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    • charjack123
    • By charjack123 5th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
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    How do people usually react when you tell them where you are from?
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    • 5th Mar 17, 8:56 PM
    How do people usually react when you tell them where you are from? 5th Mar 17 at 8:56 PM
    So I was on twitter before and I saw a tweet which was like

    Where you from?

    Essex

    Oh so you know Joey Essex and the cast of Towie.

    Just wondering if anyone has said anything like that to you.
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    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 9th Mar 17, 8:19 AM
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    I'm grew up in Portsmouth but find few people outside the area seem to know where it is and they normally think I'm talking about Plymouth.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 9th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    Tarry
    I'm grew up in Portsmouth but find few people outside the area seem to know where it is and they normally think I'm talking about Plymouth.
    Originally posted by ThemeOne
    How can people NOT know where Portsmouth is? I was born there as my Dad was in the Navy.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • aurelieweill
    • By aurelieweill 9th Mar 17, 3:15 PM
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    When people just ranted about immigrants, they usually add "but we don't mind people like you"...
    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 9th Mar 17, 3:19 PM
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    PompeyPete
    How can people NOT know where Portsmouth is? I was born there as my Dad was in the Navy.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Is that you David?
    • ThemeOne
    • By ThemeOne 9th Mar 17, 5:29 PM
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    ThemeOne
    How can people NOT know where Portsmouth is? I was born there as my Dad was in the Navy.
    Originally posted by Tarry
    I agree, and it's not exactly a small place either, but it's been a frequent experience.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 9th Mar 17, 5:40 PM
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    I tell them I am hbk from MSE and they just laugh at me
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 12th Mar 17, 3:58 PM
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    Is that you David?
    Originally posted by PompeyPete
    LOL nope.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Mar 17, 4:03 PM
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    Money, money, money
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    • lisa110rry
    • By lisa110rry 13th Mar 17, 4:37 PM
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    When people just ranted about immigrants, they usually add "but we don't mind people like you"...
    Originally posted by aurelieweill
    Oh, I get that a lot, too! In amongst all the pre-referrendum talk, I would be constantly saying "but I'm an immigrant" and the reply would commonly be "oh we don't mean you".
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    • building with lego
    • By building with lego 13th Mar 17, 8:43 PM
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    building with lego
    How do people usually react when you tell them where you are from?

    Them "What, like the cheese?"
    Me: "Yes."
    They call me Dr Worm... I'm interested in things; I'm not a real doctor but I am a real worm.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Mar 17, 9:34 PM
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    How do people usually react when you tell them where you are from?

    Them "What, like the cheese?"
    Me: "Yes."
    Originally posted by building with lego
    What? You're from Stinking Bishop?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • building with lego
    • By building with lego 13th Mar 17, 9:53 PM
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    What? You're from Stinking Bishop?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    No, although I do live near there now.

    The other stinky one. (And I once had a boyfriend who was from near Cheddar.)
    They call me Dr Worm... I'm interested in things; I'm not a real doctor but I am a real worm.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Mar 17, 10:29 PM
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    Pyxis
    No, although I do live near there now.

    The other stinky one. (And I once had a boyfriend who was from near Cheddar.)
    Originally posted by building with lego
    Were you fondue of each other?
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

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    • building with lego
    • By building with lego 14th Mar 17, 7:03 AM
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    building with lego
    Were you fondue of each other?
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    We would embriece each other regularly. He was a street performer who walked with a limp- he only had one Stilton.
    They call me Dr Worm... I'm interested in things; I'm not a real doctor but I am a real worm.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 14th Mar 17, 7:11 AM
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    Pyxis
    We would embriece each other regularly. He was a street performer who walked with a limp- he only had one Stilton.
    Originally posted by building with lego
    Shame you weren't both from Gloucestershire. That would have been a double whammy.
    (I just lurve spiders! )
    INFJ(Turbulent).

    Her Greenliness Baroness Pyxis of the Alphabetty, P.P..
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 14th Mar 17, 9:14 AM
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    Fruitcake
    Shame you weren't both from Gloucestershire. That would have been a double whammy.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    See, there's another winning thread for you to start. Cheese puns. (Available from all good bakers. )
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Rain Shadow
    • By Rain Shadow 14th Mar 17, 11:10 AM
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    Born in souf Lunnon, school and work in London, moved to Kent when married, then to Surrey, now Hants/Dorset border. I might be developing a Darzett accent, so that's probably why nobody asks me where I am from.

    On holiday people always think I am German before they speak to me
    Originally posted by fussypensioner

    You surely can't be far from me then.
    You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friend's nose.
    • Velvet Glove
    • By Velvet Glove 14th Mar 17, 3:54 PM
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    "but you don't sound Scottish..."
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