that this describes you. But it does describe a lot if people. People I grew up with, or friends of family, or family, that often post on Facebook.

    I grew up about 30 North from Boston, went to college in the city, and even thought I moved back to the burbs for a few years I worked in the city where I did a lot of driving,and walking, and biking, and taking the subway plus did a lot of parting there as well. I spent more time there than in the burbs. So I don't see what the big deal is when someone here in AZ ask me where I'm from and I tell them Boston. I usually start by telling them MA, if they ask me where I sometimes say 30 mns outside of Boston or when I'm lazy I just say Boston b/c to be honest the person asking doesn't really care for details.
  • newcurlynewcurly Posts: 1,310Registered Users
    Who Me? wrote: »
    newcurly wrote: »
    Who Me? wrote: »
    To clarify, the really bothersome part is when people BRAG about being from the city that they don't live in, don't go to, and don't really know much about. Not just if they say they're from there if someone asks where they're from (although even then I'd rather they say "The Boston area" and not just Boston). It's so pointless of a pet peeve, I know!!!


    In my defense, I see my family and friends out in the suburbs about 10 times more often than I see them in the city. Its expected of me to go there; they're not expected to actually step outside they're comfort zone to see me in the city, apparently.

    But I will admit that in many ways I'm a "city snob". I love the city. I think it's better than the 'burbs. I fully admit it. If I liked the 'burbs, I'd live there! And if the people living in the 'burbs like it there, they should stop bragging about living in the city. That's kinda the whole pet peeve right there...

    I grew up in one of the suburbs you crap all over. If you ask me where I'm from and I know you aren't from Eastern MA, I'll tell you I grew up near Boston simply because the other option is to name the small city and then have to clarify it's location in my next sentence. Being "from Boston" explains my love for the Red Sox, my heritage (Irish Catholic), my sense of style/fashion, and my driving (no comment). Believe it or not, the culture of Boston really does extend beyond Boston proper.

    I also grew up in one of those suburbs. And I've lived in the city for 10 years now. The driving is different. The style/fashion is different. I'm not saying better, I'm saying different. That's all.

    I, personally, found living in the suburbs to be a terrible fit for me. I'm not crapping all over them. It just (irrationally) annoys me when people go on and in about being "Boston driver" when they spend 99% of their time on suburban roads and don't know Southie from the South End, and have never seem a moving truck stuck on Storrow Drive. Not that this describes you. But it does describe a lot if people. People I grew up with, or friends of family, or family, that often post on Facebook.

    Well clearly you know more about what my sports team, clothing, driving, and heritage represent than I do.

    :eyeroll:

    I'm not sure why you even bothered posting your little rant if all you were going to do was poo-poo everyone who disagreed with you!
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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    When I met DH he told me he was from Chicago. He later took me to meet his family in a podunk village 50 miles away. It was so small it didn't have a grocery store. I still give him crap about being "from Chicago."
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    newcurly wrote: »
    Who Me? wrote: »
    newcurly wrote: »

    I grew up in one of the suburbs you crap all over. If you ask me where I'm from and I know you aren't from Eastern MA, I'll tell you I grew up near Boston simply because the other option is to name the small city and then have to clarify it's location in my next sentence. Being "from Boston" explains my love for the Red Sox, my heritage (Irish Catholic), my sense of style/fashion, and my driving (no comment). Believe it or not, the culture of Boston really does extend beyond Boston proper.

    I also grew up in one of those suburbs. And I've lived in the city for 10 years now. The driving is different. The style/fashion is different. I'm not saying better, I'm saying different. That's all.

    I, personally, found living in the suburbs to be a terrible fit for me. I'm not crapping all over them. It just (irrationally) annoys me when people go on and in about being "Boston driver" when they spend 99% of their time on suburban roads and don't know Southie from the South End, and have never seem a moving truck stuck on Storrow Drive. Not that this describes you. But it does describe a lot if people. People I grew up with, or friends of family, or family, that often post on Facebook.

    Well clearly you know more about what my sports team, clothing, driving, and heritage represent than I do.

    :eyeroll:

    I'm not sure why you even bothered posting your little rant if all you were going to do was poo-poo everyone who disagreed with you!

