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Old 01-20-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: The City
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It's a distant second. I believe San Franciscans HATE using and hearing the word Frisco. Philadelphians from what I have seen don't mind the word Philly.

Philadelphia is such a long name (6 syllables)

Add the state to it you are up to 12
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Although it's a very small city, I want to toss in the abbeviated name for Carbondale, IL (home of SIU). People in that area often use C'dale.

In Florida, the locals shorten Boca Raton to simply Boca.

In Kansas, I've heard people call Overland Park "OP".

Returning to big cities, how about Vegas? I'd say that shortened name is just is just as popular as DC or Philly.
Also in FL, Coral Gables = The Gables or just Gables, Coconut Grove = The Grove. St Petersburg = St. Pete, Jacksonville = Jax, West Palm Beach = West Palm.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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I think it depends on the part of the country. In Colorado, we say LA and KC most commonly.

If we refer to New York, we usually either just say it or add the C - NYC. I've never heard someone say NY.

For San Francisco: San Fran.

OKC gets thrown around a lot here as well.

For New Orleans, nobody here says NOLA, they just say New Orleans. I've heard NOVA a couple times for Northern Virginia though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: MN
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MPLS!

Redirect Notice
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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Never heard of Pass Christian or Alexandria being shortened. I thought all Texans called it San Antone, that's the way my Austin cousin says it.

I just call Houston "the Ho".
Alec for Alexandria has been around forever.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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MPLS!
How do you pronounce that?
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:50 PM
 
Location: MN
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How do you pronounce that?
IDK but that's what it says on your driver's license.

I'm pretty sure MPLS is the only city to have that on their driver's licenses. Does Los Angeles residents have LA, California on theirs? Or Chi, Illinois? Do New York Citians have NYC, New York on their license? Just wondering because I'm curious.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:09 PM
 
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IDK but that's what it says on your driver's license.

I'm pretty sure MPLS is the only city to have that on their driver's licenses. Does Los Angeles residents have LA, California on theirs? Or Chi, Illinois? Do New York Citians have NYC, New York on their license? Just wondering because I'm curious.
Mine says St Paul
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: MN
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Mine says St Paul
You sure?
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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For the most part, throughout CO, the state's second largest city is referred to as "the Springs". Regardless of Idaho Springs, Glenwood, Manitou, etc. On KMGH-TV years ago, their state weather map had Colorado Springs simply shown as "Springs".
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