Are you from here? Um...
April 29, 2014 5:56 PM Subscribe
When people ask the question "Are you from here?", what do they mean really? Is it, were you born here or do you live here? How do you answer when you have moved around your entire life?
posted by MayNicholas to Society & Culture (45 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can't believe I'm burning a question on this, but I'm curious.
I moved around my whole life because my dad was a retail manager. Once I hit adult life, I moved a few times. There were some states I lived in multiple times. Having just moved again, I get that question a lot. I give the standard, I moved around my whole life so I'm not really from anywhere.
How do you, nomads of Metafilter, answer the question?