[UFO Chicago] Re: More about OSS Chicago (Rob Latham)

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Fri Oct 10 11:34:03 EDT 2003

On Friday, October 10, 2003, at 10:11 AM, Richard Royston wrote:
> The sensible answer to the apparently simple question "Where are you
> from" is, in fact, extremely context-sensitive. If I am abroad and in
> the company of people who know nothing of the States I usually say "I 
> am
> from America". For slightly more aware people I say "I am from the
> States". For people who are even more aware, e.g. go to symphony
> concerts, or are interested in Oriental Studies, etc, I say "I'm from
> Chicago" unless I suspect that that will lead to a discussion of Al
> Capone and machine guns. Sometimes I say I'm from Illinois.

Oddly enough, maybe I'm from Chicago, but I'm *definitely* not from 
Illinois.  Illinois is someplace else entirely.  I really wish I could 
get Chicago license plates, because the Illinois license plates just 
look disingenuous to me.

Ian Bicking | ianb at colorstudy.com | http://blog.ianbicking.org

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