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do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Lunchmeats ()
Date: July 26, 2007 11:51PM

do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is? (and it takes too much energy to explain to these geography-challenged people?)

I wish once day Fairfax County can be as well know as Orange County, California, or Westchester County, NY.... yes, I know I'm dreaming.... :)

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 27, 2007 02:11AM

i tell people fairfax if they are inside the metropolitan area. if not, i tell them in northern virginia, right next to DC. some people (internationally) dont know our states' names, so i tell them im right by the capital of the USA. if they still dont know, i tell them im in the middle of the eastern seaboard of the USA.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: July 27, 2007 06:25AM

I almost always say I'm from the "DC-area", that's usually the least confusing way to describe it to people. There have been times when I've said Northern Virginia and then have been asked "Near where?".


Lunchmeats Wrote:
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> do you guys tell people that you're from
> Washington, because they have no idea where
> Fairfax County is? (and it takes too much energy
> to explain to these geography-challenged people?)

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: July 27, 2007 08:21AM

I just dont tell people where im from.

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: July 27, 2007 08:32AM

Depends on who I am talking to. I say I'm from X which is about 20 miles from Washington DC in the US when I travel internationally. Everybody knows where Washington DC\Capital of the US is.

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Lester Burnham ()
Date: July 27, 2007 08:34AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> I almost always say I'm from the "DC-area", that's
> usually the least confusing way to describe it to
> people. There have been times when I've said
> Northern Virginia and then have been asked "Near
> where?".
>


I do the same thing, although my wife will usually adds that we are from Northern Virginia. This is not a big deal if you meet someone on VT's campus who might have a clue, but few people from outside the area know that Northern Virginia is not simply the top half of the state above Southern Virginia.

Hell, I was at a meeting in Bristol last month and I had no friggin' idea where Southside was when someone told me that was where they were from and he assumed that Northern Virgina was anything north of where he lived.

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: July 27, 2007 10:48AM

I just jump the gun and wear a hat that says "Northern Fucking Virginia" when i travel..

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Dirty Jersey ()
Date: July 27, 2007 12:42PM

I tell them Northern virginia, near DC

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: July 27, 2007 12:55PM

no

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: G-Man ()
Date: July 27, 2007 01:19PM

I think its stupid to tell people that you are from DC... I've punched several of my friends in the face when I hear them tell people that. If I say I'm from Fairfax and they don't know then I educate them. If they still don't get it I punch them in the face. Its amazing how fast they get it at that point.


Oh Virginia... So you live on a farm!

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 27, 2007 02:47PM

G-Man Wrote:
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> Oh Virginia... So you live on a farm!

"You have ponies! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!"

Eh...No, but I know where there's a huge concrete horse head.

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 28, 2007 02:35PM

G-Man Wrote:
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> I think its stupid to tell people that you are
> from DC... I've punched several of my friends in
> the face when I hear them tell people that.


seek help before you pull a columbine/VT. if not, please post right before you go on yoru rampage so that the site will make the news again. :)


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: do you guys tell people that you're from Washington, because they have no idea where Fairfax County is?
Posted by: Patio Furniture ()
Date: July 28, 2007 02:58PM

"Fairfax in Northern Virginia. About 15 miles outside of Washington DC"

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