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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%
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: USA
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Honestly people in Louisiana seldom ever abbreviate anything when conversing. Alec, short for Alexandria, is one of the few examples I can think of. They pronounce it "L-ick". Either its from that slow pace we have or people like for you to understand them. Most people I know here when they say "el ay" are talking about Los Angeles.
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I think Los Angeles should decide. After all, there are more people in the city of Los Angeles than the state of Louisiana.
I can't be sure but I think most people in Los Angeles refer it as LA.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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LA is always Louisiana. Its the official abbreviation of it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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Our state route 1 goes from the extreme northwest corner of La where it meets up with Ark and Tex, to Grand Isle on the Gulf. Everyone I have heard say it calls it L A one. Nothing else. So L A is used to identify at least highways in the state of Louisiana.
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: The South
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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.
Everybody knows it means LOWER ALABAMA
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:52 PM
 
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It depends on the context but I see people use L.A. for Los Angeles more than Louisiana.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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I thought it was Los Alamos!?
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Old 04-05-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I can't be sure but I think most people in Los Angeles refer it as LA.

That is correct, in any communication outside of official governmental written correspondence. Now the question then becomes are we talking about The City of Los Angeles, the more inclusive Los Angeles County or the even greater Southland area adding in the surrounding mountain and desert counties.
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LA is always Louisiana. Its the official abbreviation of it.

Yes on an envelope before the zip code you will write LA. However from my folks, being from New Orleans and DeRidder, I have never heard of them refer to Louisiana as "LA"

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Everybody knows it means LOWER ALABAMA
I first heard if from a Drill Sergeant when Angelenos said they were from LA, it seems as if the military only recognizes you as being from a state. So we had this silly look but holding a straight face wondering why he was going on about lower Alabama. Still the Los Angeles identity remains stronger than the California identity.

Now if a drill sergeant who had the power to make me do push ups and carry blocks of ice could not break the habit someone wishing me to write L.A. instead of LA in what is essentially a chatting situation isn't either
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Depends on whether the person uses CA for Canada or California or Central America. People just love the warm fuzzy glow of using a "hip" expression, to show that they are in some inner circle, and are familiar with all the fashionable nicknames and expressions used by insiders. So much more fun than making the necessary keystrokes to write in complete sentences using real words, which is so boring.

My college roommate was from Louisiana, and a navy veteran on the GI bill. I asked him what ship he was on, he said "the L-A". I still knew nothing.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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L.A. stands for Los Alamos.
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