    I don't share her viewpoint, but she does state that this is a silly rant. She's just getting something that is basically of no importance, but for some reason bugs her, off her chest. These are the types of things that people know don't really bother anyone else. So it's not as if she was looking for differing opinions. And yes, sometimes people rant about things that we disagree with, but they're usually of more importance and/or because the OP really isn't looking at it from different angles.
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  • papayahedpapayahed Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I have the opposite problem sort of. When I tell people I'm from Detroit most times they will say "yeah but you didn't live in the city" then I say "ya huh I did".
  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    when people ask i say i was born in Saigon. since most people dont know where that city is or even where Vietnam is i just say its a suburb of Hong Kong
  • rileybrileyb Posts: 1,975Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I once won $20 from a bartender when I was on vacation because he asked where I was from and I told him Boston and he told me he'd give me $20 if my driver's license actually said I lived in Boston and not one of the suburbs.

    I grew up 10 miles outside of Boston, and have lived in Boston for the past 10 years - when I lived in CA and people asked where I grew up I said Boston for simplicity's sake unless they knew MA well.

    I see people doing the above all the time, but I don't really care. I don't think where I live defines who I am and I am not really impressed with people who live 'in the city' or in a wealthy area. and I don't think where other people live defines who they are. And if it makes someone happy to live in the burbs and go into the city to do touristy things or that they identify with being from Boston (which IMO has a lot to do with the sports teams) then good for them.

    I think when I was younger I probably had more of a snobby view on living in the city, but after growing up a little I just don't really care. I can see the appeal of having a big yard, more space and not having to deal with city parking - plus there are also the practical issues of having children and dealing with the BPS school lottery that make city living unattractive.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I don’t really see people doing this here in the Twin Cities, people just say where they live, whether it’s Minneapolis, sleepy Saint Paul where I live or one of the suburbs or exurbs.

    But I do see a lot of companies doing it. You look at their website or business cards and they say “Minneapolis” as the city. But it’s not true!

    They are really located in a suburb of Minneapolis, at least 25 minutes outside of the city limits. I guess because “Minneapolis” sounds better than “Bloomington” or “Eden Prairie,” and stands a chance of being recognizable.

    What I can’t figure out is why the post office doesn’t give them a hard time about it. But apparently they don’t.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    KurlyKae wrote: »

    I now live in SoCal. For convenience sake, especially on the web, I will say I live in the "LA area." I'm definitely not in LA, in fact the city I live in has a population of more than 100,000, so not even a small town, but it's just easier to say LA area, because every one has heard of Los Angeles.

    I do the same thing when I'm outside of CA and someone asks where in CA I'm from. Or I say 30 min north of LA. It's just easier since no one has really heard of my city even though it's large. I don't feel like I'm from LA though.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,317Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    OBB wrote: »
    when people ask i say i was born in Saigon. since most people dont know where that city is or even where Vietnam is i just say its a suburb of Hong Kong

    LOL when people ask me where I'm 'originally' from sometimes I say India if I don't feel like furthering the conversation. Most people don't know Bangladesh or still think it's India.

    Yours is way funnier, lol.
  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    ester80 wrote: »
    Who Me? wrote: »
    newcurly wrote: »

    I grew up in one of the suburbs you crap all over. If you ask me where I'm from and I know you aren't from Eastern MA, I'll tell you I grew up near Boston simply because the other option is to name the small city and then have to clarify it's location in my next sentence. Being "from Boston" explains my love for the Red Sox, my heritage (Irish Catholic), my sense of style/fashion, and my driving (no comment). Believe it or not, the culture of Boston really does extend beyond Boston proper.

    I also grew up in one of those suburbs. And I've lived in the city for 10 years now. The driving is different. The style/fashion is different. I'm not saying better, I'm saying different. That's all.

    I, personally, found living in the suburbs to be a terrible fit for me. I'm not crapping all over them. It just (irrationally) annoys me when people go on and in about being "Boston driver" when they spend 99% of their time on suburban roads and don't know Southie from the South End, and have never seem a moving truck stuck on Storrow Drive. Not that this describes you. But it does describe a lot if people. People I grew up with, or friends of family, or family, that often post on Facebook.

