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Old 02-13-2008, 04:03 PM
Location: Phoenix metro
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Originally Posted by Minnehahapolitan View Post
Chgo. Chicago
Its usually just "CHI".
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:36 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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Originally Posted by dubuqueaskme View Post
Chicago--more simply is CHI, I have never seen Chgo...

Atlanta-- ATL
St. Louis-- STL
Green Bay--GRB
Washington DC--DC-or
San Francisco--SF
San Diego-- SD

I'm sure there are more Omaha-OMA, Des Moines-DM, Cedar Rapids-CR, Dubuque-DBQ, Quad Cities-QC, Decorah-DCO (Those are more local ones around my state, we use them a lot here, especially DBQ, CR, DM, WLO, IC (WLO-Waterloo, IC-Iowa City)
According to natives and the PA Supreme Court,
Pittsburgh = PGH

PIT = Airport code for Pittsburgh International
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Old 02-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Location: Murrieta, CA.
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I dont think the point was airport codes.

Miami's nicknames are 'the M.I.A' or 3-0-5.. cant think of any others.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve-o View Post
Its usually just "CHI".
Chgo. is old, you don't see it much anymore, but it is definitely a local abbreviation.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:56 PM
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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I used to think police departments in every city followed their most used abbreviations, like NYPD, LAPD, DCPD, SFPD.

I thought Chicago might be CHIPD, but its only CPD.

Boston is BPD.

I guess it only works if the abbreviation is two letters instead of three.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:20 PM
Location: Burlington County NJ
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Crosswicks, NJ

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