To be born in one place but to feel like you belong to another: the danger of being an unhinged “transdemonym”

To be born in one place but to feel like you belong to another: the danger of being an unhinged “transdemonym”

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I have absolutely no doubt that there are people who feel that the demonym they have been assigned for being born in a particular geographic place does not agree with the place that, deep down, they feel they belong. I have invented the term “transdemonyms” for them. “Transdemonyms” live among us without difficulty, unnoticed by most people. Only the most perceptive will recognize them, when we come across them. My neighbor from across the hall, for example, although according to her identity card she was born in Fuenteovejuna (Córdoba, Spain), she carries, deep within, a real Veracrucian. I often see her in the elevator when we both take our dogs for a walk, always dressed in her white “jarocha” dress, with her wide and waving skirt adorned with laces, blouse…
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