15+ Answers to the Question: “Where are you from?”
  • Somewhere out there...
  • Do you want the long version or the short version?
  • Pick a country—any country!
  • Are you asking where I was born, where I grew up, where my parents are from, or what kind of passport I have?
  • When I find out I’ll let you know.
  • Please don’t ask.
  • Um, it’s kind of hard to explain…
  • Do you have enough time for this?
  • Technically, I’m from…but my parents are from…but I grew up…and I do/don’t speak…but I like living…but technically I’m from…
  • Are you sure you want to know?
  • That’s a tough question.
  • You know, I wish I knew.
  • Um, it depends.
  • I don’t know.
  • Well, all over the world really. Where are you from?
a friend had told me about this book and i have yet to read it, but have 'read-up' a lot about it on the net. i am a 3rd culture kid although i know a lot of people who are way more so than i am, but i come from a long line of 3rd culture kids, way back further than great-grand-parents even... so it's deeply ingrained in my core psyche. check it out: 3rd culture kids


  1. Mmm, I've been asked countless times, my answer shifts according to my mood and patience, but I've definitely answered at least 6 of those on the list!

  2. yeah, same!!! it shifts according to who I'm talking to and whether I care or not... eg. if I'm talking to a wanker, I'll say the country that will piss'em off most!!!