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Is your hometown where you were born or where you grew up?
Replies: 12Last Post Aug. 30, 2010 2:17am by Mhairi Me
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So I was at the mall today and I ran into this girl that I knew in high school and we got to talking and catching up. She asked what I was going to do after I finished school and I mentioned that I am interested in traveling around New Zealand and Australia. She nodded and said "Oh, that's great, I'm from Australia" and then I remembered why we haven't kept in touch since high school...

I know for a fact that she WAS born in Sydney. However, this was only because her parents were there while her mother was pregnant and then there were complications and so her mother couldn't fly back to Canada when they had planned to, so she was born in a Sydney hospital. Her parents flew back when the doctors gave them the okay to fly with such a little baby. Her parents are Canadian, she grew up in Canada, but she acts like she's an Australian and it is super annoying.

This drives me bonkers. I don't think that just because you spent a few weeks in the ICU of an Australian hospital makes you Australian. I would consider your home town to be where you grew up and where you spent most of your childhood. And it isn't like she has roots there - her family is Ukrainian.

I mean, if I went off where I was actually born, then my hometown would be a totally different place than what I actually consider to be my hometown, which is the place that I have spent the vast majority of my life thus far.

Would you agree?


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I was born in my home town.
I consider the three surrounding cities to be my home even tho I only live in one.

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being super technical, I think that makes her an Australian citizen as well as a Canadian... but technicality aside, I agree

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her home town is where ever she feels is her true home

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it is more of where you were  raised

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Quote: from not0so0dandi0andi at 1:22 am on Aug. 30, 2010

her home town is where ever she feels is her true home

True, but I find it very hard to believe that she can honestly feel that it's her "true home" when she's only been there one time and she can't even remember it.


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I grew up in two different places. I''m never sure which to say is my hometown.

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I guess I agree.

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birthplace and hometown are typically the same, but they don't have to be

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why does this even bother you

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I was born in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, but I grew up in a small town called Astromeritis.

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The place where you were born doesn't have to be the place you call home.

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