How do you know if you're a true Dorsetarian? Do you fly the Dorset flag outside your house? develop a country accent? 

Here are ten signs you've lived in our beautiful county for a long time...

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset flag flies in Whitehall

1. Someone tells you they are going on holiday and you reply: “Where to?”

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2. You still sometimes call the Dolphin Centre The Arndale Centre 

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3. You know what a grockle is and you use the word in your vocabulary

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4. You can drive past Maiden Castle without craning your neck to look at it

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5. You nod knowingly at most of the old photos in our Echoes pages

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6. You know at least one person who refers to car indicators as ‘winkers’

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7. You’ve stopped sniggering when you hear the words Dorset Knob

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8. You’re amused to see visitors buying up postcards of beauty spots because you see them all the time 

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9. You'd choose Dorset Apple Cake over Victoria Sponge anyday

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10. You’re getting less and less inclined to move anywhere else in the world

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