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Why do people assume one means NYC when they hear you're from New York state?

There IS an awful lot of space for people to live in NYS that is not at all NYC!

PS I hate the Yankees. :-P


Asked by JZ10FPM at 11:48 PM on Feb. 8, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I hear ya! I tell people I am from New Mexico and the response is "Oh, you're from Mexico?"

    Answer by Cynthia86 at 11:51 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Same reason everyone think you live in Hollywood when you say you live in California. It's all (or mostly what) they associate with the state.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 11:51 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • I always say I live in NY State. If I say NY, then people automatically assume I'm talking about the city.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Well...I don't know if there is a Illinois City that's a MAJOR city in Illinois, or a California City in CA....
    I could see how it gets easily mistaken.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • You are right. There are Long Islanders too that get into that mix too. A lot of Europeans assume that also.

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 11:53 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • Plus, many people outside of the northeast don't hear much about upstate, versus NYC, which everyone hears a lot about. Even though it's just one corner of the state, it's the biggest city in the US. I agree about CA- even people in southern CA, if you say you're from a town In CA they haven't heard of, they assume it's by LA (I grew up an hour from the Oregon border- about a 16 hour drive from LA).

    Answer by musicpisces at 11:54 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

  • thats promotion for the city that never sleeps.

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 2:39 PM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • maybe because they dont realise? im in england and new york is new york to me so sorry lol

    Answer by san78 at 7:03 AM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • Lol

    Answer by WARNING at 3:59 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

  • You should be flattered! NYC is the best part of the state! (Can you tell i'm from the boroughs? lol)

    FYI- The Yankees are the best sports franchise in the world. =P

    Answer by BrookeKRod at 11:07 AM on Feb. 9, 2011

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