    I grew up about 30 North from Boston, went to college in the city, and even thought I moved back to the burbs for a few years I worked in the city where I did a lot of driving,and walking, and biking, and taking the subway plus did a lot of parting there as well. I spent more time there than in the burbs. So I don't see what the big deal is when someone here in AZ ask me where I'm from and I tell them Boston. I usually start by telling them MA, if they ask me where I sometimes say 30 mns outside of Boston or when I'm lazy I just say Boston b/c to be honest the person asking doesn't really care for details.

    I think the more familiar a person is with the city (whether they live there or not) the less it bothers me. So I wouldn't be secretly cringing if I knew you and you were posting on Facebook about how cool it is to be from Boston!
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    rileyb wrote: »
    I once won $20 from a bartender when I was on vacation because he asked where I was from and I told him Boston and he told me he'd give me $20 if my driver's license actually said I lived in Boston and not one of the suburbs.

    I grew up 10 miles outside of Boston, and have lived in Boston for the past 10 years - when I lived in CA and people asked where I grew up I said Boston for simplicity's sake unless they knew MA well..

    That's a fantastic story!


    Also, my annoyance isn't really related to money/wealth...some people who do this live in super wealthy and fairly "exclusive" neighborhoods of fancy suburbs. And I definitely don't live in a rich Boston neighborhood!
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  • KinkyCoils10KinkyCoils10 Posts: 20Registered Users Curl Novice
    Who Me? wrote: »
    You have no idea how to get around the city (by foot, car, or subway).

    Lol, Boston is not that hard to get around at all. It's not a very big city and one could see it in a day.

    Your rant tho kind of reminds me of some NJ folks claiming to be from NY. At the college I went to, there were a lot of NYers, but there were also a lot of Jersey folks who would talk like they were from NYC--they wanted to emphasize every possible connection they had to NY. Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking "Do you not have any pride in the city and state that you're actually from?" since they would talk so much about NYC. I'm sure this is not true of many NJ people--it just seemed to be that way with the specific NJ folks that I talked to.
  • cailincailin Posts: 920Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Who Me? wrote: »
    You have no idea how to get around the city (by foot, car, or subway).

    Lol, Boston is not that hard to get around at all. It's not a very big city and one could see it in a day.

    Your rant tho kind of reminds me of some NJ folks claiming to be from NY. At the college I went to, there were a lot of NYers, but there were also a lot of Jersey folks who would talk like they were from NYC--they wanted to emphasize every possible connection they had to NY. Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking "Do you not have any pride in the city and state that you're actually from?" since they would talk so much about NYC. I'm sure this is not true of many NJ people--it just seemed to be that way with the specific NJ folks that I talked to.

    I grew up 5miles from Boston proper. When people ask where I'm from I tell them proudly "I'm from Medford". Even now that I live south of Boston in the land of OFD (originally from Dorchester) I still tell them I'm FROM Medford, I live in weymouth.
  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    :laughing3: This made me laugh. Not at you WhoMe. Just what you were saying.

    I think we need a silly vent thread - for things that aren't serious enough for the say it thread. Shall I start one?

    And, the bolded made ME laugh!!!

    That thread itself has become a joke! Ain't nuthin' serious about it! It's become one big dumping ground for passive-aggressive, random, pointless silliness!!!

    LOL, we don't need another one of those; what we really need, if anything, is another "Say It..." thread that is used properly!!! :laughing5:
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  • HoneycurlsHoneycurls Posts: 1,889Registered Users
    CP, for clarification purposes, ^^ was totally tongue-in-cheek--true, but TIC.

    Elsewhere in other news:

    "It isn't different than Say it." :wave:
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    :toothy5:

    Your rant tho kind of reminds me of some NJ folks claiming to be from NY. At the college I went to, there were a lot of NYers, but there were also a lot of Jersey folks who would talk like they were from NYC--they wanted to emphasize every possible connection they had to NY. Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking "Do you not have any pride in the city and state that you're actually from?" since they would talk so much about NYC. I'm sure this is not true of many NJ people--it just seemed to be that way with the specific NJ folks that I talked to.

    EXACTLY like this! Sums it up perfectly.
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    cailin wrote: »
    Who Me? wrote: »
    You have no idea how to get around the city (by foot, car, or subway).

