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    fellow townsman?

    Hi everyone,
    can anyone please tell me what's the word for a person who lives in your own town? is it "fellow townsman"?

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    Yes, if this person happens to be a man. Also simply "townsman".

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    Fellow citizen or inhabitant would also work.

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    We can also use fellow + noun for person from that city:
    Fellow Londoner/Liverpudlian, etc
    (If there is such a word- not all places have one)

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    I don't think I have ever heard or seen 'fellow townsman'. 'Fellow citizen, inhabitant' also sound unnatural to me, though I would understand all these expressions.

    In the absence of a noun such as Londoner or Glaswegian, I think I'd just say, "Fred comes from X, too/as well'.

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    fivejedjon, so you mean there isn't any word you can put after "my" in this sentence " "Nick is my _____" ? should I rephrase this into " Nick is from London too" ?

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    Re: fellow townsman?

    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    fivejedjon, so you mean there isn't any word you can put after "my" in this sentence " "Nick is my _____" ? Not for me.
    should I rephrase this into " Nick is from London too" ?
    That's what I'd say, but some people might say 'my fellow Londoner'.

    Soothing Dave finds 'my fellow citizen' or 'inhabitant' acceptable. It seems that this is a matter of personal taste.

    You might be interested in this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjecti...yms_for_cities

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