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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 04-05-2015, 10:23 AM
 
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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"
It's not just when referring to it, it's also in writing. I abbreviate a lot of state names on this forum because some (like Louisiana) are just long. So LA is Louisiana. L.A. is Los Angeles, though I am guilty of often putting just LA - but in context you would know which I mean. LA IS the official Louisiana abbreviation. Like NY is New York, MS is Mississippi, TX is Texas, etc.
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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LA stand for fLoridA duh
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:47 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I normally don't abbreviate states to begin with so whenever I've said "LA" or "L.A." I have always meant Los Angeles. If I were to abbreviate Louisiana, I would put it "La."
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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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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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 can relate...

CO=Colorado
CO=Company
CO=County
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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In gulf coast states in the black community. LA means Louisiana.
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Los Angeles. Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." is more than enough to decide. And the places are just so much different. Calling Louisiana, "L.A." to me is like calling Wisconsin, New York City.
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Los Angeles. Randy Newman's "I Love L.A." is more than enough to decide. And the places are just so much different. Calling Louisiana, "L.A." to me is like calling Wisconsin, New York City.
The question is about abbreviating in writing, not saying IRL. You wouldn't call Louisiana L A (El Ay) but the correct abbreviation in writing for the state is LA. Yet when referring to the city of Los Angeles, many posters incorrectly write LA when it should be L.A.
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: USA
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Been trying all these years to find a suitable abbreviation for "Louisiana"

The 5 syllable pronunciation everyone is familiar with takes too long. Something about Louweezyanna grates on me. Don't care whether it's the king's French or not.

So then there is the 4 syllable redneck style Loozeeanna. Many people just don't like it probably because its redneck. Ok.

I have now put into use the 3 syllable Louisiana pronounced "Loozanner". There, problem solved. If you don't like it, tough.

We can now skip the L.A., La, LA, Los Angeles, Lower Alabama, etc.


Remember to say it loud in your best rebel yell: "This here's Looooozieanner!"

Last edited by hdwell; 04-08-2015 at 05:02 PM.. Reason: Adding info
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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I normally don't abbreviate states to begin with so whenever I've said "LA" or "L.A." I have always meant Los Angeles. If I were to abbreviate Louisiana, I would put it "La."
I'm with you.
LA Lakers
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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there are about 4.6m people in louisana while about 3.8m in los angeles. so no, louisiana has a good bit more.
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