    Lol, Boston is not that hard to get around at all. It's not a very big city and one could see it in a day.

    Your rant tho kind of reminds me of some NJ folks claiming to be from NY. At the college I went to, there were a lot of NYers, but there were also a lot of Jersey folks who would talk like they were from NYC--they wanted to emphasize every possible connection they had to NY. Meanwhile, I'm over here thinking "Do you not have any pride in the city and state that you're actually from?" since they would talk so much about NYC. I'm sure this is not true of many NJ people--it just seemed to be that way with the specific NJ folks that I talked to.

    I grew up 5miles from Boston proper. When people ask where I'm from I tell them proudly "I'm from Medford". Even now that I live south of Boston in the land of OFD (originally from Dorchester) I still tell them I'm FROM Medford, I live in weymouth.

    Hahaha! I've never heard it called "OFD" but that is sooooo true. I'm originally from the south shore. My parents grew up in Weymouth (with OFD parents [my grandparents]).
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I came out of my self-imposed time out to post my silly rant in response to your silly rant. :) My rant is about the lack of knowledge the majority of residents who live in Boston have about the rest of their home state. I grew up in Southern NH but had 4 Aunts who lived in Boston, Mattapan, and Cambridge who I often spent time with. I went to school in Boston, lived in Boston for 5 years (oops, I cannot say that because I lived with one of my Aunts for a while in Mattapan and then had an apartment near BU-which was actually Brighton or Brookline depending upon which end of my apartment you were in :)-so technically NOT Boston). I know my around the city fairly well via a car and do not make a fool of myself on the T. Yet, if I give the town I live in now I get a blank stare. So I start listing off bigger towns and cities that head closer and closer to Boston until I get some sort of recognition of a name of a city. It amazes me how many people who were born and raised in this state and have such a limited viewpoint of what Massachusetts is. It is all wrapped up inside of 128 or if I am lucky maybe 495. So, yep, now I just say Central Massachusetts and I can see the look in their eyes and the thought in their head-who in their right mind would live out there and what is out there???? And is that really Massachusetts and not Vermont?

    When I am traveling there is no way in hell anyone would know the town I am from so I typically just say Massachusetts and if they dig I then say Central Mass If I am asked where I grew up I proudly give my hometown in New Hampshire. :)

    Back to my time out :)
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  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I came out of my self-imposed time out to post my silly rant in response to your silly rant. :) My rant is about the lack of knowledge the majority of residents who live in Boston have about the rest of their home state. I grew up in Southern NH but had 4 Aunts who lived in Boston, Mattapan, and Cambridge who I often spent time with. I went to school in Boston, lived in Boston for 5 years (oops, I cannot say that because I lived with one of my Aunts for a while in Mattapan and then had an apartment near BU-which was actually Brighton or Brookline depending upon which end of my apartment you were in :)-so technically NOT Boston). I know my around the city fairly well via a car and do not make a fool of myself on the T. Yet, if I give the town I live in now I get a blank stare. So I start listing off bigger towns and cities that head closer and closer to Boston until I get some sort of recognition of a name of a city. It amazes me how many people who were born and raised in this state and have such a limited viewpoint of what Massachusetts is. It is all wrapped up inside of 128 or if I am lucky maybe 495. So, yep, now I just say Central Massachusetts and I can see the look in their eyes and the thought in their head-who in their right mind would live out there and what is out there???? And is that really Massachusetts and not Vermont?

    When I am traveling there is no way in hell anyone would know the town I am from so I typically just say Massachusetts and if they dig I then say Central Mass If I am asked where I grew up I proudly give my hometown in New Hampshire. :)

    Back to my time out :)



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  • OBBOBB Posts: 4,174Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I came out of my self-imposed time out to post my silly rant in response to your silly rant. :) My rant is about the lack of knowledge the majority of residents who live in Boston have about the rest of their home state. I grew up in Southern NH but had 4 Aunts who lived in Boston, Mattapan, and Cambridge who I often spent time with. I went to school in Boston, lived in Boston for 5 years (oops, I cannot say that because I lived with one of my Aunts for a while in Mattapan and then had an apartment near BU-which was actually Brighton or Brookline depending upon which end of my apartment you were in :)-so technically NOT Boston). I know my around the city fairly well via a car and do not make a fool of myself on the T. Yet, if I give the town I live in now I get a blank stare. So I start listing off bigger towns and cities that head closer and closer to Boston until I get some sort of recognition of a name of a city. It amazes me how many people who were born and raised in this state and have such a limited viewpoint of what Massachusetts is. It is all wrapped up inside of 128 or if I am lucky maybe 495. So, yep, now I just say Central Massachusetts and I can see the look in their eyes and the thought in their head-who in their right mind would live out there and what is out there???? And is that really Massachusetts and not Vermont?

