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Where were you born related to where you live now?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SouthernKing, Sep 14, 2012.

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See thread title

  1. In the same city/metro area

    34.5%
  2. In the same state/province but in a different city/metro area

    14.5%
  3. In the same country but in a different state/province

    32.7%
  4. In a different country on the same continent

    5.5%
  5. On a different continent

    12.7%
  1. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    Born in the North Shore of Chicago, moved to another North Shore suburb in 2004, and now currently live in Iowa City, Iowa.
     
  2. MagisterCultuum

    MagisterCultuum Great Sage

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    I was born in Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time, and until I was almost a year and a half old, my family lived in an inner suburb of Atlanta just east of Atlanta, well within the I-285 Perimeter. Then we moved to out current house, in a suburb north east of Atlanta, less than a mile outside of the perimeter (although you have to drive another 2 miles to get on the highway if you want to use an on-ramp, rather than of jumping off a bridge). I lived in Midtown Atlanta while I was a student at Georgia Tech, but since I'm still looking for a job I am now back living in my parents house again.

    I am currently an 7.744 miles away from by place of birth as the crow flies, or 10.5 following the most direct roads.
     
  3. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    OT geography runs on completely different principles from the rest of the Universe. By OT logic, warpus' map is completely wrong. :scan:


    Me: Born in Red Deer, still live in Red Deer. The only real difference is that my childhood home that used to be an acreage in the county is now inside the city limits. :(
     
  4. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    Kent
    Is Poland in Lake Erie?:confused:

    I was hatched in Georgia but now roost in Ohio.
     
  5. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

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    Born in Perth. Live 5000km away in Sydney 10 months of the year and 2 months of the year in Indonesia.
     
  6. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    Perth,Western Australia
    Born in Perth and live in Perth.
     
  7. Bartleby

    Bartleby Remembers laughter

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    Englishman in Cork
    Born in England, live in Ireland. Spent a while in The Netherlands inbetween.
     
  8. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    Born in the Netherlands, live in Switzerland, with a detour through the Czech Republic and England.
     
  9. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    I've lived in the Indianapolis metro area pretty much my whole life except for last year when I was in Germany.
     
  10. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Germany / Netherlands
    I have no idea how "metro area" is defined, so I have no idea what to answer ^^. Born 30km away, in the biggest city in this area, and have lived most of my life here.
    Hope that this changes soon to another country, no matter if on the same continent or on another.
     
  11. Glassfan

    Glassfan Mostly harmless

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    Kent
    Beautiful country up there, especially on the Olympic Peninsula. Ever visit the rain-forest?
     
  12. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    Metro area (in NA at least) generally means a city + its suburbs.
     
  13. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Moderator

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    I live now in the county where I was born - Gloucestershire - but only since recently; I've lived in Essex, Germany, Cumbria, London (god-awful place) and Essex again before moving back here a few years ago.
     
  14. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    I live in the metropolitan area where I was born.
     
  15. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    Well to be fair, I am north Polish, and the north Pole isn't even on my map.

    Spoiler :
     
  16. hobbsyoyo

    hobbsyoyo Deity

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    I think I voted for the wrong option on accident.

    Anywhoo, I live relatively close to where I was born (within the same state) coincidentally. But I've spent my life bouncing around the entire US. Army brat, go figure.
     
  17. Verarde

    Verarde Pondering Wearing A Hat

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    I was born in New York, lived in Virginia for 15 of my 17 years.
     
  18. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

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  19. jtb1127

    jtb1127 Deity

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    Arlington, Virginia
    Born in Cali live in VA.
     
  20. Maimonides

    Maimonides Emperor

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    This is ironic... I was born just over the border in Missouri & have lived most of my life on the Kansas side. Yet, you're the Tiger & I'm the Jayhawk.:D
     

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