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01-05-2012, 20:19   #31
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you work in dublin you are not from dublin, typical american lol
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01-05-2012, 20:20   #32
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[QUOTE=Ghandee;78449720]firstly, you lot have scared the OP so much, he gone and closed the account lol!

How American
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01-05-2012, 20:23   #33
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I guess some folks are just sensitive. Hell, I've been in country since 97. I'm still "The Yank."
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01-05-2012, 20:27   #34
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I think youre trying to make a problem out of this when there is absolutely no problem there. She just asked you a simple question, jeez...you are FROM the states and LIVING in Dublin,two different things.She asked you where you are from = USA. Voila!
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01-05-2012, 20:28   #35
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Just tell them all, South County Dublin. Alot of them speak like yourself in those parts.
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01-05-2012, 20:29   #36
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Conventionally, "where are you from" means where are you originally from, in other words, when your parent(s) took you home from the hospital, where did you live?

She really didn't mean any offence, it's a commonly understood phrase in many English-speaking countries. If you went on holidays to England, and they asked you "so where are you from?" the most reasonable answer would be that you're living in Dublin but you're originally from America.
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This thread is proof that there's always a reason for a moan, no matter how inane.
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01-05-2012, 20:36   #38
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Jeez how sensitive can you get? OP asks question, doesn't get answer he wanted so closes account.
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01-05-2012, 20:36   #39
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OP never mind that crap ,
did you manage to get any of your elbow contact happening ?
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01-05-2012, 20:37   #40
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The OP has closed his account?

He's really having a bad day today.
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Years ago I worked as a receptionist in an office in Dublin. I was just started there a short while and wasn't familiar with the staffs relationships.

It was standard to ask the name of the caller and where they were calling from, i.e. what company. So a call came in one day asking to speak to a member of staff, I asked the caller the above details, he gave me his first name, and his actual location - a phonebox in Rathmines!

Turned out he was the boyfriend of one of the staff. Total knobhead though
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OP has left the building so we'll stop here.
However if someone wants to have a similar moan feel free to start a new thread.
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01-05-2012, 22:03   #43
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Jesus.

Something I said?
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