What qualifies to be considered local? I've seen bumper stickers that say: "Just because you live here doesn't make you local."
OK, I own a home here and I've lived here for nine months, and I don't qualify? I asked a friend of mine and he suggested it was 40 years in one place. I've never lived in one place for more than, I think, six or seven years, so I guess I've never been local anywhere. Bummer!
The dictionary says: "Belonging to a certain place or district." I guess you could say the Native American Indians and Native Hawaiians are local, but that would mean almost everyone else is not. Can you move and come back or marry someone who isn't and still be local? Anyone know what that bumper sticker is trying to say?