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#186904 - 10/30/09 04:51 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Russ]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Originally Posted By: Russ
Being in California I'm vain enough to know that everyone realizes SOCAL is SOuthern CALifornia and that it would be totally redundant and unnecessary to spell it out wink

Damn straigh! Former SoCal boy myself. Really, it should be its own state, since it's so different than NorCal.

Why "The VA?" Kind of a medical joke - VA is Virginia, but "The VA" is the Veterans Administration, ie, the VA hospital (usually a location with a VA hospital only has one, and it's called The VA).

Metroplex was, I thought, a football stadium or something.

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#186915 - 10/30/09 09:24 AM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: MDinana]
fasteer Offline
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Registered: 09/01/09
Posts: 63
Loc: away
yeah, SoCal is in enough movies that even I get it and I'm somewhat acronym-challenged.

Think I read somewhere that American state abreviations are the 1st & last letters of the word, but not always (WA).
WA is also the acronym for Western Australia and Warrington, UK.
Are most ETS posters USA based? Has there been a poll?


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#186922 - 10/30/09 12:42 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: fasteer]
KG2V Offline

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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1371
Loc: Queens, New York City
I think "NYC" is fairly obvious, without saying "NYC, NY"
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#186927 - 10/30/09 01:27 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: scafool]
SwampDonkey Offline
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Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 1268
Loc: Northeastern Ontario, Canada
Northeastern Ontario, Canada, I think that shows where I am pretty good. If you have ever seen the Survivorman "Winter Plane Crash" or "Lost Hunters" episodes then you have seen the country I live/work/play in.

Hey Scafool, I see you are now in Muskoka, I am going down that way tomorrow for a week of deer hunting at my bush camp (we have few deer here).

Mike

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#186929 - 10/30/09 01:39 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: SwampDonkey]
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Loc: DFW, Texas
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#186941 - 10/30/09 03:14 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1635
Loc: Ocala, FL
Saying I live in The Metroplex is what I accustomed to and everybody in Texas knows what The Metroplex is. After all, the term was coined for this metropolitan area by an ad agency for the NTC (North Texas Commission).

For clarification I'm changing it to Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#186947 - 10/30/09 04:11 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
the term was coined for this metropolitan area by an ad agency for the NTC (North Texas Commission).

For clarification I'm changing it to Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Jeanette Isabelle



I wonder how much the ad agency billed for coining the term "Metroplex."

Sounds like a movie theater.





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#186955 - 10/30/09 04:29 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
7point82 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 478
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: JeanetteIsabelle
Saying I live in The Metroplex is what I accustomed to and everybody in Texas knows what The Metroplex is. After all, the term was coined for this metropolitan area by an ad agency for the NTC (North Texas Commission).

For clarification I'm changing it to Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Jeanette Isabelle


If it's any consolation, at least one person here knew what you meant. I guess the term only works within about 500 miles of DFW. grin
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#186956 - 10/30/09 04:33 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: Dagny]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1635
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: Dagny

I wonder how much the ad agency billed for coining the term "Metroplex."

Sounds like a movie theater.

I don't know as this was done in 1972. The term originated from an ad agency's combination of the terms "metropolitan" and "complex."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroplex

Jeanette Isabelle
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#186959 - 10/30/09 04:41 PM Re: Posting where you live helps with recommendations [Re: fasteer]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
"W.WA is Western Washington...? the state or the city?"

Washington D.C. is usually just D.C.

WA is the official state abbreviation.

Sue

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