Where Are You From?

Where Are You From?

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About

Where Are You From? refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter which imagines a dialogue where a person asks the poster where in the United States they're from. The poster responds by saying their hometown, which is unfamiliar to the question asker, and after a series of exchanges, the poster resigns and says they're from a famous city in their home state.

Origin

On October 11th, 2017, Twitter user @JayyWavve[1] posted the earliest known example of the format, saying they were from Frisco, Texas before resigning and saying they were from Dallas. The tweet gained over 4,100 retweets and 16,000 likes (shown below).


jaylinTM Follow @JayyWavve "Where you from?" "TX” "Where in TX?” "Frisco" 25 "Ohh, what it near?" "McKinney, Plano, etc." "Huh?" "Dallas I'm from Dallas,TX 1:39 PM -11 Oct 2017

Spread

JayyWavve's tweet began a Twitter practice where people would quote tweets with the format with their own versions. For example, on February 22nd, 2018, Twitter user @man_cole_b quote-tweeted @JayyWavve's tweet with a variation specific to the Houston area of Texas, gaining over 1,900 retweets and 6,300 likes (shown below, left). Two days later, user @cam_dominguez33 quote-tweeted @man_cole_b with a California-themed iteration of the snowclone, gaining over 880 retweets and 3,700 likes (shown below, right).


Coleman Bates @man_cole_B Followv "Where you from?" "TX" "Where in TX?" "Tomball" "Ohh, what it near?" "The Woodlands, Cypress etc. "Huh?" "Houston... I'm from Houston, TX" jaylinTM@JayyWavve "Where you from?" king ming Follow @cam dominguez33 "Where you from?" "LA" “What part of LA?” "Franklinton" "What's it by?" "Covington, bogalusa, etc." "Huh?" "New Orleans. l'm from New Orleans" 31 Coleman Bates @man_cole_B "Where you from?" TX".

After trending in February of 2018, the snowclone saw another resurgence in May of 2018. Some popular tweets from then include a May 27th tweet by @24Levine about New York City that gained over 870 retweets and 2,900 likes (shown below, left). Another Texas-themed variation, posted by @nickhines12 on May 23rd, gained over 4,400 retweets and 15,000 likes (shown below, right). After the May resurgence, the meme was covered by Mashable.[2]


Alanna Levine @24Levine Followv "Where are you from?" "NY" "Where in NY?" "Massapequa, Long Island "What's it near???" "Jones Beach....Fire lsland" "Huhh?" 05 "Manhattan, I'm from NYC baby. My father is Billy Joel, we live under the red steps in Time Square and I have a subway rat as a pet." NICK @nickhines12 ( Follow ) "Where you from?" "TX" "Where in TX?” "Denton" "Ohh, what it near?" “UNT, Lewisville, McKinney, etc" "Huh?" "Dallas... I'm from Dallas. I live at Fair Park on the fair grounds. I am Big Tex."


Various Examples


lola julia @lolajulia5 Follow "Where are you from?" "Connecticut" "Where in Connecticut" "Wallingford" "Oh okay where's that by?" "Meriden, Cheshire, Durham,etc." "Umm where?" "New Haven. I live in New Haven. Right next to Yale." rain @ryan_sinacore FollowY "Where you from?" "Ilinois" "Where in llinois?" "Crystal Lake" "Ohh ok what's that by?" "Huntley, Algonquin, McHenry, etc" "Um where?" "Chicago.... l'm from Chicago. I live in Millennium Park. I am the bean." cass @boricuanegritaa Follow "Where are you from?" "New York" "Where in New York" "Copiague" "Where is it by" "Massapequa, Lindenhurst, farmingdale?" "Huh??" "Manhattan I live in manhattan, I preform on broadway every night have martinis with Barbara streidsand and live in The Statue of Liberty Madeline Franz "Where you from" "Ohio "What part?" Willoughby" "What's it by?" "Eastlake, Mentor, Willoughby Hills" "Huh?" Follow @MadelineEFranz Cleveland. I literally live inside the Cavs Stadium and I exclusively drink from Lake Erie. My piss is flammable" kayla gabrielle @kaylacoleman16 Follow "where you from" "northern virginia" "what part?" "gainesville" "what's it by?" "manassas, bristow, haymarket" "huh?" "DC, i'm from DC. i live right by the white house Followv @JacobJenkins116 "Where you from?" "Florida." "What part of Florida?" "Merritt Island." "What's it by?" Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, NASA?" "Huh?" "Orlando, l'm from Disney.'"

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