    When I am traveling there is no way in hell anyone would know the town I am from so I typically just say Massachusetts and if they dig I then say Central Mass If I am asked where I grew up I proudly give my hometown in New Hampshire. :)

    Back to my time out :)



    OMG, WHO ARE YOU?!?!?!?!


    (Yes, all caps were necessary :))


    i agree thats an unxcptnl post :icon_smile:
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 938Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    NetG wrote: »
    I find that funny because one of the largest cities in the country is Phoenix, and people never want to claim they're from Phoenix even if they're from the metro area. Instead it's "I'm from Tempe/Scottsdale/Chandler/Buckeye" and they're all considered from Phoenix in the general view of things.



    It's funny to me, too, because one of my biggest meaningless annoyances is something you did in your post. "I have so many facebook friends from the suburbs, who I literally almost never see because they never come into the city, and when they do they only go to the most obnoxious touristy downtown places." Because CERTAINLY it couldn't be because you never go see them...

    Maybe it's because I am one of those few people that were actually born in Phoenix - a long time ago - that I am proud to say I am from Phoenix. I attended Scottsdale schools, lived in Tempe and Paradise Valley, but throughout I have always said I am from Phoenix.

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  • cailincailin Posts: 920Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I came out of my self-imposed time out to post my silly rant in response to your silly rant. :) My rant is about the lack of knowledge the majority of residents who live in Boston have about the rest of their home state. I grew up in Southern NH but had 4 Aunts who lived in Boston, Mattapan, and Cambridge who I often spent time with. I went to school in Boston, lived in Boston for 5 years (oops, I cannot say that because I lived with one of my Aunts for a while in Mattapan and then had an apartment near BU-which was actually Brighton or Brookline depending upon which end of my apartment you were in :)-so technically NOT Boston). I know my around the city fairly well via a car and do not make a fool of myself on the T. Yet, if I give the town I live in now I get a blank stare. So I start listing off bigger towns and cities that head closer and closer to Boston until I get some sort of recognition of a name of a city. It amazes me how many people who were born and raised in this state and have such a limited viewpoint of what Massachusetts is. It is all wrapped up inside of 128 or if I am lucky maybe 495. So, yep, now I just say Central Massachusetts and I can see the look in their eyes and the thought in their head-who in their right mind would live out there and what is out there???? And is that really Massachusetts and not Vermont?

    When I am traveling there is no way in hell anyone would know the town I am from so I typically just say Massachusetts and if they dig I then say Central Mass If I am asked where I grew up I proudly give my hometown in New Hampshire. :)

    Back to my time out :)

    X~come back! We miss you!!

    In regards to your post I've worked in Leominster and Athol. Athol was a good 1hr 45min ride from Medford and I saw a whole other side of MA than I ever had before. Such pretty country, but economically depressed. Admittedly for much of my childhood to young adult life, if I couldn't get there by train I wasn't interested. But I've grown now.
  • Finch00Finch00 Posts: 190Registered Users
    I see what you mean. It reminds me of people being like "I love being Irish!!" yet know nothing of Ireland, have never been there, their last ancestor from Ireland came here 100 years ago and is long gone...

    There is a totally different thing between saying "I'm from Boston" to avoid confusion when no one ever recognizes your podunk town, versus bragging about being a "Boston girl". I think what bothers me is that there is no such thing as a Boston girl! Boston is full of tons of immigrants from all over the world, it has a hispanic pocket, a black neighborhood, a newly gentrified Southie. It just doesn't make sense, it's like bragging about being American, I don't get it. I'm just like...ok...you are from Boston...congrats? You and a few million other people haha. It's not much different from any other city. It has big buildings, a train, lots of shops...

