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people from Illinois... not Chicago
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Posted 8/9/12 , edited 8/9/12
how many people get annoyed when they tell someone they're from Illinois and they instantly assume or say "oh you're from Chicago!" ? and ya have to sit there for 10 minutes explaining that you don't live in Chicago.... and sometimes even explain why you don't live there.
i get annoyed sometimes... just depends on who i'm talking to.
Posted 8/9/12
Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.
Posted 8/9/12
Oh, so you're from Chicago then?!
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spermaceti wrote:

Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.


lol sorry. i know some people that just say they're from Chicago just because the place they're actually are from no one knows where it is so they just end up saying Chicago so they don't have to bother explaining where.
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hmm i think its only happened to me a few times they think i live in some city though which when i tell them i live in a small rural town they dont believe and i tell them all i see is corn and bean fields lol
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Posted 8/9/12

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spermaceti wrote:

Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.


lol sorry. i know some people that just say they're from Chicago just because the place they're actually are from no one knows where it is so they just end up saying Chicago so they don't have to bother explaining where.


yeah... like i live in a suburb an hour away from los angeles but i just say i'm from los angeles
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shamarr496 wrote:

hmm i think its only happened to me a few times they think i live in some city though which when i tell them i live in a small rural town they dont believe and i tell them all i see is corn and bean fields lol


Yup. i know what you're talkin' about. corn and cows.
sometimes it's annoying to be stuck in the middle of nowhere but other times ya don't care as long as it's home.

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Posted 8/9/12

TheRealEscargotpudding wrote:


cross77 wrote:


spermaceti wrote:

Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.


lol sorry. i know some people that just say they're from Chicago just because the place they're actually are from no one knows where it is so they just end up saying Chicago so they don't have to bother explaining where.


yeah... like i live in a suburb an hour away from los angeles but i just say i'm from los angeles


exactly.
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Posted 8/9/12
I don't assume that people are from Chicago. I am aware Illinois is a state. Meaning there isn't just one place. That would annoy me, too. Its kinda like, for example, I'm from Utah, and people automatically assume I'm Mormon. Kinda.
Posted 8/10/12

cross77 wrote:


spermaceti wrote:

Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.


lol sorry. i know some people that just say they're from Chicago just because the place they're actually are from no one knows where it is so they just end up saying Chicago so they don't have to bother explaining where.


It's okay, no need to feel sorry. It's just that I've met some people who act like proud Chicagoans but they're actually not from there. I've also met people who say they're from San Francisco but they're really from Daly City. I mean, it's hardly the same city life or culture. I personally don't mind others telling me from what town they're actually from even if I never heard of it. Not all of us can live in a major city. =P
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Posted 8/10/12
I'll be honest, the only other Illinois city that came to mind besides Chicago for me, is Springfield. XD

But I've never assumed anyone from Illinois was from Chicago.
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Posted 8/10/12

spermaceti wrote:


cross77 wrote:


spermaceti wrote:

Well I have a different case. I grew up in Chicago. After I moved away I met other people who said they're from Chicago, but I found out they're actually not from the city but from a suburb or somewhere else in Illinois. I would get annoyed by that.


lol sorry. i know some people that just say they're from Chicago just because the place they're actually are from no one knows where it is so they just end up saying Chicago so they don't have to bother explaining where.


It's okay, no need to feel sorry. It's just that I've met some people who act like proud Chicagoans but they're actually not from there. I've also met people who say they're from San Francisco but they're really from Daly City. I mean, it's hardly the same city life or culture. I personally don't mind others telling me from what town they're actually from even if I never heard of it. Not all of us can live in a major city. =P




lol true.
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