You know you're from Nassau when ...

If you're from Massapequa, you've had to clarify

If you're from Massapequa, you've had to clarify while meeting someone new who isn't familiar with Long Island: "No, not Massachusetts." Pictured here is comedian Bob Nelson, a proud Massapequa native. (Credit: Daniel Brennan)

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Nassau and Suffolk counties have distinct identities, and the people who live in each area have special knowledge that ties them to their counties. For instance, if you're from Nassau, you know the actual places in all the Billy Joel songs and Roosevelt Field is a second home. The following examples were culled from our social media followers and staff. Send your suggestions to

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