    ETA I sound angry but it doesn't bother me THAT much I just think it doesn't make much sense.
  • ester80ester80 Posts: 78Registered Users
    I grew up about 30 North from Boston, went to college in the city, and even thought I moved back to the burbs for a few years I worked in the city where I did a lot of driving,and walking, and biking, and taking the subway plus did a lot of parting there as well. I spent more time there than in the burbs. So I don't see what the big deal is when someone here in AZ ask me where I'm from and I tell them Boston. I usually start by telling them MA, if they ask me where I sometimes say 30 mns outside of Boston or when I'm lazy I just say Boston b/c to be honest the person asking doesn't really care for details.[/QUOTE]

    I think the more familiar a person is with the city (whether they live there or not) the less it bothers me. So I wouldn't be secretly cringing if I knew you and you were posting on Facebook about how cool it is to be from Boston![/QUOTE]

    Good to know! lol, everyone has their pet peeves, I have more than a few myself. =)
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    i will admit, it annoys me as well!

    I'm from baltimore, and i have met people who claim they are from Baltimore then know nothing about it. and have never been there! How the hells bells you from a place you never been!?!?!? I have relatives who have never stepped in Baltimore, but claim they are from there. its like, "NO! Just because our grandparents are from there do not make you a baltimoron my default! and no, sorry, but towson, catonsville, cockeysville, westminster, owings mills, ect. does not count. if you have no idea what a chicken box and half and half is, you are not from baltimore!"
  • naturaldollnaturaldoll Posts: 567Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    thelio wrote: »
    i will admit, it annoys me as well!

    I'm from baltimore, and i have met people who claim they are from Baltimore then know nothing about it. and have never been there! How the hells bells you from a place you never been!?!?!? I have relatives who have never stepped in Baltimore, but claim they are from there. its like, "NO! Just because our grandparents are from there do not make you a baltimoron my default! and no, sorry, but towson, catonsville, cockeysville, westminster, owings mills, ect. does not count. if you have no idea what a chicken box and half and half is, you are not from baltimore!"

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  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    thelio wrote: »
    i will admit, it annoys me as well!

    I'm from baltimore, and i have met people who claim they are from Baltimore then know nothing about it. and have never been there! How the hells bells you from a place you never been!?!?!? I have relatives who have never stepped in Baltimore, but claim they are from there. its like, "NO! Just because our grandparents are from there do not make you a baltimoron my default! and no, sorry, but towson, catonsville, cockeysville, westminster, owings mills, ect. does not count. if you have no idea what a chicken box and half and half is, you are not from baltimore!"

    chicken box w/ western fries washed down with half n half. mmmmmmmmmm

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    western fries!!!??? Blasphemy!!! just regular ole fires thank you very much! and make the half & half a jumbo, with a little bit of ice!! :D
  • murrrcatmurrrcat Posts: 9,596Registered Users
    it kind of annoys me when people care so much about their city. Like... who cares lol.

    70% of the people at my school are northerners and ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IS THEIR CITY omg no one cares. "jersey city this, new york city that, bmore in the house blah blah blah"

    "oh you don't know nothing about this I'm from up north that's how we roll blah blah blah" I get it, you're different, feel special, because the person beside you is probably from the same state as you also, you is kind you is smart you is important. Bless you and good night.



    seriously! who cares!!!!
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,317Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    murrrcat wrote: »
    it kind of annoys me when people care so much about their city. Like... who cares lol.

    70% of the people at my school are northerners and ALL THEY TALK ABOUT IS THEIR CITY omg no one cares. "jersey city this, new york city that, bmore in the house blah blah blah"

    "oh you don't know nothing about this I'm from up north that's how we roll blah blah blah" I get it, you're different, feel special, because the person beside you is probably from the same state as you also, you is kind you is smart you is important. Bless you and good night.



    seriously! who cares!!!!

    LOL I feel the same way. I knew a group of people(and they are still on my fb) that talk about being from NJ ALL the damn time. They seem to not like anything about the city the chose to move to and raise their kids in but obviously they do that's why they are here lol and not their beloved city. And dear lord, when hurricane sandy happened thats all i ever read and heard, jersey this and that, geezus fuxin kryste. And yes, the ones from ny are usually worse.
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