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Old 12-21-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Downtown Houston at night is about as lively as a morgue.
Downtown Houston was hopping 8-10 years ago, but apparently the scene has moved west a few miles, from what I'm told. Similar thing that happened to Deep Ellum in Dallas.

Anyway, I've never associated "ATX" with anything hip-hop or ghetto. Several Austin friends use it, and they don't exactly fit into those categories.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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As I said, I like Houston. However, it is not without its own glaring flaws. Name me an uglier stretch of highway than I 10 from Katy east into the city in the U.S. I say Austin is a tad more sophisticated only because it has a much livelier 24 hour downtown. Downtown Houston at night is about as lively as a morgue. And Austin has a more educated population. Houston has better restaurants and much better high cultural amenities. Neither city is a fashion capital, but maybe because the population skews younger in Austin, proportionally there is less obesity - not that I really care. And you do not do your very pretty alma mater proud if you think "A pox" passes for wit.
Apparently, about 7 people (per rep) would beg to differ thus far.
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Houston and Austin have more in common than any two other cities I know. Austin is a tad more more sophisticated

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Old 12-21-2009, 10:59 PM
 
Location: 78731
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Not, that would be KAUS.
I sometimes refer to ABIA as KAUS without thinking about it (and say it like 'caus' cuz I'm lazy), and people just look at me like this ->

And does anyone else on here almost always refer to cities as "the City of ____"? I do it ALL the time, and I sound so silly in normal conversation. But it's my job...can't help it.
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Old 12-22-2009, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The only people I know who refer to Austin as "ATX" are either in the hip hop community or they moved here in the last 5 years.

While we're on the subject of pet peeves with titles - my pet peeve is people who refer to the South Congress area as SoCo and/or the South Lamar area as SoLa. No self-respecting Austin native and/or long-time resident would be caught dead uttering such hipster nonsense.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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I like it. I use them both. Although it's a rip off from "ATL" it's still original as "ATX". nice change up from time to time.
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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Could you make it a t-shirt?

I can. send me your p.o. box in my inbox and I'll get one out to you, pronto. seriuously.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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While we're on the subject of pet peeves with titles - my pet peeve is people who refer to the South Congress area as SoCo and/or the South Lamar area as SoLa. No self-respecting Austin native and/or long-time resident would be caught dead uttering such hipster nonsense.
I remember South Congress before it got "discovered" (poor thing) and I stopped going there whereas I used to patronize some of the stores frequently. Used to live in SoLa and still own a house there (and, yes, you're right, no one who's been there - or here - for any length of time would call it that - I first heard it and wondered what on earth the person was talking about, there was no place in Austin called "SoLa").
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I remember South Congress before it got "discovered" (poor thing) and I stopped going there whereas I used to patronize some of the stores frequently. Used to live in SoLa and still own a house there (and, yes, you're right, no one who's been there - or here - for any length of time would call it that - I first heard it and wondered what on earth the person was talking about, there was no place in Austin called "SoLa").
I kind of like SoCo, it has a nice ring to it -SoLa and LoCo (Lower Congress) are a bit too much for me though!
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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I kind of like SoCo, it has a nice ring to it -SoLa and LoCo (Lower Congress) are a bit too much for me though!
+1 for SoCo, scratch the rest.
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