Especially for Savvymom:
In my editing class today, the teacher asked, "Who thinks they came the farthest to BYU in this classroom?"
Of course no one wants to answer that. You don't want to raise your hand and say, "I'm from Idaho?" to have someone else in the class then raise his/her hand and say, "I am the first human being to have been born and raised in Antarctica." So no one answered for a while.
Then a girl raised her hand and said, "I came from Washington, D.C."
The teacher asked, "Is there anyone who came from farther away than that?"
I raised my hand and so did another girl. The other girl said she was from South Carolina.
I said, "I'm from Northern Ontario."
The teacher said, "That's great! Now, is there anyone here from outside the United States?"