You know you're from Suffolk when . . .

You've taken a flight out of MacArthur Airport

You've taken a flight out of MacArthur Airport in Islip for a weekend visit to Disney World rather than drive all the way to Kennedy or LaGuardia airports in Queens. (Credit: Newsday / John Paraskevas)

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Nassau and Suffolk counties have distinct identities, and the people living in each area have special knowledge that ties them to their counties. For instance, if you're from Suffolk, you know how to pronounce Ronkonkoma, Hauppauge, Islandia, Copiague and Patchogue. These examples were culled from our social media followers and staff. Send your suggestions to

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