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Your lesson for the week-end

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Part 1

http://ask.metafilter.com/116162/How-to-avoid-politely-replying-to-Where-are-you-from

http://ask.metafilter.com/135105/Excuse-me-are-you-from-around-here

http://www.winningaway.com/top-6-faq-frequently-annoying-questions-expats-get-asked/

http://www.feministe.us/blog/archives/2011/03/14/where-are-you-from-part-3/

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Because the crux of “where are you from?” is that the person being asked is assumed to be from elsewhere. We are never allowed to belong here, and it’s only our history elsewhere, which may or may not exist, that matters. We’re always other.
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http://www.thefword.org.uk/blog/2011/03/where_are_you_f

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-04-05/opinion/bayoumi.who.am.i_1_qaeda-al-qaeda-american-muslims?_s=PM:OPINION

http://dcentric.wamu.org/2011/04/where-are-you-from-thoughts-from-a-second-generation-american/

http://www.etiquettehell.com/?p=1418

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“Where are you from?”, is the sloppy, awkwardly abrupt way many people communicate an interest in another person or as a way to start a small conversation.
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http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travelbuzz/704850-i-hate-when-people-ask-me-where-you-3.html

http://www.racialicious.com/2010/03/19/the-what-are-you-game-rules-and-regulations/

http://alllooksame.com/?p=31

Part 2

http://www.denizenmag.com/2011/05/chosen/

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Had I not known, for so long, the other kind of home — not where you’re from but where you are taken — I never would have known the joy that arises when you choose.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_culture_kid

http://www.denizenmag.com/2008/11/the-white-lies-tcks-tell/

http://www.denizenmag.com/2011/03/a-tcks-quarter-life-crisis/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Existential_migration


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