The full title of this painting is "You Can Take the Girl out of Fairfield County, But You Can't Take the Fairfield County Out of the Girl", mostly because the backdrop is a map of Fairfield County (CT).
I was raised in Fairfield County, and when I was living in Massachusetts, I would say the above (to myself) with some frequency. Mostly because because let's face it, other places are different from where you grew up, and sometimes that takes some getting used to. When it became evident that I'd be moving back to Fairfield County, I'd have to stop myself mid-phrase, "You can take the girl out of Fairfield County..." and would have to acknowledge, "Oh, wait: no you can't."
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