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Old 12-20-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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For KC newbies and visitors...

Kansas City Metro - KC, KayCee, Kanscity
Kansas City, MO - KCMO (KayCeeMoe), the City
Kansas City, KS - KCK (KayCeeKay)

Johnson County, KS - JoCo
Jackson County, MO- JaxCo, Jack
Wyandotte County, KS - WyCo, the Dotte

SW Boulevard - The Blvd
SW Trafficway - The Trfway
Independence Avenue - The Avenue (microlocals don't say Indy Ave but metro does)
Wornall Rd - for some reason locals pronounce it Warnell but Nall is Nawl

Country Club Plaza - the Plaza
Crossroads - Xroads
Main Airport - KCI, MCI

Fiberhood - a hood that has Google gigabit fiber

What else?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:27 AM
 
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Wornall is also pronounced WAR-null by some.

"north of the river"

"the airport" means KCI.
Downtown airport for the airport downtown.

"northeast" means Independence Avenue/St. John/Prospect/Benton Blvd area

northeast Johnson County is Roeland Park/Mission area

midtown is around Westport but maybe a little more to the north and and eastward

Royals Stadium/Kaufmann Stadium/the K are interchangeable and Arrowhead Stadium/Chiefs stadium. The stadiums are together, so people say one or the other when talking about the sports complex, whether they mean that specific stadium or not.

"Snob Hill" - KU in Lawrence

"suicide hill" - 67th and Brookside? Hill for sledding.

"the bottoms"

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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Mizz-er-EE not Mizz-er-UH

The Grandview Triangle (now known as Three Trails Crossing) - where 435, 71, and 470 merge.

"The Stadiums" - refers to the Kauffman (Royals Stadium) and Arrowhead (Chiefs Stadium) sports complex.

Fairfax - usually refers to the GM Plant
Claycomo - usually refers to the Ford Plant
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:31 AM
 
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"the city" What most people in rural Missouri call KC (and its suburbs). "We are going to the city this weekend to shop at Indenpedence Center."

71 Highway, 350 Highway etc. The only place I know that puts the highway after the name.

The Dotte (wyandotte county/kck)

The K (Kauffman Stadium)

The Lake (Lake of the Ozarks). Going to the Lake this weekend.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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"Microlocals" or those who moved to the suburbs from the area also refer to Minnesota Avenue in downtown KCK as "The Avenue". It stems from a time when the street was a busy shopping center lined with department stores, etc.

I do not pronounce Wornall Road as "War-nell" and don't understand why others do. I do believe it's pronounced WORnall with little emphasis on the second half, like the last name of the historical gentleman its named after. (#36 in the 50 things article below)

The John Wornall House Museum

Fifty things every Kansas Citian should know - KansasCity.com
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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"the city" What most people in rural Missouri call KC (and its suburbs). "We are going to the city this weekend to shop at Indenpedence Center."
I've never heard anyone say that that lives in the metro area.


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The Lake (Lake of the Ozarks). Going to the Lake this weekend.
I really hate that. Everytime I say I am going to the lake on the weekend, people always respond with "which mile marker?". I was only at the Ozarks once when I was 12 so I have no idea what that means.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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I have friends up North and in S KC/Raymore area who will say 'going into the city' when they mean central city core. JoCo friends will say 'downtown' when meaning anywhere from downtown to Plaza.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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I do not pronounce Wornall Road as "War-nell" and don't understand why others do. I do believe it's pronounced WORnall with little emphasis on the second half, like the last name of the historical gentleman its named after.
When I worked at Saint Luke's, which is on Wornall, I pronounced it War-nell because that's how everyone at the hospital seemed to pronounce it. I don't know why either. Now I pronounce it WORnull with little emphasis on the second half.

About the bottoms and west bottoms - maybe someone else can explain exactly where they are. I know when I am there but I couldn't tell you which is which (one down by the haunted houses in KCMO and the other down the hill north of KU Med Center in KCK?)

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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"Microlocals" or those who moved to the suburbs from the area
My definition meant those who are originally from the immediate referred to area.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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I worked for the Postal Service for 29 years, and we always referred to KCK as "Kan Kan" but I believe that is unique to the USPS.

Also: "The Boat" - gambling casinos. "I'm going to the Boat this weekend."

"The Federal Building" - 601 E. 12th
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