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View Poll Results: How should we punctuate Los Angeles?
L.A. 35 72.92%
LA 13 27.08%
La 0 0%
la 0 0%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-23-2008, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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L.a.
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Old 09-24-2008, 12:25 AM
 
Location: yeah
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La Bamba
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Old 09-24-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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I get the point, sometimes I find the same thing with San Diego and South Dakota and also some people will put NE for Northeast, when NE is Nebraska. Not a big deal, got bigger things to worry about.
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Old 09-24-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I get the point, sometimes I find the same thing with San Diego and South Dakota and also some people will put NE for Northeast, when NE is Nebraska. Not a big deal, got bigger things to worry about.
I also see NE used for New England. So being in the Northeast, which includes New England, it's not always clear which group of states people are referring to when they mention "the NE states."
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago, Illinois
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L.A. or la-la-land.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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with me... i just usually say the whole name (whether it be los angeles or lousiana).

it can be confusing but just as long you differentiate it, i don't see why it can cause problems.

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Hello I've seen plenty of people make this mistake before but I just don't see why any one can't punctuate Los Angeles correctly really a simple L.A. and you have the correct punctuation of Los Angeles not Louisiana or la or La. LA is Louisiana and it's allways will be LA so if you want to say Los Angeles punctuate it L.A the same thing goes for la, la is not Los Angeles at all neither is this (La). It's to confusing please I ask you to do it like this:




L.A.


well actually you should decide if this way (L.A.) should win for punctuating Los Angeles. If that way wins then that is how we will punctuate Los Angeles on here if this way wins (LA) than you have to punctuate it like that for now on, O.K. let the debate begin.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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I've lived in L.A. my entire life, and I've never had the pleasure of visiting LA.
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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LA means Los Angeles. Nothing against the state of Louisiana (go Tigers, by the way!), but in the context of this forum (except for maybe the Louisiana forum) LA, L.A., la, ellay, however you want to spell it, means Los Angeles 95% of the time. The whole thing of abbreviating a state with the postal code kind of goes hand and hand with California/ LA speak anyway.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I am from the south so LA to me means .......Lower Alabama!
Ha ha. I knew it wouldn't take long for someone to bring that up!
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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L=Lower
A=Alabama.....

L.A.
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