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Old 12-22-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Austin
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LoCo...that's too funny. I hadn't heard it, but I might just use that one.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Okay, how do you pronounce "SoCo"? I hear it with long o's, but if you're really going to use it to represent South Congress, wouldn't it be SowKa? Does that have the same ring to it?
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Okay, how do you pronounce "SoCo"? I hear it with long o's, but if you're really going to use it to represent South Congress, wouldn't it be SowKa? Does that have the same ring to it?
So = South
Co = Congress


Forget how it "should" sound, use the long O's
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Okay, how do you pronounce "SoCo"? I hear it with long o's, but if you're really going to use it to represent South Congress, wouldn't it be SowKa? Does that have the same ring to it?
Yeah, and New York's SoHo would be 'Sow-How' or thereabouts.
Life can be so complicated! I will have to use the LoCo ref at some point...seems logical here in Texas.

On the other hand, with Mueller, Manor, Manchaca, etc., etc.; it seems anything goes!
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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So = South
Co = Congress


Forget how it "should" sound, use the long O's
I know what it stands for - I was here for decades before somebody decided it would be neato-keeno to rename it. (Sounds sort of adolescent when you put it that way, not "hip", doesn't it? )

But if it's REALLY supposed to represent South Congress, the pronunciation currently used is all wrong.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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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.
I don't use them either. When I first heard the term "SoCo" I thought someone was referring to Southern California
I think the term started getting used during the tech boom here..everything had to be "hip" and have a cool name.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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I know what it stands for - I was here for decades before somebody decided it would be neato-keeno to rename it. (Sounds sort of adolescent when you put it that way, not "hip", doesn't it? )

But if it's REALLY supposed to represent South Congress, the pronunciation currently used is all wrong.
So is Koeing lane, pronounced "Kay-nig". shouldn't it be "Co-nig"?

point is, all of Austins' streets and areas have funny sounding names. I think "SoCo" is a cool hippie way of saying "South Congress".

less syllables, no harm.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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So is Koeing lane, pronounced "Kay-nig". shouldn't it be "Co-nig"?
I had a friend in high school with the last name of Koenig and it was also pronounced "Kay-nig".
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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So is Koeing lane, pronounced "Kay-nig". shouldn't it be "Co-nig"?

point is, all of Austins' streets and areas have funny sounding names. I think "SoCo" is a cool hippie way of saying "South Congress".

less syllables, no harm.

Hey, as an old hippie, it is NOT a "cool hippie way" of saying it. Blame it on another group, will you?

Koenig is a family name and, as such, to be pronounced the way the family pronounced it. Unless you'd like to take that up with them?

Whole different thing, apples to oranges.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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Hey, as an old hippie, it is NOT a "cool hippie way" of saying it. Blame it on another group, will you?

Koenig is a family name and, as such, to be pronounced the way the family pronounced it. Unless you'd like to take that up with them?

Whole different thing, apples to oranges.
oh shooo..lol...do you live in South Congress aka SoCo?...if not, why does it bother you so much?


you old hippie
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